Leffe beer is a classic Belgian beer, known for its rich and sweet aroma. The Leffe Brewery is one of the oldest breweries in Belgium, dating back to the 13th century. The brewery is located in the town of Dinant in the Wallonia region of Belgium and has a rich history of producing high-quality beers. One of the latest additions to their range is the Leffe Hiver Ale, a 6.6% winter ale that is perfect for the festive season.

In this review, we will be taking a closer look at the Leffe Hiver Ale. The bottle is classic Leffe style with a few golden touches to give it a wintery feel, and the label is red instead of the usual colorway. The beer pours a lively dark brown with a hint of red and a big two and a half to three finger off-white head.

The aroma of the Leffe Hiver Ale is deep and rich, with a sweet and fruity bubblegum-like scent. The typical Belgian yeast gives it a synthetic sweet shop aroma, and there is also a hint of peppery spice that adds a nice twist to the traditional Belgian ale.

When it comes to taste, the Leffe Hiver Ale is different from the traditional Leffe brown ale. There is a spicy kick, with a low-key heat that is not overpowering. The sweet berry flavours, combined with a citrus zest, give the beer a fresh and lively taste. The carbonation is mild, but the flavour carries through, and the midsection brings in a light spritziness with a sherbert-y orange flavour. The swallow has a bit of spice and a semi-bitter caramel aftertaste that is not too sweet.

Overall, the Leffe Hiver Ale is an easy drinker and will be a hit on Christmas day. It may not be exceptional as far as Leffe beers go, but it is an average beer with a good balance of sweetness and spice. The sweet berry notes, combined with a hint of spice, make it a perfect beer for the festive season. Whether you're a fan of Leffe beers or just looking for a new winter ale, the Leffe Hiver Ale is definitely worth trying.

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