msbernac (285) - POLAND - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-dark amber, clear, huge tan foam,
Palate-full body, thick feel, lively carbonation, bitter finish
Overall- very interesting
MMR (284) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very enjoyable little beer this Leffe Biere de Noelle. Has a nice dark red color with a taste of dark fruit. Slightly bitter but with a nic sweetness.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is clearly the best of the Leffe brand. It pours a dark plumb-red with a diminishing head. Though the basic taste is all malts, the generic sweetness of your everyday Leffe is elevated to greater heights with the addition of spices and Christmas cheer. There are, of course, no hops, but the plumb darkness is a fruity supplement, and the alcohol adds a bit of a bitter edge.
R2k2 (276) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, complicated aroma, nice full taste with the typical leffe twist. A little bit smokey. Nice, dark red color. Aftertaste stays on the palate for a while.
Lekker, gecompliceerd aroma. Goede volle smaak, met de typerische leffe twist. Beetje rokerig. Mooie donkere kleur. Nasmaak blijft goed op het gehemelte hangen.
holdan (243) - USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby with nice foamy head. Aroma weak on the nose, but can trace some sweet fruit, malt. Taste sweet fruit, candymalt, some bitter hops, and yet quit neutral, almost watery. Medium body, smooth. Easy and drinkable but could use some more character/alcohol.
Calisky (226) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur ambrée, mousse blanche. Arome de malt et caramel grillé. Gout doux et sucré de caramel et malt. Bcp de carbonation. Fin de bouche longue avec bonne amertume. Pas mal
Firefly54 (222) - - NOV 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber colour, off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, some cherry and dark fruit, creamy, some esters. Taste has subtle spice, cinnamon, clove, raisins, cream. I don’t think this is too bad, just like all other leffe beers. Nice Xmas beer to be fair.
gmonroe10 (216) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red, nice beige head, medium size. Nose is sweet malts, vanilaa, slight alcohol and also slight spice. Flavor is raisins and toffee, small bitterness on the finish. Ok, smooth and clean perhaps too much so.
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2009
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber brown clear body. Soap-reminding foam which decays very very quickly and is very unappealing. Taste is bitterness and leathery, not good at all. In the aftertaste there is a hint of sour cherries which makes up for a bit of the awfulness. Overall not a good beer.
MADpalace (174) - Budel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel red color with creamy collar that disappears fast. A bit musty smell of malt with some pleasant cherry sweetness in the background. Strong bitter ale, not as sweet as to be expected (not a warm and cosey Christmas feeling). Alltogether another disappointing example that ale is really not my style.