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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 254   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
McTapps (3649) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 17, 2013
Funny to drink a christmas beer at the middle of July, but well, that’s life. It pours out of the bottle in a clear red colour with vanishing head and medium body. Nose of malt, caramel and basement. Taste is quite hard to catch....there are hints of cherries, berries, malt, barley, Belgian yeast and leaves. Surprisingly sour and light finish. Enjoyed it because it was little bit fizzy, fresh, re-freshing and different. Not that I’d buy it again but it was okay.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2192) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2013
Poured ruby color with a large head. Aromas of dark fruit, raisins, spice and herbs. Good seasonal beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrW (402) - Londerzeel, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2013
33cl bottle. Raisins, herbal mix, roasted. Copperbrown, white to beige head, creamy to frothy head, lasting long, lacing. Full taste, caramel, raisins, herbs. Soft taste with some sharp hints. Slowly a little bitterness comes in, soft fizzy. I just liked it. Good, tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (1037) - PORTUGAL - FEB 11, 2013
A good beer for the cold weather (as Christmas is on this region of the world) but a little complex, heavy and tiring to be drunk more often. A good tasting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stefano (1869) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2013
Dark amber coloured beer with a huge white head. Aroma is sweet malt, and some dark fruit. Flavor is spicy clove and some raisins. Medium to heavy palate. Fine christmas beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (773) - HONG KONG - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013

Clear dark copper brown colour; Medium head and off white foam and frothy; Very sticky lacing and lively carbonation; Light aroma of roast malt, sweet floral, plum and nuts; Medium body, with subdued sweet taste of banana, malt, light yeast and grass; Not thick but quite rich mouth feel with malty palate; Alcohol taste is well hidden but shoot up quite fast, after about 7 minutes; No hop bitterness and not much of a finish. Slight dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: This is like a stripped down version of Leffe Brune with Leffe Blond as the base with very low key smell and taste. Sweetness, bitterness and fragrance are presented in a low-key manner. A pretty different feel from the joyous Blond and Brune, and it’s quite suited for festive occasion, when having one beside the fire place and chat with friends will be perfect.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1610) - AUSTRIA - JAN 13, 2013
Medium to dark amber with a frothy, lacy, somewhat lasting off-white head. Smells of malt, nut, soft roast, dried fruit, figs, caramel with a yeast that reminds me of Leffe Blond. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Sweet caramel, nut, toasted malt, with a dry bitter nutty finish. Sweet and fruity with some faint spice. Nice and easy to drink.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alethol (102) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
For me, the Leffe Noel is slightly better than the Affligem Noel and Grimbergen Noel. Medium body, spiced, good carbo.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilkTork (5180) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2013
Keg at Brasserie Henri in Sisteron, France. Perfect day. A stunning drive through the French Alps on a crisp sunny winter morning, stopping for lunch in Brasserie Henri overlooking the town square. Leffe Noel on tap. It doesn’t get much better than this. The beer is a tasty dark Leffe with more raison fruit and a spicy malt flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ruprecht_007 (597) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2013
Trade with Grima, huge thanx!!! Barva: tmavě hnědá s měděnou jiskrou. Pěna hustá, držící. Vůně: výrazná příjemná dřevní karamelová. Chuť: silné plné pivo s výraznou hořkostí a kávovými tóny. Velice dobré pivo.


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