harrisoni (12088) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at post pre ZBF, bought at an all night shop in Bruges. Some cardboard on aroma, some fruit in mouth. Not particularly great, but just about ok.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Itís a clear, copper-colored beer topped by a beige head. Dried fruits and some alcohol on the nose. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated. Sweet, caramel flavor with a balancing bitterness. Dreid fruits and dark sugars too. Bitter finish with roast malts and sweetness. Overall, a nice beer considering itís brewer, but itís too anonymous to be really good. Rating: 6-3-6-4-13-3.2. 100326
Bottle. A clear, dark amber to brown beer with a minimal beige head. Dried fruits, raisins and figs, with brown sugar and caramel. Some alcohol notes. Itís full-bodied and slightly warming, too sugary, but quite well-tasting. Slightly roasted, some spiced notes and also some caramel and a good dash of dried fruits. But too sweet. Sweet finish with dried fruits, alcohol notes and brown sugar. A nice beer indeed, but a bit on the sweet side. The aroma is definately the best of it. 100711
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl bottle, BB 15/04/11) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raisins, mustiness, and yeast. Flavor of raisins, yeast, light brown sugar, bread, nuts, and caramel.
TBone (11378) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 330ml (BZ, BB 09/2012)
Deep ruby color, good off-white, cloudy head, lace. Aroma is woody, grassy, a bit papery and with notes of alcohol. Medium-bodied. Malty, semi-sweet with berryish notes, hops, grass and some nuttyness too. Typical Leffe: "ok" but not very exciting Belgian Xmas brew.
thewolf (10553) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bought at Brygshoppen. Pours clear chestnut brown with a fine, creamy, yellowish head. Lots of fine lacing. Aroma is sweet, lots of caramel, plums en masse. There is a spicy edge, clearly marking this more Christmas-y than other Leffes. Cloves and cinnamon mostly. Fair mouthfeel, just a tad thinish. Flavour is fine, some metal off-notes, but general malty, chewy sweetness. Lots of raisins, plums and some spicy dryness in the finish. Good, but relatively harmless, typical Leffe :o]
Christian (10363) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and malt with a weak cardboard note. Sweet caramel and fruit flavour.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. "BiŤre de NoŽl Kerstbier". Clear nice dark brown colour with a medium beige fairly well lasting head. Pours clear and dark golden brown with a small tan head. Deep malty bit spiced aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a soft sweetness with a deep pleasant maltiness, some spice and soft bitterness.
Pinball (10214) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from kihoskh.
clear red-brown, smooth ofwihte lacing head.
aroma is distinctly "belgian". sweet red and dark fruity aroma, alc. adds a little bitterness. fine aroma.
flavor is caramel, red and dark fruity, faint spicy. faint bitter nutty, faint dark caramelly. bittersweet faint dark fruity christmas brew.
Maria (9909) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It is dark amber with a huge, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, candy sugar, yeast and light spice and dark fruits. The flavour has sweetness and the same notes as the aroma, but also evident alcohol and the finish is rather spicy.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Taverne ít Botteltje in Oostend. As Leffe Kerstbier. Pours orange brown with a good beige head. Something of an evergreen aroma. Medium body with very frothy carbonation. Flavor is roast caramel with some evergreen note and some xmas type spice. But not overstated. Drinks better than many Leffes.