Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla PorterLeinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States
leinie.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheSixthRing on 11-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,762
Reviews:
246
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
17.46%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
525
For Trade:
0
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Photo of tgates
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bwbetts
3.57/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lmj729
3.78/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbnarley
3.95/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Creamy smooth. Nice vanilla flavor. Dark brown. Strong head. Good brew.

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Photo of Loudenough
4.05/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tdevo
3.04/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of curtisjoseph
3.12/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Mumps
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Dark brown, a little lighter than most porters I'm familiar with. Dark cream colored head that disappeared in a minute. Little lacing. Smell of sweet malt and coffee, just a hint of vanilla. Taste is much the same, which is fine. I was worried about too much vanilla, but was surprised. Mouthfeel is reasonable, on the thin side of normal porters, with lots of carbonation.

Overall this was a decent brew that fixed my porter craving. A bit pricey for what it was, but I'll live. Probably won't get again, but it my desire to try something different.

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Photo of mrdilone
2.83/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akopczyk
3.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of n2492004
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DG2467
3.65/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.92/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acashk
3.89/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CAA
5/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Beric
3.53/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Bottle into pint
Served: 18 December 2015

Appearance: Pours a deep brown color, but not as dark as some other porters or stouts. Distinctive amber highlights around the edges. Poured aggressively, it yields a two finger dirty brown head that unfortunately collapses extremely quickly. Looks alright, but I wish the head would stick around longer.

Smell: Sweet malts, espresso bean roastiness, little to no perceptible vanilla in my opinion.

Taste: Similar to the nose- I didn't find a ton of vanilla in the beer, though it definitely was there a little bit. I'm glad they didn't overdo it though, since that could have led to a sickeningly cloying beer. Overall, the beer is dominated by a sweet malt backbone and a pinch of roastiness from the roasted malts.

Mouthfeel: Higher carbonation than many other porters/stouts, but that isn't terrible here.

Overall: A good beer, and one I could definitely drink a lot of, but nothing notable. I feel like this is up there with Guinness as far as availability and complexity goes- it's easy to find and doesn't taste like much, but given this or a Busch Light, I'll gladly take this in a heartbeat.

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Photo of SnakeSanchez
4.34/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of koneill1976
4.41/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NateDyk47
3.71/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kenthodny
4.25/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Malacant
3.72/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent seasonal Porter. Liked the vanilla hint.

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Photo of 2ellas
3.16/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dueserdo
4.1/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Just had this on draft. Much better than bottle. I consider this a light porter with just the right amount of vanilla. Next time I will fill my growler with this one.

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 1,762 ratings.
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