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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 281   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Valgreen (718) - DENMARK - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle @ vejle, christmas. Medium thick white head, nice lacing, clear dark amber. Aroma and taste, caramel, brown sugar, yeast, bread. Sweet caramel aftertaste, with Christmas spices.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (610) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown body with tan head. Aroma is Belgian yeast with some sourness and spices. Taste is yeasty malts with some sour fruits. Aftertaste is malty sour bitterness. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (369) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2014
Keg. Appearance is mahogany with hints of ruby, a dark white foamy one finger head, plenty of lacing. Aroma is sweet fruits, spicy, Leffe-y. Taste of malty sweetness, raisin, fruit cake. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 22, 2014
dark red, clear color, small off-white head. smells yeasty, sour, a bit like a wheat beer. light to medium body, tastes of light banana, a bit like a thin wheat beer plus some spices. some sweetness and hops on the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boxereddy (154) - BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2014
Helder koperkleurig bier met een grote, schuimkraag. Aroma van mout, fruit en specerijen. Smaak is de typische Leffe smaak: zoete mout, bruine suiker, gedroogd fruit, laag bitterig maar meer Kerstspecerijen toegevoegd. Korte afdronk, geen top kerstbier voor mij.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4617) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2014
330 ml bottle. Beautiful, clear, copper red body with a big, foamy tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, Belgium yeast, dry fruit and spices. The taste has this distinct Leffe flavor, sweet malt, brown sugar, dry fruit, warming alcohol, low bitterness but more Christmas spicy in addition. It balanced, smooth and easy to drink, not bad at all, but misses some complexity to among the best Belgium Christmas beers.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2014
33pml bottle shared with Ashton McCobb, cheers Ash! Clove, clove, clove, clove, clove.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (2939) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from the Bottle Bank. Appearance - mid brown with a nice head. Nose - treacle, possibly tobacco but definitely a clove thing. Taste - treacle and cloves. Toffee in the background. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a dry agreeable finish. Overall - its good in the world of beer but in the world of Belgian beer, it definitely falls short.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
andrew_drinks (116) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 8, 2014
Bottle from Auchan (as part of a 6 pack... slugging through the other 5 is going to be a chore). Fizzy and brown in the glass, nice and clear. Small head. Sweet aroma, like toasted caramel nuts. No hop character to speak of. In the mouth its slick but fizzy. Caramelised sugar, soft brown/demerera... in fact, just various types of sugar. No real depth to the flavour. Not great.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rotaldinho (103) - Paris, FRANCE - NOV 29, 2014
Almost no bubble and no foam. Spicy beer, burnt aftertaste. Not a must but interesting.


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