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Leffe Ruby - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
73
okay

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 19.61%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thierrynantes on 04-04-2008)
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Photo of gmattkennedy
4.38/5  rDev +43.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank this in Paris at a Caffe. I tried to describe it to a friend but could only get out....it's like champagne? Regardless, I loved it and have been trying desperately to find it in the US since to no avail.

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
3.53/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Ruby red in colouration with a pinkish foam raised from active carbonation.

Smell - Some tones of raspberry, cherry and a floral almost leafy element. Zero malt or hop to be found which is typical of the style but the fruit aroma is not full or developed.

Taste - The flavour is a reasonably good sweet sour mix of the same fruit as detected in the nose however here the floral and leafy elements are slightly woody. The flavour profile is a decent example of the style as it has little malt forward and the hops are not to be detected at all. the fruit however is not as assertive as it could be and feels somewhat watered down.

MF - Sharp and crisp but rather thin and boasting no CO2 feel at all. It ends with an odd enough balance between dry and cloying so that there is pretty much no linger and the beer leaves you with nothing in the mouth to tell you that you have been drinking.

Overall - Not bad as an example to let someone who has never had a fruit/veggie beer before know what it is about but it is not a strong contender at all. Leffe generally produce much better beers than this and I find this one to be a little bit of a let down and I will not get or drink this again unless it is given to me.

Photo of KentCstrait
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -2%

Photo of interzen
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

I suspect that this stuff might have been near some fruit at one point in its journey to the bottle, but it sure as hell doesn't taste like any fruit I've ever had.

Nasty and artificial - an embarrassment to the Leffe name, IMO.

Photo of gregcordle
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.4/5  rDev +11.1%

A: Ruby red glazed with a small off-white head. Clusters of yeasty bubbles.
S: Smells incredibly perfumey. Turkish Delight and strawberry flavoured confectionaries.
T: Tastes exactly like it smells. Like Turkish Delight in a glass. It's pretty sweet and very rich. Very effeminate indeed, and a bit much for me.
O: Eugh!

Photo of vinicole
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Is this really a beer? I think not. No hint of hops, malt, yeast or grain of any sort.
Raspberry and sweet. Quite pleasant I guess and not what I was expecting. Low score due comparison with real beers.

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.24/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.36/5  rDev +42.5%

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2.83/5  rDev -7.5%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3.04/5  rDev -0.7%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4/5  rDev +30.7%

Photo of flyingpig
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

750ml Bottle from Tesco (£2.99):
Looks like clear blackcurrant juice with a 1cm, bubbly white head that disappears almost instantly.

Sweet with lots of raspberries plus a solid malt base & lots of sugar plus lighter fruits. Some strawberries come through with hints of spice & sourness. Definitely sweet beer but not overpowering.

Sweet with lots of strawberries & raspberries, the strawberries are the more dominant. Some sugar & a candy like tastes appear with some cherries & syrup, almost artificial in places.

Light medium, some spice & medium carbonation. Sweet but not overly so.

I wasn't overly confident before trying this one but it was miles better than Leffe Nectar at least. Not a great beer really & both the Brune and Blonde version are also better but it was an okay beer for a midweek drink.

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2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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3/5  rDev -2%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Leffe Ruby from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
73 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.