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Leffe Ruby - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BA SCORE
72
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 19.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | 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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Reviews by fewa:
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fewa

Belgium

2.35/5  rDev -21.9%

The beer pours a nice ruby red colour with a white head, which disappears fast. The scent is rather disappointing. It smells artificial, sweet and fruity. Taste; is this beer or lemonade? Horribly sweet, artificial red fruits and some traces of bitterness in the aftertaste. This is not beer, this is lemonade.

04-11-2011 18:47:32 | More by fewa
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

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
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Mar02x

Netherlands

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
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robotiks

Illinois

3/5  rDev -0.3%

08-16-2014 01:49:18 | More by robotiks
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hanlonrn


3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-10-2012 12:09:44 | More by hanlonrn
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PaF

Israel

4/5  rDev +32.9%

03-30-2013 21:57:01 | More by PaF
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cestlavie

New York

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-03-2013 18:21:02 | More by cestlavie
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ThaCreep

Belgium

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
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Jose9e

Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

12-29-2013 23:23:34 | More by Jose9e
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CyR

Belgium

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

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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
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Douberd

Netherlands

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
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Absumaster

Netherlands

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
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -0.3%

07-14-2014 21:31:50 | More by EmperorBevis
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safaricook

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -0.3%

08-17-2014 20:51:35 | More by safaricook
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TheSarge

Virginia

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
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AnitaBrewski

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +49.5%

12-28-2012 16:28:56 | More by AnitaBrewski
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Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

05-25-2014 15:19:31 | More by Idrankthat
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

01-17-2013 00:25:54 | More by duracell
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JamesClever


2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

05-29-2012 21:41:12 | More by JamesClever
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Dec27


2.83/5  rDev -6%

09-01-2014 18:51:42 | More by Dec27
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jimwilliammartin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-22-2014 12:55:02 | More by jimwilliammartin
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paulcdc

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-12-2014 02:44:25 | More by paulcdc
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EdmundBlackadder

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

02-15-2014 20:18:20 | More by EdmundBlackadder
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Bobhoya

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

08-04-2012 18:58:11 | More by Bobhoya
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shwami

Germany

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
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Leffe Ruby from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
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