Ramstein Winter Wheat
High Point Brewing Company

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High Point Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Bock - Weizenbock
Ranked #5
Ranked #3,874
4.17 | pDev: 11.99%
Jul 29, 2021
Apr 17, 2002
Ramstein Winter WheatRamstein Winter Wheat
Notes: Rich creamy head with bouquet of Wheat malt, black current, clove, and apple. Deep full flavors of caramel and chocolate malt balance with hops for a smooth warming character. Smooth malt leads to a subtle alcohol and dark caramel finish. The wonderful balance of this beer provides a complex profile hiding the 9.5% alcohol content. The perfect companion for a cold winter night.
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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Chaz from Minnesota

Pours a dark, almost black cola brown in color, topped with a very dark tan head. Excellent Brussels lacing as the head falls.

Heady, richly scented nose, dark malts and wheat character in abundance, but little in the way of hops, of course.

Sweet on the first sip, with cocoa and toffee bites, alongside lighter anise (black licorice). Super smooth… and the heaviness of the ABV is nowhere to be found.

As it warms, additional complexity emerges, along with some warming alcohol character, and more interestingly some spicy hops!

Cocoa notes flit about toward the end of the sip, even as this warms. No doubt it would make for a most excellent winter warmer!

Altogether, this is not a thirst-crusher in the summertime heat (and this has been one of the cruelest summers in recent memory), but this is exactly the sort of thing I’d always hoped that it would be: An outstanding example of the style, and a beer that is well worth seeking out.

Jul 29, 2021
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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by hopsputin from New Jersey

a: very dark combination of dark purple, brown, and ruby red. pours a nice 2 finger fizzy tan head that fades pretty quickly to a thin film

s: dark caramel, roasted wheat, and berries. a touch of molasses, brown bread, and tea-like hops. clove, milk chocolate, and ripe bananas

t: sweet caramel, fig, plum, and fruitbread upfront. dark bread, molasses, and some alcohol behind that. bread crust, angel food cake, and a strong note of sweet berries at the end. the end has a touch of crackery malt and chocolate powder

m: sticky, medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation and a definite alcohol presence

o: fantastic beer. very nice for the style - checks off all the boxes. it's a pretty high abv beer that is best enjoyed as a sipper. another very good beer from Ramstein

Dec 12, 2020
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4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by HappyGuy12345 from New Jersey

On tap at a restaurant in a 16 ounce glass
Looks: Dark brown with 1.5 fingers of tan head
Smell: Subtle hints of fruit and chocolate
Taste: Smooth, chocolaty goodness. The 9.5% ABV is not detectable (until after you finish your pint on an empty stomach).
Mouthfeel: Light-medium bodied with light carbonation
Overall: This is a wonderful Weizenbock from my home state of NJ.

Feb 25, 2020
4.32 by unclekeith from Alaska on Mar 28, 2018
3.99 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Jan 23, 2018
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4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Lembeh from New York

Exceptional weizenbock. This "heavy" beer is so well made you could mistaken it for being barrel aged. So much flavor and the imperial lager mouthfeel is something to experience. Outstanding.

Nov 18, 2017
4.73 by Vylo from New Jersey on Nov 16, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MacMalt from New Jersey

Undated bottle poured into Ramstein pint glass. It pours a very dark cola color with one finger of foamy, khaki-colored head and lacing. Its smell is primarily roasted malt, clove, caramel, and tobacco smoke. The taste features a blast of sweet plum, raisin, and banana, along with malt and caramel. The finish is peppery with a residual taste of spice and hops. The mouth feel is creamy, almost chewy, with moderate carbonation. The 9.5% ABV is evident. This is a sipper for sure. Ramstein is very adept at producing authentic German beers and this Weizenbock is no exception. Well-crafted and tasty, it would pair well with a hearty meal or as a winter sipper.

Apr 27, 2017
3.75 by bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey on Feb 16, 2017
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4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by hiphops from New Jersey

pours dark brown cloudy from the gross looking yeast. almost purple head. aroma of plums currants cream and some spicey roasted cereal and a hint of cocoa. it really smells amazing. nice full rounded toasted malt bitterness flavor smoothed out with a luscious fruitiness little kick of the ol boozerini in the back end. some lingering medicinal notes. thin body. some years are better than others this year is bangin. i just wish it didn't look all gross with yeasty jizz dropping all thru it.

