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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
I really enjoyed this. finally, a raspberries actually tasted like real raspberries and they weren't dominating. Decent underlying wheat. This is one of the better fruit beers I've had.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
collegebeerguy (9) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2004 does not count
A good raspberry flavor to this one. Very light, pinkish in color -- great warm day brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfreedom (7) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2004 does not count
nice pinkish tint. made with grapefruit. very clean non bity kind of taste. suprisingly effective in a bottle. about the only good thing i got from working at this company. clearly the best they make in my opinion.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (3836) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Mild aroma, and the flavor comes through the tasting with a one-second delay. Drinkable, gentle, with a seltzer-water like quick finish. Hazy pink grapefruit juice appearance. (on tap at Ringlers/Crystal Ballroom, Portland)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Light, hazy golden pour. Small head and a little lace. Blended malts and raspberry. There goes the raspberries in the flavor. Not a lot else present. Fuzzy palate, almost like eating one of the berries. Good if you like raspberries... a lot.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Hazy gold color with a light creamy head . The aroma is very light, almost non-existant, a touch of raspberry, but it could be discounted easily. Finishes lightly malty and surprisingly good. Almost no flavor here. A run of the mill cookie cutter franchise micro, eh.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fly (1431) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Thin, but also competing with a slew of other beers I had just finished, so I will give it that credit. Nice fruityness that had also to compete with the bittering and very thin body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2004
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Big raspberry aroma on a cloudy orange beer. More of a malty flavor than I expected, crisp and powerful. This is an interestingly good and unique beer. Want more.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3489) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Looked a lot like grapefruit juice. Light texture. Light, bready and doughy malts; yeasty; very "wheat-like" flavors. Light raspberry flavors and esters; glad to see the raspberry infusion wasn't overdone. Mild sweetness was cleaned away by the lively carbonation. Dry finish. With every sip, it felt like I wasn't getting anywhere.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2080) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
picked up this in the 22oz bomber on the way home tonight. I have never had the Ruby before so not sure at all of the correct style. The beer has a really nice look to it a slightly hazy ..almost luminescent orangy colour..odd to describe but its impressive..extremely small head which dissapears real quick leaving a slight lace down the glass. The smell of the beer is very fruity..almost raspberry..with some nice malt and only a trace of hop near the end . Its good though. Feels very nice on the tongue good carbonation and not too dry..nice. This is a most drinkable brew indeed..I could easilly quaff many pints of this little beauty on a summers day!


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