Ramstein Oktoberfest
High Point Brewing Company

Ramstein OktoberfestRamstein Oktoberfest
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From:
High Point Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Style:
Märzen
Ranked #7
ABV:
6%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,127
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 11.06%
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
95
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 20, 2022
Added:
Jun 16, 2003
Wants:
  40
Gots:
  7
Inspired by the authentic German Oktoberfest beer from the early 1900s. This amber lager has a rich malty aroma, a smooth toasty palate, and subtle noble hop finish. The richness and spiciness of this beer make it the perfect accompaniment to robust meats and grilled fare. Ramstein Oktoberfest is a great beer for any festive occasion.
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Fairly unassuming beer, from the appearance to the nose. Decent head production and retention; body is mostly clear. Aroma is fairly classic Märzen: toast, toffee, and caramel.

On the palate, there are notes of prune, caramel, toffee, pumpernickel, and toast, as well as a slightly metallic note that detracts somewhat. Overall a very pleasant brew.
Nov 20, 2022
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Reviewed by BubbleBobble from New York

3.17/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Pours a hazy, muddy amber, fluffy light tan 1.5" head that recedes with little lacing. Nose is black tea, dark fruit, spiced hop, earthy hop, rye bread, honey, and lemon. Slightly astringent. Taste is very malt forward, though there isn't too much development or depth - light honey and sweet tea the biggest parallels. Little hop presence. A bit more viscous than others but with a punchy carb. Too sweet and underdeveloped for my taste.
Oct 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by FunkyPolak from New Jersey

Feb 07, 2022
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours a mostly clear, amber color. A nice thick, frothy tan head forms on the beer, lingers, then slowly settles leaving a mound of foam on top of the beer. Lots of sticky off-white lacing coats the glass.

Aroma has notes of dark rustic bread, sweet grains, and nutty malts.

Taste follows the nose with notes of sweet grains, rustic bread, a touch of nutty malts, toffee and light earthy hops. There is minimal sweetness in this beer. The hops do not provide much bitterness - its just a general earthy flavor to it.

Feel is medium bodied, smooth, silky. Mild carbonation. Rather dry on the finish.

Overall a very nice märzen from Ramstein
Nov 06, 2021
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
2021-10-30
16oz can served in a Kane tulip. No date that I see. Received from @MacMalt in BIF #14.

Pours a pretty, clear, amber color with a very small head. A little more head would make this gorgeous. Smell is rich and grainy, moderate toffee and a hint of nuts.

Taste is right along the same lines. Grain tea, honeysuckle sweetness, hints of toffee and nuts. It's delicious.

Mouthfeel is medium, but a bit still. Overall...a bit more carbonation would make this beer a knockout, I think. It's really good as is.
Oct 30, 2021
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Reviewed by 2beerdogs from California

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Thanks MacMalt
This year's version lists 6.5% on the label.
Wow, she's pretty. Dark amber in hue, nearly crystal clear, and a fluffy off-white head, that slowly retreats and leaves a smooth cap. Light lacing.
Nose is mildly sweet grain, caramel notes, brown bread, and a fresh, flowery herbal spice note.
Flavor follows the nose nicely. A lightly toasted brown bread note pairs well with the mild caramel notes. The sweet is gently tamed by the mild spice of the hops.
Mild carbonation, only slightly on lighter side of medium mouthfeel, and a smooth almost bitter finish.
Overall, a very solid take on the style.
Oct 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Manta200 from Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
4-pack of 16oz courtesy of @TongoRad
Amber color with a brown hue, thick off-white head, good retention.
Bready caramel malt aroma
Taste follows the nose with a sweet note to it.
This has a good balance of malt and sweet, love it!
Oct 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Mar 31, 2021
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
a: slightly hazy dark ruby red color with hints of brown and mahogany. pours a 1.5 finger solid tan head, but that fades quick

s: not too strong on the aroma. some grainy malts, sweet caramel, and grass. a hint of some earthy herbal hops as well

t: very strong lager notes on this one. that lager spice and caramel malts upfront. some floral sweetness, pepper spice, and huge amounts of yeasty dough.

m: medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation

o: a decent example, but i don't think it holds a candle to the big German ones. it's extremely yeasty in the flavor which detracts a bit from the rest of the beer.
Oct 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Sep 20, 2020
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned on 8/22/2020. Poured into a seidel mug. It pours a hazy, lovely, dark amber color with a large, creamy, light khaki cap and film of lacing. It's a very attractive look. The smell features caramel, brown bread, earthy nuts, and very lite spicing. The taste opens with caramel sweetness and buttery brown bread but it's quickly balanced by a strong dose of earthy, burnt nuts and spice and finishes with a touch of pepper and bitterness. There is a definite Noble hop character. It's medium-bodied with a pleasant level of carbonation, and its measured 6% ABV gives it good substance. I would expect Ramstein to brew an excellent Märzen and I'm not disappointed. I haven't had a better New Jersey-brewed Oktoberfest lager; indeed, Ramstein's Oktoberfest holds its own with Ayinger and other favorites of mine.
Sep 13, 2020
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
DATE: September 12, 2020... OCCASION: watching Kobra Kai with the kids--education is happening... GLASSWARE: namesake mug... pours a four-finger, off-white clump of head that settles to a half-finger... its smears are amoeba-like and patterned across the glass...its body is dark brown with a medium effervescence... a rich, buttery accent with caramel and roasted nuts... a nice waft of noble hops makes this light and attractive, sweetened by toffee hints... its body is thin early but substantial later, with a confident weight and lively mouthfeel... it's a sweet, rewarding lager that pushes toasted malts forward--its caramel is soft but apparent, its appeal genuine and refreshing... its 6% ABV is not intrusive, and the hops do provide a bit of floral nuance... fruitiness appears late in the form of hard fruits and yeasty esters... a welcoming drink for a cool September day...
Sep 13, 2020
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Reviewed by SmashAdams from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This beer is everything an Oktoberfest should be. Beautiful dark color, great creamy head, and wonderful smooth full flavor. The smell is bready, toasty, nutty, with dark fruits. The taste is the perfect balance of these flavors and just enough bitterness. The finish is perfect. My favorite example of one of my favorite styles. yb
Sep 04, 2020
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Reviewed by icepik9 from New Jersey

4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Dimple mug on tap at the brewery.
Beautiful traditional deep amber color. Nice nose and mouthfeel. Easy drinking for a beer near 7%. Definitely a must try.
Sep 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.07 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by billyj2270 from New Jersey

Sep 28, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by LeftyMike from New Jersey

Sep 18, 2018
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Reviewed by WillNJ from New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
growler from the brewery....toasty malt smell and taste with subtle hop spiciness, deep copper color, delicious taste, could use a little more carbonation but may be the growler
Sep 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.62 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Oct 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.68 by Walleybeer from New Jersey

Aug 20, 2016
Ramstein Oktoberfest from High Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 95 ratings