Ramstein Winter Wheat Eisbock | High Point Brewing Company

BA SCORE
4.35/5
74 Ratings
BEER INFO

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

Style: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Dantes on 01-22-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,683
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
74
pDev:
9.66%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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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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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4/5  rDev -8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

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5/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of rtepiak
4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

holy shit suprise. The first of its kind to have such definition. It may be that my palate has been excericed by two bottles of jolly pumpkin but this beer has so much dimensions its unbelievable. Pour is a deduced hef. Head isn't as big... Doesn't last as long. Nose is a mess of things... Toast, smoke, molasses, and earthy minerals in a lace of digestive notes. Licorice and banana equally fused. Palate is rich and lean and a touch of dough. A molasses hef. And astringent notes of mineral and acidic fruit hints. Dark fruit tart. Black berry and dry maple syrup. Bread finish of banana. Too dry to be associated to banana bread. Too roasted yet it still has a lot of carbonation. Its a big brew. With a lot of undertones. The best american eisbock i've had. Wheat rich... But not dominating.

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Photo of orangesol
3.87/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on Nitro-Tap at Al's of Hampden into a tulip glass.

A - Pours deep, dark, brown with a small thin cap of off white head leaving little to no lacing down the glass.

S - Smells of dulled wheat, chocolate, banana, light spice, sweet toffee, and some dark fruits. Not as strong as I was expecting but still plenty going on. The booze is ever present, getting stronger as the beer comes to room temp.

T - Flavors are similar to the nose with plenty of chocolate, clove, dark fruits, tart cherries, and bready wheat. The booze is light at the beginning only getting stronger as it warms. Finish is a mix of chewy wheat and lingering sweetness. Good balance overall, just a touch too much booze.

M - Medium-Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Full, chewy, feel with plenty of dry lingering chewy sweetness. The booze is ever present.

O - Not so much. I thought this one was ok but not anything mind blowing. The combo of strong flavors and 11% ABV. really make this one hard to drink.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.12/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap @ Al's of Hampden -served chilled in a cervoise.

The color is black, or as close to it as it gets with a very dark brown color at the base of the glass with a ring of light beige at the top for cream. The beading is pin sized with silly string stickage of lace. the smell is great, a plethora of aromas including deep ripe banana and slight stonefruit with a light accent of wheat sweetness and some yeast esters that are hard to put into words just toffee-like aromas from the malt w/ a pretty high alcohol aroma. The Eisbock is highly carbonated w/ moderately full body w/ slightly sweet/creamy texture with slight spice and biscuit toasted texture w/ a very very dry finish. Alcohol presence is mild in the overall feel w/ light tanginess of yeast in the semi-sweet finish.

The taste is fruity and earthy w/ some mild toasted grain and vegetal notes with a lot of wheat cereral-like flavorsfrom the dark wheat and mild fruity almost prune-like element with a light date and dark brown sugar quality. The eisbock finishes with a warming dry finish. A pretty high drinkability score for an 11% beer, but is is not to be taken lightly. The Eisbock has a smooth quality that makes you forget about how strong it is until halfway through, not one I recommend having more than 1 of. I sipped on this for a while, a pretty good example of the style.

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Photo of koopa
4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler picked up at the brewery and shared by beerloco at a mega tasting last night. Thanks Alan!

Appearance: Classic dunkel look...chestnut brown with a 1 finger lightly browned butter crown that displays moderate retention and lace.

Smell: Classic banana and clove action.

Taste: Same as nose. Hard to detect the high abv on this one as it drinks like a tasty dunkel.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with low carbonation.

Drinkability: Damn good despite the abv.

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Photo of donniecuffs
4.84/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Ok, since I am lazy, I'll just direct you to please read my (glowing) review of Ramstein Winter Wheat...then multiply that times ten. Despite pouring with very little head, modest retention, and decent lace, if you close your eyes, the aroma of dark chocolate mixed with modest alcohol essence will have you thinking that you're smelling a Russian Imp Stout. The taste also revealed hints of dark fruit and caramel, but the chocolate and roastiness dominates, and the finish on this beer I found to be slightly dryer than the Winter Wheat. Again, the alcohol is definitely more noticeable in this offering (and expectedly so), but it blends well with the dark fruit/chocolate/malty balance. Thick and smooth on the palate. Once again, another dangerously drinkable offering by this brewery. Give someone your car keys when drinking this.

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Ramstein Winter Wheat Eisbock from High Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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