1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Leffe Ruby - Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

Not Rated.
Leffe RubyLeffe Ruby

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

60 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 60
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 19.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thierrynantes on 04-04-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 22 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by fewa:
Photo of fewa
2.35/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

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.

fewa, Apr 11, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of ggaughan
3.1/5  rDev +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.

ggaughan, May 31, 2008
Photo of Mar02x
3.03/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Mar02x, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Lion088
4.36/5  rDev +43.4%

Lion088, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of BKotch
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

BKotch, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of robotiks
3/5  rDev -1.3%

robotiks, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of hanlonrn
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

hanlonrn, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of PaF
4/5  rDev +31.6%

PaF, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of cestlavie
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

cestlavie, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of ThaCreep
2.7/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

ThaCreep, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of Jose9e
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Jose9e, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of vinicole
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

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.

vinicole, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of CyR
4.22/5  rDev +38.8%
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.

CyR, Feb 10, 2011
Photo of Douberd
3.28/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Douberd, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of Absumaster
3.23/5  rDev +6.3%
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!).

Absumaster, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of EmperorBevis
3/5  rDev -1.3%

EmperorBevis, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of safaricook
3/5  rDev -1.3%

safaricook, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of TheSarge
3.58/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

TheSarge, Jul 02, 2008
Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.5/5  rDev +48%

AnitaBrewski, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of constantine_272
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

constantine_272, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of Idrankthat
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Idrankthat, May 25, 2014
Photo of duracell
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

duracell, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of JamesClever
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

JamesClever, May 29, 2012
Photo of probert
3.75/5  rDev +23.4%

probert, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Dec27
2.83/5  rDev -6.9%

Dec27, Sep 01, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Leffe Ruby from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
73 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.