RateBeer
overall
43
76
style
Serve in Flute, Shaker

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2008
Draft at the Crystal Ball Room location. A hazy pinkish beer with no head. The aroma is sweet and dominated by raspberries. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of raspberries - somewhat artificial combined with notes of malt and wheat, leading to a dry finish. The body is thin. Not to my liking.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcus (6788) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
This light amber ale poured with almost no head and a strong raspberry aroma. The flavor is way too watery and the fruit flavor is too light. But overall, itís a decent refreshing drink.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - MAY 8, 2008
A pretty decent easy drinking fruit beer. IF only they used more hops and malt to achieve a higher gravity....then this would be a great beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blueturk (82) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - APR 14, 2008
A very pleasant raspberry aroma and flavor. My glass is always tipped to brewers for using real fruit in this beer, although I typically donít care for fruit beers. This beer is quite pale and thin, but for what it is, itís quite pleasant. Try mixing this with the hammer head and itís even better.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Draft. Hazy amber beer with a low off-white head. Light malt, light fruit aroma. Raspberry and grain flavor. Medium bodied. Bad grain aftertaste. Just bad.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Had on tap at Edgefield. Cloudy light orange with thin ring of fizz for a head. Smells of raspberry syrup, cranberry, sour cherry and hint of light malt- no hop smell. Slightly sweet raspberry flavor with light pale malt background. The somewhat dry finish keeps it drinkable. Light bodied feel with low, soft carbonation. This beer is a great ingredient for their vinaigrette dressing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2008
draft, bright orange and light pink color, rasberrybluberry flavor with light body and finish, better than some other fruit beers

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2008
1/2/08 @ Old Saint Francis School in Bend, with Bikesandbeer and his Girlfriend Jesse. Lunch before driving to Sacramento via Mt. Shasta. 7th Brewery of the trip. Pours yellow with a half finger tan head. Nose is nice and razzy. Taste is razzy and sweet, interesting but quite thin.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2008
From a 22oz Bottle. Purchased at the Kennedy School, 7/7/07. Pours a somewhat hazy, pale gold color with peach hues and a thin layer of quickly dissipating, wispy white head. A big raspberry juice nose leaps out of the glass right away, but as it warms, it starts to fade, revealing a grainy malt base. Some apple yeast character noticeable. Light bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a gentle effervescence. Crisp, authentic raspberry flavors up front on the palate, but could use more intensity. This tastes like a raspberry Berliner Weiss sans the lactic acid. As such, the palate falls off quickly, leaving a light graininess to linger on the tongue.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brewhambone (5) - eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2007 does not count
Usually have this at North Bank McMenamins. This one pours a cloudy, light pink color. Almost looks like grapefruit juice but tastes much better. Raspberry flavoring is subtle and smooth. Always have a pint of this when we are at McMenamins.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 » 15


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50