Ramstein Dunkel Hefe-Weizen | High Point Brewing Company

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Ramstein Dunkel Hefe-WeizenRamstein Dunkel Hefe-Weizen

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

Style: Dunkelweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Creamy head and smooth carbonation complement its deep mahogany color. Bouquet teems with chocolate, apple and clove. Roasted malts intertwine with Tettnanger hops creating a depth of complex flavors. Smooth roasted malts and dark caramel leads to clean finish – unlike any other dark wheat beer.

Added by JerzDevl2000 on 02-26-2012

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 42
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Photo of Billolick
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle with best before dating notched onto the side of the label.

Pours quite dark, darn near black. Dark tan head, that stays and leaves nice looking scattered lacing.

Nose of some rum and bananas.

On the palate I get more bananas, dark malts, some light smokyness, and drying hops. Long and tasty finish. Flavorful, quality creation from Ramstein. They put out high quality brews and this one is no different. Worth seeking out and enjoying.

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of socon67
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

A - Dark borwn pour with no lacing, but visible carbonation. Foam pours high and settles fast.

S - Scents of bubblegum, licorice, and a smoky smell comes from this beer. Pleastly surprised with the complexity of this beer.

T - Some dry hops and a cloying spicy bite are noted. Sweetness is on the back end along with some banana and clove notes typical of a hefeweisen.

M - Really wish the carbonation was toned down a bit. Its simply too much. Beyond that this beer leaves a spicy bite in the finish and feels fairly light.

O - This is a nice beer. If it wasn't so "bubbly" I'd dare say its one of the best domestic dunkels out there. I've had the maibock from Ramstein as well and I would try this and other offerings if I get the chance.

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Photo of johnwetterstrand
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mikerems
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Walleybeer
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ryanflc
3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of civicm87
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of tzieser
2.69/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a weizen glass. Black in color with a white head that settles into a thin lacing. I have never seen a black dunkelweizen before. Is this a stout?

Roasted malt nose with a bit of spiciness. Interesting

More roasted malts. Notes of chocolate. Little to no wheat flavor and plenty of banana and clove like yeast flavor. The body is a bit watery. Nothing like a german style dunkel.

This isnt a bad beer necessarily but its a bad dunkelweizen. Label this a schwartzbier or something and i mightve graded this higher. Needs less roasted malt and more wheat. Good yeast strain though.

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Photo of JG-90
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of mousebeer
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Jaymello
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of slammo
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is my third Dunkel of the evening and it is the best. I have had a good experience in the past with Highpoint on tap. The look and smell is point on for the style and and it is comparable to many of the best in class. A good brewer of Germanic styles, Highpoint is a respectable entrant.

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Photo of NonicPanic
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jkane101
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of SFC21
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Zekenyce
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ONUMello
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass
A: Dark brown with a one-finger head that settles to a lingering lacing
S: Roasted malts with hints of coffee, burnt popcorn and earth
T: Overall this tastes like toast along with a solid dose of caramalized bananas & a hint of well-browned marshmallows. Intriguing but not particularly balanced/connected
M: Medium-bodied, a bit of roast, cream & carbonation
O: Overall it's tasty and doesn't have any distinct flaws, yet it lacks typicity and a sense of direction

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Photo of Jacobob10
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On-tap @ High Point Brewing Co. in Butler, NJ.

Light brown in color and cloudy with a beige head. Good retention. A lot of roasted malt in the aroma. Some caramel as well. Light fruitiness to go along with mild noble hops. The balance in the flavor is towards the malt as well. Medium bodied and easy to drink. Maybe a little more fruit from the yeast would round this out and improve it, but not much else to find fault with. An enjoyable, non-intrusive dunkelweizen.

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Ramstein Dunkel Hefe-Weizen from High Point Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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