Leffe Biere de Noël is a stunning beer; it's a mid-brown colour with a lovely amber hue and a bubbly cream coloured head. The head is quite loose so it's not surprising to see it disappear but it does retain a thin foam layer.
The aroma is so malty with a huge hit of spicy mixed fruit and a hint of smooth, sweet toffee. It's not a terribly strong smell but it is so appealing and I knew I was in for a real treat as I leaned in for my first sip. The taste is HEAVENLY; tangy toffee, sticky treacle, sweet malt and a slight hint of cinnamon - this is a dark ale lover's dream.
It's medium bodied and well carbonated which gives the feel of champagne bubbles bursting on the tongue, however, I would have preferred the bubbles to be a little less harsh. It's a shame it's so fizzy as it was looking like it would score full marks across the board.
An absolutely delicious malty ale with sweet toffee notes and a pinch of festive spice, I'd be more than happy to drink a Biere de Noël again so Ale Be Seeing You!
Brewed by Leffe, Belgium
My Untappd score: 4.5/5