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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


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
bb (7510) - 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 (6236) - 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 (3361) - Portland, 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeBoy (3609) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2007
On tap at Pub Portland OR. Pours out a amber topped with a white head. A little berry on this one. along with some wheat and light malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Wasnít as bad as I thought it would be. Tap poured a light, light red hue with a thin head. Enjoyable berry flavor that isnít over done and doesnít lose sight of its hop balance.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Centralia/Olympic Club WA-on tap-pours an off white head and copper color. (the place was really dark) Aroma is faint raspberry, fruit. Taste is raspberry/fruit, seltzer, musty wheat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Sampled this one on draught at McMenamins Edgefield, in Troutdale, OR. This is the first time I had tried Ruby since 1999, and I have forgotten what a well done fruit beer Ruby really is. This beer pours to a slightly hazy, light ruby red color, with a soapy white head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful, with tart and sweet aromas of raspberry. The palate is lean, with some crisp, light pale malt flavor, paired with wonderful tart and sweet raspberry flavors. This beer finishes crisp, and then ends with tart raspberry flavopr that lingers. Very well done fruit beer with excellent raspberry aromas and flavors. An ideal aperitif, digestif, or desert beer. I really enjoyed trying this one again.


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