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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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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2008
1/2/08 @ Old Saint Francis School in Bend, with Bikesandbeer and his Girlfriend Jesse. Lunch before driving to Sacramento via Mt. Shasta. 7th Brewery of the trip. Pours yellow with a half finger tan head. Nose is nice and razzy. Taste is razzy and sweet, interesting but quite thin.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Had on tap at Edgefield. Cloudy light orange with thin ring of fizz for a head. Smells of raspberry syrup, cranberry, sour cherry and hint of light malt- no hop smell. Slightly sweet raspberry flavor with light pale malt background. The somewhat dry finish keeps it drinkable. Light bodied feel with low, soft carbonation. This beer is a great ingredient for their vinaigrette dressing.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2280) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
josephselander (42) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Appearance Pours a hazy pinkish orange color, a very light orange. This looks like grapefruit juice, a very appetizing grapefruit juice. A clean white 1 and a half finger head subsides on the slower side of fast and leaves no lacing. Smell This smells very fruity and wheaty. Tart raspberries dominate the smell with the wheat and slight hops taking up the rear. Taste Raspberries and wheat, just like the smell. The aftertaste of raspberries is very sweet like a jolly rancher, absolutely delicious right now! Mouthfeel A little low on the carbonation for the style, which hurts this beer a little. It is nice and light though, perfect for the summetime. Drinkability This is a damn good fruit infused wheat beer, and I would be plenty happy to have pint after pint of this beer. It isnt the best representation out there, but it serves its purpose well.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
can8ianben (1510) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Aroma of fresh juicy raspberries. Appearance is not unlike a glass of pink grapefruit juice - cloudy and pink. Flavor is very thin - somewhat watery - slight raspberry flavor with a faint bitter finish. Tight carbonation. A very refreshing summer beverage, certainly not a hearty drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2014
bottle at home ... at the Lets do a Chris O tasting... pinky amber ... thin off white head ... soft sweet floral fruits nose ... light sherbert fruits... light dry fruit ... dull floral fruit ... creamy hop ... wierd

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (9638) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeJslc (778) - USA - APR 6, 2013
Hazy peach colored, white head. Aroma of sweet raspberries. Flavor of grainy malt, earthy raspberry, grainy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (5869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Poured on draft at six arms brewery in Seattle. Tastes like a pile of flowers and a raspberry basket. Average at Best

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (9808) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. 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.


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