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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1848) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
picked up this in the 22oz bomber on the way home tonight. I have never had the Ruby before so not sure at all of the correct style. The beer has a really nice look to it a slightly hazy ..almost luminescent orangy colour..odd to describe but its impressive..extremely small head which dissapears real quick leaving a slight lace down the glass. The smell of the beer is very fruity..almost raspberry..with some nice malt and only a trace of hop near the end . Its good though. Feels very nice on the tongue good carbonation and not too dry..nice. This is a most drinkable brew indeed..I could easilly quaff many pints of this little beauty on a summers day!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Draft at Six Arms, Seattle. The raspberry flavor really packs a wallop! Beer is light and refreshing without the overbearing fizziness of some lighter fruit beers. Wonderful balance between the raspberry flavors and some legitimate beer characteristics. Very, very refresing. Worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pelicanfleck (15) - Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2007
I live about 1 mile from where this brew is crafted. It is a brew that is made with rassberries involved. It is a great all around fruit brew and here is my review: Appearance: The appearance is a beer that is "silty" and unfiltered. It has a slight ruby hue to it and caps off nicely with a finger width head. Smell: Fruity, that of rassberries and hops Taste: The taste is crisp and refreshing. The rassberries don not over take the beers natural hoppieness. Very flavorfull Mouthfeel: The carbonation in this brew is low so that you can really guzzle it down with no carb-burn. Good taste with very little aftertaste. Drinkability: This is a brew that I would drink again. I would rather order it in the bottle to go though, I will explain upon reviewing the joint.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2001
Red colour, impressive berry nose and palate. Light, easy-drinking. The use of fresh fruit (not extract) is quite noticeable, and makes this a rare fruit beer worth drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2004
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Big raspberry aroma on a cloudy orange beer. More of a malty flavor than I expected, crisp and powerful. This is an interestingly good and unique beer. Want more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2004
I really enjoyed this. finally, a raspberries actually tasted like real raspberries and they weren't dominating. Decent underlying wheat. This is one of the better fruit beers I've had.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 27, 2004
RBSG 2004, on tap: Murky grapefruit colored. Big sweet raspberry aroma, starts and ends lightly sweet with an acidic ending. Both watery and fizzy.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy light pink with a lively bubbly white head. Aroma is sour raspberries, dusty yeast, minerally undertones. Flavour is all under-ripe raspberries, wheat, yoghurt, light yeast. Finish is very crisp and dry, quite tart and acidic. Nothing sweet at all about this fruit beer-- very genuine, refreshing, light. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Squizzle (135) - Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2013
This is my favorite McMenamins beer. Its fruity and refreshing. Its great for summer drinking, watching live music, soaking in a McMenamins tub or otherwise running around one of their adult playgrounds.


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