batneil (718) - - NOV 17, 2016 StephLJensen (15) - California, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have to admit that there is nothing better on a hot, sunny day than drinking a tart, refreshing Ruby. It’s never sweet, perfect balance of wheat and raspberry create a thirst quenching tart little beer worthy of drinking. Living in Los Angeles means I rarely get to enjoy this beer anymore, but whenever I go back to Portland, I always have to have it.
Smells of raspberry and tastes like raspberry too! Slightly too fizzy, but nicely refreshing. (K) PorterPounder (7970) - 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. crispaire (238) - - 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. Aquilo (651) - 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. BVery (10510) - 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.
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. 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. andrewje41 (3887) - 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. mjg74 (3106) - 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. gnoff (10367) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2015
Part of a flight on June 26, 2015. At the brewpub (McMenamins Hillsdale) in Portland.
Marked as 4.39% ABV.
Cloudy peach color, whtie head. Fruity, fresh, raspberry taste. Raspberry and wheat dough aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Raspberry scent.