MADpalace (165) - Budel, - MAR 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel red color with creamy collar that disappears fast. A bit musty smell of malt with some pleasant cherry sweetness in the background. Strong bitter ale, not as sweet as to be expected (not a warm and cosey Christmas feeling). Alltogether another disappointing example that ale is really not my style.
undercurrent25 (1179) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a red/brown colour, taste is slightly sour, with red berries, spice and a creamy palate
kevnic2008 (6618) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33 bottle. Red-brown colour, off-white head. Aroma has dark fruits and spices. Flavour is spicy, malty and fruity.
kraddel (1920) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2013
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
pours clear brown . no foam
smell is that typical leffe sweetness again
too much carbo . undrinkable amounts of sugar . another typical leffe beer . drainpour , that is !
gunnar (4322) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at DSJT Cardinal. Pours clear dark brown with a small creamy head. Aroma of earthy and cellary malts. Taste is light sweet caramel, spicy and moderate hoppy end, nice enough.
Holmen1 (1683) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på DSJT, Cardinal nov-13: Det sitter langt inne å innrømme det, men selv de aller største industribryggeriene kan levere juveler hvis de vil. Dette er virkelig julesnop som alle bør prøve. Vellykket etter alle parametre: utseende, aroma, smak, munnfylde og ettersmak. Kveldens store overraskelse.
Camons (4519) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Studenterbaren, Århus. Pours amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, yeast, caramel, spice. Flavor is malt, little yeast, caramel, dried dark fruits, spice. Thin to medium body, lively carbonation. 161113
Sigmund (4508) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, soon available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.6%. Beautiful clear reddish brown colour, large off-white head. Pleasant aroma of malts, caramel, brown kandij sugar and mild Christmas spices. Relatively light bodied for its strength and style. The flavour is not as sweet as I feared, but has otherwise the same elements as the aroma. Mild spices and very moderate hops in the finish. Please disregard that it is brewed by the biggest brewery corporation in the world - this is a good beer!
msbernac (147) - POLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-dark amber, clear, huge tan foam,
Palate-full body, thick feel, lively carbonation, bitter finish
Overall- very interesting
EddyBeer1 (576) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brune ambrée, effervescence moyenne, col fin. Malts caramel, légèrement fruitée, assez sèche et toujours ce mauvais goût propre à la Leffe...
Cunningham (3671) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear deep nutty brown color with a big frothy off white head that leaves a fine lacing.
Aroma: Fruity, malty and some yeast.
Palate: Medium + body. Slightly sweet and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Fruity, some spices, malty and yeast.
Overall impression: I am already looking forward to Christmas. Lovely ale!
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Grima