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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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strilo (63) - Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Excellent summer beer. Just the right amount of fruitiness with the wheat earthiness. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Orion1800 (51) - Piedmont, California, USA - AUG 20, 2007
This beer does a fantastic job of blending the strong flavor of rasberry while still tasting like a good ale. This one’s a sure thing

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. It’s 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
josephselander (42) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Appearance – Pours a hazy pinkish orange color, a very light orange. This looks like grapefruit juice, a very appetizing grapefruit juice. A clean white 1 and a half finger head subsides on the slower side of fast and leaves no lacing. Smell – This smells very fruity and wheaty. Tart raspberries dominate the smell with the wheat and slight hops taking up the rear. Taste – Raspberries and wheat, just like the smell. The aftertaste of raspberries is very sweet like a jolly rancher, absolutely delicious right now! Mouthfeel – A little low on the carbonation for the style, which hurts this beer a little. It is nice and light though, perfect for the summetime. Drinkability – This is a damn good fruit infused wheat beer, and I would be plenty happy to have pint after pint of this beer. It isn’t the best representation out there, but it serves its purpose well.

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! I’ve 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harpsm (31) - Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Sample size draft. This beer avoids most fruit beer pitfalls - it’s not syrupy or overly sweet and the raspberry flavor is significant and well integrated into a crisp, refreshing beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Garbbled (24) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Excellenr raspberry...way better than New Belgium’s Frambozen. Good taste through and through. If you get a chance, try it!!

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
jujuparijs (22) - USA - JAN 23, 2006
Too long ago to remember the whole taste but wrote on a piece of paper the score ...hehehe

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
camelorama (22) - - FEB 10, 2012
i am not sure how to explain ruby...she tastes good but sometimes she tastes flat...i have recently started having Rubinators (Ruby & Terminator Stout blend) because it gives Ruby just what she needs to be perfect...I have to say that i never go anywhere near a McMenamins without stopping in & grabbing a Ruby

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatherMoss (21) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - SEP 2, 2003
A nice fruit beer. Heaps of raspberries. Clean and refreshing. Could guzzle it like water. Definitely not your typical beer, but a nice change of pace nonetheless.


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