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Ramstein Winter Wheat Eisbock - High Point Brewing Company

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 37
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 grub
3.95/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Viggo brought this one over. thanks eric!

1 litre swingtop growler. sampled april 27/2010.

pours crystal clear deep reddish brown with a very thin layer of very fine white head. the head quickly drops to a scant ring around the glass and leaves only a few spots of lace.

aroma is good. banana and clove. butterscotch and caramel. hint of alcohol. whole wheat bread. date and plum. bit of raisin. hint of smoke.

taste is good. white and whole wheat bread. banana and clove. caramel and butterscotch. date, plum, and raisin. light alcohol. low bitterness level. touch of smoke.

mouthfeel is nice. very low carbonation level. medium-large body.

drinkability is good. nice balance, but the low carbonation does detract from it somewhat. not quite as much depth and complexity as in some eisbocks, but still pretty tasty.

grub, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of Viggo
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Beerloco again for this one, another 1 liter swingtop he filled up for me. IP trade at DLD.

Pours a pretty hazy and opaque dark brown, a few reddish orange highlights, tough to see through, big and bubbly light tan head forms and settles down to a very thin ring around the glass, no real lacing sticks.

Smell is nice, big and malty, some caramel, lots of biscuit, dark fruit, banana, big spicy character, some light sherry notes, cherries, toast, alcohol, a bit of earthiness, a touch of chocolate maltiness.

Taste is nice as well, not as intense as I expected for the weight, some banana smoothie, a bit of spice, big biscuit and bread character, a bit of fruitiness, wheat, strawberries, nice chocolate roastiness near the finish, decently balanced, a bit of warmth but the booze is well hidden.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Pretty smooth for the ABV, just a bit of warmth. Just lacking the complexity I hoped for, but still really nice stuff. Thanks Alan!

Viggo, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of aerozeppl
4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Finally knocked this off my wants. 32oz Magic Hat mini growler.

A: Dark ruby color. Minimal brown head with no lacing.

S: Nice bananna and clove nose. It really did just smell like a slightly stronger version of their weizenbock. No smell of the alcohol at all.

T: Wow. Amazing. Not hint of the ABV at all. You get all the good things about a weizenbock (wheat, esters) without the usual downfall to the style which is the fusel alcohols.

M: Medium bodied. Little syrupy. Very smooth.

D: Wow. Amazing. No hint of the ABV at all. Probably the best eisbock I have ever had. Would love to try the rasberry one side by side with this one since it has been a while since I have had it.

aerozeppl, Apr 14, 2010
Photo of scootny
4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is some very impressive stuff. Doesn't start out that way though. The pour is unassuming. A dark purplish brown with a collar on against the glass instead of a head. A clear fluid with a sticky consistency.

You get notice of greatness here. Smell is full of dark fruits and overripe banana. Clove and roasted malts with a bit of coffee. A sweet alcohol and light yeasty breadiness. Multilayered and complex.

Taste is walking in the footsteps of Aventinus Eisbock and that's saying a whole lot. Smooth, sweet, and wheat malty with a rich delicious fruitiness and nary a trace of alcohol to be found anywhere. There is a larger roasted smokiness compared to the aforementioned but that is not a bad thing. The fruitiness unfolds flavors of cherries and grape as well as raisins, dates, figs. There is a bit of molasses as well. The light coffee shows up in the finish to add a gentle bitterness but hopping is mild if at all. The finish is surprisingly dry and clean with a bit of coffee and clove bound together by banana, yeast and peppery spiciness.

Feel is crisp and dry with a sticky light syrup. Carbonation is just about perfect with a light effervescence on the tongue and cheeks as it sits in your mouth.

Way to easy to drink this one. It may be 11.5 percent but I'd never guess from the taste. I nursed my way through a 16 oz growler that I shared a bit of with the Mrs. and If I had a 32 we would be on our faces. Delicious and sneaky stuff.

scootny, Mar 29, 2010
Photo of Gmann
3.83/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich ruby brown color with a very small wisy off white head, not much of a head at all. The aroma is of dark fruit, booze soaked cherries and raisins followed by scents of clove and banana. Nice aroma, not overly strong. The flavor is of alcohol vapors, clove and banana, followed by a solid roast malt flavor. It seems to lack a depth of character. Some of the dark fruit pops up in the end as well as a sour cherry note. A moderate body with very soft carbonation; finishes with a sour bitter bite. Though I did get a bit of an alcohol presence in the taste, this eisbock doesn't taste overly boozy or cloying. It could use some more clove and banana flavors but the flavors that are there are good.

