Ramstein Winter Wheat
High Point Brewing Company

Ramstein Winter WheatRamstein Winter Wheat
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High Point Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Ranked #6
Ranked #3,916
4.17 | pDev: 11.99%
Apr 09, 2023
Apr 17, 2002
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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Rated: 4.3 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Apr 09, 2023
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: pours a dark, black body with tan head with decent retention and lacing.
S: roasted, nutty smell; hints of coffee and dark chocolate
T: sweet, far rosetta notes with a peanutty finish.
M: light bodied; little velvety
O: nice feel and taste combo; decent.
Feb 19, 2023
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Rated by q33jeff from New Jersey

4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap, old Town pub.

Earth, mild roasted malt,caramel, mineral, hint of leather ,

Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Dec 29, 2022
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours black with black with a couple fingers of tan foam. Aroma is bready, caramely, toasty, and lightly nutty malts. Mild fig and toffee add a little further sweetness, which is countered well by grassy and mild herbal hops. Flavor profile is caramely, bready, toasty, and nutty malts which pair up with fig, molasses, and grassy hops. It's well rounded, balanced, and firm, but not overly strong. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a comfortable velvet texture. Overall, all aspects of this beer are smooth and enjoyable. It's a pleasure to drink, even at 9.5% ABV.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegelau tulip from a 16oz can.
Jul 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Chaz from Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by HappyGuy12345 from New Jersey

4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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
Rated: 4.32 by unclekeith from Alaska

Mar 28, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jan 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Lembeh from New York

4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.73 by Vylo from New Jersey

Nov 16, 2017
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.75 by bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey

Feb 16, 2017
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Reviewed by hiphops from New Jersey

4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.4 by HermitDan from New Jersey

Jan 31, 2017
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Rated by itsbetterdark from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
absolutely my favorite beer... hands down. It`s a smooth,rich and creamy wheat beer with deep and smooth flavors
May 20, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Feb 25, 2016
Ramstein Winter Wheat from High Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 316 ratings