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Barbe Ruby - Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 16.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: JAHMUR on 12-03-2013

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Photo of Chessmaster
3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into Barbe glass (both from Christmas gift pack)

A: The beer pours a hazy medium dark red, with a thin cap of white head which lingers. The beer exhibited some nice lacing on the glass.

S: The smell is a strong cherry smell, rich ripe fruit. No discernible malt or hop aromas. Unlike another beer I tried in the this gift pack, this beer luckily did not have vinegary notes. The smell was overall pleasant.

T: The initial taste is very pleasant, with strong cherry taste to match the smell. In the middle of a sip, the cherry gives way to a powerful tartness which is not as pleasant, and finishes with a pine-like hop aftertaste, which did not seem to match with the cherry flavors. There were no discernible malt flavors, this could have been a fermented cherry juice for all the malt flavor (none) present.

F: Prickly, effervescent carbonation. Light and refreshing.

O: Better than another cherry or sour beer I sampled from the same brewery, but still not really my cup of tea (mug of beer?). It probably falls well inside the style it claims to be (kriek) but again, not a huge fan of the style.

Photo of chefbigjon
4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CHickman
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Lark in East Northport, NY: Pours ruby red with a 1 finger tan head that faded slowly and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells like black cherry soda, brown sugar, caramel, cherry, fruity candy and sweet juice like a fruit punch Juicy Juice. It smells really damn good, nice and fruity but not cloyingly sweet.

Tastes like it smells and is just like a black cherry soda, with a mix of strong cherry, plum and other dark fruits, brown sugar, caramel, fruity candy like Skittles and Razzles, fruit punch Juicy Juice, and a slight tart sour pucker in the finish. It may be a little too sweet but is still very tasty with complex fruity flavors, and a nice mix of fruit that also brings in nice some malty sweetness and a slight sour finish. The fruit tastes real and not artificial.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a watery feel, a sweet mild sourness that is slightly bitter yet its still very tasty. Overall a very good and unique beer that was really well done for a fruit beer. I liked it so much that I ordered a second glass and several of my friends tried it and agreed that it tasted like a black cherry soda, was quite different and enjoyable for a beer and one of them even ordered their own glass. Very un-beer like, but a good change of pace brew.

Photo of dheldman
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Waveoff
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of enelson
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lemke10
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This pours a deep maroon color with a pinkish head. The aroma is sweet, tart and bursting with cherry flavors. The taste is sweet, smooth and full of cherries. It’s not as rich or bursting with flavor as I would have imagined but it is still fairly decent for the style.

Photo of GRG1313
2.78/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

This is a glass that looks fine with a super red color and a very fast fading pink head. The smell is just awful! It smells like super cheap strawberry licorice and the taste, while still has a very sweet strawberry character follows the nose albeit a bit more tolerable. Very strawberry soda in all respects. For some people this very sweet beer may be appealing. For a "beer person" this may well be undrinkable.

Photo of CatfishBrewery
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a fun fruit beer. I did expect it to be tasty. The cherry is "bright". I'm really new at rating. I don't want to go crazy. If I'm off, show a little grace. Mouthful to me would be the ease of flow and amount of thick malt feel, this runs a little thin. Head, radish and came up on the pour, thinned out pretty quick, no real aftertaste other than the fruit. Warm and bready long aftertaste. Warm on the alcohol. Great hot day early afternoon beer or skip dessert and have this after ribs.

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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2.83/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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Barbe Ruby from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
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