I love the packaging of the 750ml bottles from Leffe: this wine bottle sized beer looks perfect for a special occasion with a champagne-like cork and wire trapper hidden under the foil. I opened my bottle at Christmas to discover the most beautiful jewelled ruby red ale inside. It has a cute baby pink frothy head that's reasonably loose.
It has an incredibly fruity aroma of strawberries, raspberries, cherries and blueberries that transfers to the taste along with a hint of Parma violets. With a slightly sour hint and a very fizzy mouthfeel, it reminds me of cherryade and it does feel like more of an alcopop than a beer. I also picked up a floral aftertaste that seemed a bit out of place.
A light and refreshing ale that was very easy to drink, perhaps a little too easy as it is very much like a bottle of pop. It's definitely not a traditional ruby ale (which is my favourite style of beer), so I was left feeling a little disappointed. It's not a Leffe beer Ale Be Seeing again but I'm sure it will hit the spot for those who love fruity ales and sours.
Brewed by Leffe, Belgium
My Untappd score: 3.5/5