We’re through a month and a half of a stay at home order. I’m still going to work every day, albeit taking a lot more precautions, like wearing a mask and washing my hands 10,000 times per day. I’m happy to be able to have a job that does help people, but I still want a beer when I get home. Let’s see how this one is.
Style: American Porter
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Robust porter style beer aged on real vanilla. Drift into winter with Snowdrift Vanilla Porter®, back by popular demand as our Winter standalone. A fuller-bodied brew with hints of cocoa, coffee and caramel brought out by roasted malts and aged on real vanilla, our Leinenkugel’s® Snowdrift Vanilla Porter® is smooth and creamy, making it perfect for warming up winter. Snowdrift Vanilla Porter® perfectly complements marshmallow sweet potato casserole, glazed ham with cherries and any combination of chocolate and cherry.”
Random: This beer comes in at 16 IBUs and is a seasonal that is available from November through February.
This beer poured with a half a finger of thick, light tan colored head. It dissipated slowly and left very little lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown with reddish hints and was clear. The nose started with some roasted malts and almond extract. I didn’t pick up much else. The taste had some musty roasted malts with a touch of instant coffee. I didn’t pick up a lot of vanilla or caramel and that would have improved the taste significant. The body was watery and the carbonation was light. The finish was quick with roasted malts. This beer just wasn’t my favorite. It was close to being a chore to drink. I wouldn’t rush back to have this again.
Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0