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RATINGS: 155   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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2.8
TBone (17530) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2011
[email protected] Crystal Ballroom, Portland
Hazy rasberry red color, small pinky head. Rasberry jam and stones aroma. Light bodied. Semidry flavor of rasberries. Nice refreshing rasberry beer.

3
Brewchacho4 (71) - Vancouver, WA, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2011
On tap at McMenamins on the waterfront. Appearance is hazy, pale ruby red color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is mostly raspberry. Flavor is raspberry, grapefruit, and bread. Has a nice fruity sweetness on the forefront with some bitterness in the finish. Pretty light bodied, crisp, with a noticeable but subtle acidity to it. Overall, one of my favorites from McMenamins. Definitely nice to drink one of these and watch the sailboats go by on a sunny day though :-)

3.4
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Sweet and sour grapefruit aroma. A hazy ruby color with light white head. A tart flavor of raspberries - malt is faint and hops are absent. Light, thin bodied and refreshing. Would be great on a hot day.

3.7
DuffMan (10428) - 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.

3.1
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2010
Pink with a pinkish head, very raspberry and maybe a little lemon citrus. Finish is short.

3.4
SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 22, 2010
tap in boiler room at kennedy school. hazy pink lemonade pour. notes of fruit rollups, sour gummy bears, watermellon and grapefruit. juice beer. not bad for what it is.

3
Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Sample at Thompson Brewery and Public House in Salem. The beer is a cloudy pinkish-orange color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of raspberries and malt. Light clean body with flavors of fresh raspberries, sweet malt and a bit of wheat. The finish is fruity and does not linger very long. Just average overall.

3.4
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Looks like pink champagne or ruby red grapefruit juice. Light raspberry smell, with a fun palate. Refreshing. A better raspberry than most.

3.4
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
Portland trip. Sampled on draft this beer poured a cloudy golden color with just a faint red tinge. The flavor was light sweet raspberry. The flavor was sweet raspberry with a light bready undertone. Medium finish and body. Nice.

2.9
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2009
aroma of raspberry mildly sour taste with a slightly acidic palate not as bad as others make it out to be.


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