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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eduardovl (1079) - 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 ]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1071) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (1064) - Linz, AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown body with tan head. Aroma is Belgian yeast with some sourness and spices. Taste is yeasty malts with some sour fruits. Aftertaste is malty sour bitterness. Nice one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HermanW (1046) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2011
0,3 liter fles. Ik heb deze al een poosje in de kelder en nu met Kerst moet het maar gebeuren. Goed bier. Qua kleur had ik een dubbele verwacht. Ik ben niet erg enthousiast.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
EddyBeer1 (1045) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2013
Brune ambrée, effervescence moyenne, col fin. Malts caramel, légèrement fruitée, assez sèche et toujours ce mauvais goût propre à la Leffe...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ralphdot (1007) - Billingham, Durham, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2011
Deep red colour with a thin head, the aroma is spicy and very fruity, fruity Christmas taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (1006) - PERU - DEC 31, 2008
Poured dark brown/amber with an off-white head. Some roasted malts and some hoppy bitterness. Nice beer, but not enough depth.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
txspartan (983) - Berchem, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2011
I guess I expected too much from a Leffe Christmas beer. It didn’t quite deliver.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgiskOlklub (973) - Viby J, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2015
Red amber coloured body with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, red grapes, alcohol. The taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Long bitter sweet finish. Sticky texture.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjik83 (969) - 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


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