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Ramstein Winter Wheat - High Point Brewing Company

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Ramstein Winter WheatRamstein Winter Wheat

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241 Reviews

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Reviews: 241
Hads: 294
Avg: 4.15
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 90
Gots: 7 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 04-17-2002

Rich creamy head with bouquet of Wheat malt, black current, clove, and apple. Deep full flavors of caramel and chocolate malt balance with hops for a smooth warming character. Smooth malt leads to a subtle alcohol and dark caramel finish. The wonderful balance of this beer provides a complex profile hiding the 9.5% alcohol content. The perfect companion for a cold winter night.
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Photo of drtth
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a Ramstein wheat beer glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As served the beer is a dark brown color with reddish highlights and a 1” light tan head that recedes and leaves a ring around the glass along with a layer of foam on the surface. For about the first half of the beer, sipping leaves a layer of foam on one side of the glass and scattered speckles and a leg or two of foam on the other. While the layer of foam slides back down into the beer, some legs and small patches of lacing tend to cling to the glass. Eventually the ring of foam disappears and the last half to 1/3 of the beer has neither ring nor foam.

Smell: The aroma is a nice mix of clove, along with some banana and apple riding over the top of the malts which provide some dark caramel and chocolate.

Taste: As expected from the nose, the flavors include lots of chocolate and caramel, with touches of clove and even some apple. The alcohol is very well hidden in this one.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is on the full side of medium bodied with a pleasant creamy smoothness from the carbonation. The finish begins smooth and malty with a nice dark caramel finish that is kept in check by a slight bitterness from the hops.

Drinkability and Overall Impression: For drinkability this one gets top marks from me given its balance and complexity. My overall impression is that this is a world class Weizenbock and shows well with the best (Aventinus). I’d love to be able to do a side by side with this beer, the Victory Moonglow, and the Aventinus. What a tasting that would be!

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Photo of jwc215
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

best before end of Sept. (of next year I assume, as I purchased it at the brewery last month.

Pours dark brown with a medium tan head that becomes thin but everlasting.

Aromas of cocoa, caramel and banana/clove. Hardly any alcohol noticeable, despite high abv.

The taste is simply delicious. Cocoa and caramel. Banana/clove. Roasted wheat. Smooth with a crispness in the finish to balance out sweetness. Not overly complex, but delicious.

Smooth. Nice texture. Sweet, but not cloying.

Alchol is barely noticeeable (despite the abv level), so it creeps up on you. (Too) easily drinkable. A very good winter brew. This one is worth going a bit out of the way for.

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Photo of mattpetti
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not much to be said that hasnt already been said. Pours a solid dark brown to black with a decent sized tan to very light brown head. Smells of ripe banana, spice, dark fruit, maybe alittle bit of roasted malt and has a lovely bready backbone. Taste is more of the same with toasted malts and an added hop twinge and coriander bite in the finish. This beer is drinkable as all hell with the 9.5% only becoming apparent after my second bottle and letting it warm up quite a bit. A true gem for the style and a staple in jersey beer.

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From a 6 oz sample out of a 12 oz bottle. Pours a deep deep brown color with ruby hues. No real head is there, just a light ring. Very dark and mysterious look about it. Nose is chocolate covered alcohol soaked banana. Just aqpuff of alcohol is in there. Solid. The flavor is very mellow. Banana and cream are very prevalent with a more subdued background of fig and chocolate. No hint of alcohol. Very tasty. The feel is thick with just a hint of carbonation. Very satisfying feel. Overall, a highly drinkable beer. I'd like a touch more of an edge on the dark malt. I would drink this again.

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. amber bottle courtesy of ppoitras. Freshness date is notched between August and September.

Appearance: Perhaps the most disappointing trait of an otherwaise stellar beer. The color is wonderful, a deep brownish-black with all sorts of ruby highlights at the edges. The head, though, is nearly non-existent, even with an aggressive pour. Just a barely perceptible ring of highly-carbonated dark tan head hovering at the edges. Lacing of the glass still occurs in sheets.

Smell: Wow. A big bouquet of dark fruit, apple pie, cloves, and pepper. Noticeable before the nose gets close to the glass. Very nice.

Taste: Simply wonderful. Up front hefty dose of dark chocolate and caramel drizzled over warm dark fruit. Cloked in darkness, the hefty ABV is detected only at the very end and is perceived as a warming effect in the tummy (that goes nicely with the smile on your face). Finish is "after-dinner-liquorish"...helping you savor this slowly.

Mouthfeel and Drinkability: Medium-bodied and pretty creamy, which was surprising, given the very active head. Very easy to drink.

