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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 260   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5456) - 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 (2684) - 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 (2256) - 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.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2004
[Draught] Brown coloured. Very bad yeasty aroma. Sweet and yeasty flavour. Thin. Very bad. I understand why the Belgians send all of this to France.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsniclas (5613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2004
Bottled. Dark vrown with a champagne-ish look and palate. Rather fresh, though aweetish, with notes of toffee.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chriso (7365) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
Dark brown colour. Quite malty with distinctive wheat tones. Becomes a bit sweet and cloying after a while. Draught, Bar La Terrasse, Villedieu-les-Poels, France, December 2003

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7930) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2003
(draught) Colour of coca-cola, little head, but very lacey. Nice perfumed nose, biscuit, caramel or Sachertorte, but fresher. Medicinal, bit piney flavour. Sweet aftertaste, like a cola gum. Bit thinnish structure, but the body is there. Alcohol too, even when 6.5 isn't all that high. Better than feared, but far from great.


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