Gmann, Mar 26, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bman1113vr for sharing this beer.

12 ounce hand bottle. The beer pours a dark brown color with no head. The aroma is dark fruit and caramel malt with some alcohol. The flavor is dark fruit, alcohol, caramel and some chocolate. Medium mouthfeel and low carbonation.

Mora2000, Mar 19, 2010
Photo of Thorpe429
4.63/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I'll call this a "growler." Filled by Bierkraft and put into a 22oz. bottle. Thanks to mikeyv35 for getting me this one.

A: Poured a dirty mahogany with a large darker tan head. Not too much retention or lacing, but it still looks pretty nice.

S: Superb. Lots of black licorice, sweet malt, dark fruit, cherries, hints of smoke, some alcohol, and bits of chocolate.

T: Very, very intense all around. The black licorice, sweet malt, and dark fruits (plus cherries) stand out as being the most dominant, but this one has a lot going on and only gets better as it warms.

M: Good amounts of alcohol, but nothing distracting too much from the taste.

D: Excellent drinkability. High alcohol and insane complexity make this one a slow sipper.

Thorpe429, Mar 08, 2010
Photo of brdc
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to alcstradamus for sharing this one, out of a growler into a large glass, shaped like a tulip.

Deep brown, reddish highlights, short lasting tan head, some lacing.
Aroma is malty sweet as expected; caramel, fruits including prunes, raising and fig, bananas and burnt sugar.
Not as full as I expected, with a pleasant taste that is not as explosive as expected for the ABV. Sweet notes easily predominate, malty in the forefront, bananas and clove in the forefront, with the same fruits mentioned in the background. No alcohol to be found.
Carbonation is on the low end of the spectrum, not sure if it s because of the growler or intended to be that way, but does not compromise. There is an Angels share in front of me that shows less than a third of the bubbles, for the sake of comparison.
Nice one.

brdc, Feb 21, 2010
Photo of alcstradamus
4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to mikey711 for the growler of this, much appreciated. Split with brdc this afternoon.

Pours a deep cola brown with a finger of head that dies quickly. The smell is a nice blend of burnt caramel, light raisin and fig, charred banana peel, and perhaps even a bit of citrus.

The taste is lighter than I expected for an 11.5% eisbock. I taste absolutely no trace of the alcohol. But at the same time, it is not quite as big and flavorful as I was expecting either. Expectations sure are a killer, aren't they? Fortunately, this still was quite nice. Banana and burnt caramel dominate, along with a very light orange peel flavor. Not terribly complex, but very easy to sip.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and mostly flat. The carbonation levels do seem appropriate though and match the flavor profile nicely. Drinkability is high for a beer of this ABV. I would have guessed it was closer to 7% if I didn't already feel the strong buzz kicking in after around 16 oz. or so. This is definitely a solid beer and one that I would like to drink again.

alcstradamus, Feb 14, 2010
Photo of caresville
4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

growler fill from ramstein brewery, poured into flute glass.

a- pours a reddish brown to amber, almost looks like coca cola

s- quite malty, bananas, cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, charcoal.

t&m- brown sugar and many dark fruits dominate the palate imediately, plummy and pruney, bananas also and it also kinda reminds me of the chocolate flavored twizzlers licorice.

d- for a beer thats 11.5% this stuff goes down like nothing, easy to drink and very bold and full of flavor. wish this stuff was more widely available.

caresville, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of MasterSki
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to BeerLoco for sending this my way - this growler has been about a year in the works so it was really exciting to finally see it in my fridge. Shared with Sean9689 and the better halves. Served in a champagne flute.

A - A hard pour yields a half-finger of tan foam that fizzles quickly to a thin ring. There are a few spots of lace and some legs as well. Body is a lovely transparent mahogany color with some orange highlights.

S - An intense bouquet of wheat, cloves, & banana layered over some dark fruits and a touch of spicy alcohol. It's a touch to much clove for my taste. Smells like a weizenbock on 'roids, which I'm guessing isn't too far from the truth.

T - This is where the beer begins to show its strengths. Dark fruits, caramel, chocolate-covered cherries, banana, cloves and some other spices. Extremely well-integrated and masterfully hidden alcohol - this could have been a 7% weizenbock for all I knew.

