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Ramstein Winter Wheat - High Point Brewing Company

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Ramstein Winter WheatRamstein Winter Wheat

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284 Ratings

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 64
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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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%

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%

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 23, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev -14.4%

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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

banger7, Apr 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

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

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

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

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

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

WDJersey, Jan 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Ramstein Winter Wheat
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
Ramstein Winter Wheat from High Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.