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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 299   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3619) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear deep amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is spicy, yeasty, bready, dark fruits and quite malty. Flavor is sweet and quite spicy with speculaas and cinnamon. Thick body and lively carbonation. Decent brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinus (3344) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2011
Brownish red beer, cream head. Rather sweet malts aroma, caramel, slightly roasted with a light acidic tone. Flavour malty, rather sweet, some slight roasted malts bitterness. Finish short but rather sweet. OK, not brilliant.
(From 33cl bottle)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2154) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 3, 2011
Nut-brown beer pours with minimal bright red cast. There is a lot long-lasting fine foam. The smell is malty, roasty and slightly acidic. Starts with lots of caramel malt, pleasantly sweet in the background. The finish is very cloying, slightly fermented fruit. Very good beer, but tastes much too much like the Leffe Brune.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (5532) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2011
10/06/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 1/04/2011 (2011-256) Thanks to Geers for the free bottle (its true I would never have given any money for this)

Completely clear red brown beer, creamy off-white head, pretty stable and adhesive. Aroma: caramel, some citrus fruits. MF: good carbon, light to medium body, bit watery texture. Taste: caramel, some malts, bit of citrus. Aftertaste: little bitter, but watery. Some mocha and alcohol. OK, have to admit its not undrinkable, but its pretty watery and not a Christmas beer by far.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (5671) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2011
(33cl bottle dated best by 4-15-11 thanks to bu11zeye) clear orange, few bubbles. Nose of rye, candied citrus. Taste of orange, maple and a bit under-carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (11537) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2011
Verhaltener, spter deutlicherer Malzantrunk, in dem se und verbrannte Malznoten zu gleichen Teilen enthalten sind. Nach diesem durchaus angenehmen Antrunk stagniert das Bier und ruht sich auf der slichen Malzigkeit aus. Wenig getreidig, auch der Alkohol ist ganz leicht sprbar. Getrbt wird das bisher positive Bild durch den trockenen und leicht bitteren Abgang, der nicht zu der vorher herrschenden Se passenden will. Solide! 9/11/11/11/8/11

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9831) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2011
330ml bottle (?, Brussels)
6 Sweet bananabread aroma, some butter on that.
4 Rich red, self-supporting tight head.
6 Cakey, caramelly and buttery. Not bad at all. Maybe a touch sweet, but forgivable for a christmas beer.
3 Sweet sugary palate, pleasant carbonation. Very simple sweet finish with some cut mixed peel and very emasculated hops.
12 Lacking real character, but certainly not actually bad in any way. As a mass-produced product, this actually good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14387) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 10, 2011
Bottle courtesy HenrikSoegaard. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are dark fruits, yeast, malt, nuts and hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8248) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle. Sweet toffee malt and dry cherry aroma. Clear chestnut color with large tan head. Sweet toffee malt flavor with light bitter/astringent finish. Light body. Nice beer but pretty light.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
77ships (4562) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2011
bottle@home: got the last bottle at the store, red fruit, brown sugar, minor spices, some liquorice, bit like a fruiter & simpler Leffe Brune, too thin/light for Christmas beer, not really impressive, mostly a marketing


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