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RATINGS: 444   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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aurelius (4453) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Complex aroma, but one that was ultimately a little disappointing -- dark, toasty/roasty/coffee malt, a little dogginess and earth, tar, very light nutty sweet. Almost opaque, twistoff longneck, cluttered label. Acidic coffee, vanilla bitterness, dry. Earthy on the lips. Medium-light body. Mild vanilla tones in the finish. Not cloying. Reasonably smooth, lacks a certain richness. Publix, I-10 @ Thomasville Rd.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerInHeaven (181) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2015
pours an opaque cola brown with a thick frothy tan head. Great lacing. Aroma is very malty. Taste is clean with sweet malt with a hint of vanilla. Long lingering sweet finish with just a hint of bitter coming in on the very end. My favorite thus far from Leiny’s.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1432) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2015
A nice beer but has a medicine type ending. Good vanilla aroma. Nice head. Balanced a bit thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2453) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Dark ruby, light brown foam head. Strong vanilla aroma and also vanillla dominating taste. (Houston 201501)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rdixon77 (896) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Black pour. Has roasty aroma with a vanilla extract artificially aroma. Taste about the same. It's fine, slightly wintery. Big sweet.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaddyJean (2) - MAHOMET, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015 does not count
I love this porter. One of my recent favorites. So sad it’s only seasonal. Very smooth, not too much vanilla. Sweet and not too hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Advocate_Ames (450) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Pours a very dark brown color with a reddish tint to it. The head starts off full and dissipates to a nice fine layer of foam that also forms a defined ring in my glass. The aroma is of semi sweet malted grains and a noticeable vanilla aroma. As for flavor I tasted sweet malts with subtle roasted quality. There was also flavors of mild bitter chocolate. The vanilla in the aroma translated in the flavor too. Overall the blending of the ingredients were done rather nicely and to me the beverage was rather thin and not very full in body. Making the snow drift flavorful, very drinkable, and kind to one?s palate.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Thegray (5) - - JAN 17, 2015 does not count
Not bad, appearance of a decent porter, a bit heavy on the vanilla but OK overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2571) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle from Fred Meyer. Very dark in color. Slightly opaque. Sweet nose of malt an vanilla. Roasty and sweet up front. Pretty good balance of roast and sweetness. Enjoyable little porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
geeklimit (215) - USA - JAN 14, 2015
Pours a very dark cola, coffee cream head. Good carbonation. Chocolate aroma with hint of vanilla. Roasted chocolate flavor with vanilla. Fairly unremarkable, slightly bitter chocolate aftertaste with a relatively clean mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Obfuscate (140) - Minneapolis, - JAN 14, 2015
Too much vanilla extract make it almost candy like. Pretty easy to drink but balanced well for me.


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