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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


2.4
   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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 14, 2006
You know, I’ve never been much of a fruit beer fan so I already had low expectations. For a fruit beer this guy was pretty decent, mainly because the fruit flavor wasn’t very strong. I could still taste the beer beneath it which was a pretty decent beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2007
Draught @ Lighthouse Brewpub, Lincoln City, OR. June 2005. Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber colour with a small white head. Fruity aroma with lots of raspberries. Sweet malty and thin flavor with hints of raspberry. Fruity finish.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
risingsunzpr (8) - Oregon, USA - JUN 10, 2009 does not count
I am quite fond of Mcmenamins brew this ruby ale with some monstrous rasberry flavor did however dissapoint. I have had several reasberry brews and did not care for most, this was no exception. Mcmenamins does beer far better than the impression this brew leaves. Rasberry leaves that is, I suggest you all leave this one alone and grab a Terminator.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2009
A pink grapefruit coloured ale with a thin white head. A faint raspberry pop aroma, with cotton candy sweetness. In mouth, a light sweetish raspberry pop, very light and watery, light sour points, uninteresting. On tap at Six Arms, Seattle, Sept. 12 2009.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 07, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Dad Watsons
Appearance: muddy orange with a red hue, wispy pink head, drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet fruity aroma with a berry tartness
Flavor: sweet berry flavor, just enough tartness to balance the sweetness, light wheat backbone
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
A very weak and watery beer...slightly fruit is all that I got out of it. The corn flake finish sucked balls. This is a chick beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (2622) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2003
Draft @ Kennedy school: Light raspberry nose. Cloudy pink grapefruit color.Lite raspberry with pale malt taste. Watery clean finish. Too lite for my preference.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Thin, but also competing with a slew of other beers I had just finished, so I will give it that credit. Nice fruityness that had also to compete with the bittering and very thin body.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
Tap. Hazy light-grapefruits (huh?? That’s what my rating sheet says anyway). Not much of an aroma: just light raspberries. This does carry into the taste but then fades into an undesirable finish. No bueno.


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