M - Low carbonation but with a light tingle, medium-bodied, silky-soft, sticky finish, and no trace of heat. Not sure what more I'd want from this style of brew.

D - This is extremely drinkable stuff - I was worried 64oz would be too much, but it went quickly with everyone seeking out refills. It's not quite as good as the Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock, but it was much more sessionable (as much as any Eisbock can be sessionable I suppose). Worth seeking out, especially as proof that high-gravity German-style beers needn't be malt bombs.

MasterSki, Feb 01, 2010
Photo of Sean9689
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler shared by Alex (Masterski)....thanks bro! Poured into champagne glass.

A - Pours black, very very slight fizz of head but nothing more.

S - Banana, cinnamon, nutmeg, dark fruits. You can smell the wheat in there too. All very well done.

T - Very similar to the nose. Banana, cinnamon, nutmeg, wheat, brown sugar. A nice mix of sweetness and there's no trace of the 11.5% at all.

M - Light, smooth, rich. A slight bitter finish but mostly sweet.

D - 11.5%? For real? This is crazy good and the alcohol is not there at all as far as I can tell (until I finish a couple of glasses, at least).

Sean9689, Feb 01, 2010
Photo of mikey711
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark Caramel brown with a minimal amount of head, but some nice lacing that coats the glass. Some transparency at the bottom.

S: Some nice estery notes to start with dark fruit notes like plum and dark cherries. Also a bit of sweetness is present fromt he wheat with some bubblegum and banana notes.

T: Very much like the smell. Nice dark fruit notes. Some nice caramel butterscotch and wheat notes to a bits of sweetness. Also some very nice toasted notes in the end

M: The lack of carbonation adds to the overall feel by adding a nice layer of creaminess. A slight hint of booze is present but inviting and there is nothing harsh or invasive to note.

D: Scary drinkable. You know the booze is there you know it is a high abv beer but your cant help yourself with this great beer.

mikey711, Jan 28, 2010
Photo of russpowell
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Got this from PEBCAK, cheers Adam!

Tap filled bottle pours a ruddy mahogany with 3+ fingers of mocha head. Head drops sharply,makes violent hissing noises as it off-gasses & throws tracle colored strands up, as the head dies.

S: Smokeyness & some dark fruit, cherries & plums dominate

T: Follows the nose, along some boozey warmth & molasess & a bit of wheat twang up front. Dryness, rum raisin & a bit of leafy hops smeak through as this warms, plus a bit of candi sugar& wheat tartness. Finishes dry fruitty, boozey & warming with cherries, figs & molasess dominating the scene, plus some brown bread soaked in vodka & pralines

MF: Chewy with lively carbonation, plus a touch of silkyness

Drinks easy for the style & abv, but I'm sure this one would reward you with a stellar hangover if you stayed on it past a liter of it, beware! To me this is easily the most eclectic eisbock I've had & the star of the trade (so far)! I bet this would drink so great by a fire in ski country, went down a treat on a fairly warm night in the NC piedmont!

russpowell, Jun 21, 2009
Photo of PEBKAC
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Starting the night off in the completely wrong direction... (I'll save those pale ales to rinse after brushing my teeth). Half growler from New Beer, poured into my favorite Ommegang anniversary glass. Stiff pop off the cap, this one is about a month old.

Beautiful brown sugar rise off an eight ounce pour. Nice staying power over a black coffee body, lined with deep amber highlights.

Smells of licorice & earthy blackberries upfront giving a brief acidity, building on cola & anise. The expected banana is disappointingly, a little Runt-y. It trails back on soft honey wheat.

Taste first off is bitter/tart cherries, definitely. I almost have that numbing sensation I always get from the heavy pesticides. The beer is acidic & sharp constantly through, or maybe it's just the alcohol being that well hidden. Cola & milk chocolate that's just too sweet & velvety to be dark. The body is so milky, yet so carbonated. Black grape skins reminiscent on the texture. A little insertion of coffee that I'm not sure of, whether oxidation or roast, it's the only thing here I think isn't in it's right spot. Insignificant anyways. Finish is a Fig Newton kind of combo of fruit & caked malt.

Expectations were high, & I stuffed my bag with growlers(of course), but fuck me if I just pass up their great Winter Wheat from now on with a snobbish "meh" & just pester for this throughout the year.

PEBKAC, May 29, 2009
Photo of Bitterbill
4.72/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I got this tap filled bottle in a trade with Nutbrown. Thanks Alan.

Ah, another adventure in tap brews sent in convenient sized bottles. You're the man!

