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RATINGS: 395   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.


3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sweetsilvas (1) - - DEC 12, 2012 does not count
Strong coffee color with tan head. Malty, chocolate aroma with light vanilla undertones. Flavor is light to medium for a porter. Smooth and overall well-rounded. If it had more depth/body, it would be even better. One of my new go-to brews.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 on tap...Very deep mahogany colored beer when held against the light. Thin beige head. slight Nose of vanilla extract. plesent vanilla flavor with a little bit of the artificial taste that I get in some of the vanilla porters. Some caramel sweetness, milk chocolate, and faint roasted grains, . As is warms there is some burnt caramel corn notes. Not a bad use of vanilla in beer. I really enjoyed this beer on tap more than in the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2013
English pint. Pours a dark fizzy chocolate. Hints of chocolate and vanilla. A very tasty beer with just the right combination of chocolate and vanilla.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrWomey (36) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2013
This one pours nicely, with scents of dark chocolate and a head better than 1/2" high. Its color is almost as dark as a porter can be. This one comes across slightly sweet, with little bitterness but the mouthfeel is comparatively thin. Not bad from Leinie’s but not my favorite vanilla porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (195) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TXBadger (1421) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Pours a black color with tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and some caramel on the nose, very aromatic; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Had on tap. I really like the vanilla aromas and aftertaste. Feels like this should be a bit "darker" but it’s still good. One of the better winter seasonals in the upper midwest area

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2227) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Dark with orange highlights and clear. Creamy looking head. Chocolate and roasted malt nose. Rich palate, sweet, full, just a tiny vanilla taste at the end, the way I like it. (gas statiion growler, thanks Bob!)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drostj (105) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle. Deep rich brown color with a faint creamy head. Light malty aroma. Smooth roasted malt taste with a hint of vanilla and some coffee. Slightly sweet with a pleasant full feel in the mouth. I like my porters a bit more robust, but this is a nice variation on the standard porter style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (1959) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2012 12 oz bottle with a 2013 date on the neck. Pours a clear, dark reddish-brown with a small but durable tan head. Good (restrained) level of vanilla, although rather pronounced mid-taste. Excellent, malty/nutty aftertaste. Good sweet/bitter balance. Medium+ body with lively, moderate carbonation. O: This excellent seasonal was a pleasant surprise. Perhaps my favorite Leinie.


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