Ramstein Double Platinum Blonde | High Point Brewing Company

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Ramstein Double Platinum BlondeRamstein Double Platinum Blonde
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Ramstein Double Platinum BlondeRamstein Double Platinum Blonde

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

Style: German Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Rich and deeply flavorful, this is Weiss Beer boosted to the next level. The spicy clove and apple aromas intertwine with the rich flavors of barley, wheat and complex yeast character. This is an original style of beer. Hops and a subtle fresh fruit character balance.

Added by jwc215 on 07-16-2007

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Reviews by Rutgers13:
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of JMS1512
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well I have to say in all honesty that I don't have much to say about this beer...

I had it on tap at the Cloverleaf Tavern, and it appeared very much like a standard hefeweizen. The aroma was very similar: banana, wheat, gentle clove... but it also had something else, perhaps some apple, pear, tangerine, and even pepper. It was a flabby to a certain extent, but also a little sharper, and somewhat more spicy than most - still right on par with many.

Moving on to mouthfeel, it wasn't much different than many hefeweizens I've had either. It was a bit heavier, that's all, but a lot of American breweries overdo that anyway. This, I thought was good, and I didn't find it heavy or overly malty.

The flavor, again, followed pretty much the standard route. It was richer than most, and again, there was a kind of tangerine note, but otherwise it was pretty basic with wheat, apples, subtle lemon, and a hint of pepperiness (that I'll guess was coming from alcohol). There was a light acidic tang to it, but that's common.

So what makes this beer a "Double Platinum Blonde"... ? I don't know. It's a bit bigger, that's all that I can tell. I found it well-balanced despite the higher alcohol and malt content - and it was basically just a bigger version of their regular blonde weiss.

So, does that add to drinkability? Well, not really for me. I'd rather just have two Blondes back to back - but then again, wouldn't we all? So, OK, it's an interesting release from High Point, but it's not amazing in any way. If you happen upon it you should give it a try, but don't go looking for it.

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Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap served into a Weiss glass....

A- Hazy gold crystal color with a nice big white head- lacing, oh yeah! This one did not loose body at all throughout the entire glass- nice retention.

S- Wow! Big whiff of spices- noticably lemon zest, grass, pepper, fruits?

T- Full flavored hefeweizen? Yes. This pour was fresh as hell. Similar tastes and flavors to other hefes, but this one was just perfect. Orange, corriander, earthy flavors, malt...this one had it all, but just tasted "extra" good to me.

M- Full bodied but yet nothing overwhelming.

D- A great hefeweizen. Fresh and tasty, perfectly balanced and a perfect rendition of the style.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

8/29...on tap. Pours murky dirty gold. No foam, and the top is very still. Bubblegum nose. Soft wheat flavor, subtle and refined. Clove-y. Nicely made, simple.

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Photo of KingforaDay
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of PEBKAC
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not sure how big the keg over at New Beer is(was), but if it's anything less then a half barrel, I think I should feel just a little bad for sucking down a good percentage of the total supply. Every fresh growler "hissss" could barely muzzle the squeaks of joy that I would emit.

Growler(s) filled over at New Beer. Poured out into an Erdinger weiss glass, but the base of operations eventually move to a 25oz stemmed wine goblet.

Head rose thick & heavy in either vessel, & grew in lumpy intervals. Always at least a half inch of head at any point in my indulgence. Color is golden & constantly active, with breaks of carbonation glittering up a distinctly orange hue. You could almost call it filtered, but there's enough texture there to assure you that this wheat beer remains intact. Blissfully rich in appearance, the anticipation on every refill is pretty high.

Definite scents of honey & tangerine, with a pinch of pepper. Slightly acidic tone, though much softer then a glass of orange juice. Pretty levelheaded with the banana & clove, but it comes through more as it warms. The wheat came off more juicy & less ashy then what I've come to expect from hefeweizens.

Taste was composed of a base layer of sweet white bread, a good amount of honey, half a stick of bubblegum, a little coriander, & a little butter, while being mild with both the banana & lemon flavors. A "juiciness" that I just fall in love with.

The carbonation helps springs forth the honey, & really lightens up an initially heavy brew. If anything, there is a little dryness going on in the tail end of it that puts away most notions of it being greasy or difficult. Very little sediment or excess yeast to get in the way of things.

