Tuesday, November 13, 2012

First Winter Beer

Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter is new this year as their winter seasonal offering. I am a big Leinie fan in general so when the winter beers started popping up on the shelves, this was one of the first ones we snapped up.
From the Website: "Celebrate shorter days with a fuller body. 
Leinenkugel’s® Snowdrift Vanilla Porter™ is brewed with a select 
blend of seven malts revealing layers of caramel, chocolate and 
coffee notes. Aged on real vanilla, this brown and ruby-hued brew 
imparts a slightly spicy aroma from its creamy body that’s ideal for 
the season"
Well, howdy-doo, I liked this one. This came as no surprise to me because in my top 5 all-time favorite beers is Breckenridge’s Vanilla Porter. (Don’t ask me what the other 4 are because some other beers might have hurt feelings. Kind of like picking a favorite kid, no?). The Leinenkugel’s wasn’t quite as smooth as the Breck (point to Breckenridge) but the vanilla flavor was just as forward (tie) and the Leinie is $1.50 cheaper (point Leinie) at $8.49/6 pack. Definitely give this one a sip!

1 comment:

  1. I saw this one yesterday at Giant Eagle and sadly had to pass it by because the store was awash with students and I felt guilty buying beer with them around. (Longest sentence ever!) Glad to know it's good and I should check it out next time around! -Alison Ortenzi


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