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
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Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Drift into winter with Snowdrift Vanilla Porter, back by popular demand as our Winter standalone. A fuller-bodied brew with hints of cocoa, coffee and caramel brought out by roasted malts and aged on real vanilla, our Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter is smooth and creamy, making it perfect for warming up winter.

Added by TheSixthRing on 11-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,676
Reviews:
254
Ratings:
1,788
pDev:
17.25%
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Ratings: 1,788 |  Reviews: 254
Photo of seandamnit
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of barnzy78
3.13/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A - deep mahogany-brown colored ale with a creamy tan head that holds good retention
S - cocoa, vanilla, faint caramel
T - vanilla, chocolate, artificial tasting, too much vanilla
M - thinner body, moderate carbonation, finishes somewhat sour with the artificial flavors lingering
O - I didn't really enjoy this mediocre offering. I wouldn't drink it again.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.28/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass. Bottleneck says

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Sweet, nutty aroma with notes of vanilla, a bit of milk chocolate and booze.

T- Lots of caramel and chocolate with a vanilla aftertaste. Very sweet, some might say overly so but I have quite a sweet tooth. Easy to drink and enjoyable at first but it soon loses its luster and becomes a bit watery and one-dimensional. And I'll admit, the sweetness does wear on you after a while. Speaking of which, the alcohol comes through way too much after it warms.

M- A bit thin but viscous enough to keep things interesting. Medium-low carbonation and a mostly full body.

O- Starts out decent enough but it turns on ya pretty quick. Still, not as bad as I thought it'd be.

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Photo of JimGlonke
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of JayEvans813
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of TheSteak22
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of YoudownwithABV
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of bigbutter
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of mikehillman
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of TelcoPhil
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Michael-Podgurski
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Prager62
2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of DM1293
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of jellibeen
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Shakydog68
3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of bossmanbuzz
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of Leitz
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - It is a blackish ruby color, with a thick tan colored head.

Smell - The main smell is the sweet chocolate malts with some vanilla.

Taste - Like the smell, a sweet malty flavor with chocolate with vanilla layered over it. And a subtle bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel - silky and good bodied beer, good carbonation as well.

Overall - It is a very good seasonal beer.

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Photo of cwblack1212
4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of blaje
2.68/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Gift of a friend, 12oz Bottle.

Poured dark brown forming a light brownish fizzy head fading quickly (<1min) without any retention and no lacing.
N - Upfront, nose is mettalic and malty. Roasted grains and faint caramel. Vanilla is present but far less than expected but reveals itself when warming up a bit. Unfortunatly it feels artificial. Nuts tone a the very end.
M - Immediate fealing is about the fizzy carbonation wich is very present and intense on tongue. It surprised me for a porter. Mouth is thin, lacking of substance wich is in contrast of the nose, even watery, diluted. Bitternes is low. Taste of cereals, bitter chocolate, faint nuts and diluted bitter black coffee.

Overall, this beer gives me a fealing of artificially flavored brew, remenicent for me of the ROGUE'S Hazalnut Brown Nectar. Even if porters are far from my favorite beer, I think that this one is an ordinary exemple of its kind. I Won't buy if I came across. Too bad!

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Photo of Metaltildeath
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of whitebrow
4/5  rDev +17%

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 1,788 ratings
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