jmgreenuk (8524) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Essen Christmas Beer Festival. Poured a clear medium brown colour with a thick bubbly tan head. The aroma is of malt and yeast. The flavour is weak bitter and malty. The palate doesn't exist and the beer lacks body. A poor Xmas beer.
ClubGonzo (5576) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, courtesy of StoreMy - thanks man! :-) Pours a deep clear coppery amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is overripe fruit, raisins, caramel and hints of dates and Belgian ale yeast. Taste is caramel, Belgian ale yeast (more pronounced), mellow dark fruits and sweet marzipan-like hints in the back. Some bitter burnt sugar tones in the finish, which provides a certain balance to the whole affair. Medium to full body, moderate to high carbonation. Not a bad Christmas beer at all from Leffe.
Benzai (14790) - 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.
ZwartePiet (60) - BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ben c’est de la biere de noel qui goute le sucre et l’epice.
Foncierement ca manque un peu de caractère :)
ReV2 (175) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, off white head, brown colour, perfumey aroma, sweet with a little spice. I’d be guessing but they seem to blend well together. A better than average offering from the Leffe stable, a good Christmas beer at the right strength. I like it.
Japalo (1866) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2014 Bottle@home. Light clear brown. Small head. Spicy peppery aroma. Quite dry with medium sweetness. Fine brew. Rerated 11/12-14 with a serious cold. One finger foam. Copper. Maybe at bit onedimensional.
karlsnes (47) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Uts: mørk rav, rikelig beige skum.
Duft: mye belgisk gjær og krydder, hint av humle.
Smak: middels fyldig, søt, god balanse mellom malt og mild humle. Noe stram og bitter ettersmak.
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Benfi (692) - DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark copper with light copper coloured head. Malty aroma. Fairly hoppy, full-bodied flavour. Pleasant christmas beer
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33 cl. Clear mahagony red with a frothy decent off-white head leaving a a little lacework. Smells like a Leffe, eg. dried fruity and yeasty. A little nutty to. Taste is sweet dried fruit, caramel, light citrus and a subdued bitterness. Peppery finish, but otherwise not that spicey for a Belgian X-mas offering. Better than most other Leffe offerings, still not very interesting.
auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Amber colored pour with medium sized head. Fruity, caramel, toffee and cherry aroma. Light sweet, malty, pleasant fruity finish. I enjoyed this. I can drink a lot of these this holiday season.