Barbe Ruby | Brouwerij Verhaeghe

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3.84/5
Very Good
134 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Belgium
brouwerijverhaeghe.be

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JAHMUR on 12-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,090
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
134
pDev:
16.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
24
Trade:
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Borzov1982
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

I liked this and I hated it and it left me confused...

Right from the get-go this beer had me intrigued and not -so-happy with it all at once. It poured this disturbing blood-red color that I did not find appealing in the least, but then dropped good foam and incredible lacing down the glass. The smell was good - in fact, I loved it - sweet and tangy notes of cherries to go with a background of malt to tie it all together. The mouthfeel was light- to medium-bodied with an astringent feel on the tongue at the back end. Then I get to the taste - it reminded on the one hand of cough syrup, but the more I drank the more I started to think of it as what "good" tasting cough syrup might be...I just couldn't get into this. Anyway, I'm sure there are those who will find this fascinating and desirable, but this is one I will be on the lookout to avoid moving forward.

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Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shelby415
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Laces nicely. Most of the head disappears within a couple minutes. More carbonation than a lot of beers, but for this style carbonation is good, in my opinion anyway. Smell of sour cherries and the flavor follows right in line. Heavy cherry flavor and oh so good! I for one think this is world class!!!!!

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Photo of buzzedup
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wmubroncos85
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is just a super fun beer. It pours dark red with a small pink hued head. The aroma is of huge cherry and cherry candy. The flavor is nicely balanced between sour and sweet even though the latter lingers for a bit longer. Lots of cherry again. Some mild funkiness and oakiness toward the end. Medium body.

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Photo of ShawnL
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keepnitrl
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Barbe Ruby pours a dark reddish color, with a small lacing head. Big sweet aroma with noticeable notes of dry cherries. Flavor, is very balanced, nice dry natural cherry flavor. Very good feel, nice body of flavors. Overall, a very good fruit beer, natural flavors that is not too sweet.

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Photo of spreadword
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oleg85
4.81/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GreenMind
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sjdevel
4.37/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: 1-finger head. Deep almost blood red in color. Head fades fast (expected to be lighter on carbo). Quite hazy.
Smell: Very aromatic. Strong tart cherry and other dark fruits (grape, plum, etc.). Nice red wine scent. Slight hints of cider vinegar.
Taste: Quite tart and spicy at first. Gets very sweet and syrupy. A little savory/earthy in flavor next. Sweetness only backs off slightly. Cherries are pretty intense. Very good.
Feel: Full, but lower end. Nice and syrupy. Stays effervescent with a decent foam ring.
Overall: Very good. Dessert-like. Didn't taste like cough syrup like some cherry beers. Would make a nice glaze or mix into frosting.

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Photo of Treycotton
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrfehon33
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMarkle6524
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmmbeer89
1.12/5  rDev -70.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I didn't realize i bought a bottle of wine until i popped open the cap. It was overwhelming wine smell right away, tastes just like red wine but with a gross carbonated thickness to it which makes it even worse than wine. Stay away from this if you hate wine like i do. I managed to finish the bottle just because i can never pour out alcohol no matter how gross it is, at least it has a nice ABV% which is the only good thing i can say about it.

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Photo of Greasy
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ginger-tipple
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am a great fan of Verhaeghe's beers and was excited about tasting this one. The look was great. The smell had a clearly sweet cherry overtone. The conflicting flavors of the sour brown base with sweet cherry did not come together. I experienced a similar problem when making my ginger kriek.

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Photo of Nat1975
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Barbe Ruby from Brouwerij Verhaeghe
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 134 ratings