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RATINGS: 151   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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3.1
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2003
Light honey colored, cloudy, looks like a weiss beer. Aroma is raspberry, sweet, hints of yeast. Flavor is pretty sweet. Nice summer beer, one that a think alot of none beer drinkers would enjoy.

2.2
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Looks like a glass of grapefruit juice. Ruby, cloudy body. Wheat cereal malt with strong raspberry tartness. Dry and rather unappealing.

2.9
stchloe (1104) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Very pretty in a glass, and retains a moderate raspberry sweetness. More body would be nice.

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.

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TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Sampled this one on draught at McMenamins Edgefield, in Troutdale, OR. This is the first time I had tried Ruby since 1999, and I have forgotten what a well done fruit beer Ruby really is. This beer pours to a slightly hazy, light ruby red color, with a soapy white head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose on this beer is wonderful, with tart and sweet aromas of raspberry. The palate is lean, with some crisp, light pale malt flavor, paired with wonderful tart and sweet raspberry flavors. This beer finishes crisp, and then ends with tart raspberry flavopr that lingers. Very well done fruit beer with excellent raspberry aromas and flavors. An ideal aperitif, digestif, or desert beer. I really enjoyed trying this one again.

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.

2.7
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2003
rasberry yogurt aroma, watery and hoppy rasberry yogurt flavor, better balanced than most fruit beers at least

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.

3.2
MikeJslc (778) - USA - APR 6, 2013
Hazy peach colored, white head. Aroma of sweet raspberries. Flavor of grainy malt, earthy raspberry, grainy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Tap@Cornelius Roadhouse. Made with fresh raspberries and it shows! Pink lemonaid looking with good head and lacing. Nice raspberry/wheat aroma. Tart berry flavor with some bready notes and a light dry finish.


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