Ramstein Winter Wheat - High Point Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
12-25-2012 02:19:56 | More by DrDemento456
4.19/5 rDev +0.7%
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
04-19-2012 14:27:52 | More by claspada
4.83/5 rDev +16.1%
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!
02-05-2012 16:59:26 | More by muskiesman
4.33/5 rDev +4.1%
A: choc. brown/ruby shimmer/cloudy, 2 finger khaki head,
S: intoxicating wheat, spiced bread aroma
T: sweet fig/date, mild clove, big bready malt/wheat,
nice hint of spice in the finish
M: med/heavy, smooth/chewy mouth
O: 1st experience with this brewey, POW,
what a gem! ABV is well hidden, sneaks
up on you. Will get again and highly recommend.
Great to see an outstanding beer in Jersey.
EXCELLENT, MUST TRY!
12-10-2011 17:05:58 | More by BeerLover99
4.43/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
12-06-2011 18:15:30 | More by IronLover
4.47/5 rDev +7.5%
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.
12-03-2011 00:09:02 | More by DIM
4.5/5 rDev +8.2%
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!
11-30-2011 19:47:13 | More by drtth
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Poured without a head, then magically a brown one appeared but quickly vanished. Completely dark and opaque with some crimson color on the edges. Some lacing on the glass. I would give a higher rating if the head stuck around.
Strong fragrance of cloves, bananas and wheat. Some dark fruits, tobacco, leather comes in with a mustiness in the background.
Cloves, bananas, wheat, dark fruits come in like raisins. Nice tasting with just a hint of alcohol.
Light to medium body, very light Carbonation, dry feel, it leaves the lips a little sticky. I noticed some alcohol warmth in the beginning but disappeared.
This is a brew that should be sipped -- it's interesting and tasty. The taste and feel of alcohol is slight but I can definitely feel the effects of it. Although, this is usually out of the style I usually enjoy, this is a nice beer.
11-22-2011 03:26:52 | More by 9InchNails
4.4/5 rDev +5.8%
Poured into a snifter glass.
A - Poured dark brown color with slight head that quickly dissipated leaving almost no lacing around the glass.
S - Earth notes with slight hints of spices, caramel and malts.
T - Slightly sweet to start with banana, caramel, and a little nuttiness. It has a slightly dry hoppy finish.
M - Medium bodied with low carbonation.
O - Very smooth and easy-going. Not too filling either due to low carbonation. Overall, I highly recommend it.
06-13-2011 15:41:03 | More by taigor
3.93/5 rDev -5.5%
Thanks goes out to Hojaminbag for this brew.
Pours a nice dark brown color, some carbonation, nice little fizzy off-white head, with minimal sticky lacing. The nose is malty, with some toffee notes, and caramel. The taste is slightly sweet malty, slightly bitter, with some toffee. Medium Body. Drinkable, this is a pretty tasty brew.
03-01-2011 00:23:53 | More by Wasatch
Ramstein Winter Wheat from High Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.