Anice hiss when I popped the cap, it pours a very dark brown, actually more like pitch black as no light shines through and I'm not seeing even a hint of any other colour. The foam started off huge and grew a bit more as my glass settled.

The smell has a lovely mix of sweet malt and fruit with a light tartness coming from the fruit...cherries. I like.

The taste brings on notes of wheat, sweet malt, semi sweet/tart taste of cherries, and a bunch of toffee goodness. Yum! Some alcohol here but given the abv, I don't find it intrusive at all. A great tasting brew indeed.

The mouthfeel is on the light side but the carbonation is brisk and that combination works for me very well.

Drinkability? Danger, Danger, Will Robinson! The drinkability is off the charts for me. Big ole 22oz bottle and I fear it will not last long as I'm already 3/4 done. If I lived where I could get this on tap, I'd be in *BIG* trouble. ;^)What a brew!

Hey Alan....wonderful choice!! Thanks a bunch!!

Oh and head retention and lacing are superb!

Bitterbill, May 16, 2009
Photo of mikesgroove
4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is insane. I grew up about 10 minutes from here, but it has been a long time since I have been up there. A huge thanks to Mike for sending this one my way. I dont know how I could live without getting to try it. Growler served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 05/09/2009.

Very dark brown on the pour, nearly opaque as I try to look through the haze. No head at all at first but slowly but surely a thin tan cloud rises up and over the top and settles down giving a touch of light foam along the sides and the bottom of the glass.

Tons of rich toffee and caramel initially on the nose, once it warms up though it becomes one of the most complex aromas I have ever encountered. Light alcohol notes, hints of dark cherries and fruit, light chocolate and almost a root beer like touch as it really comes up near room temperature. To say the aroma was inviting would be an understatement, this was intense. Smooth, full, thick body on this one really let the flavor just coat your tongue, and again this was an expierence all its own. A malt monster, caramel and light molasses notes led the charge until a soothing, candy like chocolate and toffee notes come in. But it was the fruit like cherry notes and rich cola flavor that set it apart. Unlike any eisbock I have ever had before, it was rediculously smooth and drinkable.

unreal how good this one really is. I am simply floored. I knew it was going to be a stunner, but wow. I would want this one on tap every day of the week, it is just that damn good. Big thanks to mIke for getting me this, soo worth it.

mikesgroove, May 10, 2009
Photo of BARFLYB
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-Tap

A- RWWI is quite dark having a black look but is more of a very deep brown. Did not get any head or foam to speak so no lace as well.

S- Takes a while to open up. Smells of chocolate, ripe banana, dark malts. A whole bunch of wheat as well and some alcohol. Some cherry with warming.

T- Tastes like an eisbock with malts upon malts giving off a huge sweetness, No hops getting in the way. Chocolate and some cherry make a nice combination. A nice amount of wheat from the base beer. Some alcohol in this 11.5%er, well I kind of saw that coming.

M- Sweet and a bit boozy. The feel on RWWI is full and just grabs your attention. No bitterness at all. Very smooth actually with improvement as it warms.

D- Well the verdict is out and this stuff is top-notch. 11.5% is nothing to take lightly but barkeep, can I get another? Dangerously drinkable, I will look forward to having this treat whenever possible.

BARFLYB, May 03, 2009
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a brown head. Nose is molasses, raisins, alcohol, smoky tone. Flavor is boozy, yes. Raisins, figs, soyish tones, fight over that and clearly show. Watered down coffee liquor tones are there too. Overall pretty intense. Feel is smooth on liquid. Carbonation is slightly nibbling, but overall a bit subdued. This is a nice beer. Due to the style rarity, I suppose I won't really ever have the kind of exposure to it that would leave me highly educated. But this certainly doesn't suck. Just be prepared for a unique drinker and something that is pretty intense.

RblWthACoz, Apr 24, 2009
Photo of JohnQVegas
3.38/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz, counter-pressure filled bomber.

Pours dark brown, cola-like, with a big, fizzy light-brown head. Head dies away fairly quickly.

Nose has (again) a cola-like dark caramel sweetness to it, some molasses, and a hint of cherry in there as well. Lightly boozy, if that makes sense. Some soy.

Taste has a bit more molasses, some soy in there as well. Odd. There's something almost meaty in the flavor. Almost salty, like fresh-baked pretzels, only a bit smokey. Tobacco maybe. Some brown sugar underneath, and light dark fruit that are promising but just overwhelmed.

