Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter | Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla PorterLeinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter

Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by TheSixthRing on 11-03-2012

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a glass, this brew's head is 1/2 finger thick and lumpier soapy carbonation , minimal lacing, and a very dark blackish brown body. I wish this had more depth of lacing.

I smell very richly roasted and caramelized malts. Not very much vanilla in the scent category. None, really.

The taste is mostly more of a traditional porter, with the vanilla taste simply making a guest appearance towards the end. And, yes, I can taste the orange flavor. This would be great without all of these other unnecessary tastes in the mix.

This particular mouthfeel is not thick or chewy by any standards. I like that, along with not having a lingering aftertaste.

Overall, I'll give a 4 for Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company. This,again, would have been just fine, if not, better with the basic techniques. I probably won't get this again

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Taste starts off creamy with a touch of coffee, but goes south fast with a fake vanilla candy. There's a weird long orange aftertaste that reminds me of those chocolate oranges you get around the holidays. Other qualities are all okay: no bad smells or textures. Just the cloyingly sweet fake vanilla ruined it for me.

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Leinenkugel's Snowdrift Vanilla Porter from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
3.38 out of 5 based on 1,763 ratings.
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