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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
92
outstanding

282 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 63
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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JG-90

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-05-2014 21:40:17 | More by JG-90
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-04-2014 18:23:08 | More by 2dogbrew
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RobDB

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-03-2014 01:31:16 | More by RobDB
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gr0g

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2013 22:34:34 | More by gr0g
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-25-2013 01:55:07 | More by justintcoons
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dano

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2013 03:57:35 | More by dano
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 21:07:12 | More by wattoclone
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NonicPanic

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-06-2013 07:43:04 | More by NonicPanic
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Varkias41

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

08-22-2013 18:13:24 | More by Varkias41
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-31-2013 21:18:28 | More by dgherm
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tbeer40

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-12-2013 20:52:09 | More by tbeer40
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-23-2013 23:52:33 | More by Slatetank
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homebrew311

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 05:51:27 | More by homebrew311
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jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-08-2013 01:54:12 | More by jkane101
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banger7

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-21-2013 12:35:20 | More by banger7
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-17-2013 08:56:00 | More by zestar
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BMan33

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-30-2013 23:16:14 | More by BMan33
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

01-27-2013 07:22:07 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-21-2013 22:48:43 | More by RoryOMoore
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-18-2013 01:46:28 | More by yourefragile
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gwiedman1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-05-2013 21:18:04 | More by gwiedman1
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-01-2013 08:17:46 | More by WDJersey
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dasenebler

Maine

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)

Serving type: growler

12-30-2012 03:50:46 | More by dasenebler
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 02:19:56 | More by DrDemento456
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-14-2012 01:43:30 | More by t0rin0
Ramstein Winter Wheat from High Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.