Leffe Ruby | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Belgium | website

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by thierrynantes on 04-04-2008

BEER STATS
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
102
Avg:
2.92
pDev:
38.36%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
32
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 102
Reviews by TheBrewo:
Photo of TheBrewo
2.83/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of stephenlee
3.47/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ggaughan
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of Mar02x
3.01/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of Lion088
4.36/5  rDev +49.3%

Photo of AntoineTheS
1.29/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Kallenovsky
3.63/5  rDev +24.3%
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.

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Photo of BKotch
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of KennethLavrsen
1.28/5  rDev -56.2%
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

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Photo of robotiks
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Antyk
3.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hanlonrn
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of PaF
4/5  rDev +37%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.64/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cestlavie
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of ThaCreep
2.68/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

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Photo of Jose9e
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of vinicole
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

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Photo of Foley67
3.67/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CyR
4.3/5  rDev +47.3%
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

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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.

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Photo of Douberd
3.27/5  rDev +12%
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.

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Photo of Shanex
3.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Leffe Ruby was weak, too fruity and poor taste. Won't buy again

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Photo of Absumaster
3.2/5  rDev +9.6%
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!).

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Photo of KentCstrait
2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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