Leffe Ruby is the first abbey beer with added red fruits. It is a soft and refreshing beer, with a nicely balanced flavor and a wonderful ruby red color. It has an alcohol content of 5.0%.
Serving temperature: 4-6°C
The history of Leffe beers dates back to the Middle Ages when the monks of the Norbertine Abbey of Leffe decided to brew beer for the surrounding villages and the pilgrims that passed by. Their very first beer was Leffe Brune, which was later followed by Leffe Blonde and Leffe Triple. The monks continued their brewing activities until around 1950 when they signed a licensing agreement with Stella Brewery from Leuven where the beers are being brewed to this day. The Abbey of Leffe still exists and contains a visitor’s centre where people can learn about the history of the Leffe beers.
Leffe Ruby is quite a recent beer. It is based on the recipe for a dark abbey beer, but so many red fruits are added (elderberry, strawberry, huckleberry…) that the flavor of the beer is light, fruity and refreshing. A real innovation in the world of abbey beers. Belgium already had many different fruit beers, but none of them were based on a real abbey beer.