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Ramstein Winter Wheat Eisbock - High Point Brewing Company

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Ramstein Winter Wheat Eisbock
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 41
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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High Point Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: Dantes on 01-22-2004

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap yesterday at the Cloverleaf up in Caldwell. I love the Ramstein Winter Wheat and thought that this would be a stronger version of it, which is pretty much what turned out to be the case. It was certainly strong but didn't pack as much of a punch as the alcohol led me to believe and because this was so smooth and creamy, it went down easily even though I nursed it for a while and let it warm up!

The pour was dark to this, with a moderate tan head and hardly any lacing to be seen as I worked my way through this. Lots of cream, some dark fruit, and milk chocolate in the nose as the smooth, creamy texture took over in the taste. This almost felt like a Stout when it came to the taste and mouthfeel, but there was just enough plum and cherry to remind me that this was indeed an Eisbock. Not a lot of carbonation here and the aftertaste had a lightness of banana along with the sensation that I just finished off a dessert of whipped chocolate mousse.

Booze? It's here but you'll need to drink a few of these before you feel it and fall over. It's a shame that I can't find the Winter Wheat in bottles in most places and that I've only seen this on tap once in all the times I've gone out drinking. This beer is a strong argument for most Eisbocks to be brewed as it's a great example of why they're so perfect for the winter without feeling like most of the other offerings currently out now. This was smooth, deceptively strong,, and worth seeking out!

Photo of icepik9
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

smooth strong coffee coco taste. great mouth feel with a creamy smooth finish

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of rtepiak
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

holy shit suprise. The first of its kind to have such definition. It may be that my palate has been excericed by two bottles of jolly pumpkin but this beer has so much dimensions its unbelievable. Pour is a deduced hef. Head isn't as big... Doesn't last as long. Nose is a mess of things... Toast, smoke, molasses, and earthy minerals in a lace of digestive notes. Licorice and banana equally fused. Palate is rich and lean and a touch of dough. A molasses hef. And astringent notes of mineral and acidic fruit hints. Dark fruit tart. Black berry and dry maple syrup. Bread finish of banana. Too dry to be associated to banana bread. Too roasted yet it still has a lot of carbonation. Its a big brew. With a lot of undertones. The best american eisbock i've had. Wheat rich... But not dominating.

Photo of orangesol
3.87/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on Nitro-Tap at Al's of Hampden into a tulip glass.

A - Pours deep, dark, brown with a small thin cap of off white head leaving little to no lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of dulled wheat, chocolate, banana, light spice, sweet toffee, and some dark fruits. Not as strong as I was expecting but still plenty going on. The booze is ever present, getting stronger as the beer comes to room temp.

T - Flavors are similar to the nose with plenty of chocolate, clove, dark fruits, tart cherries, and bready wheat. The booze is light at the beginning only getting stronger as it warms. Finish is a mix of chewy wheat and lingering sweetness. Good balance overall, just a touch too much booze.

M - Medium-Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Full, chewy, feel with plenty of dry lingering chewy sweetness. The booze is ever present.

O - Not so much. I thought this one was ok but not anything mind blowing. The combo of strong flavors and 11% ABV. really make this one hard to drink.

Photo of Slatetank
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap @ Al's of Hampden -served chilled in a cervoise.

The color is black, or as close to it as it gets with a very dark brown color at the base of the glass with a ring of light beige at the top for cream. The beading is pin sized with silly string stickage of lace. the smell is great, a plethora of aromas including deep ripe banana and slight stonefruit with a light accent of wheat sweetness and some yeast esters that are hard to put into words just toffee-like aromas from the malt w/ a pretty high alcohol aroma. The Eisbock is highly carbonated w/ moderately full body w/ slightly sweet/creamy texture with slight spice and biscuit toasted texture w/ a very very dry finish. Alcohol presence is mild in the overall feel w/ light tanginess of yeast in the semi-sweet finish.

The taste is fruity and earthy w/ some mild toasted grain and vegetal notes with a lot of wheat cereral-like flavorsfrom the dark wheat and mild fruity almost prune-like element with a light date and dark brown sugar quality. The eisbock finishes with a warming dry finish. A pretty high drinkability score for an 11% beer, but is is not to be taken lightly. The Eisbock has a smooth quality that makes you forget about how strong it is until halfway through, not one I recommend having more than 1 of. I sipped on this for a while, a pretty good example of the style.

Photo of koopa
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler picked up at the brewery and shared by beerloco at a mega tasting last night. Thanks Alan!

Appearance: Classic dunkel look...chestnut brown with a 1 finger lightly browned butter crown that displays moderate retention and lace.

Smell: Classic banana and clove action.

Taste: Same as nose. Hard to detect the high abv on this one as it drinks like a tasty dunkel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation.

Drinkability: Damn good despite the abv.

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Ramstein Winter Wheat Eisbock from High Point Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.