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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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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12060) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2010
Bottle. copper colour with a beige head. Aroma is dried fruit, caramel, sugar. candis sugar. Flavour is dried fruits, caramel, sugar, candis sugar, alcohol, spices.Nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11610) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11378) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
Bottle, bought at Brygshoppen. Pours clear chestnut brown with a fine, creamy, yellowish head. Lots of fine lacing. Aroma is sweet, lots of caramel, plums en masse. There is a spicy edge, clearly marking this more Christmas-y than other Leffes. Cloves and cinnamon mostly. Fair mouthfeel, just a tad thinish. Flavour is fine, some metal off-notes, but general malty, chewy sweetness. Lots of raisins, plums and some spicy dryness in the finish. Good, but relatively harmless, typical Leffe :o]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (11257) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle courtesy Hansen. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Golden amber colour. Moderate malty nand hoppy aroma. Some yeasty notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Nutty and woody notes. Creamy palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11088) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2010
33cl bottle from kihoskh. clear red-brown, smooth ofwihte lacing head. aroma is distinctly "belgian". sweet red and dark fruity aroma, alc. adds a little bitterness. fine aroma. flavor is caramel, red and dark fruity, faint spicy. faint bitter nutty, faint dark caramelly. bittersweet faint dark fruity christmas brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2008
Bottled. Dark brown color. Malty aroma with hints of spices. Malty sweet, alcoholic, spicy flavor. Nutmeg, cinnamon, cardemom. Sticky mouthfeel. Satisfyingly balanced. Better as expected.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (10840) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
A clear brown ale with a thin lacing mocha head. In aroma, maderized malt with caramel notes, honey. In mouth, a sweet nutty malt with faint herbs, coriander, cloves, light bodied, tired. Bieropholie import.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Tap at Sheraton Brussels. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, dates, light acetic notes and phenols. Flavor is phenols, light sourness, dates and raisins, light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 10, 2009
Botella. "Bière de Noël Kerstbier". Clear nice dark brown colour with a medium beige fairly well lasting head. Pours clear and dark golden brown with a small tan head. Deep malty bit spiced aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavour has a soft sweetness with a deep pleasant maltiness, some spice and soft bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10240) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2011
330ml bottle (?, Brussels)
6 Sweet bananabread aroma, some butter on that.
4 Rich red, self-supporting tight head.
6 Cakey, caramelly and buttery. Not bad at all. Maybe a touch sweet, but forgivable for a christmas beer.
3 Sweet sugary palate, pleasant carbonation. Very simple sweet finish with some cut mixed peel and very emasculated hops.
12 Lacking real character, but certainly not actually bad in any way. As a mass-produced product, this actually good.


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