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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   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.


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1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
EvilPuppet99 (37) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Not a bad attempt at a vanilla porter but its not what you expect for a winter brewed beer. A little too vanilla-y and the flavor dont really come together correctly.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
njager246 (588) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Arona is vanilla and chocolate, taste is simklar, a bit bigger, pretty good, but very thin!!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rperez (173) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2015
This beer is not for everyone but if u like porters with a twist then this is a great option! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JMCtime (75) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
For a porter it’s rather light on flavor and heavy on bitterness. Not bad, just better options out there.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
merc7186 (2568) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 16, 2015
Aroma: Mild Chocolate, Mild Vanilla, Mild Coffee Appearance: Very Dark Brown Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring Some Lacing Taste: Sweet Chocolate, Sweet Vanilla Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3767) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 12, 2015
Shared with Strkzone on Facebook Chat Pours a red brown with a tand head and good lacing rings. Nose of vanilla and roasted malts. Body is a thin for a porter. Mouthfeel smooth. Flavor is vanilla and chocolate malts. Finishes bitter. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (1257) - Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Dark red with a thick khaki foam. Aroma is a combination of vanilla, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavor has a considerable coffee presence and bitterness with just a hint of the vanilla in the finish. Kind of distracting for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nero55 (865) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Draft. Dark brown/black with medium tan head. Aroma of malt sweetness, chocolate, and vanilla. Medium/light body, roasted malt, medium/heavy sweetness, strong vanilla, and a sweet finish. Too much vanilla and overly sweet.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
demannu (187) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Heard about this from a co-worker who hyped this beer up to me so i decided to try it. I found it to be thin and definitely did not live up to the hype flavor wise. While it was drinkable i was expecting a complex porter with pronounced vanilla and while i got hints of what i was looking for, I wanted the flavors to be bolder.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at San Juan. Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma has rye bread and soya sauce. Light to medium-bodied. Cola-like sweetness, ryebread, hints of chocolate and vanilla. Quite light porter for this abv.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (3409) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/17/2014. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and vanilla notes; with decent strength. Taste of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light cocoa, light nuttiness, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Minimal roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light cocoa/nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance, complexity, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and vanilla flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a solid vanilla porter. All around good balance, complexity, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and vanilla flavors; and very smooth to drink. Definitely very toned down for a porter, but the flavors were quite nice and balanced. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.


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