RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
Joakgust (1502) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Clear red brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate and milk. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate biscuits and dried fruit. Sweet and slightly unbalanced.

2.9
AirForceHops (8037) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Darker brown / almost black color. Aroma is pure vanilla extract and light chocolate notes. The body is thin even for Porter standards. Vanilla extract though the sip without much else backing it up. Light cocoa powder, carbonation needs to be tuned down, touch to fizzy. Drinkable not overly sweet but not much to it.

3.3
BeerInHeaven (500) - 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
Itzjerm (3175) - 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
vipinvelp (4580) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Dark ruby, light brown foam head. Strong vanilla aroma and also vanillla dominating taste. (Houston 201501)

2.8
rdixon77 (3107) - 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
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
Advocate_Ames (636) - Steubenville, Ohio, 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
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
mjg74 (3205) - La Mesa, California, 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.


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