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Leffe Ruby - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
72
okay

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 19.34%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: thierrynantes on 04-04-2008

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Photo of Karo
2.23/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

It tastend too artificial for me

Photo of Nine_Tails
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of GJ40
3.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A refreshing drink that would appeal to a wide audience.

Photo of kamilgracki
3.56/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paul_Hutchinson
2.51/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Looks great. Lovely red ruby cloud with a nice head which slowly disappears to leave a lacy foam. Fruity nose but is overpowered by the malt. The taste is similar, initially a refreshing strawberry flavour but the aftertaste is all malt which kills off the fruitiness. The taste doesn't really linger long except the sickly taste of malt. Not a favourite of mine, and having now had two leffe beers, this is not a brewery for me

Photo of Boto
3.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

50cl can from French food store: This one pours a fairly clear ruby color. There was a bit of a pinkish head on it that leaves some lacing. An interesting aroma. Getting mainly sweeter raspberries and strawberries as the main component. Also getting a bit of a caramel malt in the background. Interesting taste. Getting some red berries, but just a bit of sweetness some them. Tasting a bit of a abbey beer behind it. Have they taken their abbey beer and added some fruit flavor to it? My guess is probably. It rates just an OK. I’d rather have a real lambic than this.

Photo of gmattkennedy
4.36/5  rDev +43%
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
3.52/5  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 -9.8%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of interzen
2.5/5  rDev -18%

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%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.4/5  rDev +11.5%

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 -9.8%

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.

Photo of constantine_272
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of BKotch
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of TGS
3.24/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +23%

Photo of Lion088
4.36/5  rDev +43%

Photo of Dec27
2.83/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of safaricook
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of bird_soul
3.04/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of robotiks
3/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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Leffe Ruby from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
72 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.