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Ramstein Blonde Wheat Beer - High Point Brewing Company

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Ramstein Blonde Wheat BeerRamstein Blonde Wheat Beer

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BA SCORE
84
good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
High Point Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2002)
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Reviews by Dantes:
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Dantes

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Package: 12oz. bottle, no ABV listed. “Ramstein” spelled out in Gothic lettering against a yellow background. “Enjoy by month notched” marked at October. Nothing to distinguish between years. Label recommends storing at 35º-45º and serving at 40º and notes that it is bottle-conditioned. Neck label describes brew style as unfiltered weisse beer. A bit busy overall but reasonably informative.

Cost: $6.99 6-pack at Shop-Rite

Presentation: Ramstein fluted weisse glass at ~45º. (40º serving recommendation too cold in my opinion).

Appearance: A nice golden yellow, a bit darker than the Pilsner. Pours with a decent haze, but seems to clear as one drinks through the glass. Faint, ghostly lees in the bottom of the bottle and glass. Generates a decent, moderately tight, white, but short-lived head.

Smell: Exhibits the classic banana-and-clove aroma of an archetypal hefe-weizen. This fruity nose is backed by a solid malt backbone. Complex, but restrained without the artificiality I’ve experienced in other hefes.

Taste: Upholds the classic hefe-weizen tradition, with a dry fruitiness and a significant malted wheat flavor. Balance is very good, with the hops, malt, and esters interplaying well. Lots of structure and no flabbiness. Finishes crisply, with moderate length.

Mouthfeel: As is typical for Ramstein beers, the carbonation is very tight and consistent. The head on this particular bottle was a bit lacking, but I’ve found that this varies. Good, crisp, medium-full body.

Drinkability: Again, typically, very drinkable. Every Ramstein beer (yes, even the Winter Wheat) is practically a session beer. Smooth, full-flavored and interesting.

Backwash: The Classic (dunkelweisse) is still my favorite “regular, bottled” Ramstein beer, but I’m certainly glad to have this around. A great, authentic hefe that challenges the best in the world. I haven’t had the Live Oak that many have talked about, but I’d certainly be willing to trade some Ramstein in order to have a comparison. I'd also "warn" BA's that I've often seen old sixers of this lying around in stores, so fresh examples are important (no year denotations is a problem); and the amount of yeast in the bottles varies as well.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2004 19:08:57 | More by Dantes
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A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a very high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high white head that hardly died down as it was continually fed by a stream of rising bubbles.
S: Light aromas of wheat are present in the nose along with notes of clove and hints of bananas.
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A: Pours a clear yellow color with some light shading towards the top. A white head forms on the pour, about two fingers high, and settles down to a thin, wispy film. Some light splotches of lace are left down the glass.

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Ramstein Blonde Wheat Beer from High Point Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.