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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2008
Clear darker amber coloured beer with small off-white head. Few carbonation. Hoppy little herby aroma. Full little creamy palate. Finish is malty which ends to stronger bitter. Just something missing to be good.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2008
Darker brown coloured beer with a ruby red touch. Light carbonation and a small white head. Malty, light (ripe) fruity roasted aroma. Full palate. Finish is little malty and fruity but misses some character for being a christmas beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2008
33cl bottle from local shop, standard leffe nose, gentle aftertaste, not complex plate, not bad but there better Christmas beers

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2008
Latest batch from De Bierloods. Attractive deep ruby with a fine pinkish collar. Metallic vegetable nose initially giving way to thumbprint banana and clove, glace cherry, apple strudel, hint of nutty malt, sweet spices ( nutmeg ,cinnamon), even..gasp..noble hops? More research required. Certainly a bit festive and a sniffer, but the mouth disappoints. Slick m/f, cardboard,caramel, way more bitterness than standard ’Leffy’, merging into biscuity wheat and coriander. That industrial Flying Saucer paperiness puts me off. Alive it might interesting, as it is just another Leffe, just another rate...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2008
33cl, from Geers Oostakker, not complex brew, not balanced, yet easy to drink, clear, good head, simpel X-Mas brew, nothing special

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jerre (2376) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2008
Yesterday on tap @ Trefpunt (Waregem) Thx Vanden Bussche. Dark brown color, beige head. Aroma sweet, bit roasted malts. Medium body. Taste sweet, some spices, malts, no hops. A very regular briown.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2174) - New York, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Draft. Pours dark, your standard christmas flavors and spices. Pretty good, and I agree the best of the Leffes.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2006
This is clearly the best of the Leffe brand. It pours a dark plumb-red with a diminishing head. Though the basic taste is all malts, the generic sweetness of your everyday Leffe is elevated to greater heights with the addition of spices and Christmas cheer. There are, of course, no hops, but the plumb darkness is a fruity supplement, and the alcohol adds a bit of a bitter edge.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 6, 2005
First rating for 2005! On tap at Cafe Leffe in Arras, France. Red-brown with a good beige heady. Sweet yeasty aroma. Flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, carmel. Thin and watery. Uninteresting. Not a great beer, but by no means bad.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Smoked aroma. The original yeasty Leffe-flavour. This is not very interesting.


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