Leffe Ruby - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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Reviews by CyR:
4.22/5 rDev +40.2%
A: Color reddish
S: Alcohol soft berries
T: A little fat, alcohol, also watery fruits
M: A bit spicy
D: Pleasant and refreshing
A good fruit beer, not too sweet nor too sour, just perfect for a fruit beer. I like it. Probably the best of the Leffe-trademark.
02-10-2011 18:32:07 | More by CyR
More User Reviews:
3.1/5 rDev +3%
25 cl bottle tasted on 5 April 2008.
The beer poured a redish color with a slight off white head which gave way quickly to just a ring on the edge. The nose had a slight fruit, berry aroma but tha faded and didn't leave much else. The taste is mixed berry with some peppery notes and a slight citrus taste as well. The fruit taste is not overly convincing as if from a fruit syrup but it not bad either. Overall the taste doesn't last long.
05-31-2008 13:23:09 | More by ggaughan
3.03/5 rDev +0.7%
A - A clear dark pink beer with a white/pink head. It looks a bit like lemonade.
S - It smells like lemonade too - raspberries.
T - A very sweet raspberry beer, for the rest isn't there anything left to go for.
M - A medium carbonatation that feels soft and not pricky in my mouth. No bitterness and/or alcohol to discover. Just before swallowings there is a craemy softness.
O - It is not a bad beer and it tastes well made. It is just not my style anymore.
01-11-2012 20:02:07 | More by Mar02x
2.7/5 rDev -10.3%
Alcohol soft nose, which is characteristic of the range, but with a fragrance, style syrup Tesseire red fruit (pomegranate, raspberry, strawberry). Mouth quite watery and without much fat and flavor that does not spice of Leffe Blonde. Just a taste of red fruit syrup but that sounds a bit too artificial to be really valuable as fruit beer.
02-08-2011 10:14:12 | More by ThaCreep
3.28/5 rDev +9%
Bottle of 300 ml at home. I didn't know it was a fruit beer when I got it.
Pours a light red coloured beer with a very froathy, reddish one finger head, with average retention more or less.
Smell is of sour cherries mostly.
Taste is very sweet and fruity of course. Again, a bit of sour cherries and some kind of berries. It doesn't taste as artificial as others.
On the body is thin and very carbonated.
04-20-2012 11:54:53 | More by Douberd
3.23/5 rDev +7.3%
A ruby red beer with a settling head.
Smell is very fruity, red fruit mainly, like lemonade syrop. Maybe some wheat in the smell?
Taste is sweet and reminds nowhere of beer. I has no bitterness and the malts are sparingly present. The fruit aroma is very present and although clearly artificial, it is not chemical or overly present. The alcohol is very well hidden, but that is not a plus in this case. The beer is like a breezer (bacardi), I know there is alcohol but it drinks like soda pop. Good job of Leffe to formulate a rose beer of which I could drink a couple, if I would ever have the plan to do so. (Probably never!).
07-08-2012 16:06:35 | More by Absumaster
3.58/5 rDev +18.9%
I poured this from a 25cl bottle. The head presentation is great with a finger thick head, which has a pinkish tint to it. Retention lasts quite a good spell. The body is ruby red and complements the name of this brew.
Aroma qualities are grape, melon, and slightly cherry.
The taste is at first by a sour cherry flavor that gives way to a melon and cherry mix.
The texture of this brew is foamy and less soda pop like. I can tell this is has a good malt presence, as opposed to relying on sugary syrup to dish out the alcohol.
Out of the two Belgian fruit based beverages I've had, I'd have to say this is the best thus so far.
07-02-2008 14:55:11 | More by TheSarge
2.35/5 rDev -21.9%
Bought as a 6 pack in France combined with a 12 pack of Blonde. The bottles were .25l minis...thank God because this beer was not one that I wanted to last. Poured into a .3l german altbier glass.
A: Fizzy, pitiful head disappeared quickly leaving very little white clinging around the glass. Red and clear with small bubbles...really reminds me of cherry soda...
S: Sweet and lightly fruity smelling...again a cherry berry soda pop whiff...maybe weak fruit punch...
T: Think wild berry wine cooler. Cloying sweetness and corn sugar linger as the stuff goes down. No hops to balance any of this...just carbonation. Faint taste of some unidentifable berry. Not very pleasant or engaging. Nothing to wrap your tongue around.
M: Carbonated fizz. Slick and persistent on the tongue.
D: Could chug this like a cherry fizz, with less satisfaction. Might drink only on a hot day, with a wicked hankerin' for something sweet...not recommended. This beer is worse than the standard fare usually offered up by Leffe.
02-18-2009 19:54:28 | More by shwami
2.8/5 rDev -7%
We pour a brew a color somewhere between pink and gold. It holds a two finger head light rose in color. This is pillowy, and recedes at a rather slow pace leaving specs of lacing as it goes. There is near full transparency and no sediment is noted. Carbonation appears highly active. The aroma sings with tart fruit. There is sloppy adjuncty grain mixed in amongst the notes of cool, artificial cherry. It smells of a cheap lambic, but even more fake and fruity. The flavor profile follows very closely to the aroma. We begin with tangy cherry flavoring that sits closely next to pale grain and metallic pangs. This moves through to the middle which is characterized by salty, sweet candy-fruit and grain. The finish is strong with wet adjuncty malts that are all over the place. All along it remains sickeningly sweet. The aftertaste breathes of menthol, cherry cough-drop. The body is light to medium and the carbonation is beyond high. The mouth is left wet and a little puckered, with the faintest suggestions of froth throughout. The abv is easy and the beer drinks as easily as any fruity soda would.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew were the cherry inclusions. The brew embodies a seemingly enjoyable lambic fruitiness at first, but quickly dives to an adjuncty, artificial finish that leaves little to be desired. It is actually quite hard to distinguish this as a “beer”, as it tastes so much like a flavored soda, with little distinction from a serious grain or any other defining flavors.
05-29-2011 03:53:16 | More by TheBrewo
Leffe Ruby from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
72 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.