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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgBeerGeek (1299) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2012
From backlog

Head: creamy, off white , medium
Colour: deep redish brown
Smell: herbal, anise, sweet, coughdrop
Taste: herbal malty start, sweet overall with some yeasty bitterness, sticky oily end , candy sirup after ... nah

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1293) - HONG KONG - JAN 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2013

Clear dark copper brown colour; Medium head and off white foam and frothy; Very sticky lacing and lively carbonation; Light aroma of roast malt, sweet floral, plum and nuts; Medium body, with subdued sweet taste of banana, malt, light yeast and grass; Not thick but quite rich mouth feel with malty palate; Alcohol taste is well hidden but shoot up quite fast, after about 7 minutes; No hop bitterness and not much of a finish. Slight dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: This is like a stripped down version of Leffe Brune with Leffe Blond as the base with very low key smell and taste. Sweetness, bitterness and fragrance are presented in a low-key manner. A pretty different feel from the joyous Blond and Brune, and it’s quite suited for festive occasion, when having one beside the fire place and chat with friends will be perfect.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
androman (1284) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
33cl shared bottle at home from Biernavigatie.nl. Body is clear brown, head is medium, beige, medium bubbles, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is dried fruits, slightly smoky, flavor is malty, raisin, spices, bread. Medium sweet, medium umami, light sour. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium bittersweet, light fruity sour, light umami. Medium body, dry sticky texture, fizzy carbonation. Easy dessert beer, not too exciting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (1254) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2014
DWFACDSJT; Bottle. Pours clear copper with a moderate lasting, creamy, off-white head. Nose is malt, caramel, yeast, nutty, dark dried fruit and spice. Taste is moderate sweet and light bitter with a sweet, warming, spiced, moderate lasting finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to avarage.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
note666 (1213) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2011
2011 - 12 - 10 330ml bottle amber colour. frothy off-white head. hay and spices in aroma. not to sharp taste, bit bitter, light sour. long finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eduardovl (1188) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: APR 18, 2015 330ml bottle served in its own chalice. A: Pours a deep amber clear color forming a medium bubbled light beige head. Medium to low retention. A small layer remains in the top forever but only few lacings are left in the glass. S: Sweet and a bit spicy. Notes of cinnamon, caramel, nuts, toffee and dark fruits: plums, mainly. Strong notes of Belgian yeasts: Quite bready and earthy. Caramel and slightly roasted malts and a bit of flowery hops in the end. T: Sweet upfront. Caramel, toffee, caramel malts, dark fruits. Again, notes of plums. Strong notes of Belgian yeasts. Final is slightly bitter. M: Medium body. A bit molasses. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet Belgian style aftertaste which is more sweet than bitter in this one. O: Good drinkability. Easy beer. A bit warming too. Nice winter beer. [ BA Review @ 2/9/2013 ]

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JanEric (1144) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2010
Redbrown to brown coloured, dense, off white head. Fruity aroma, also somewhat fruity taste Furthermore it’s a bit watery. Fizzling, with a medium finish. Not that special.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2012
Pours dark copper with light copper coloured head. Malty aroma. Fairly hoppy, full-bodied flavour. Pleasant christmas beer; good with food.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (1133) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
33cl flesje via Brewery Shop, Brugge Alcoholpercentage van 6,6% Uitgeschonken in origineel Leffe glas Uiterlijk: koperrood met kleine schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: caramel, donker fruit, zoet, licht kruidig Conclusie: lijkt een beetje op Radieuse alleen dan minder vol. Beetje tegenvaller na het lange zoeken. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gopherfan99 (1132) - CROATIA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle; pours clear amber with a tan head; aroma is spicy with yeast; taste is sweet yeast, dark fruit, caramel, and spice; spicy light bitter finish; this beer reminded me of their Brune but a little bit more spices but I was hoping for something a little more distinctive; still an okay beer


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