Mouthfeel is probably a hair over-carbonated. Just a bit too fizzy. Medium bodied. Was slightly underwhelmed by this one, which is surprising, given the amazing rep I'd had from it. A previous growler was better, this one seems past its prime after only a few days in the glass.

JohnQVegas, Mar 23, 2009
Photo of whitehouse50
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was fortunate to get a growler of this from the brewery. Poured it into my Duvel glass and the color was very dark almost black. Has the aromas sweet malty notes, hints of chocolate maybe caramel. The taste is incredible because there is so much going on. Once again hints of chocolate and caramel with a distinctive malty sweetness, possibly hints of licorice and it leaves you wanting more after the lingering flavors leave your palate. The mouthfeel is like a beefed up winter wheat. I'm not sure how much I could drink this in one night, thankfully I split the growler with my buddies as this one filled me up rather quickly.

whitehouse50, Mar 11, 2009
Photo of Amalak
4.13/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At Mugs Ale House on Bedford Ave. in Brooklyn they had a tasting with a cask of this brew. Black in color with a thick, tan head and a malty, wheat scent to it.

Good malt taste with a licorice aftertaste to it...slightly chocolate. Despite its high alcohol content, it's a nice balance that goes unnoticed. I'm not familiar with Winter Wheats, but this was quite good.

Amalak, Mar 10, 2009
Photo of MusicaleMike
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I got the rare opportunity to try this beer on tap. This is one of those beers which doesn't hold any sort of street cred, but can stand against some of the great beers of the world. Before tonight, I had never heard of this beer. I hope that some day I get to try it again, preferably during winter.

A: The color is black with ruby red highlights one the bottom of the glass. It could be seen, in better light I suppose, as a deep brown. The brown head does not stay very well at all and eventually dissolves to nothing.

S: The nose on this beer is absolutely delicious. The predominant smell is an almost overwhelming strawberry-banana aroma. Seriously. This is the same smell as all those strawberry-banana treats out there. Other noticeable smells include figs and peat. No hop aroma, which is appropriate for the style.

T: The taste is very good. Very similar to some Belgium beers that I have had. I get this nice balance of banana flavor, which sits right on the tongue and up front, and a smokey tobacco flavor which accompanies the drinker to the finish. I think it is a wonderful combination. I have never had a "tobacco" flavor be so pronounced in a beer before and now I really understand that characteristic. It is not "smokey" but more like that cigarette smell. It's good, shut up.

M: The mouthfeel is full-bodied and incredibly smooth. No alcohol present. This makes this beer very palatable. Honestly couldn't be better.

D: This beer rates "exceptional" for this category because the aroma and taste are both so interesting and the alcohol, though 11.5%, is almost absent. SO drinkable. Couldn't be better.

MusicaleMike, Jul 05, 2008
Photo of DrJay
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with a thin skim of tan foam. Not much in the way of lacing, but that's to be expected. Malty, caramelized sugar aroma with some dried fruit and vanilla notes. Toffee flavour up front with some raisin and alcohol, light chocolate and vanilla. Alcohol showed up towards the end and there was a hint of smoke present. Full bodied with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Quite good and very drinkable for how robust it is.

DrJay, May 24, 2008
Photo of BACTAdam
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wow is the best word I can use to describe this finely crafted and rare brew from High Point! I was lucky enough to get one of the very last growler fills from the first batch of 2008 as it's brewed in extremely limited quantities. Greg, owner/brewmaster, said he hopes to have another small batch tapped in late February so call or e-mail the brewery before you go to make sure it's available.

Any way, the review. This one pours a very dark black color with a nice tan head that retains itself nicely. The smell is pretty sweet with hints of cocoa and coffee. Definitely has an imperial stout quality in smell, appearance and taste. And taste? Superb! Has the winter wheat qualities mixed with complex notes of semi-sweet chocolate, malts, black coffee and I even sensed slight vanilla and banana notes. Incredible! The mouthfeel is insanely smooth almost like it came from a hand pump or was on nitro (and this after it sat in my growler for 3 days). Finally, this beer is very drinkable. It hides its alcohol very well although I sensed a slight alcohol burn in the first few sips. A truly exceptional beer worth waiting for!!

By the way, the official name of this beer is Ramstein Ice Storm Eisbock. Not sure if it was changed recently or not.

BACTAdam, Feb 04, 2008
Ramstein Winter Wheat Eisbock from High Point Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.