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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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3.4
slowrunner77 (12998) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 "an interesting light fruity beer with some earthy hops and just a touch of tartness. raspberry is the main fruit component, and they do it justice here. pretty standard beers for the most part, but this one was cool."

2.6
jcwattsrugger (12550) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
Centralia/Olympic Club WA-on tap-pours an off white head and copper color. (the place was really dark) Aroma is faint raspberry, fruit. Taste is raspberry/fruit, seltzer, musty wheat.

3
BVery (11390) - 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.

3.2
allmyvinyl (11073) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pale amber, pinkish hue. Aromas of fruit and caramel. Taste does have a hint of raspberry to it, but not a lot. Mostly caramel. OK.

3.1
gnoff (11065) - Göteborg, 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.

2.4
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 07, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Dad Watsons
Appearance: muddy orange with a red hue, wispy pink head, drippy lace
Aroma: light sweet fruity aroma with a berry tartness
Flavor: sweet berry flavor, just enough tartness to balance the sweetness, light wheat backbone
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

2.9
marcus (10753) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
This light amber ale poured with almost no head and a strong raspberry aroma. The flavor is way too watery and the fruit flavor is too light. But overall, it’s a decent refreshing drink.

3.7
DuffMan (10733) - 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.

3.2
KyotoLefty (10726) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2012
Draught at the Markey Street pub. Nice fruity, raspberry nose. Salmon pink with lace. Fruity, wheaty flavor, a bit creamy. Crisp, not too sweet, refreshing though not so tasty. Dry, crackery malt finish. Decent.

2.8
JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - APR 19, 2006
Draught at the Six Arms, Seattle Rosy pink as watermelon juice, with no trace of a head, muddy. If I inhale VERY deeply and long, I can get indeed some raspberry aroma. But is says "packed full of 60 pounds or raspberries...". Yes, on - the city’s water reservoir? Discreet fruit taste, as a bit of raspberry jam dissolved in a big galss of tap water (well, then maybe not as Seattle tap water contains lethal doses of chlorine). Refreshing it is, no doubt. OK, it’s light. Very poor fruit beer.


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