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Leffe Bičre de Noël

Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium


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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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With its amber color, fruity and spicy bouquet, and its creamy foam, Leffe Biere de Noel is a beer full of character. Very expected during the holiday season, it continues the tradition of master brewers who kept their best barley and hops to brew once a year. Leffe Biere de Noel makes your aperitif a moment of intense flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JefVerstraete (1441) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle, 33cl. Light brown colour, creamy foam. Medium carbonation. Spicy aroma with caramel, dark fruit and brown sugar. Sweet with light bitterness. Ok, nothing special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (864) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in its own chalice. A: Pours a deep amber clear color forming a medium bubbled light beige head. Medium to low retention. A small layer remains in the top forever but only few lacings are left in the glass S: Sweet and a bit spicy. Notes of cinnamon, caramel, nuts, toffee and dark fruits: plums, mainly. Strong notes of Belgian yeasts: Quite bready and earthy. Caramel and slightly roasted malts and a bit of flowery hops in the end T: Sweet upfront. Caramel, toffee, caramel malts, dark fruits. Again, notes of plums. Strong notes of Belgian yeasts. Final is slightly bitter M: Medium body. A bit molasses. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet Belgian style aftertaste which is more sweet than bitter in this one O: Good drinkability. Easy beer. A bit warming too. Nice winter beer [ BA Review @ 2/9/2013 ]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
MonsterMagnet (253) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle, one month before bb date. Pours brown with an off white head. Aroma: dusty hay, sugar, soap, some dark fruit. Taste: sugar, hay, red berries. Thinnish body, light-medium sweet, almost no bitterness. Short finish. Nah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2795) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours light brown, nose is light spices, caramel, taste is chewy, caramel, sweet, light berry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14652) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2014
bottle at home ... deep brown ... big white head ... soft zezty sweet sweet berries ... juicy fruits ... soft toffee ... sweet sugers ... liogth spice and something odd

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2060) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
The Christmas Leffe, initially only exported to France but since 2008 available on the Belgian market as well. Thick, regular, pale yellowish foam, bronze colour with orange hue, clear with calm sparkling. Caramel malt sweetness in the nose, honey, liquorice, orange peel, brandy, brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon, bread, pear, nuts, cooked vegetables. Honeyish and fruity onset with mild spicy accents, strong liquorice, slick caramelly and slightly nutty malt base, thin body but still overcarbonated for this style of beer (artificially, of course), streamlined palate, clearly pasteurized taste, soft toasted bitterness in the end with vague floral hops, cloying sweetness and warming alcohol. Well, I guess for a Leffe, this is not even that bad, just ’cooked’, dead and cliché.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mikske79 (1244) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Dit is geen slecht bier, maar een kerstbier moet een goede, volle, uitgesproken smaak hebben en dat heeft dit bier niet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (424) - HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2014
Élénk borostyán színű ital, fűszeres és bársonyosan puha illata van, mely mandula és szegfűszeg, vékonyka karamell és gyümölcskenyér képét idézi meglehetősen finomra hangolva és sejtelmesen szerényen. Süteménytésztás alapokon érkeznek az összbenyomást árnyaló, imitt-amott felbukkanó fűszerek élénkítő jelleggel, némi mazsolás, közepes édességgel és vajas, jellegzetes élesztős színezettel, telt és harmonikus karakterisztikával, mely összeszedettségéből a végkifejlet tekintetében sem enged. Utóíze egyenes következménye visszafogottan elegáns aromájának, egy nem különben óvatos, kellemesen komlós kesernyével zárva a simogató ingerek sorát.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
milo91hd (121) - Lecce, ITALY - AUG 5, 2014
Bottiglia 33 CL, si presenta con un bel colore rubino con un cappello di schiuma fine e persistente, all’odore risalta zucchero candito e caramello, al palato apre dolce per chiudere con una nota amaricata

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
netty (67) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2014 Capované na letisku v Bruseli. Chutí skoro ako flaskove aj ked to sa mi zda byt lepsie. Mozno je to tym dlhym letom a unavou :-) Vyborne pivo na akukolvek prilezitost. Lahodne, plna chut a sladkohorka dochut.---Draft at Brussels airport. Tastes as good as bottled although it seems to me better. Maybe it’s because of a long and tiring flight :-) great beer for any occasion. Delicious, full of flavor and bittersweet aftertaste.

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