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:
#43,402
Reviews:
265
Ratings:
1,831
pDev:
17.25%
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Ratings: 1,831 |  Reviews: 265
Photo of gr0g
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Muss42
3.98/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jduprey007
3.43/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kuhndog
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tmcquaid
3.41/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I liked the light vanilla. More woukd have been too much.

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Photo of ledouge
3.69/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwade5
3.99/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jalusz
1.13/5  rDev -67%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I don't get the good reviews on this. It was very disappointing. Has a nice color, but who cares. It's so thin for a porter, and has nearly no aroma and very little taste. I get very little vanilla, and it's a little bitter for a porter. I took a shot bc I had a leinenkugel vanilla porter on tap that I'd liked, but this bottle has nothing to it too like.

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Photo of Aeroscorp
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgiordano88
3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmokeWagon1776
1.65/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of holtonwes
3.55/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look: Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Dark mahogany / red when held up to the light. About 1/2 inch of khaki bubbly head that dissipates almost instantly. Looks very similar to cola in the glass.

Smell: roasted malt, dark brown bread, vanilla, milk chocolate, caramel, very slight hint of hops.

Taste: coffee, slight tang, chocolate, little bit of hop bitterness, the vanilla doesn't really come through.

Feel: very light and fizzy.

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

Photo of mothmanscott
3.46/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear deep mahogany brown producing 2 fingers of foamy, tan, shortlived head that leaves almost no surface cap, a hint of a collar & only a few wisps & motes of lace. Aroma is dark malt, toasted bread, cocoa & vanilla, caramel malt & a hint of raisin. Taste is a more robust version of the nose: dark bready malt, cocoa, vanilla, sweet caramel, pepper & a hint of raisin. Sweet to semi-dry across the sip. An earthy hop finish lingers into the toasty, cocoa & vanilla aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, slick, prickly with a drawing astringency in the aftertaste.

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Photo of Drewk35
3.58/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KennethBeer
4.65/5  rDev +36%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Yum

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Photo of Tom_Hoover
4/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth change up.

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Photo of CPAles
3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nfs
4.5/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I thought this was a very good cold weather beer. The flavor and texture were excellent, and the vanilla touch is always nice. I really liked it.

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Photo of Stephen_Woods
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pnotuner
4.58/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This porter is one I would drink every day. Or maybe just when I was especially good. Not too heavy on the malt, a little spice with the effervescent vanilla finish. Not too sweet, Not too bitter, Just Right!

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Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
3.66/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tommigdal
4.6/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Balanced taste. Not too heavy. Hint of vanilla. Very tasty

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Photo of RockyM72
3.61/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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