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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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harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2006
On tap at The Ram Hotel, Portland. Cloudy copper with thin off white head. Smell of raspberry. This is awful. Fruit isn’t integrated, no malt, empty and rather pathetic. Raspberry syrup runs through it. Nasty

3.3
ABUSEDGOAT (2899) - California, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Cloudy orange body. Aroma is loaded with raspberry with lesser notes of hops and bread. Sweet fruity raspberry finish. Probably one of the better fruit beers I’ve had. Avoids the cherry soda like flavors of some of the Sam Adams brews.

2.4
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.

3.5
jimhilt (2633) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Clear pink/amber color. Very light carbonation and light bodied. Raspberry nose. Starts sweet, clean raspberry flavor, some tartness at finish, good summer beer. $4.25 for a 22oz bottle from the brewery in Troutdale, Or.

3.7
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.

4.3
Garbbled (24) - Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2006
Excellenr raspberry...way better than New Belgium’s Frambozen. Good taste through and through. If you get a chance, try it!!

2.8
JorisPPattyn (10112) - BELGIUM - APR 19, 2006
Draught at the Six Arms, Seattle Rosy pink as watermelon juice, with no trace of a head, muddy. If I inhale VERY deeply and long, I can get indeed some raspberry aroma. But is says "packed full of 60 pounds or raspberries...". Yes, on - the city’s water reservoir? Discreet fruit taste, as a bit of raspberry jam dissolved in a big galss of tap water (well, then maybe not as Seattle tap water contains lethal doses of chlorine). Refreshing it is, no doubt. OK, it’s light. Very poor fruit beer.

3.2
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.

2.9
omhper (25943) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2006
Draught at White Eagle, Portland. Hazy reddish amber. Light raspberry aroma. Medium sweet with clean mouthfeel and light body. A decent, drinkable fruity beer that however does not have a lot of interesting things going on.

3.2
jujuparijs (22) - USA - JAN 23, 2006
Too long ago to remember the whole taste but wrote on a piece of paper the score ...hehehe


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