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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle pours mahogany with nice tan head. Malty aroma with flavors of dark, but not overly sweet fruits, lightly toasted malts, and spices (nutmeg, cinnamon). Decent winter ale, light on the palate and very smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (135) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Pours dark chocolate with a thick dark foam. Initial taste of cocoa with a mild vanilla middle taste. Very light for a vanilla porter with a smooth finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SPDickerman (880) - Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours dark mahogany brown with a small brown head. Smells mildly of roast and vanilla. Taste is mild sweetness, hints of roast, and kinda like soda. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter finishes with a cloying sweetness.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drdisque (494) - Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2013
From a bottle. Slightly spicy watery and bland porter with a touch of vanilla. Very light mouthfeel. Not offensive but forgettable.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EyeAmBaldman (119) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Yes this beer is big on vanilla and short on hops. However, it works for me. Nice dark pour with an off white head. Is p ethos a bit sweet, which is mostly what people complain about. This is a seasonal beer, and I look forward to it every winter. A good porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstonerock24 (89) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Very sweet flavor. Vanilla stands out really well but is a little over powering. Doesn’t drink like a porter more like a lighter beer yet rather refreshing.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wmflynn (15) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
6-pack of bottles in St. Louis, MO. Pours black, with an off-cream, 1-inch head. Nice velvet mouthfeel. Vanilla works well. However, it finishes flat, and slightly watery, just as other reviewers have pointed out. This beer needs more hops. The flavour is not very complex or very satisfying. A slightly above average porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4475) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
After doing the MountainZilla trail run the radio crew stopped in at Chubby’s in Alton and I was pleasantly surprised to find this. I got the last half pint as the keg ran dry. This beer poured quite dark and had a creamy layer. The aroma was vanilla and was pronounced. That was also tasted and later cocoa. This tended to be a sweet beer and the feel was somewhat creamy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenhorn1 (781) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours a nice dark brown. Not much nose. Very watered down, but I like the vanilla. Other than that not much going on here.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
KY_Beerhead (12) - - DEC 13, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2013 This is a PINO: Porter In Name Only. I’m a fan of Porters and realize that enjoying a good Porter is an "acquired taste", but what a disappointment. It was only after buying this that I discovered that Leinenkugel is only a front for Miller SAB’s futile attempt to pretend they can be a Craft Brewery. Appearance looked OK, but it went downhill from there. Watery with a Kool Aid aroma. Tastes like something that Robitussin would make if they owned a brewery. Mix up some Milwaukee’s Best with your leftover coffee from this morning. It would be cheaper.


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