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RATINGS: 391   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with thin slightly off white/tan head, aroma brought notes of vanilla, slightly artificial but not bad, some slight roast, coffee, caramel, hints of cocoa powder as well. Taste is very straightforward, vanilla notes mix right into coffee, chocolate, and finishing with some roasted malts, slightly bitter. While its straightforward, I actually like this style of beer, so it worked for me. A bit thin on the palate.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4288) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours mahogany into a shaker. Tan head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing to coat surface. Vanilla and roasted nut aromas. Medium bodied and dry with upfront vanilla turning to crisp nutmeat in the lasting earthy finish.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stevesie (311) - - JAN 4, 2013
Dark with red hue. Minimal, dissipating head, no lacing. Malty, slightly chocolate aroma. Clean, crisp and thin--especially for a porter. Pleasant vanilla finish with a dirty, coffee-like aftertaste. Surprisingly good and well-suited for a cold night.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DMLINAZ (282) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
One of the better offerings from this brewer, which I generally find to be below average. I’d say this is about average. From a bottle into a port-style glass, it’s the color of root beer and has a fizzy head the disappears almost immediately. Slight aroma. Flavor is good, with the vanilla complementing the porter well, though it’s a bit thin-bodied and weak for a porter. Slight bitter finish that is not unpleasant. I’d have this again.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (1281) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Snowdrift pours a rich deep pure brown with a thick head of small off white bubbles. Nose is subtle vanilla and just a hint of sweet caramel. Taste is sweet burnt caramel, slight bitters and just a bit of coffee on the finish. Body is very fluid, texture is medium and carbonation is slight. Finish is warming good lingering roasted nut, coffee and slight sweetness. Overall, beer has an interesting flavor profile but could use a bit more depth.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Trev (1868) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 6, 2013
A brown pour with amber highlights and a thin head. Aroma is artificial vanilla, light chocolate and hint of black cherry. Flavour is cola like sweetness. Vanilla and light cocoa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 17, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2013 Ok but a little lacking. Decent flavors and some hops in the finish. Not a fan of this one.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Dark brown-black pour. Aroma is underwhelming vanilla and some caramel. Taste is coffee, chocolate and vanilla. OK.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kdm1984 (624) - Missouri, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Vanilla aroma with some chocolate malt in the background. Taste follows suit, but mostly vanilla. Watery palate as usual with Leinenkugel’s. Actually was a little better than I expected overall, though. Easy and pleasant enough to drink.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pugmalion1 (8) - - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
Smells a lot less of vanilla than I hoped. There is a heavier yeast aroma than anything else. Pours very dark with a minimal head. Not as heavy on the tongue as it appears it will be. The vanilla flavor is also a little more subdued than I hoped, but it balances the malts nicely. I prefer a drier porter, so take this review with a grain of salt. It's nice for what it is, but I've had better.


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