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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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n 1985, McMenamins became the first brewery in the U.S.A. to legally use fruit in the creation of ales. While many other breweries have followed suit, we still make this Ruby exactly as we first did: Light, crisp and refreshingly fruity. Over 55 pounds of hand-macerated, fresh, whole raspberries are used in every batch. Taste the original!

Malts: Pale Malt
Hops: Chinook
Fruit: Whole Raspberries
Specifications: Original Gravity: 1.038; Terminal Gravity: 1.005; Alcohol by Weight: 3.3%
Calories/pint: 170


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rogueminded (41) - Newport, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2005 Underrated beer! Iíve had this a number of times and each time I am respecting it more and more. A pinkish colour with a very fruity taste. Not too heavy, yet not horribly light. An all around delicious treat.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Nice, full, pinkish white head, ruby-red grapefruity color. Sweet, fruity aroma, definitely raspberries, cherries, reminiscent of a kriek lambic aroma, but just a little. Hops are very low, to non-existent, extremely low bitterness, light body, slight finish. The fruity flavor persists, but thereís little texture, little body, as un-ale-like as an ale can get, but I can get, and basically respect, what they are getting at. This is their "girlís beer". Fruity, but not hoppy. Passably enjoyable. Sampled late September 2002

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2004
(Draft: Dad Watsonís in Seattle, WA) This girlie beer has a fairly strong and tart raspberry flavor dominating throughout, but itís very light flavored in general; Light bodied, lightly carbonated with a very thin finish; The nose is mostly lightly tart raspberry, with some vague wheat aromas; Golden in color, slightly cloudy, perhaps with a pink tint, but the bar is dark, so the 1-watt lamp doesnít make for reliable viewing; Whitish head is mostly just a rim around the glass and a thin sheen

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Light pink, strawberries and wheat, semi-tart flavor, some biting yeast flavors. Peppy, better than the average fruity beer... the tartness being the main reason.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2004
RBSG 2004, on tap: Murky grapefruit colored. Big sweet raspberry aroma, starts and ends lightly sweet with an acidic ending. Both watery and fizzy.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
(RBSG04) Cloudy pink grapefruit body. Aroma is medium sweet, some caramel, light raspberry. Taste is mild sweet, light raspberry. Light body.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (3386) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2004
On tap at the Kennedy School pub. Funky pinky orange hazy color that reminded me of soda pop. Thin white head. It was very lively on the palate, like a berry flavored pop. Light and fruity. I donít like light and fruity.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Tap. Hazy light-grapefruits (huh?? Thatís what my rating sheet says anyway). Not much of an aroma: just light raspberries. This does carry into the taste but then fades into an undesirable finish. No bueno.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Tap@Cornelius Roadhouse. Made with fresh raspberries and it shows! Pink lemonaid looking with good head and lacing. Nice raspberry/wheat aroma. Tart berry flavor with some bready notes and a light dry finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2004 I can get this on tap at about 10 different places within walking distance of my house in Portland. Ruby is a great summer beer: nice and easy-drinking, pleasantly fruity with a great wheat flavor and character. Itís light and smooth on the palate, yet finishes with a delicious flourish. This is a great one to have on the way back home from work.


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