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:
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:
#43,366
Reviews:
265
Ratings:
1,831
pDev:
17.25%
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Photo of shehateme
3/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

Photo of JerUrbans
3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into regular pint glass

Nice dark amber color, somewhat hard pour had a nice cream colored head that disappeared fairly quickly.

Smokey and acidy smell with some hints of vanilla.

Yes, there is smoky taste that finishes fruity with vanilla hints. Nice bit of alcohol. The smoky flavor holds on. I like that, but I have a fondness for smoke flavors.

Feels smooth and kind of silky.

Overall not a bad beer, one of the best I have ever had from Leinenkugels'. Great price point as well. Will definitely be drinking many more of these.

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of lwillitz
3.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

A - pitch black body (ruby highlights) under 2 fingers of medium tan

S - cocoa and coffee, hint of vanilla, caramel-like sweetness

T - roast malt notes, dark chocolate, coffee, touch of vanilla, slight smoke and burnt notes, slight bitterness

M - smooth, sticky medium/full body, medium/high carbonation

O - Snowdrift is a nice porter. The vanilla is pleasant and not at all overpowering. The taste has just enough complexity to be interesting.

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Photo of Bernoulli
3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly opaque deep brown. Almost no head or lacing.

Porter smell with a faint hint of vanilla.

Nice mouth feel, rolls down nicely.

A good porter with a hint of vanilla that is tantalizing and not overwhelming.

Would be a good introductory porter for a lager drinker, that the more widely tasted could easily enjoy too.

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Amalak
2.18/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

A. It is basically black but there is a hint of lint toward the bottom that gives of a slight red color. It has a two-finger tan foamy head that dissipates quickly, no lacing.

S. It has a metallic scent. Malty.

T/M. It is very malty with a weird, weird sweetness. I'm guessing because of the style it's some sort of vanilla, but it is off. A bit of coffee and chocolate underneath. Smooth and medium to light bodied.

O. Tastes like an off-Sam Adams Winter. Not very appealing.

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Photo of Beerwolf666
3.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter is an outstanding Beer,it is one of those Beers you can just kick back with and enjoy what the brewer achieved,very nice chocolate & Coffee notes with just a slight hint of Vanilla,which actually gets a bit more pronounced when the beer warms a little,but still,I would say that the chocolate and coffee flavors are more prevalent up front.
This is a Beer you take your time with,you savour it,not a Beer you rush to the bottom of and snag another one from the fridge as soon as it is gone,a gr8 beer to enjoy while relaxing by the wood stove or Fireplace on a cold frigid night,or perhaps share with some close friends after dinner,a top notch Porter in every way.
Cheers and Peace2all.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev +17%

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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 1,831 ratings