Leffe Ruby
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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Style:
Fruit and Field Beer
Ranked #977
ABV:
5%
Score:
73
Ranked #48,711
Avg:
3.09 | pDev: 20.06%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
142
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rex_4539 from Greece

3.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Clear ruby color, one finger white head, excellent thin lacing, good carbonation.

S: Fruity, tart.

T: Fruity, tart, bittersweet from the roses. Difficult to drink.

F: Light bodied, nicely flavored.

O: A light beer but a slow sipper.

Jan 16, 2020
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WeAreWolves from England

2.6/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

My least favourite of the Leffe brand. Strange taste,reminds me of Turkish Delight. Roses,Violets,Strawberry,Cherry. Not too sweet. Would be ok on a hot day I suppose.

Jan 03, 2020
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the large can, it pours a ruby colored amber with a large off-white head that slowly dissipates. In the nose, it is cherryish and some malt and hops. In the mouth, it is slightly sweet and malty, with cherry in the flavor profile.

Nov 17, 2019
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Abbaye de Leffe S.A. "Leffe Ruby"
50 cl can coded "26/10/19 4205:14" and sampled on 23 June 2018

Notes: Mostly clear reddish body beneath a finger-thick head of pink foam that holds well. Effervescent. The aroma is sweet with red cherries but also very slightly acidic with red berries and a hint of estery yeast. The flavor is sweetish, again with cherry and red and dark berries, some black grape, and some wheaty malt. There's some mild bitterness to it but not much. Very much a "girly drink".

Jan 15, 2019
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MushroomChung from Northern Ireland

2.04/5  rDev -34%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Look: looks really cheap. Like cheap cherryade

Smell: like acid sick. Like the bile when you are vomming whenever you're drunk

Taste: OK, really weak. It's fine.

Feel: N/A

Overall : not as good as rekorderlig cider. Not good.

Sep 11, 2017
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IvanVanioff from Argentina

2.16/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Visual: Color ambar tirando a rojizo. Es transparente pero sin llegar a ser cristalina, de fluidez normal, poca vivacidad del gas y con burbujas finas. La espuma tiene poca densidad y persistencia, y es de color blanco pálido.

Aroma: Predomina el aroma a frutos rojos, particularmente fresas. La malta es muy suave y el lúpulo casi inapreciable. Percibo un sutil aroma a alcohol. El aroma a fresas es intenso y persistente. Puede percibirse como artificial o medicinal.

En boca: También predominan los sabores intensos a frutos rojos, en especial fresas y bayas. El sabor de la malta es muy suave, y el lúpulo inapreciable al igual que la levadura. Se percibe cierta acidez cítrica en boca. El amargor es leve y poco persistente, ya que predomina el dulzor de los adjuntos.

Aug 08, 2017
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The_Bujon from Ireland

3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Was trying to avoid this one, but finally succumbed to reviewing.

This really does look like a fizzy cherry-ade pop, bright clear red body, with a pink foamy head.

Smell is it's best feature, light fresh and fruity.

Taste is a little tart and highly carbonated. 5% abv is still as strong as some premium pilsners.

Might be ok on a scorching hot day after a 50 mile crawl on hands and knees through the Sahara desert, but failing that this is for all intents and purposes an alco-pop.

The worst offering from Leffe.....they should drop it IMO

Jun 13, 2017
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KrisPaulk77 from Mississippi

3.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Picked up at Asda in Dyce.
Poured a bright and clear ruby with a fizzy pinkish head.
Nose was bright and fruity, with raspberry, tart cherry and mulberry potpourri in the background.
Flavor matched the nose. Juicy and tart with an abundance of red berries and a touch of citrus.
Bubbly and lively carbonated. Overall, decent.

Mar 11, 2017
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FLima from Brazil

3.27/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pinkish amber color with a thick head with great retention.
Aroma with notes of strawberry, grapes, Brazilian jabuticaba, but actually it is a mix of several red and some dark fruits including elderberry.
Sweet flavor with notes of multiple berries (raspberries, strawberries, elderberries), a bit of cloves, cherry drops and maybe a bit of banana from their traditional yeast. Dry aftertaste with a mild sour aftertaste.
Light body with a slightly effervescent carbonation.
Average Fruit beer. It feels sweet and a bit juicy/artificial taste rather than fruity, but it has a good complexity of multiple berries.

Mar 05, 2017
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joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

3.81/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank on tap in Bar Belge, Paris.

A: The body is purely cristalline with a ruby body. The head is white, one finger thick. The aspect is interesting.
S: The aroma is very rich. The smell of cherry is very sweet being on top of rhe hoppiness and the yeasty profiles. Very good indeed.
T: The taste is interesting because most fruit beers I've had so far weren't this good. Leffe Ruby is very very rich in cherry, to an amount that goes beyond description. The end is a bit weird because the sweetness and the minor profile of bitterness don't connect very well but in overall it's good.
M: The body is low to high. Carbonation is visible but not too prominent.
O: Finally a fruit beer I can relate with.

Oct 02, 2016
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HipCzech from Texas

2.95/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at a cafe in Paris, served in 25 cl Leffe chalice. Pours bright, clear, pale red with a frothy head of slightly pink foam. Smell and taste of red fruit (raspberry, strawberry, cherry), medicinal herbs and faint Belgian yeast. Runs a bit sweet, though offset a bit with decent bitterness: cherry cough drops. Medium body with lighter carbonation. Refreshing and easy to drink, though candy sweetness steers it towards soda territory.

