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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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Aquilo (659) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Cloudy golden amber color with a thin head. Very fruity aroma and flavor. The sweetness is startling at first, but it is well balanced. My only complaint is that the raspberry flavor overpowers any other malt or yeast flavors, but it doesn’t matter. This is still a pleasant ale all around.

3.9
joet (2675) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2002
Looks like grapefruit, cloudy pink, plenty of nose, crispy, berries/citrus in the light body, nice effervescence, semi-dry.

3.9
Reid (2675) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
picked up this in the 22oz bomber on the way home tonight. I have never had the Ruby before so not sure at all of the correct style. The beer has a really nice look to it a slightly hazy ..almost luminescent orangy colour..odd to describe but its impressive..extremely small head which dissapears real quick leaving a slight lace down the glass. The smell of the beer is very fruity..almost raspberry..with some nice malt and only a trace of hop near the end . Its good though. Feels very nice on the tongue good carbonation and not too dry..nice. This is a most drinkable brew indeed..I could easilly quaff many pints of this little beauty on a summers day!

3.9
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Draft at Six Arms, Seattle. The raspberry flavor really packs a wallop! Beer is light and refreshing without the overbearing fizziness of some lighter fruit beers. Wonderful balance between the raspberry flavors and some legitimate beer characteristics. Very, very refresing. Worth a try.

3.9
pelicanfleck (15) - Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2007
I live about 1 mile from where this brew is crafted. It is a brew that is made with rassberries involved. It is a great all around fruit brew and here is my review: Appearance: The appearance is a beer that is "silty" and unfiltered. It has a slight ruby hue to it and caps off nicely with a finger width head. Smell: Fruity, that of rassberries and hops Taste: The taste is crisp and refreshing. The rassberries don not over take the beers natural hoppieness. Very flavorfull Mouthfeel: The carbonation in this brew is low so that you can really guzzle it down with no carb-burn. Good taste with very little aftertaste. Drinkability: This is a brew that I would drink again. I would rather order it in the bottle to go though, I will explain upon reviewing the joint.

3.8
Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2001
Red colour, impressive berry nose and palate. Light, easy-drinking. The use of fresh fruit (not extract) is quite noticeable, and makes this a rare fruit beer worth drinking.

3.8
Braudog (6900) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2004
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 Big raspberry aroma on a cloudy orange beer. More of a malty flavor than I expected, crisp and powerful. This is an interestingly good and unique beer. Want more.


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