Feb 04, 2017
4.4 by HermitDan from New Jersey on Jan 31, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the bottle into a curved wheat ale glass. Probably a bit of overkill for a 12 oz. bottle but hey gotta live large and in the moment.

Deep burnt red and brown body color, with an opaque character. Tan bubbles make a cascade sligtly, but not a big rush off the pour. Two finger creamy tan head, fine and chocolate like topped whip cream. A few extra dregs added lighten the body. Supper slow ultra fine carbonation that is really just crawling barely up the glass.

Deep phenolic nose, with hints of fig raisin, lots of clove and nutmeg. Real big spicy banana quality going mixing with a spruce/pine herbality that is quite impressive. Slight spicy hot but not from alcohol. Very different bock and quite the impressive aroma.

Very tasty palate. Light bodied but also has a caramel feeling mouthfeel, and this nice touch of faint peppery carbonation. The mid palate really coats rich with a milk chocolate like base and mixing banana flavors. Through in the creamy texture and it's banana split flavors abounding (not unlike Korbininan). A noticeable difference in spice like tones as well. Carbonation really brings out great nutmeg and cinnamon flavors mixing in with the chocolate qualities. Even a slightly drying finish hints at baked brown spices. Clean finish, and great after aromatics on the swallow of hot cinnamon.

Wow, what a very different take on a Weizenbock. Very memorable brew.

Jan 01, 2017
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by itsbetterdark from New Jersey

absolutely my favorite beer... hands down. It`s a smooth,rich and creamy wheat beer with deep and smooth flavors

May 20, 2016
3.75 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania on Apr 03, 2016
3.92 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Feb 25, 2016
4.29 by ppavlick from New Jersey on Jan 30, 2016
5 by KingPurple from New Jersey on Jan 09, 2016
Photo of beermanpaul
4.86/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by beermanpaul from New Jersey

Outstanding, my must have winter beer.

Dec 22, 2015
4 by kingslotty from New Jersey on Aug 31, 2015
4.86 by FatBoyGotSwagger from Pennsylvania on Feb 24, 2015
4.25 by jaemeno3 from New Jersey on Feb 22, 2015
4.19 by EnthusedAboutBeer from New Jersey on Feb 08, 2015
4.43 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Jan 31, 2015
4.5 by JMS1512 from New Jersey on Jan 10, 2015
3.63 by Matt_Felix from New York on Dec 28, 2014
4 by Keyes88 from New Jersey on Oct 26, 2014
4 by paulish from New York on Sep 21, 2014
3.5 by malfunxion from New York on Aug 27, 2014
4.25 by koopa from New Jersey on Aug 25, 2014
4 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Jul 18, 2014
4 by Uncledoobz from New Jersey on Apr 12, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(on tap at Bridgewater's Pub - served in an Erdinger Weizen glass)

A: fairly clear, dark, air-dried blood crimson... tall stand of compact, creamy-spongy foam... the lack of retention was clearly due to the cleanliness of the glass - did spring up some foam which each big sip

S: invitingly bold dark fruit - plum, mainly - with a good bit of roasty grain poking through... bit of a leafy hop presence and mineral note... not terribly clove-y or yeasty-spicy

T: heavy on dark fruit flavors - kind of like a non-sweet plum or blackberry brandy... fair bit of hop and roast bitterness, though it's relatively mellow and merely serves to dry the beer out a bit... some vague background clove... not at all sweet as far as fruit flavors go and not terribly malty either, which is the biggest snag in its overall quality - would love to have a moderate, balancing doughy/bready flavor - not enough 'yeast' notes, otherwise a fantastic, explosive taste

M: a bit thin and lager-clean/crisp, but on par with what the aromas suggest

O: this tastes a good bit like my homebrew Weizenbock, this one obviously having more developed, dynamic character... really, all this needs is a meaty malt punch.... I would certainly drink this again, preferably in High Point's taproom

Mar 28, 2014
4.25 by LMH88 from New York on Mar 02, 2014
4.25 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey on Feb 26, 2014
3.25 by Tucquan from Pennsylvania on Feb 22, 2014
3.93 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Feb 18, 2014
4.25 by sbangs from New York on Jan 30, 2014
4.5 by djcira from Pennsylvania on Jan 19, 2014
4.5 by nesarebad from Massachusetts on Jan 18, 2014
3.5 by JG-90 from New Jersey on Jan 05, 2014
Ramstein Winter Wheat from High Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 311 ratings