Leffe Ruby | Abbaye de Leffe S.A.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
Belgium
abbaye-de-leffe.be

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
Ratings:
115
Reviews:
38
Avg:
2.97
pDev:
21.21%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 38
Reviews by fewa:
Photo of fewa
2.38/5  rDev -19.9%
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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev +1%

Photo of stephenlee
3.47/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Robertas
2.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ggaughan
3.1/5  rDev +4.4%
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 +1.3%
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.

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Photo of Lion088
4.36/5  rDev +46.8%

Photo of AntoineTheS
1.29/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Kallenovsky
3.63/5  rDev +22.2%
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 mishi_d
3.32/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BKotch
3.25/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of KennethLavrsen
1.28/5  rDev -56.9%
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 +1%

Photo of Antyk
3.11/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hanlonrn
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of PaF
4/5  rDev +34.7%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.64/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cestlavie
3.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of ThaCreep
2.68/5  rDev -9.8%
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 -7.4%

Photo of vinicole
2.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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 +23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CyR
4.3/5  rDev +44.8%
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

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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 FLBeerGuy
2.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Douberd
3.27/5  rDev +10.1%
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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Leffe Ruby from Abbaye de Leffe S.A.
2.97 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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