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Leffe Ruby - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Not Rated.
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30 Reviews
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Reviews: 30
Hads: 91
Avg: 2.92
pDev: 38.01%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A. visit their website

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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Reviews: 30 | Hads: 91
Reviews by Darkmagus82:

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of stephenlee
3.47/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ggaughan
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Mar02x
3.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Lion088
4.36/5  rDev +49.3%

Photo of BKotch
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of KennethLavrsen
1.28/5  rDev -56.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Artificial fruit taste. I did not even finish my glass. If you want malt/hubs tasting beer this is not for you. If you like sweet fruit juice with alcohol then this is for you

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Photo of robotiks
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Antyk
3.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hanlonrn
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of PaF
4/5  rDev +37%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.64/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cestlavie
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of ThaCreep
2.68/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of Jose9e
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of vinicole
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

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Photo of Foley67
3.67/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CyR
4.3/5  rDev +47.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of Douberd
3.27/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of Absumaster
3.2/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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!).

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Photo of KentCstrait
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Karo
2.23/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

It tastend too artificial for me

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Photo of EmperorBevis
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of safaricook
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of TheSarge
3.56/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Leffe Ruby from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
72 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.