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Ramstein Winter Wheat - High Point Brewing Company

Ramstein Winter WheatRamstein Winter Wheat

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281 Ratings

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Ratings: 281
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.5%

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 AChamberlain


2.25/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Ordered @ the Gate in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Poured black. Black. With a thin head. Looked interesting, but seemed too dark. I really could not pick up any aroma, maybe a little malt. To me the flavor was way off, it tasted like well water from back home. It was thin and wet in the mouth. The best thing about it was that it was pretty easy to drink. Went down like water. I'm not sure why this is rated so high. I'm pretty sure the pint was in good condition. Oh well, each his own I guess.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2007 01:26:20 | More by AChamberlain
Photo of outdoorbrewer

New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Winter is finally getting cold as this season beers get hot!
Such is the case - Ramstein Winter Wheat spans all the senses at once.
Roasted malt clove enhanced mixed aromas of molasses,chocolate,coffee blending with a citrus real ale hop nose over a dark dough bread.
Poured an off-white creamy head showing good lacing on top of a dark ruby red clear liquid that appears brown in the glass.
The flavor starts out tasting of roasted malts clove spice to chocolate with a long moderately sweet finish having amble body creamy texture and a hidden alcohol finish.
Very enjoyable!
I'll save a few to add to my vintage beer collection

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2007 04:53:36 | More by outdoorbrewer
Photo of DarkerTheBetter


4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I’ve been procrastinating on this review for some time. Better get to it. I found this on tap at Capone’s.

This beer looked like a dark black with a light brown and burgundy creeping in around the edges. The creamy tan finger of head left some nice lace behind.

Smells of sour, musky wheat, homemade root beer*, black licorice and a playful wisp of alcohol. There was also a dry, sandy smoke hiding there.

Tastes of a smooth simple wheat that picks up a little of that black licorice and a definite Jaeger Meister herbal flavor. Almost reminds me of a Doppelbock now. There’s also a touch of residual chocolate.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied that felt slick but was at the same time a bit sticky with a big carbonation.

This one’s a nice winter treat for sure. Hefe + Jaeger = Tasty!

*note to self: H.M.R.B. and other stupid acronyms that “you’re sure to remember when you look at your notes next time” are not a good idea at all. (took three days to figure out just what the hell H.M.R.B. stood for.)

Serving type: on-tap

02-08-2007 17:32:46 | More by DarkerTheBetter
Photo of Phatz


4.43/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2007 23:55:11 | More by Phatz
Photo of Imstillthegman


4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on-tap at Capone's.

It was an unexpectedly dark brown color with a tan head that left modest lacing. At first I thought I had gotten the wrong beer when I saw how dark it was. Needless to say I was impressed.

The aroma was a blend of dark fruits, caramel, and spice. It was a bit hard to get a good sniff of it without getting some of the smoke that was wafting through the bar.

This is one tasty treat. Sweet dark fruitiness, caramel, wheat, and a touch of chocolate. Very flavorful brew.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I could have drank this all night. Nothing like any other wheat beer I have ever had. This is one to search out.

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2007 15:09:59 | More by Imstillthegman
Photo of BillyB

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Waited online outside the brewery in pretty cold weather for this one. I'd heard good things and that it was only available at the brewery store for a short time. There were about 100 other people online and finally crowded into the small sampling room and spilled into the brewery at High Point.

Needles to say it was worth it. This is a phenomenal beer!

Appearance is a deep dark brown with slight ruby red highlights. Thin wispy beige head. A bit cloudy/murky with some sediment floating around.

Aromas of wheat, smoke, dried fruits like plums, raisins and figs. Also some cherry and chocolate notes.

Taste is smokey, toasty wheat. Plums, raisins, figs. Sweet dark roasty malts and brown sugar. Slight alcohol taste.

Medium bodied and very smooth. Slight alc. is noticeable.

Incredibly drinkable for the abv. One of the best beers brewed in NJ!

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2006 01:00:37 | More by BillyB
Photo of yelterdow

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler fill from the always fantastic Andy's Corner in Bogota. This was available today to kick off the Winter Seasonal event here, and this beer has been delicious from the bottle for years. I've never sampled it on tap until today.

Served at just under cellar temperature in the brewery's own weizen glass.

Appearance- Wow... impressive! The beer pours an elegant rum raisin color with a cloudy, viscous character. The light mocha chocolate head rises to encompass the entire bell of this glass, the equivalent of four fingers. After finally settling, the yeasty mat is still thick and there are random sheets of lacing stuck to the glass. A damn nice looking weizenbock, an incredible display from a growler pour.

