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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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2.3
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Draught in a flight at the Mill Creek brewpub. Pours a very cloudy copper color. Nose is light, with a little bit of berry coming through. Taste is slightly sweet, with a lot of grains and malt in there, but effectively no fruit taste. Which is odd for a fruit beer...

3
IrishBoy (4228) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Draft at Roseburg Station; Nose of very fresh raspberries and wheat; murky pink with a medium pink head; flavor is raspberry and very light hop notes, but not too sweet. Refreashing since it’s 90F today!

3.1
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Tap poured a light, light red hue with a thin head. Enjoyable berry flavor that isn’t over done and doesn’t lose sight of its hop balance.

3.1
Nuffield (4189) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Mild aroma, and the flavor comes through the tasting with a one-second delay. Drinkable, gentle, with a seltzer-water like quick finish. Hazy pink grapefruit juice appearance. (on tap at Ringlers/Crystal Ballroom, Portland)

3.8
andrewje41 (4156) - 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.

2.1
BillKismet (4103) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2002
Very light beer with a pink lemonade appearance and a bottled-water raspberry flavor. Rerating this beer, I give it higher marks than previously--though it is still not one of the brewery's better selections.

2.8
Crit (4049) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2002
Ruby color. Faint raspberry nose. Malt foretaste with raspberry malt finish

3.3
jake65 (3983) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2007
Draft: Reddish pink pour with a small white head. Mild aroma of fruits and sweetness. Taste is fruity with mostly raspberries up front, some wheatiness as well. Very light and easy to drink. A good, light fruit beer.

3.7
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. hazy orange color with thin white head that laced the glass. Aroma was buttery caramel. I didn’t smell any raspberry, but there was a light raspberry flavor with a delicious buttery caramel flavor that followed the aroma. Above average amount of carbonation.

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.


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