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Ramstein Winter Wheat - High Point Brewing Company

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Ramstein Winter WheatRamstein Winter Wheat

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

286 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 66
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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Photo of wattoclone
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
Photo of NonicPanic
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

NonicPanic, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of Varkias41
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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

dgherm, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Slatetank, May 24, 2013
Photo of homebrew311
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
Photo of jkane101
4/5  rDev -3.8%

jkane101, May 08, 2013
Photo of banger7
4/5  rDev -3.8%

banger7, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -3.8%

zestar, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of BMan33
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

BMan33, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

abcdefghijkyle, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev -3.8%

RoryOMoore, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

yourefragile, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of gwiedman1
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

gwiedman1, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev -3.8%

WDJersey, Jan 01, 2013
Photo of dasenebler
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ramstein Winter Wheat
12/29/12
Growler filled 12/27/12

Very dark brown, nearly black. Darkest wheat beer I've ever poured. Beige head is modest, but highly admirable for a growler. (4)

Aroma smells exactly like fresh banana bread: it's unmistakable. Some chocolate and molasses notes, too. (4)

The flavor is thick and rich. Banana bread once again, but this time more complex. The estery, ripe-fruit notes of the yeast are readily apparent. Intensely phenolic as well, with huge clove and nutmeg notes. Chocolate malts come through, along with a thick breadiness. Carob, treacle, spice cake. It's not that sweet, but there is something really cloying and borderline undrinkable about this beer. Mouthfeel is thick and dextrinous, yet utterly undercarbonated-- I won't judge too harshly since it's a growler pour. (3, 3)

This is a very unique wheat beer. There's something about it though-- perhaps the intense esters and phenols combined with the very high ABV and super-thick mouthfeel-- that renders it a bit undrinkable in my book. It's like banana bread motor oil. I wouldn't want more than 8oz, and I just poured myself .5L. It's no Aventinus, but it's an okay beer. (3)

dasenebler, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Quite possibly the darkest weizenbock I ever seen. Barely any head at all maybe some opaque colored head that fizzes to particularly nothing.

S - Quite mild banana, clove and and maybe some chocolate. A very solid light smell is good on such a high octane beer.

T - Some roast and molasses surprised me beneath some mild ripe fruits and mild spicy clove. Wheat seems mild yet balanced.

M - Kind of watery actually. Has mild flavors and seems not is intense as others describe. Medium heavy at best.

Overall I am not sure if this is a older bottle (like last years) but it's notched at October and has some sediment at the base. Even if its old it drinks rather well.

DrDemento456, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

t0rin0, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -3.8%

acurtis, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of lauries444
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

lauries444, May 19, 2012
Photo of claspada
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft @ Barcade Jersey City.

The pour is dark brown in color with some reddish highlights and a small fluffy tan head that dissipates rather quickly.

Aromas begin with lightly roasted, chocolate-based malts, with notes of wheat, dark caramel, banana, cracked cloves and well-ripened dark fruits. Yeast esters emerge more as it warms.

The tastes begin with mildly sweet chocolate-coated roasted maltiness and a bit of dark caramel. Hints of spicy clove and sours wheat emerge as you continue to sample. The dark fruitiness and light banana emerge as it warms. The overall flavor profile picks up a bit more sweetness as you further sample.

The mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with medium carbonation. Velvety smooth and almost creamy on the palate. Finish is highlighted by a touch of roast and dried fruits with a smooth, mildly warming finish.

Overall this is the best American made Weizenbock I have ever had, surpassing the example from Thomas Hooker I had last year. The malt base is definitely darker and more chocolate-forward than the traditional German example, which allows the yeast esters to not strangle the flavor profile, which is a huge plus for me. Not a drop of detectable alcohol is detectable except in your belly with that slightly warming feeling. Wish they still bottled this because it is by far High Point's best beer. Glad I was finally able to sample this; highly recommended

claspada, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
1/5  rDev -76%

ygtbsm94, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of muskiesman
4.83/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap in pint glass from Tuscany Brewhouse

A- Dark Mahogany with great lacing. Thin head

S- Huge sweet fruit and dark malt aroma, Dark bread

T- Again huge ripe fruits, figs, dark bread malts very rich. Touch of spice clovey and maybe anise

M- Very smooth but thick creamy, roasted malted finish

ABV 9.5%. Creeps up nicely surprisingly does not drink like it is that high very warming
A winter winner!

muskiesman, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

whartontallboy, Jan 15, 2012
Ramstein Winter Wheat from High Point Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.