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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


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
maxwelldeux (3595) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Draught in a flight at the Mill Creek brewpub. Pours a very cloudy copper color. Nose is light, with a little bit of berry coming through. Taste is slightly sweet, with a lot of grains and malt in there, but effectively no fruit taste. Which is odd for a fruit beer...

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsquire (3441) - 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 don’t like light and fruity.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3431) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3340) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2002
Ruby color. Faint raspberry nose. Malt foretaste with raspberry malt finish

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2002
Very light beer with a pink lemonade appearance and a bottled-water raspberry flavor. Rerating this beer, I give it higher marks than previously--though it is still not one of the brewery’s better selections.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3314) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2009
On tap at Kennedy School location. Color of yellowish/gold. Aroma of raspberry and bread; a bit earthy. Flavor was thin and somewhat diluted. Raspberry with a wheaty, hay finish. A bit watery. Not great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3248) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
tap in boiler room at kennedy school. hazy pink lemonade pour. notes of fruit rollups, sour gummy bears, watermellon and grapefruit. juice beer. not bad for what it is.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pale amber, pinkish hue. Aromas of fruit and caramel. Taste does have a hint of raspberry to it, but not a lot. Mostly caramel. OK.

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 Watson’s in Seattle, WA) This girlie beer has a fairly strong and tart raspberry flavor dominating throughout, but it’s 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 doesn’t make for reliable viewing; Whitish head is mostly just a rim around the glass and a thin sheen


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