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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 253   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
R2k2 (338) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2012
Nice, complicated aroma, nice full taste with the typical leffe twist. A little bit smokey. Nice, dark red color. Aftertaste stays on the palate for a while. Lekker, gecompliceerd aroma. Goede volle smaak, met de typerische leffe twist. Beetje rokerig. Mooie donkere kleur. Nasmaak blijft goed op het gehemelte hangen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1330) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
330ml bottle - Pours clear and deep amber with a large off-white head. Good lacings. Average carbonation. Nose of yeast, nuts and spices. Sweet flavour with nuts, dried fruits and spices. Medium bodied. Creamy texture. More dry finish. Not bad, but not the best Leffe.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoju777 (144) - FRANCE - DEC 24, 2012
75 cl bottle from franprix. Less than 3 euros. Absolutely no aroma. Amazing. Purplely red. Very Christmas-y!!! Tastes like beer. A little sour. No describable flavor. Very weird. Not bad, but kind of creepy in the lack of distinctiveness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jmgreenuk (4006) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle at the Essen Christmas Beer Festival. Poured a clear medium brown colour with a thick bubbly tan head. The aroma is of malt and yeast. The flavour is weak bitter and malty. The palate doesn't exist and the beer lacks body. A poor Xmas beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle, courtesy of StoreMy - thanks man! :-) Pours a deep clear coppery amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is overripe fruit, raisins, caramel and hints of dates and Belgian ale yeast. Taste is caramel, Belgian ale yeast (more pronounced), mellow dark fruits and sweet marzipan-like hints in the back. Some bitter burnt sugar tones in the finish, which provides a certain balance to the whole affair. Medium to full body, moderate to high carbonation. Not a bad Christmas beer at all from Leffe.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (7219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival 2012. Clear dark amber to red-brown color, small off-white head. Smell malts and grains, lightly sweet. Tastes the same: malts, grains, sweetness. Ok body, medium carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ZwartePiet (59) - BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2012
Ben c’est de la biere de noel qui goute le sucre et l’epice. Foncierement ca manque un peu de caractère :)

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ReV2 (138) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2012
Deep, off white head, brown colour, perfumey aroma, sweet with a little spice. I’d be guessing but they seem to blend well together. A better than average offering from the Leffe stable, a good Christmas beer at the right strength. I like it.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1088) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle@home. Light clear brown. Small head. Spicy peppery aroma. Quite dry with medium sweetness. Fine brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
karlsnes (47) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
Uts: mørk rav, rikelig beige skum. Duft: mye belgisk gjær og krydder, hint av humle. Smak: middels fyldig, søt, god balanse mellom malt og mild humle. Noe stram og bitter ettersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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