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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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2.3
crossovert (13724) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2017
Blind tasted with 4 other "amber" ales. Beers were: 1. Hale’s Red Menace Big Amber 2. Moab Brewery Dead Horse Amber Ale 3. Woodland Empire Moon Dog 4. Lake Effect Whoopskibier 5. McMenamins Ruby Ale. Rater 1 rated the beers 35142 Rater 2 (Me): THEY ALL SUCK Rater 3:15342.

473ml can thanks Scott. Hazed amber pour. Tart aroma, cidery. Flavor is apple cider, not very beerlike.

Post tasting thoughts:
I lumped this in with some amber ales not knowing it was a raspberry beer. It sucked either way.

3.2
batneil (751) - - NOV 17, 2016
Smells of raspberry and tastes like raspberry too! Slightly too fizzy, but nicely refreshing. (K)

3.4
PorterPounder (8226) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2016
Salem, Or - on tap at McMenamins Thompson Brewery and Public House. Slight haze to the light copper pour, slight off white head. Aroma of raspberry tang, some earthy essence. Nice fruitiness, light sourness, raspberry makes its presence known, some melon rind in the back end. Crisp mouthfeel.

3.4
crispaire (243) - - SEP 23, 2016
On draft. Light salmon-pink color. The raspberries come through on the aroma and definitely on the palette. A pleasant drink and fit for the hot days of summer.

4
Aquilo (658) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Cloudy golden amber color with a thin head. Very fruity aroma and flavor. The sweetness is startling at first, but it is well balanced. My only complaint is that the raspberry flavor overpowers any other malt or yeast flavors, but it doesn’t matter. This is still a pleasant ale all around.

3
BVery (11209) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Tap at Queen Anne location in Seattle. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Some mild and tart raspberry. Medium flavor. Okay.

3.2
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Pours gold with a white head. Aroma is light malt and berries. Taste is grain with lots of raspberry, and low bitterness. Low-medium body. Alright.

2.4
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2015
On tap at Oak Hills A: Cloudy cream color with a thin white head. N: Raspberry, corn, cracker, vegetal, minerality, grass. T: Lightly sweet and lightly tart. M: Light body, no alcohol, prickly carbonation. O: Nothng to this. Less a Portland classic and more of an avoid because it’s not worth it.

3.8
andrewje41 (4156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Draft pour pint at the McMenamins Anderson School. I’ve never met a raspberry beer I didn’t like. Pours a bright peach color with a big bubble head. Fresh raspberry, slightly sour aroma. Flavor is a big raspberry center with a wheat finish. I don’t know. I love the style. The beer is good.

3
mjg74 (3151) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Sampler from Boon’s Treasury. Pink/rose in color. Lightly fruity nose. Flavor is a little fruit with quite a bit of graininess. Finish is a little thin. Decent fruit beer.


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