Notes: Having heard of the Winter Wheat from Ramstein, but never checking to see what the style was, I was very surprised when I first tried it. The first thing I thought was "Aventinus...but better!". I was right. A great beer and one I'd love to have again. Thanks to ppoitras for this gem!

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Photo of weeare138
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a black with a dark chestnut hue. A creamy 2 finger tan head floats on the top and slowly fades into a mild film and thick, creamy collar. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of vanilla, caramel, clove, chocolate, raisins, wheat, and perhaps a hint of coffee.
Taste is a creamy blend of the above aromas with a mild fruity clove finish.
Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a semi-dry finish that is of delicate yeast, spice, fruit, and chocolate.

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12 ounce brown bottle that came into my possession during the BA NYC Rally Sunday Brunch from fellow BA Davo, whilst sharing a couple of Teutonic beers at the Heidelberg Restaurant in New York. No freshness or strength listed, notched as Drink Before July – but no year, LOL.

Appearance: Very dark pour, a surprise, dark brown, almost black. ½” tan brown head that soon disappears and leaves a broken covering on the beers surface. Low levels of carbonation. Fizzes when replaced on the Table after a mouthful, quite weird – but impressive.

Nose: Dark alcohols, lots of fruity chewing gum candy smells mixed with some coffee and peppers. Mild figs and other dark fruits race into the back end of the beer. A very intense nose indeed, and quite complex.

Taste: A lovely smoky malt wheat beer entrance, fresh wheat, cloves, bananas, peppers and yet more figs. Smooth chocolate and bitter-sweet sultanas and raisins trapped in a malt biscuit center. This beer wraps the tongue in a fruity malt wheat beer that has an intensely complex pattern that seems to alter during every drink. Awesome!

Mouthfeel: Extremely wholesome, some banana cloying at the back end, but the fruity feel in the mouth is extremely inviting.

Drinkability: Is this really 9.5%?? No way - yeeez!! Doesn’t drink like it all. The wheat aspects lend a fantastic medium body that makes this very easy to dispatch.

Overall: I thoroughly enjoyed this one and I was saving it for the BA So.Cal. “get together” at the Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival in a few weeks time. However, Gentleman BA Davo mentioned he would bring more supplies for the others, so I cracked this open and selfishly consumed the entire bottle myself. The other BA’s are in for a treat!!

Cheers & Thanks Davo – see ya soon mate!

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Photo of ithacabaron
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a sedate, deep brown, with a relatively thin body into my glass. A small yet solid head rises and falls down to a coating on top of the brew.

Aroma is oooh -- nice. Mushrooms, leather, braised pot roast, tobacco. Awesome smell.

As for taste...caramel, uncured leather, and just a hint of the banana to let you know what you're dealing with. Manages to be smoky, sweet, fruity, and to be all of these things at the same time, nothing overwhelming or dominating the conversation. And that's what this is, a conversation, an excellent arrangement of elements. Damn nice.

Mouthfeel is right where it should be, not too heavy, not too sharp. Nice crisp finish.

9.5%? Get out of town! No way. Drinks like a 6% dunkelweizen. Very nice.

What a great brew. I've really been grooving on the German styles recently, and this is just another reason to celebrate that brewing heritage. And from an American brewery, too! Beer is limitless in its possiblities, and we're living in the golden age. Huge thanks to blitheringidiot for this brew -- really got me back in the game -- a "wow" brew that I didn't see coming.

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Photo of DIM
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: I haven't had many, but this is the darkest weizenbock I've tried. It was a deep, dark, muddy brown. It was served to me with a small ring of a frothy head.

s: Wheat beer heaven. Lots of cloves and bananas with undertones of caramel and chocolate. While it is warm, 9.5% is nowhere to be found.

t: The taste mirrors the smell for the most part. Huge flavors of earthy bananas with a nice clove spicy bite. The warm, roasty chocolate at the finish worked very well.

m: Big and chewy with gentle carbonation.

o: I love weizenbocks and this is a great one.

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Photo of ElGuapo
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An extremely dark brown pour with a decent sized tannish head that will leave lace all over the glass. Aroma of sweet fruits, yeast, wheat, chocolate, and even some hops in there. A mass of aromas that causes a battle between your nose and mouth. Your nose will not want you to drink it, just smell it.

There is an army of sweet fruits and malts to start you off on the first course. Next come burnt coffee and chocolate flavors to please the roasty side of you. Then a toasty aftertaste comes in and shows off a bit of alcohol. You are left with a lightly buttered wheat toast with a tinge of alcohol on your tongue, and it sits there for quite some time. The body is pretty full with a nice smooth mouthfeel. A good warming effect as you take this one down.

