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Ramstein Winter Wheat Eisbock | High Point Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
High Point Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: German Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Winter

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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of WillNJ
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2019 vintage. smooth as silk, dark fruity flavors. 13.25% abv virtually invisible, drinks like a 7% beer.

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Photo of Jacobier10
4.04/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap @ High Point Brewing Co. in Butler, NJ.

6 oz pour.

I was happily surprised to find a rare keg of this on-tap at the brewery in the middle of April. Apparently they had a limited supply leftover from the initial run in the Winter. Pours deep brown with clarity around the edges but opaque for the most part. A small tan head lasts the duration of the beer. Big notes of chocolate, raisin, and caramel fill the aroma. The flavor is more of the same, a combination of chocolate and dark fruits. Balances leans heavily towards the malt. Full bodied, smooth, and warming. Slightly vinous aftertaste.

If you love Ramstein's regular Winter Wheat Weizenbock, this is a must-try. A strong and bold brew but it never feels overpowering.

#141 Beers of Fame; #6 Top Rated - New Jersey; #53 Top Rated - Mid-Atlantic; #2 Top Rated - Eisbock.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2017 vintage. I had this on draught at the brewery. It pours a dark brown with ruby hues, and a foamy, ecru-colored head and lacing. It has the classic Eisbock smell: roasted malt, toffee, banana, clove, molasses, and plum. It has a complex and wonderful flavor: roasted malt, chocolate, banana, plum, and toffee. There is also a bready wheat taste and it is less sweet than other Eisbocks I've had. All the flavors complement each other nicely. It has a nice, creamy mouth feel, with moderate carbonation, and the 12.5% ABV is potent. You have to watch yourself because it sneaks up on you. Overall, Ramstein's Eisbock is really tasty and enjoyable. It's great to be able to have a well-crafted and locally-brewed Eisbock. Prost!

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of njcraftguy
3.33/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Solid brew but I expected more honestly. Nothing overly bad going on here but nothing great either. Slightly boozy with decent flavor but I will not seek this one out again.

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4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of itsbetterdark
4.9/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

blackish in color with a smooth rich creamy foamy head leaving a lovely lace, smell of malts,chocolate and clove, tastes of smooth chocolate and caramel, feel is wonderfully smooth as a babys back side, absolutely my favorite beer could drink all year long, except for the ABV

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Photo of tynian16
4.34/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RobDB
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap yesterday at the Cloverleaf up in Caldwell. I love the Ramstein Winter Wheat and thought that this would be a stronger version of it, which is pretty much what turned out to be the case. It was certainly strong but didn't pack as much of a punch as the alcohol led me to believe and because this was so smooth and creamy, it went down easily even though I nursed it for a while and let it warm up!

The pour was dark to this, with a moderate tan head and hardly any lacing to be seen as I worked my way through this. Lots of cream, some dark fruit, and milk chocolate in the nose as the smooth, creamy texture took over in the taste. This almost felt like a Stout when it came to the taste and mouthfeel, but there was just enough plum and cherry to remind me that this was indeed an Eisbock. Not a lot of carbonation here and the aftertaste had a lightness of banana along with the sensation that I just finished off a dessert of whipped chocolate mousse.

Booze? It's here but you'll need to drink a few of these before you feel it and fall over. It's a shame that I can't find the Winter Wheat in bottles in most places and that I've only seen this on tap once in all the times I've gone out drinking. This beer is a strong argument for most Eisbocks to be brewed as it's a great example of why they're so perfect for the winter without feeling like most of the other offerings currently out now. This was smooth, deceptively strong,, and worth seeking out!

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Photo of icepik9
5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

smooth strong coffee coco taste. great mouth feel with a creamy smooth finish

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Ramstein Winter Wheat Eisbock from High Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 75 ratings