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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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2.7
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2009
On tap at Eugene’s North Bend location. Grapefruit colored with very little head. Aroma of raspberries and sugar. It mostly tastes like grapefruit flavored sparkling water. Dry finish. Fairly weak on the palate.

2.8
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 5, 2009
On tap at Kennedy School location. Color of yellowish/gold. Aroma of raspberry and bread; a bit earthy. Flavor was thin and somewhat diluted. Raspberry with a wheaty, hay finish. A bit watery. Not great.

1.9
eyesolus (64) - Mill Creek, Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2009
Tap at Mill Creek location; somewhat raspberry pop mid palate but very diluted; very thin to watery; hop aroma did not match lacking hop flavor; bartender stated this ruby is made with fresh raspberries and not an elixir (hence the water feel in my opinion); not enough fruit flavor to compensate; definitely shied me away from getting again. (#5)

2.6
pivo (2688) - GERMANY - JAN 19, 2009
Apricot nose, hazy khaki color. Sweet malt and raspberry taste, no bitter to counter the sweetness. Sopay mouthfeel. Actually OK an OK beer for what is intended but I don’t like what was intenden.

2.6
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 17, 2009
22oz bottle from my buddy Josh. Pale yellow with a pink hue. Faint raspberry aroma, almost sour tasting. Taste is raspberries, slight sweetness, different from the aroma. Easy drinking, not a big favorite.

2.2
YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Seattle, RoySt. Nov. 2008 - Pinkish orange color. Light raspberry nose and taste. Abit ricey in the aftertaste. Thin and unbalanced.

2.9
stchloe (1112) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Very pretty in a glass, and retains a moderate raspberry sweetness. More body would be nice.

2.8
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2008
7/18/08 On draught at the Kennedy School. Aroma is candilike sweet fruit. Appearance is hazy pink with a medium maintained white head. Flavor is raspberry sweetness forward but not strong, and with almost no bittering. Mouthfeel is light bodied with a very light spritzy carb texture. Overall, the flavor of the base style and the raspberry are just too light.

2.3
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Hazy tan, with a thin head. Served at the power station at the edgefield resort. Major raspberry aroma and flavor. Very sweet. Tastes more like fruit juice than beer.

2.9
NoiZe (2394) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2008
Tasted @ the McMenamins Kennedyschool in Portland.

Avarage fruit beer. A bit light.


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