Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium


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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gangstergafje (612) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2015 The beer pours a soft almond colored foam, which collapses extremely fast. Only a little bit of foam forms, and a minimal bit of foam remains on top of the bear. The color of the beer is dark amber. The beer is nice and clear, very clear. The smell is nice, but very mild. Almost like water was aded to the beer, which is odd, because it came in the bottle (without the cap though). The smell has a little almond and some hops in it. The beer has the typical Leffe aroma, like all Leffe beers. This makes the smell somehow familiar, which is nice. The taste is better. I taste lemons, and a tiny bitter smoke flavor, together with some hops.The beer has a nice bitterness, balanced perfectly by the sweetness. There is also the typical Leffe flavor. The flavor is not strong enough though, it is not as good as aspects. It is not as fruity, sweet, spicy and warming as I aspect from a Christmas ale. A little disappointing, a pity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bartlebier (3303) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
Nespressoish minidraught@Geers 02/2015 - a very late Feb Xmas, thirsty after biking. Rubybrown pour. Nose of gentle liquid caramel, candied cherry, cinnamon. Drinks quite easily and none too syrupy, wihout a real yeast signature almost like lemonade, leaving nice dulcet, filtered but palatecoating traces of fruitcake, honey, cherries, spiced caramel without ever really becoming cloying. Nice little spiced hop presence there as well. Not half bad actually, for kLeffe. Although I do wonder if Xmas beers are supposed to be this good thirstquenchers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (7385) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
*Old rating, best before 16/03/10. Malzig-süßliches Bier. Hauch von Alkohol, leichte Röstaromen, verbranntes Karamell. Im Nachgeschmack abgestimmt herb-malzig mit karamelliger Süße. Sehr süffig, nicht zu tief, nett.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonlbv (8) - - JAN 31, 2015 does not count
Bière sucrée,un peu trop, avec de grandes notes de caramel, de raisin. Agréable et douce en hiver. Mais trop sucrée pour une autre saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (1645) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Ladne piwo - piekna barwa brazowo-miedziana ze szkarlatnymi przeblyskami, bujna piana (niestety redukuje sie do obraczki w kilka minut), brudzi szklo... Aromat dublowo-swiateczny - rodzynki, banany, puietnikowo, karmelowo, przyprawowo. jakies inne kwaskowate owoce, karmel (po lekkim ogrzaniu), slod... bardzo fajnie zlozony. Smak podobnie - karmelowa slodkosc, slodowosc, owocowa kwaskowatosc, rodzynki, piernikowo-przyprawowe klimaty. Dosc wytrawne, wysokie wysycenie (szczypie w jezyk), niska goryczka. Sumarycznie: troche jak leffe brune, tyle ze nieco a) rozwodnione (i to psuje odbior) b) dodane przyprawy. Wole brune, ale Noel tez przyjemne

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgiskOlklub (1035) - Viby J, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
Red amber coloured body with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, red grapes, alcohol. The taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Long bitter sweet finish. Sticky texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Tap at Sheraton Brussels. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, dates, light acetic notes and phenols. Flavor is phenols, light sourness, dates and raisins, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (2078) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Draught: This one pours a ruby tinged mahogany color. There was a bit of an off white head that lingered and left some lacing. The nose was nice. Notes of cinnamon, toffee, caramel, some yeastiness and some dark fruits. The taste was also good. A bit of cinnamon and other spices, but not overly done. Nice malt body, with notes of toffee, caramel, dark fruits and some yeastiness. A decent brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (4630) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
(Leffe Bière de Noël) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a tulip, ABV 6.6% Amber colour on the body, clear, with good activity in it. Good sized tan head, with very good retention, leaving medium lacing on the glass. Aroma has some dark fruits but well hidden under lots of caramel. Hints of spices, a bit faint though. The spices are more obvious on the taste, with caramel again, some toffee, red and light dark fruits. Not bad, only there are some metallic notes on the finish, nothing offensive to be honest. Medium thin body with the carbonation being on the high side. Okay beer, not one I’d choose to drink at home during the christmas holidays but I wouldn’t say no to it in a bar at the same period.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (1320) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
33cl flesje via Brewery Shop, Brugge Alcoholpercentage van 6,6% Uitgeschonken in origineel Leffe glas Uiterlijk: koperrood met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: caramel, donker fruit, zoet, licht kruidig Conclusie: lijkt een beetje op Radieuse alleen dan minder vol. Beetje tegenvaller na het lange zoeken. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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