This beer is like a Kamaeleon in taste and smell. It just has such a smooth transition from flavor to flavor; smell to smell. Kind of like Willy Wonka's magical gum that turns the girl into the blueberry. Well, I didn't turn into wheat toast, so looks like High Point has worked out the problems in their magical potion.

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Photo of bditty187
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very dark brown in hue, if not black in the middle, around the edges there was a slim brown highlight. There wasn’t much change in color when held to a light. I am impressed. The head was beige in color. At the summit the head was only a half finger in height. After a brief moment it slid to a small cap. This cap lasted for about half of the consumption before it disappeared completely. There was no subsequent lacing. After RWW’s masterful appearance I am a bit disappointed at the nose. Yes, the actual aromas are nice but there isn’t much potency. I wanted this beer to scream at me, not whisper. It isn’t too cold but I will return to the bouquet at room temperature maybe it will improve. I decided to sip even though I only got a vague impression from the nose. I was rewarded. It is tasty, simply tasty. It is every bit as good as Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock, maybe better even (but not that much better). The palate shows great depth. Upfront is weizen qualities, yummy banana flavors really shine, some pepper too with a stray hint of clove. Shortly after these flavors I detect some wheat characteristics but they are short lived. In the middle comes a rush of alcohol, which burns down the weizen part. Like a phoenix a new beer rises with eisbock qualities. There is a dark fruitiness, raisins, plums, and such. It is plenty malty, soft chocolate notes, more cloves, figs, heat, and caramelized roastiness. Amazing stuff here with plenty of flavor nuances. I returned to the nose at room temperature. Still the bouquet isn’t that strong, the aromas of bubblegum, fruitcake, wood, chocolate covered cherries, and sweet maltiness are present but not loud. Maybe I was expecting too much? Regardless the nose is inviting and I enjoyed drinking it immensely. The mouthfeel is pleasant and typical for the style, medium in body with low but natural carbonation. It feels comfortable. This is amazingly drinkable. Even though I can taste the alcohol I would never have guessed the abv was 9.5%! Dangerous. I really enjoyed this beer on all accounts. Damn, was it good! I wish I had many, many more. Thank you Sulldaddy for the bottle!

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Photo of blackie
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: light khaki head over a deep, gorgeously dark chestnut brown colored ale, light showing only through the edges, good retention

s: rich, sugary toasted wheat malts with a smooth dry chocolate undercurrent, estery yeast gives ripe banana, baked red apple spiced with clove and nutmeg, the boozy brown sugar sauce and sweet fruit marriage of a bananas foster, reduction of dark tree fruits - prune, date, and black fig; superb aroma with a ridiculously complex interplay of malty rich fruits and spicy, estery weizen yeast

m: light, smooth carbonation and full body

t: absolutely thick and delicious with brown sugar and banana flavors, weizen yeast brings a strong flavor of clove, dark toasted wheat, dried plums and black mission figs, smooth toffee and dark chocolate, tons going on here

d: a sipping-weight beer that goes down all too easy, pleasantly intoxicating after a long day and night

32 oz. swingtop growler from New Beer Distributors in Lower East Side Manhattan, filled by the brewer who happened to be in-store sampling his stuff, I preferred this beer over the Eisbock - for which this is the base

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Photo of TXHops
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

-Original Gravity: 1.090 (21.5 P)
-Final Gravity: 1.020 (3.5-4 P)
-ABV: 9.5%
-ABW: 7.4%
-Attenuation: 77%
-Real Extract: 7.8 P
-Calories/12 oz: 295
-IBU’s: 20
-Color: 30-35 EBC (69-72 SRM)

I just love a brewing operation that’s willing to give me their technical information. High Point really opens the kimono on their beers… Only 20 IBU’s with a starting gravity over 1.080!!?? Man…

The Winter Wheat pours Imperial Stout black, with a spritzy, fizzy head of the shortest-lived bubbles this side of cola. Actually, this beer looks quite a bit like flat coke that went strong on the syrup… A big caramelly, molasses nose with hints of either dates or dried plums in addition to cloves, chocolate and toasted malts is a welcoming start to the non-visual attributes of this beer. Is that a bit of smoke too? Yup, a sip confirms that there is indeed a hint of phenolic smokiness threading through the cinnamon, raisins, figs molasses, chocolate, cloves and bananas. Damn this stuff is complex… I love the fact that it starts off tasting almost like an under-hopped Imperial Stout, but then the wheat beer yeast kicks in and takes us on a new road, which serves as a magical shortcut between Munich and St. Petersburg. The alcohol in this beer, though it can be felt eventually, can’t be tasted any more than in a 5% Helles. The shockingly low hopping rate manages to account for any molecule of maltose headed from the “balanced” side of the equation to the “cloying” side. This beer really displays finesse—it captures all that’s good about hefeweizen and Imperial Stout/Porter without losing balance, complexity or my interest. Great beer…

