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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 303   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bonkiedeaap (403) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle from Hoogvliet in Hardinxveld. The beer has a hazy dark amber color and a large cream colored head, with a lot of CO2 in the beer. In the aroma are clear tones noticable of dark fruits, a lot of spices (like cloves) and also the sweetness of caramel. The taste is full bodied, with the tones from the aroma, with a whiff of vanilla and a nice bitterness from the spices in the end. The finish is long, a little warming and nicely bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (814) - CROATIA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle; pours clear amber with a tan head; aroma is spicy with yeast; taste is sweet yeast, dark fruit, caramel, and spice; spicy light bitter finish; this beer reminded me of their Brune but a little bit more spices but I was hoping for something a little more distinctive; still an okay beer

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Valgreen (740) - 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 (913) - 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 (485) - 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 (715) - 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 (198) - 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 (4990) - 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 (5792) - 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 (3681) - 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 - it’s good in the world of beer but in the world of Belgian beer, it definitely falls short.


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