Ramstein Double Platinum Blonde
High Point Brewing Company

Ramstein Double Platinum BlondeRamstein Double Platinum Blonde
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German Hefeweizen
Ranked #16
Ranked #5,099
4.13 | pDev: 10.41%
High Point Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Ramstein Double Platinum BlondeRamstein Double Platinum Blonde
Notes: 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.
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Reviews by poorbanker:
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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Photo of Jacobier10
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap @ The Hilton hotel bar in Parsippany, NJ.

Served in a pint glass, it's a cloudy, bright gold color with a small creamy white head. Prominent banana and spicy clove in the aroma. The flavors of a typical hefeweizen are there but they're amped up quite a bit. The softness you would find in a Bavarian hefeweizen is replaced with a heavier, thicker, more full bodied feel. No sign of the higher ABV whatsoever. Sits comfortably between a standard hefeweizen and a pale weizenbock. Delicious!

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Photo of whartontallboy
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of israel
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Beerloco for a growler of this

A- Looks like fresh pressed cider, minus the chunks, With a nice rocky white head sitting a good two fingers off the top my beer. Head eventually settles down and becomes a very active frothing on the beer.

S- Ripe bananas and pears come to mind as well as wheat and spices...very nice for the style

T- This is a really tasty heffe, seems to have more depth than say a more commercially available heffe. Overall the beer is very recognizable as a wheat beer and the flavors one might expect from this style are there. You have the lemon zest, pepper, almost a fresh cut grass flavor but subtle and then a nice big malt backbone...

M- I really like the mouth feel in this beer; the initial wash over is quite pleasant and the beers coats the tongue, but quickly dissipates with a nice dry finish perfect for this style.

D- this growler doesn't stand a chance ; if that tells you anything, Really a very enjoyable heffe that I'm happy to have tried...

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Photo of psweendogg
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwc215
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
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 RblWthACoz
3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clouded gold with a thin white head that falls very fast. Nose is lots of dough and a fair amount of spices as well. And surprise, there is banana. Flavor is moderately spicy and actually a bit smoky as well almost. Fairly crisp and smooth overall. Nice liquid body and the carbonation is good as well. Easy to drink.

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Photo of metter98
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
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 PEBKAC
4.8/5  rDev +16.2%
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 Slatetank
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this on tap at Cobblestones

The color is hazy golden with a nice fluffy white cap which has good retention with ultra fine bead. The lace sticks in a sheet. The smell is the usual suspects of banana and clove, but mild apple element and toasted wheat like a gently sweet cereal the alcohol is not apparent even though I noticed the increased abv for the style. The feel is very good, creamy and slightly tangy from the weizen yeast with moderately high carbonation and semi dry finish.

The flavor is moderately sweet grain, wheat is creamy and lightly toasted in taste. The yeast is the main flavor, though with strong banana and mild spice accenting. There is a light hint of hops to accent the malt and yeast which gives the impression of spice or mild herbal flavor. The alcohol is only noticeable near the end of the glass which is nice, it adds a bit of complexity and overall I felt this was a good Hefeweizen with some extra body and was very drinkable -perfect for warm late spring quaffing.

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Photo of maddogruss
3.72/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at a small cask partyat the Cloverleaf Tavern. I DID NOT enjoy this beer with a lemon/orange/other citrus fruit wedge.

A: Pours a cloudy, straw-yellow body with a small white head with low retention and minimal lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: Sweet, banana esters were evident with some malty undertones to balance it out.

T: A slightly metallic taste with hints of malts and banana esters in the aftertaste. The alcohol was also evident in the aftertaste, which caught me very much by surprise.

M: Still a smooth, crisp, refreshing beer, despite the evidence of alcohol.

D: Pretty drinkable overall. A decent combination of a nice mouthfeel and a fairly good taste. I felt that the alcohol was a bit much as a drank the beer. It warmed me up a little bit, which is not what I would expect this type of beer to do.

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Photo of lstokes
4.57/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at the Birreria in New York. It was dark gold and very hazy with an awesome nose--strong spice, lemon, melon, banana, wheat, all the typical flavors but everything dialed up into a powerful head that sticks with you. I found the taste perfectly balanced between sweet lemon/banana/berry, juicy wheat/bubblegum flavors, and clove/coriander spice. Everything is again, dialed up into a heady concoction. Mouthfeel is quite thick, a little bit sticky, but overall very drinkable. Very fresh-tasting.

Great take on a double Hefeweizen, this is one of my favorite examples I've ever had of the style. All the flavors are in great balance and it's juicy and fresh--no stale banana here.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of DavidSeanNJ
4.5/5  rDev +9%
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 Griffith
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jkane101
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Nickls
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(From notes)

A - Poured a vibrant predominantly yellow color that leans on orange a bit; nice fluffy finger of white foam (would have hoped for more in the style, but it was a result of the tending, not the beer)

S - Bananas are dominant; light citric aromas; hint of clove; some yeastiness and sweetness; really good stuff here

T - Bit of a banana bomb to me; a little tart and some of the citrus flavors come through

M - Medium; a little silky; softer carbonation

D - Nice drinking even though there is some weight to the brew relative to the style

Nice brew, and worth a shot.

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Photo of dsa7783
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
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 clayrock81
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a sharp golden color with a large, well-carbonated head. Textbook aroma with a sharp citric smell, along with mostly lemons and faint banana, and some spicy clove. Again, standard beer here as a light to medium body, slightly chewey, with a greatly balanced citrusy and spicy taste with that sharp backbite that complements hefes. A solid hefe to relax with...nothing spectacular but still one to try.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Photo of dasenebler
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Growler pours are rarely satisfying. The Double Platinum poured with very little head and pretty low effervescence. The color was really nice though-- hazy burnt orange. No meaningful lacing.

Nose is good. Lots of banana and sweet, bready malt.

The flavor and drinkability are really what make this beer special. As far as Hefeweizens go, this one is especially rich and full-flavored, with a great wheaty, bready presence. The flavor is pleasantly sweet with estery notes, and, of course, lots of banana. The increase in maltiness means an increase in alcohol as well, but this does not hamper drinkability. Half a growler of this stuff went down very easy. Very smooth and medium-carbonated mouthfeel.

You don't see too many beers like this. Really, it's an "extra" Hefeweizen and not quite a true double wheat beer. Excellent stuff.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Growler from St. James Beverage. Pours a cloudy dull orange with a small white head. Aroma of typical hefe spices. Flavor of rich spices, like a hearty stew almost, and esters. There is a nice malty sweetness too, with a touch of citrus perhaps. Very drinkable. A nice hefe.
7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

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Photo of koopa
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of curlybird
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Ramstein Double Platinum Blonde from High Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 81 ratings