Just so tasty. Not sure of the ABV on this one, but besides a passing surreal moment, I'm fully content.


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Photo of Chugs13
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark yellow in color. It poured with a thin white head that died down very slowly and left a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are sweet aromas of malts and apples in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is somewhat sweet (but not cloying) and has flavors of apples, bananas, clove and wheat.
M: It feels medium-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down very easily because the alcohol is well masked. The fuller-bodied nature of this beer compared to others in the style would make it a good selection to be drinking outside on a chilly spring or autumn day.

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Photo of weeare138
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tap at Capone's...
Appears a semi transparent light gold with a small head of white that quickly fades away into a tiny collar. Scattered spots of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of ripe bananas, wheat, spice, and a touch of bubblegum.
Taste is of the aromas with a big berry blast atop of the ripe bananas and gum esters.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, viscuous, chewy, with yeast dough flavors lingering on the palate.
One you can drink all day with refreshing sugary fruit as the staple.

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Photo of CHickman
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy orange in color with a 1 finger fluffy white head that faded quickly; basically no lacing that slides down the glass fast, like it's in a hurry.

Smells of orange peel, coriander, wheat, yeast, lemon, sweet malt, clove, banana and faint hops.
Nice traditional hefe aroma.

Tastes of yeast, sweet malt, orange peel, coriander, clove, wheat, lemon, banana, grass, hay, bubblegum, light pepper and spices, and faint floral or citrus hops.

Very light and refreshing, this beer has a light mouthfeel with very light carbonation and a light to medium body. High drinkability, this is a very good hefeweizen that goes down easy - based on the taste, this is a new classic for this style.

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Photo of WillNJ
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

great hefeweizen, on par with the german giants. apples, pears, bananas, wheat, solid

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Photo of Joedonlon13
4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was a pale yellow, with the clean crisp flavors you'd expect from a great weissbock.

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Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany. Pours a hazy, cloudy pour with moderate frothing. Pungent aroma replete with wheat, lemon, and hay. Acidic flavor. Not a great depiction of the style.

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Photo of jwc215
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into Ramstein weizen glass from one-day old growler:

Pours cloudy, lemon yellow/blonde with a thin white head that fizzles in a soda-like way down to virtually nothing pretty quickly. Decent color, good cloudiness for style, but could use much better head retention.

The smell is of banana/clove with a wheat tang. Smells like a traditional German HW.

The aroma carries nicely and appropriately into the taste. Banana/clove with doughy wheat - again, traditional German HW, but more aggressive and fuller in body. Alcohol gives a kick in the crisp finish. Alcohol noticeable, but non-interfering and worked in well with the flavors.

An interesting brew - not often (if ever) - you see a double hw. Drinkable despite the higher alcohol level for the style. Flavorful and enjoyable - would like to see them make it again in the future!

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Photo of JohnK17
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SadMachine
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of curlybird
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rfgetz
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazed yellow gold, good pillow of head that stays around but leaves little lacing. Scent is a big whiff of banana and tangerine, some notes of acidity and tartness and light dough qualities. Taste is as aggressive as the scent dictates, big fruity blend of banana and tangerine on top of a doughy malt, acidic and tart on the finnish and hints of herbs, spice and alcohol. Medium bodied, not as heavily carbonated as style would dictate but smooth body. A nice, bold Hefe that lacks the sublte complexity of the top beers in the style but makes up for it with bold taste.

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Photo of Lilbeck23
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No explanation needed! If you don't try this beer you have not lived! Drink happily my friends... Lol

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served at Pilsener Haus Biergarten in Hoboken, NJ.

A: Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a finger tall white head. Head reduces to a thin layer of bubbles across the entire top of the beer after a few minutes. There is some visible carbonation and moderate lacing.

S: Aromas of clove, banana, and apple. The smell is sweet but not cloying.

T: There is a sweetness to the flavor that is rather pleasant and enjoyable - flavors of apple and clove with hints of banana. There is a wheat flavor and no taste of alcohol.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and very smooth.

O: Very enjoyable and real easy to drink. Sweetness is not overpowering and the alcohol is well hidden. I have had several half liters and liters of this beer over the early winter and I keep going back for more.

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Ramstein Double Platinum Blonde from High Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 80 ratings