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Photo of beergeek279
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in the 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass. The color is black with a bit of white head. The smell is dark malt sweetness. The taste is a heavy semi-sweet malt with almost a roasted character to it, with the wheat clove tartness coming through a bit as well. Mouthfeel is fairly chewy. As far as drinkability, once again, could have several of these.

Thank you to schoolteacher for this difficult-to-find beer. A much more dry but more rich beer than the Aventinus, and good in its own way (couldn't state a clear favorite between the two). Absolutely one I'll be looking forward to come next year!

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Photo of nvsblman
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark chocolate brown with very little head. The aroma is full of chocolate, molasses, and caramel. A little bit of coffee and fruitiness to go along with some clove spiciness too. Roasted malts are the first thing I taste. Also some currants, caramel, brown sugar, cloves, and just enough hops for a nice balance. A medium mouthfeel with light carbonation, I found myself drinking this one pretty quickly!

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Photo of mentor
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to RonfromJersey for this dandy beer, January 2005. Pours a two-finger tan head over a pitch black liquid...even when held to the light. The last bit was swirled to add any sediment into the beer. I can smell sweetness and dark malt eminating from the glass as it just sits there on the table. Closer sniffing reveals potent chocolate and molasses plus some vanilla. Tastes great. Starts with molasses and grainy goodness. Some melon in the sweet start and then a gentle dap of roast grains come in followed by a nice bock character. The start has lotsa flavor plus a rounded floral hop (sort of a Fuggles quality, but this is in the German style so I would be surprised). This beer is not dry, but not wet either. With the bock comes the gentle roast. Not coffee and not strong, but mixing really well with the overall sweet. With searching, I can find alcohol at a consistent level throughout. Wow, this beer is really well balanced. What a fine offering! Great carbonation, too. Fluffy bubbles form on my tongue, not sharp acid creating bubbles like so many other beers I've reviewed recently. No lacing, but there is still a ring of bubbles around the liquid with the last gulp. Thick body for this fantastic beer.

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Photo of shapudding
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first Ramstein, gifted from the oh-so-wonderful GeoffSJ, and given to me when we did our Phillycrawl for Horst!

Poured out darkest brown with just a bit of deep rootbeer showing at the edges. No real head, only at the pour did some show up, but then just clear stillnes. Nice deep, dark, thick scents of rich sherry and terriyaki, maltiness with dark fruits and spiceyness. Very cool. Amost thick, but more medium bodied I would say. Good feel in the carbination, it is just there, not too intense. Nice thick maltiness, red apples, chocolate, caramelly sweetness. The hops with the fruit and malty flavors are very well balanced. There is alot of flavor left in your mouth after each sip. Very nice to drink!
Thanks Geoff!!

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Photo of Phatz
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

What a treat. Smooth and easy and sweet and delicious.

Appearance: Served a dark mahogany brown color that is borderline black.

Smell: Dark malts sweet bread, brown sugar, molasses, cloves and a hint of banana - vanilla milk shake.

Taste: Sweet and smooth rich kings syrup, dark heavy malts and fruit bread with banana and yeast and caramel and raisin flavors flowing over the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Viscous thick creamy rich and smooth but very heavy.

Drinkability: This is a sipping beer, and one is enough but it it quite enjoyable.

Hope this is helpful.

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Photo of grub
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pre-holiday tasting at my place attended by me, DrJay, Viggo, biegaman, and northyorksammy. DrJay contributed two bottles of this one. thanks jay!

pours a deep brown with a thin brown head. the head drops slow and leaves spotty lace. a gentle swirl brings the head right back up.

aroma is nice. currants and other dark fruit. bit of yeast. bit of roast. nice maltyness.

taste is great. very smooth. rich bready malt. lightly roasty. lots of dark fruit. mild bitterness.

mouthfeel is good. nice body and a fairly dry finish. good carbonation level.

drinkability is great. this is a smooth, well balanced and very tasty beer. very good. definitely one of the highlights of the tasting.

