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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (14021) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2010
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle. It’s 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 it’s brewer, but it’s 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. It’s 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13761) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. Spicy, phenols, fruity, roasted, nutty, sweetness, light candy, light chocolate, dried fruits, caramel, berries. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12966) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
(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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11690) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2011
Clear dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruity, yeasty, dried fruit and a little alcohol. Flavor is medium sweet. Dry finish. A positive surprise. 271210

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11391) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle at Taverne ’t 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (11349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2010
Draught at Belgobaren, Stockholm. Amber color, nice lasting offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity, apples, sourish notes, grapes and some toffee notes. Fruity flavor, bready, some grapes, some yeast, some hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11338) - DENMARK - NOV 27, 2010
33 cl bottle. Clear dark brown with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, dry, yeast and sweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11260) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and malt with a weak cardboard note. Sweet caramel and fruit flavour.


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