bhensonb (13533) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
FatPhil (12736) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
HenrikSoegaard (12677) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
bu11zeye (12567) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(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.
Christian (12320) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and malt with a weak cardboard note. Sweet caramel and fruit flavour.
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Benzai (12222) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
bierkoning (11878) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
thewolf (11844) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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]
Pinball (11799) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.