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Ramstein Winter Wheat - High Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

284 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 65
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
High Point Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 04-17-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

malfunxion, Aug 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

koopa, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

curlybird, Jul 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Uncledoobz, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Bouleboubier
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

(on tap at Bridgewater's Pub - served in an Erdinger Weizen glass)

A: fairly clear, dark, air-dried blood crimson... tall stand of compact, creamy-spongy foam... the lack of retention was clearly due to the cleanliness of the glass - did spring up some foam which each big sip

S: invitingly bold dark fruit - plum, mainly - with a good bit of roasty grain poking through... bit of a leafy hop presence and mineral note... not terribly clove-y or yeasty-spicy

T: heavy on dark fruit flavors - kind of like a non-sweet plum or blackberry brandy... fair bit of hop and roast bitterness, though it's relatively mellow and merely serves to dry the beer out a bit... some vague background clove... not at all sweet as far as fruit flavors go and not terribly malty either, which is the biggest snag in its overall quality - would love to have a moderate, balancing doughy/bready flavor - not enough 'yeast' notes, otherwise a fantastic, explosive taste

M: a bit thin and lager-clean/crisp, but on par with what the aromas suggest

O: this tastes a good bit like my homebrew Weizenbock, this one obviously having more developed, dynamic character... really, all this needs is a meaty malt punch.... I would certainly drink this again, preferably in High Point's taproom

Bouleboubier, Mar 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

LMH88, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SpAiReArGsEonNE, Feb 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Tucquan, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

BeerForMuscle, Feb 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

sbangs, Jan 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

djcira, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

nesarebad, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

JG-90, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

2dogbrew, Jan 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

RobDB, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

gr0g, Dec 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

justintcoons, Dec 25, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I can't really add anything that Jason Alstrom didn't already say about the characteristics of this beer. All I can say is that it is my favorite beer and I look forward to it very year. I've had it in bottles and on tap, and it has never disappointed. I do agree that the ABV is hard to believe. It is a dangerously smooth and drinkable beer at 9.5 % ABV.

dano, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another great US craft weizenbock from Ramstein. Very dark appearance with lots of deep-roasted malt and fruity esters. The finish is burnt wood and earthy hops which is different than the typical Bavarian versions. Personally, I prefer the burnt caramel notes to the fruitier German weizenbocks. I really wish this and the other Ramstein brews were easier to find in PA since availability is important to a beer consumer. Fortunately, I came across this one at Capone's and am very thankful for that.

wattoclone, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

NonicPanic, Dec 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Varkias41, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

dgherm, Jul 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

tbeer40, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Slatetank, May 24, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is quite dark, almost a stout like appearance with nothing more than a tiny rim of head. Nose is unique and very malty. Notes of grape candy, wheat, and a hint of soy sauce and cocoa. Taste has fruity components up front with emphasis on grapes and maple syrup, this is followed by notes of carob and figs with a touch of balsamic vinegar on the finish. Mouthfeel is somewhat thick with low carbonation. Overall, this is a very unique and complex weizenbock, however the flavors just don't agree with me.

homebrew311, May 20, 2013
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Ramstein Winter Wheat from High Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.