TheDog (532) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden brown reddish colour with beige head. Aroma and taste of caramel, bread and citrus. Not too sugary sweet as some xmas brews and this deing a very nice and balanced Leffe. Not a long finished but I want one more. Its nice.
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber brown clear body. Soap-reminding foam which decays very very quickly and is very unappealing. Taste is bitterness and leathery, not good at all. In the aftertaste there is a hint of sour cherries which makes up for a bit of the awfulness. Overall not a good beer.
Brandman (2144) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Clear red/brown body with tanned head. Aroma has cherries, spices, cardamom, some alcohol, and surprinsingly some sourness. Flavour is metallic somehow. First taste is cherry and some sourness, taste goes away very fast. Some maltiness in taste and also a strong spice, just can’t point out what. Thin mouthfeel.
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - OCT 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
this is actually what I expect in a christmas beer. a darker color that could be called amber. sweet caramel with a slight bitter background. Medium to big sized maltiness. fun beer to try since I’ve never seen this one around bitburg, germany.
ogivlado (5900) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 330ml. -Straight from the bottle somewhere in Brussels. Light notes of spices in the nose. Moderate roasted malty, candy sugar and spices with notes of cinammon and dark fruits. A bit too sweet but overall good Noël.
marcus (6781) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This dark brown beer poured with a generous fluffy beige head and a toffee aroma this is pretty good for a Leffe. There is a nice roasted malt flavor with some bitterness at the finish.
yespr (32054) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and dark golden brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted breadish malty. Subdued sweet flavoured with a light spice note coming through. Roasted and spiced flavoured into the far finish. Caramelish and light herbal bitter far finish.
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Taverne ’t Botteltje in Oostend. As Leffe Kerstbier. Pours orange brown with a good beige head. Something of an evergreen aroma. Medium body with very frothy carbonation. Flavor is roast caramel with some evergreen note and some xmas type spice. But not overstated. Drinks better than many Leffes.
beelsebob (35) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUN 17, 2009
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is up there with the best of the winter beer. It’s got a lovely warming flavor to it, with hints of christmas pudding. The head dissipates rather quickly, but other than that, it’s an excellent beer.
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby red brown with a small head. Aromas are raisins and berries with bready yeast and fudge. Spicy and warming. Flavours are sweet winter fruit with lots of spices. Some toffee malts with a peppery finish. Decent.