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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 331   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (13533) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
Bottle at Taverne ’t Botteltje in Oostend. As Leffe Kerstbier. Pours orange brown with a good beige head. Something of an evergreen aroma. Medium body with very frothy carbonation. Flavor is roast caramel with some evergreen note and some xmas type spice. But not overstated. Drinks better than many Leffes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (12736) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (12677) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12567) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
(33cl bottle, BB 15/04/11) Pours a clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of raisins, mustiness, and yeast. Flavor of raisins, yeast, light brown sugar, bread, nuts, and caramel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (12320) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (12285) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (12222) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Sampled at OBER Kerstbierfestival 2012. Clear dark amber to red-brown color, small off-white head. Smell malts and grains, lightly sweet. Tastes the same: malts, grains, sweetness. Ok body, medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11878) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11844) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11799) - 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.


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