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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1423) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Aroma of fresh juicy raspberries. Appearance is not unlike a glass of pink grapefruit juice - cloudy and pink. Flavor is very thin - somewhat watery - slight raspberry flavor with a faint bitter finish. Tight carbonation. A very refreshing summer beverage, certainly not a hearty drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (18513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting... pinky amber ... thin off white head ... soft sweet floral fruits nose ... light sherbert fruits... light dry fruit ... dull floral fruit ... creamy hop ... wierd

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2006
pale golden color with a touch of pink. white head. light ras aroma. less ras flavor but seems to add sweetness that balances with just a touch of bitterness. medium body but a little watery at the same time. maybe a fruit beer that a non-fruit beer person might like, a little. hot sunny rafting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2008
From a 22oz Bottle. Purchased at the Kennedy School, 7/7/07. Pours a somewhat hazy, pale gold color with peach hues and a thin layer of quickly dissipating, wispy white head. A big raspberry juice nose leaps out of the glass right away, but as it warms, it starts to fade, revealing a grainy malt base. Some apple yeast character noticeable. Light bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel with a gentle effervescence. Crisp, authentic raspberry flavors up front on the palate, but could use more intensity. This tastes like a raspberry Berliner Weiss sans the lactic acid. As such, the palate falls off quickly, leaving a light graininess to linger on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harpsm (35) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (8125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2012
Draught at the Markey Street pub. Nice fruity, raspberry nose. Salmon pink with lace. Fruity, wheaty flavor, a bit creamy. Crisp, not too sweet, refreshing though not so tasty. Dry, crackery malt finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeJslc (769) - USA - APR 6, 2013
Hazy peach colored, white head. Aroma of sweet raspberries. Flavor of grainy malt, earthy raspberry, grainy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (4571) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Poured on draft at six arms brewery in Seattle. Tastes like a pile of flowers and a raspberry basket. Average at Best

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