Sep 17, 2016
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Kallenovsky from Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is one of the better fruity beers I've had over the years. It's also stronger than most of the ones I've tried. I didn't get the feel of artificial flavor as some have stated. The raspberry fruit flavor is fairly intense, dominating anything else like a grapefruit radler would.

Apr 20, 2016
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cesarrdgz from Mexico

2.49/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

No es mala, el problema es que se compara con una cerveza y pues esta muy alejado de eso, sabe más a un vino burbujeante que a una cerveza. No está tan dulce como otras cervezas con frutas, quizá sea más para personas que no les guste la cerveza fuerte (de verdad)

Apr 05, 2016
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Bruno74200 from France

2.4/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Leffe Ruby is a belgian pale ale with real artificial flavoring added! Isn't it nice ? This syrupy ale is cloying and completely unbalanced. Pass your way

Nov 09, 2015
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josanguapo from Spain

2.27/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

From elcervecero. In Tongerlo glass. Watchinh Vikings 2x10. Not a kind of beer but ive been able to finish this much easier than the delirium red. And the nose is very nice

Oct 12, 2015
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BrotoriousABV from England

2.09/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

An odd one. Each sip seems to alternate between tasty and silly. The fruitiness is nice, and it's a refreshing beer, but I can't quite escape the taste that someone's spilled half a pint of pale ale into half a cider & black. Not repulsive, but by no means good.

Sep 06, 2015
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KennethLavrsen

1.28/5  rDev -58.6%
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

Apr 29, 2015
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Paul_Hutchinson from Scotland

2.51/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Looks great. Lovely red ruby cloud with a nice head which slowly disappears to leave a lacy foam. Fruity nose but is overpowered by the malt. The taste is similar, initially a refreshing strawberry flavour but the aftertaste is all malt which kills off the fruitiness. The taste doesn't really linger long except the sickly taste of malt. Not a favourite of mine, and having now had two leffe beers, this is not a brewery for me

Jan 10, 2015
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Boto from Connecticut

3.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

50cl can from French food store: This one pours a fairly clear ruby color. There was a bit of a pinkish head on it that leaves some lacing. An interesting aroma. Getting mainly sweeter raspberries and strawberries as the main component. Also getting a bit of a caramel malt in the background. Interesting taste. Getting some red berries, but just a bit of sweetness some them. Tasting a bit of a abbey beer behind it. Have they taken their abbey beer and added some fruit flavor to it? My guess is probably. It rates just an OK. I’d rather have a real lambic than this.

Jan 09, 2015
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gmattkennedy from California

4.36/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank this in Paris at a Caffe. I tried to describe it to a friend but could only get out....it's like champagne? Regardless, I loved it and have been trying desperately to find it in the US since to no avail.

Dec 19, 2014
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BeerDrinkersWorldTour from Northern Ireland

3.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Ruby red in colouration with a pinkish foam raised from active carbonation.

Smell - Some tones of raspberry, cherry and a floral almost leafy element. Zero malt or hop to be found which is typical of the style but the fruit aroma is not full or developed.

Taste - The flavour is a reasonably good sweet sour mix of the same fruit as detected in the nose however here the floral and leafy elements are slightly woody. The flavour profile is a decent example of the style as it has little malt forward and the hops are not to be detected at all. the fruit however is not as assertive as it could be and feels somewhat watered down.

MF - Sharp and crisp but rather thin and boasting no CO2 feel at all. It ends with an odd enough balance between dry and cloying so that there is pretty much no linger and the beer leaves you with nothing in the mouth to tell you that you have been drinking.

Overall - Not bad as an example to let someone who has never had a fruit/veggie beer before know what it is about but it is not a strong contender at all. Leffe generally produce much better beers than this and I find this one to be a little bit of a let down and I will not get or drink this again unless it is given to me.

Dec 17, 2014
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interzen from England

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

I suspect that this stuff might have been near some fruit at one point in its journey to the bottle, but it sure as hell doesn't taste like any fruit I've ever had.

Nasty and artificial - an embarrassment to the Leffe name, IMO.

Nov 29, 2014
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Hoppsbabo from England

3.4/5  rDev +10%

A: Ruby red glazed with a small off-white head. Clusters of yeasty bubbles.
S: Smells incredibly perfumey. Turkish Delight and strawberry flavoured confectionaries.
T: Tastes exactly like it smells. Like Turkish Delight in a glass. It's pretty sweet and very rich. Very effeminate indeed, and a bit much for me.
O: Eugh!

Nov 15, 2014
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vinicole from England

2.75/5  rDev -11%

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.

Nov 10, 2014
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flyingpig from Scotland

2.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

750ml Bottle from Tesco (£2.99):
Looks like clear blackcurrant juice with a 1cm, bubbly white head that disappears almost instantly.

Sweet with lots of raspberries plus a solid malt base & lots of sugar plus lighter fruits. Some strawberries come through with hints of spice & sourness. Definitely sweet beer but not overpowering.

Sweet with lots of strawberries & raspberries, the strawberries are the more dominant. Some sugar & a candy like tastes appear with some cherries & syrup, almost artificial in places.

Light medium, some spice & medium carbonation. Sweet but not overly so.

I wasn't overly confident before trying this one but it was miles better than Leffe Nectar at least. Not a great beer really & both the Brune and Blonde version are also better but it was an okay beer for a midweek drink.

Aug 07, 2014
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Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 142 ratings