Benfi (519) - DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark copper with light copper coloured head. Malty aroma. Fairly hoppy, full-bodied flavour. Pleasant christmas beer
JanLaursen (2985) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Clear mahagony red with a frothy decent off-white head leaving a a little lacework. Smells like a Leffe, eg. dried fruity and yeasty. A little nutty to. Taste is sweet dried fruit, caramel, light citrus and a subdued bitterness. Peppery finish, but otherwise not that spicey for a Belgian X-mas offering. Better than most other Leffe offerings, still not very interesting.
auderale (605) - Minot, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Amber colored pour with medium sized head. Fruity, caramel, toffee and cherry aroma. Light sweet, malty, pleasant fruity finish. I enjoyed this. I can drink a lot of these this holiday season.
Sumonation (94) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Pours a clear dark amber colour with a fine white head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, fruity (cherries and dark friuts) and creamy.
Taste: Sweet and slightly spicy (cinnamon), clove, raisins and cream.
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Firefly54 (228) - - NOV 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber colour, off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, some cherry and dark fruit, creamy, some esters. Taste has subtle spice, cinnamon, clove, raisins, cream. I don’t think this is too bad, just like all other leffe beers. Nice Xmas beer to be fair.
MaartenRF10 (1539) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red brown, off white head. Not much aroma. Taste had some winter spices. Not a good body, high carbo.
sic1314 (3042) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark with a loose and rapidly disappearing head. Deep fruity nose of cherries and spices. Not quite as heavy a mouthfeel as I would have expected, more laid back in the fruit flavours, a hit of malt. Slightly dry aftertaste. At least it’s not like liquid christmas pudding.
Idiosynkrasie (3574) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUL 1, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle. Clear deep dark red with average frothy to creamy, moderately lacing off-white head. Fruity and slightly spicy aroma has notes of cherry, coriander, a touch of clove, a dry to soapy hop overtone. Taste is initially dark malty with an upflashing touch of cherry, slightly soapy hop note, becomes later earthy and minimally spicy. Unbalanced.
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
3rd July 2010
Hazy brown beer, good off white head. Fairly neutral palate. Palate is slightly soft. Sweetish malt - creamy. Nice fruity undertone - cherry dominant. Finishes semi dry and malty. Not bad for a Xmas beer!
KoNrRiI (432) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 bottle. Aroma seems to be rather equally divided between hops and malts, some christmas-like spicy additions in the background along with a delicate alcoholic scent and a subtle. Dark scarlet color and a small off-white head of very poor retention. Taste is pretty pleasant, sweet and malty, not very intricate. The beer has medium body and a fine creamy feel, however carbonation is somewhat to lively for this kind of beer which I feel should be enjoyed with family or a group of friends on a cold afternoon by a fireplace. The aftertaste is short and sweet, does not leave any sour or bitter residues. Overall it is a fine beer, very well suited for winter, quite drinkable for its kind and not overly sweet.