Smell- When I was small and collected bugs, there was one specific aroma that I never thought I'd encounter again. This beer, somehow, exhibits the smell of millipedes. I don't know how else to describe it... maybe damp leaves, the smell of decaying wood from and old tree lying on its side in the woods after a rain... it's extremely organic and live. Woodlice. You know... "basketball bugs". Those of you who know, understand.

Taste- The palate shows carob, caramel, and wheat primarily... with just a hint of chocolate. There is no trace of alcohol, just full out malt.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Soft and appropriate for what it is... the slick, velvety texture is exactly right for this stronger wheat beer. As the tasting progresses, much of the carbonation subsides and it becomes less interesting. A delicious, rich and full flavored winter offering from Ramstein that creeps up on you... yet goes down so easily. I love this beer and always anticipate its annual release here in North Jersey. We've got it real good.

Serving type: growler

12-01-2006 04:13:35 | More by yelterdow
Photo of BeerBuilder


4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours to deep brown, pretty much black color with just a ring of light brown for a head. The aroma is awesome and unusual, I've never smelt any brew like this. I get the chocolate, and banana with a bit of clove. I detect a bit of roasty and smokiness as well. I get almost a peanut butter aroma too. Very nice.

The flavor is like a chocolate covered fried peanut and banana sandwich, with a bit of smokiness in the back. It is full in body, yet drinkable with an alcohol warmth at the end.

A big thank to cousin Stubob for sharing the one with me. Very nice.

Serving type: growler

11-19-2005 01:25:57 | More by BeerBuilder
Photo of PopeJonPaul


4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with amber highlights, pretty low carbonation (could have been the tap,) very malty and slightly sour, some hint of cloves and overripe figs, virtually no hint of alcohol, malt malt everywhere with a slightly nutty finish. If you pulled the needle out of Barry Bonds' ass and injected it into a fruity dunkelweiss and then mixed it 3:1 with a good barleywine you'd have this bad boy. This beer whispers sweet love in your ear before it punches you in the back of the head. Yeow.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2005 03:26:37 | More by PopeJonPaul
Photo of ism

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with a small tan head that quickly dissapates. Was poured into a snifter, a good glass to capture the wonderful aromas -- malt and deep brandy-like fruit. Exciting carbonation and a medium body, a complex mix of caramel malt and wheat, with nuts and fruit topped off with spice. Goes down smooth with a sweet dryness that lingers. Hides the ABV well and warms just right. Balanced complexity and satisfying.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2005 05:46:47 | More by ism
Photo of Billolick

New York

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at the Gate in Brooklyn. Dark and powerful. Lots of fruit and yeast in the nose. burnt flavors. yeast and bready notes. Alcohol obviously present but well in the background of this finely crafted brew. This style continues to grow on me. Strangly refreshing, complex, interesting, drinkable and strong at the same time.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2004 15:39:02 | More by Billolick
Photo of wsouloa

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I just had Ramstein Winter Wheat yesterday at David Copperfield's in the city. It was a special event with the High Point Wheat Beer Company. They had the Winter Wheat on tap from a cask. Although Winter Wheat is normally a good beer, it was significantly better out of the cask. The smell and taste were magnified. If you ever get the chance to experience this, don't pass it up.

Serving type: cask

01-23-2004 17:56:30 | More by wsouloa
Photo of Shiredave

New York

4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear but dark , chocolate brown with flashes of garnet. Gooey tan head slumps in the middle and clings all the way down.
Aroma is candied sugar and yeasty bananna, clean and pungent- very inviting.
Flavor is an oustanding blend of fruity sweetness and tart wheat. Notes of toffee and chocolate with ripe plums and a noticable cameo from subtle hop flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium and deceptive cold, but lush and full as it warms.
Lingering fruit and coffee aftertaste. Dangerously drinkable and exceptionally well made. Very cellerable in bottles for 2-4 years.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2004 19:31:11 | More by Shiredave
Photo of UncleJimbo


4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at The Blind Tiger during "Christmas in July".

This weizenbock poured opaque black with almost no foam. The smell was a very nice, mellow banana and slightly sweet malt aroma (with perhaps a touch of wheat). The taste was sweet but also slightly tart. The dominant flavors were malt, banana, caramel, and a hint of hops in the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth and mellow and creamy and fruity. The body was medium with low carbonation. The finish was very light and clean. This was quite a nice beer that almost looked like a stout, but tasted like a wheat beer. The alcohol content was deceptive and was not discernable by taste.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2003 04:44:59 | More by UncleJimbo
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Ramstein Winter Wheat from High Point Brewing Company
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