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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Wasnt as bad as I thought it would be. Tap poured a light, light red hue with a thin head. Enjoyable berry flavor that isnt over done and doesnt lose sight of its hop balance.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IrishBoy (4180) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (4142) - 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)

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BillKismet (4019) - 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 brewerys better selections.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3949) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2002
Ruby color. Faint raspberry nose. Malt foretaste with raspberry malt finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (3644) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Draft pour pint at the McMenamins Anderson School. Ive never met a raspberry beer I didnt 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 dont know. I love the style. The beer is good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
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 didnt 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3579) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Looked a lot like grapefruit juice. Light texture. Light, bready and doughy malts; yeasty; very "wheat-like" flavors. Light raspberry flavors and esters; glad to see the raspberry infusion wasn't overdone. Mild sweetness was cleaned away by the lively carbonation. Dry finish. With every sip, it felt like I wasn't getting anywhere.


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