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Leffe Ruby - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
72
okay

43 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 2.99
pDev: 20.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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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TheBrewo

Michigan

2.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 03:53:16 | More by TheBrewo
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3.35/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours reddish with a pale pink, tall head. Dissipation takes a long, long time and leaves fantastic lacings.

S: Lots of raspberries, but rather sweet - lemonade instead of berries? Some malt.

T: Sweet - but not overly sweet. Raspberries and some malt, alongsides with oranges and some spices.

M: Aftertaste holds the raspberries for a really long time. Body is medium and carbonation is mild.

O: Not bad, but I expected more...

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2.74/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

330 ml. bottle. Thick head with pink tones that leaves a good lace, rose wine colour. Smell of medicinal syrup, red frutis and vanilla. Thin body, sweet palate. Taste of red fruits, apples and medicinal fruit. Not exactly the best of the Leffe beers.

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Appearance: Ruby/copper; small head, dissipates quickly; good lacing

Aroma: Fruity, but fake fruity; maybe strawberries mixed with something

Taste: Taste is actually impressive; fruity, but pleasant; sort of a malty fruit soda; enjoyable overall

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

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Poured from a 30 cl bottle bought in Germany.

A - A crystal clear beer, very light in color. Light copper or orange, it almost seems pink-tinged when held up to light. Head is pure white and made of large, soap-like bubbles. It fades quickly, but has sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is not beer-like. A spice sticks out like a sore thumb (cardamom?) Malt and hops can't make it past that smell. Fruit is at low level, but there might be some strawberry. It smells more like an expensive French soap than beer.

T - Again, I can't find anything resembling a beer. It is a sweet, strawberry fruit juice with the same spice flavor to match the aroma. Malt is very much in the background and hops are non-existent. No alcohol flavor.

M - Prickly, almost harsh carbonation. No hops bitterness or alcohol burn. Body is light.

O - This is much closer to a wine cooler than a beer. I'm not sure it belongs on the RateBeer site, except maybe I can warn some beer lovers away before they waste their money.

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Leffe Ruby from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
72 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.