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Leffe De Noël | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
3.5/5
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65 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Belgium
abbaye-de-leffe.be

Style: Belgian Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thierrynantes on 12-09-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,742
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
65
pDev:
13.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 65 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Bradthoc
4.62/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Acquired one of these from the Bier Temple; Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium in December 2009. Poured in January 2010.

The beer poured a nice light amber color into a 33cl Leffe glass, with a creamy head after sitting outside refridgerator for about 10 minutes.

Immediately you notice the strong smell of spices and fruits, typical of holiday beers.

One of the most enjoyable beers I have ever had, this seasonal Leffe is smooth on the palate, crisp with a subtle taste of alcohol for an aftertaste.

The warm light flavors of cinnamon and apple are an appealing mix for cold winter days.

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Photo of Keegan
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of grahamboudreaux
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of educorgan
4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of BadAxeBeer
4.19/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really tasty beer for the holidays. 85/100

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Photo of Savaseri
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jonmikel
4.07/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle glass bought at Carrefour in Brussels.
-Very dark colour. Very opaque. A finger of foam.
-The smell reminds me of the Hefeweizen but less strong.
-The taste is very good.
-The feel is nice.
Overall, a beer worth a try if you're in the session.

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Photo of Jose9e
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of TheMyers
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of 6string
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of Louski
3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of basica
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Translucent amber pour into my Leffe glass, capped with a beautifully thick and milky white head with good retention and nice lacing; a pleasant eye candy. (4.5)

S - Strong notes of spices with some dark fruits and the familiar aroma of Belgian yeast. (4)

T - Upfront brown sugar sweetness and caramel, followed by some dark fruits, blended with spices in the middle and decked with some yeasty notes; the finish was short, insignificant and slightly bitter. (3.5)

M - Medium to full-bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a pleasantly creamy smooth texture (4)

D - The creamy smoothness and interesting flavors lend this beer pretty good drinkability but the short and uneventful finish in the taste was a bit disappointing and probably the only key flaw. (4)

Procured online from BelgianShop.com for the Christmas season and consumed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2010.

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Photo of The_Bujon
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a fizzy malty body with caramel head, which slims down rapidly to a thin filmy top in true leffe form.

The Aroma is malty caramel and is pretty pleasant, although not as rich as a typical Belgian Christmas Brew.

Taste is good, as per aroma, with a sweetness which suits.

Feel is definitely on the watery side, and a touch too much effervescence for this to be a contender.

Overall it is good, in the way a standard Leffe Blonde is good, not up to the standard for a Belgian Noël, and not as good as Radieuse, Rituel or Tripel from this brewery.

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Photo of Karo
3.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BierMeJohn
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Bruno74200
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Arthuros
3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djura
3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got it from France,0,75l champagne bottle.

A-Nice amber ruby color. Darker foam,lasting for minute or two. Medium carbonation.

S-Chocolate malt,sugar,coffee and i think roasted barley. Almost nothing from fruits.

T/M-Real Christmas worm ale. High alcohol volume,high carbonation,bitter aftertaste. A bit watery. It is not spicy enough.

O-Expected more from leffe and Christmas ale,but in all it's good.

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3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shanex
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For Christmas only! But we'll worth trying cheers.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a brown color with a white head. The aroma is toffee, apples and cinnamon. Somewhat surprisingly, the beer smells a lot like fresh-baked apple pie. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of caramel and toffee malts, as well as some dark fruit, apples, cinnamon and sugar. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice holiday beer. Better than expected.

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Photo of justevir
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%

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Leffe De Noël from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 65 ratings
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