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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (4056) - 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)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (3854) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2014
One of my favorites from the lineup, smooth, light and drinkable. Nice full body, similar to German Hefe , slick and smooth. Sweet juice essence makes it refreshing.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BillKismet (3823) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3809) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2002
Ruby color. Faint raspberry nose. Malt foretaste with raspberry malt finish

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. hazy orange color with thin white head that laced the glass. Aroma was buttery caramel. I didn’t smell any raspberry, but there was a light raspberry flavor with a delicious buttery caramel flavor that followed the aroma. Above average amount of carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3531) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3509) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Amber with white head. Non descript fruity caramel aroma. Taste is fruity and musty. A little dry. Ok

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3413) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Draft: Reddish pink pour with a small white head. Mild aroma of fruits and sweetness. Taste is fruity with mostly raspberries up front, some wheatiness as well. Very light and easy to drink. A good, light fruit beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3379) - 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.


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