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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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 22, 2002
The nose is the star attraction of this brew--one can actually tell there is raspberry in this stuff...Appearance is enhanced by pink tones from the fruit--otherwise cloudy...Body and flavor are predictably light but quite pleasant---this is a brew for refreshment, afterall...One pint of this is enough for one session, however...I like it as a change-of-pace starter.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SwedeDog (364) - Windsor, Connecticut, USA - MAY 19, 2005
Tap out west Two words: Chick Beer. I can sense SA Cranberry "Lambic" when I taste it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Squizzle (294) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - JUN 25, 2013
This is my favorite McMenamins beer. Its fruity and refreshing. Its great for summer drinking, watching live music, soaking in a McMenamins tub or otherwise running around one of their adult playgrounds.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Had on tap at Edgefield. Cloudy light orange with thin ring of fizz for a head. Smells of raspberry syrup, cranberry, sour cherry and hint of light malt- no hop smell. Slightly sweet raspberry flavor with light pale malt background. The somewhat dry finish keeps it drinkable. Light bodied feel with low, soft carbonation. This beer is a great ingredient for their vinaigrette dressing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - MAY 8, 2008
A pretty decent easy drinking fruit beer. IF only they used more hops and malt to achieve a higher gravity....then this would be a great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.


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