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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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.


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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (998) - 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 its quite suited for festive occasion, when having one beside the fire place and chat with friends will be perfect.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (993) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle Aroma-malt, fruits Appearance-dark amber, clear, huge tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, Palate-full body, thick feel, lively carbonation, bitter finish Overall- very interesting

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
txspartan (976) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2011
I guess I expected too much from a Leffe Christmas beer. It didnt quite deliver.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (955) - 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
BelgiskOlklub (954) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2011
After the beer was served in the glass there was found a lasting quantity wall adhesive white foam collar which was fine and even of structure. The beer also contained much carbonic acid in the glass. The beer has a thick brown and a sweet taste. The after tast of the beer is hoppy bitter with a spicy touch . This beer smells to fruit.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TorbenH (925) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2014
red, brown, clear, tan foam, cinamon, soy sauce, herbs, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (890) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2004
Smoked aroma. The original yeasty Leffe-flavour. This is not very interesting.


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