RateBeer
overall
49
28
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter is a robust and velvety addition to Leinenkugel’s seasonal selection. This porter-style beer is aged on real vanilla to reveal rich layers of caramel, coffee and chocolate that is ideal for the season.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Tap at Brink. Amber-brown, stained glass. Creamy beige head. The vanilla is huge and overpowering, really the only thing going on. Medium bodied, very easy to drink for the ABV, probably because it is so sweet. Too sweet to go back for more, not a quality offering. My score seems way too high.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jmcgavin12 (452) - Madison, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Pours medium brown with almost nonexistent head. Aroma helps to make up for the appearance with aromatic hints of vanilla and roasted malt character. Hints of chocolate are also present accompanied by a bit of caramel or coffee. However, the taste doesn’t follow the aroma. Very thin sweet taste. Only a hint of bitter notes. The body is thin, carbonation is not lively and the finish doesn’t leave a stellar impression. I wouldn’t say no, but I wont be having a lot of it.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle, SBT. Cola, roasty brown. Sweet grassy nose, root beer, sweet, dr. pepper body. So strange, I’m not getting this at all. Kind of sticky, tickling high carbonation. Roasty cream finish. Rather lactic. No thanks, shared it with the drain.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotbart (155) - - JAN 12, 2013
Dark brown color with a rapidly dissipating head. Slightly bitter with a vanilla, coffee finish. It was not as full bodied or as rich as I expected for a porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear dark red color with a medium sized frothy brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts and faint hops. The taste is big chocolate and vanilla notes, roasted malts, faint coffee, caramel and a mild bitter hop finish. Medium bodied, fairly drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (1941) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Tap. Dark brown pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of light chocolate and a little sweet vanilla. Light chocolate malt and body, oaky vanilla and thin on the aftertaste. Average at best.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Medium-dark brown with an average tan head. Very fake vanilla aroma and flavour, some nice roast undertones, but the fake vanilla kind of killed this for me. On the thin side too.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
drooval (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013 does not count
Almost non-existent aroma, thin head, terrible vanilla flavor ruins what might be an otherwise average porter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Pours dark brown. Flavor really throws you with this one -- it smells like a pretty standard porter, with some chocolate and darker malts (although there really isn’t much there) -- but the flavor brings in root beer and vanilla cream soda. It has a really weird artificial sweetness that doesn’t do it any good. This tastes more like a novelty beverage you’d get for a college party than it does like something they put a good amount of effort into. The vanilla is too sweet and artificial, and doesn’t add much complexity. Really more like a soda than a beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Vanilla, touch of cocoa. Not robust or velvety. Might be a good porter to introduce people to get them away from the fizzy yellow stuff, but nothing special to anyone well versed in craft beer. Light porter.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 18 19 20  21  22 23 24 » 40


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50