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Photo of Morris729
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black ruby color with a short thick tan head that slowly fades into a nice lace. Nose is dominated by aromas of dark fruit with some underlying notes of clove and green apples. Medium to full in body with a slightly syrupy texture. Taste is sweet caramelized malts with notes of dark bread and unsweetened chocolate followed by some fruitiness (black currents and dark cherries) and a touch of drying alcohol. The ABV is so well hidden that it’s almost impossible to believe that this beer checks in at 9.5%. Thanks to jcalbi for the sample!

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Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am going to use Aventinus as a baseline. That isn't quite fair, since they are two distinct beers. But since Aventinus defines the style, I don't think it is too much of a stretch.

Much darker. Black. A lot more chocolate malt must have been used in this beer than in Aventinus. A lot of the tastes remind me of a porter. Chocolate malt roastiness is in there. Weizen esters are in there but they aren't as strong. Sort of a porter/stout with esters. Different and very tasty.

This hides the alcohol percentage well.

I was torn on how to rate the appearance. Nice big head into nice lacing. But the lacing isn't good enough to warrant a higher rating. No matter. This beer transcends raw scores.

Although this beer will get a lower rating, I like it better than Aventinus. Frankly, it is the subjective thing of having something porter-like with esters instead of the esters predominating.

For such a small brewery, this is such a good beer. Always in demand. And, if you like the style, well worth getting.

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Photo of RoyalT
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance – Deep brown in color with a burgundy hue and a modest head. This is very dark for a Weizenbock. It is cloudy and murky.

Smell – The fruits here are very deep and ripe. I want to say mashed raisins soaked in alcohol and a touch of vanilla mostly. I can also pick out black cherries, red grapes, and lots of cranberry. The sweet malt base is muted but present.

Taste – Wow, this is a big ‘un. I’ve never had a Weizenbock with such an emphasis on the fruity nature of its profile. All the smells from the aroma find their way into the taste along with a little bit bigger malt and some sherry undertones. There are also some chocolaty notes in here as well.

Mouthfeel – Well past medium-bodied with little carbonation. The alcohol is much quieter in the mouth, giving this one a very pleasing mouthfeel.

Drinkability – I tried to savor it, but the bottle was just too good. I did well enough though to enjoy the changing flavors are it warmed.

Comments – I don’t see this as a classic interpretation of the style, but The Bros say to rate with personal preference and I loved this one. I got this gem from jcalbi as part of this year’s Christmas Exchange coordinated by xlperro. A big BA THANX to you guys.

Zum wohl!

Update - I haven't reviewed this beer for a couple of years but got a chance to indulge over at Skyhand's Five Star Motel.

It is really really dark in flavor, more so than most Dunkel Weizens. The flavor is terrific and it's one of the better American-made sample of the style.

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Photo of Gavage
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a brownish burgandy color with some bronze highlights. A nice 1.5" tan head slowly falls to a thick surface foam. Some spotty lacing develops during the session.

Smell: roasted tones, grassy wheat, and cherries.

Taste: Nice thick maltiness with huge prune and cherry flavor, and add in some wheat, alcohol, and a hearty bitterness to round out a very flavorful brew. Overall dryness throughout.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body, and crisp and dry throughout.

Drinkability: Nicely drinkable, but alcohol creeps in a bit as it warms. Drinking a few of these slowly can be an easy task. This is a wonderful beer everyone should seek out.

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Photo of apintofknowledge
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured thick and dark, reminding me of both a stout and motor oil. The aroma brought forward several very different smells… banana, apple cider and toasted nuts, even a hint of alcohol. Now for the taste… thick and rich, with a multitude of flavors. Sweet caramel, bananas, bittersweet chocolate and toffee were all present. A toasted flavor, like hazelnuts or roasted coffee came through in the finish the more I drank. And the mouthfeel was very nice… full and rich, a little syrupy, with a high amount of carbonation… tiny refreshing bubbles.

Altogether, an extremely enjoyable brew. Not as rich and complex as a dark wheat beer like Aventinus, but because of that it’s much more drinkable, easy to have several over the course of an evening. My only complaint is that it’s a seasonal brew, because I could drink this all year long.

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Photo of IronLover
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Black in color with brownish hues on the edges of the glass. Poured with a decent beige foam that quickly reduced to a light, wispy cap. Rich, delicate, creamy smooth feel. Wheat malt and dark fruit aromas, with hints of dark chocolate and coffee. Delicate wheat malt backbone from beginning to end. Dark chocolate flavors up front, dark fruit flavors thru the middle and light hop bitterness at the end. Finishes with a bit of spice combined with a fruity sweetness. Overall, quite complex and delicate flavors and feel.

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Ramstein Winter Wheat from High Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.