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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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3.5
jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Pours a one finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Clear pink/amber color. Very light carbonation and light bodied. Raspberry nose. Starts sweet, clean raspberry flavor, some tartness at finish, good summer beer. $4.25 for a 22oz bottle from the brewery in Troutdale, Or.

2.2
YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Seattle, RoySt. Nov. 2008 - Pinkish orange color. Light raspberry nose and taste. Abit ricey in the aftertaste. Thin and unbalanced.

3
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2014
Bottle @ The Lets do a Chris O tasting. Pours pink, big cherry fruit nose, other than just some general fruit the taste is simple.

2.9
NoiZe (2394) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2008
Tasted @ the McMenamins Kennedyschool in Portland.
Avarage fruit beer. A bit light.

4.1
beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2009
One of my all time favorite beers. Pours a lovely red color. fruit in the aroma. slightly tart with big raspberry taste.

3.3
Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 27, 2008
Draught @ Oly Club WA 08’. Hazy rose color. Raspberries right form the get go. Sweet, tart raspberries: covers anything else going on here. If you like intense fruit beers this is a great choice. I am not one for this style but i certainly give them credit for putting this brew together.

2.4
Sarlacc83 (2290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2015
On tap at Oak Hills A: Cloudy cream color with a thin white head. N: Raspberry, corn, cracker, vegetal, minerality, grass. T: Lightly sweet and lightly tart. M: Light body, no alcohol, prickly carbonation. O: Nothng to this. Less a Portland classic and more of an avoid because it’s not worth it.

2.6
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Nice, full, pinkish white head, ruby-red grapefruity color. Sweet, fruity aroma, definitely raspberries, cherries, reminiscent of a kriek lambic aroma, but just a little. Hops are very low, to non-existent, extremely low bitterness, light body, slight finish. The fruity flavor persists, but there’s little texture, little body, as un-ale-like as an ale can get, but I can get, and basically respect, what they are getting at. This is their "girl’s beer". Fruity, but not hoppy. Passably enjoyable. Sampled late September 2002

2.1
bitbucket (2166) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Sampled as Dad Watsons Ruby at Fremont Oktoberfest. Pours cloudy, the color of pink grapefruit juice. Light aroma of raspberry soda. Light body and carbonation, almost nothing in the taste. Dry finish. Effin near water.

2.9
BeerLimey (2155) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2005
Pink grapefruit appearance. Sweet sugarry raspberry aroma. Raspberry sweetness on the palatebalanced by some coarse grainy dryness, slightly tart finish.


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