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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Belgian Ale
Leuven, Belgium

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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1670) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Medium to dark amber with a frothy, lacy, somewhat lasting off-white head. Smells of malt, nut, soft roast, dried fruit, figs, caramel with a yeast that reminds me of Leffe Blond. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Sweet caramel, nut, toasted malt, with a dry bitter nutty finish. Sweet and fruity with some faint spice. Nice and easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1428) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Pours a red/brown colour, taste is slightly sour, with red berries, spice and a creamy palate

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (409) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2013
One of my favorite Leffe variants. Introduced to me in 2012 in Belgium - in the U.S. we only find blond & brune. Nice one around the holidays with a pretty good overall balance on all fronts, but enough holiday spice to get you in the spirit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ha1ag (733) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2008
Bottled from Carrefour in Genk, Deep warm ruby-orange color, fruity vanilla cinammon nose with thin tan head. Aroma is fruits (dark berries ?), cinammon, vanilla. Flavour is very apparent with bitter orange, vanilla, cinammon. Not a heavweight, medium carbonation flattens it. Nicely composed beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2829) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 12, 2009
Bottled 33cl. Courtesy of kappldav123. Appearance: It pours a beautiful clear ruby beer with a nicely lasting creamy beige head. Nice lacework. Aroma: Inviting, smooth, subtle and very christmassy. Yeast accentuated, sweet with hints of cherry, molasses, candy sugar, fennel, nutmeg, quite a lot of fudge, cinnamon, tobacco, stuffy sitting room, coconut and coriander. Pleasant. Flavor and palate: Low carbonation. Sweet and very smooth. Medium bodied. Very drinkable. Extremely low bitterness. Yeast driven. Rather interesting. Caramel, cinnamon, walnuts, tobacco, nutmeg and fennel showing up. Sweet yeasty finish with which is reminiscent of marmite and arabic gum. Overall impression: Better than I expected. Thanks kappldav123!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (11260) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4759) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
light malty,cookie and nutty aroma,red/brown, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1154) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
33 cL bottle from Beers of Europe. Looks the part when poured into a Leffe glass, dark brown with a good head but not too much of a gusher. Typical Leffe aroma, nice and mild, though not highly distinctive. Tastes like a brown coloured Leffe Blond, and is somewhat disappointing. Smooth slightly bitter beer. Not as good as Leffe Bruin, and a bit of style over substance.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdan (260) - USA - NOV 29, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5487) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle (33 cl) from the Cracked Kettle. Clear copper, medium off-white head. Typical fruity, almondy, and slightly phenolic Leffe aroma, with some floral hops. Meidum bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, medium bitterness.


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