Ramstein Maibock
High Point Brewing Company

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From:
High Point Brewing Company
 
New Jersey, United States
Style:
Maibock
Ranked #10
ABV:
7%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,424
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 9.55%
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
34
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 17, 2022
Added:
Apr 22, 2003
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  11
SCORE
89
Very Good
Notes: Rich Amber bock beer brewed with imported Munich and Pilsner Malts and fermented with a rare lager yeast. This beer has a deep malt character and body with a hint of toffee in the aroma. The Noble hops balance the richness of the malts and provide a complex profile that hides the 7% abv.
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Rated: 4.09 by Shiredave from New York

Jul 17, 2022
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Rated by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
on draft

clear, dark orange color, white head. bready malt aroma and taste, a little sweet. medium bodied.
May 23, 2022
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Reviewed by Chaz from Minnesota

3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a vrilliant and beautiful, golden amber in color, topped with a rocky, pale tan (“khaki”) head.

Caramel malts and precious little in the way of assertive hop presence on the nose. Lighter biscuit notes.

SMOOTH…. And lightly sweet overall, well-hiding the 7% ABV (which, granted, isn’t much nowadays, but for some of us old school lager3rdz it is!).

Just a touch of hop but on the backend, but the smooth, malt-bombness of this one is probably being accentuated by the passage of time since it was first canned.

Bready, malty, and BIG… it’s the summery sort of Bock that you’d expect come May First, and an excellent American rendition of the style.
Jul 29, 2021
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Reviewed by 2beerdogs from California

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Thanks to MacMalt for this Jersey gem.
Pours a deep ruddy amber to brown in hue. Off-white foam caps her off at 2 fingers. Great retention. Slight lacing.
Aromas of lightly sweet brown bread, subtle caramel malt, floral noble hops, and then back to the malts which now hint at a toastiness.
Taste is sweet first. Again the caramel malt note comes in. But also ever so slight roasted grain, a mild hint of fruit, & some peppery/herbal hop notes.
Mouthfeel is oh so smooth, light carbonation, finish is a gentle tapering off of the sweets with a mild herbal/peppery note that gives way to a slight drying finish.
Overall, the malts are the star of the show, but I love the depth and subtlety of the hops.
Jul 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Crisp, drinkable, and sweet, this really reminded me of German-brewed Maibocks, nailing the style expression I expected. The 7% ABV is super sneaky, as the crisp mouthfeel and good balance make this one go down very, very quickly. There's a slightly buttery note, accentuated as the brew warms. It could use a touch more bitterness to take the balance even higher, but I enjoyed the subdued hop presence and emphasis on the malt profile.
Apr 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by chrishiker1409 from New York

Apr 01, 2021
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Reviewed by dsa7783 from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell. Pours a copper, ruddy hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of caramel and clove. Similar overall flavor profile. Recommended.
Apr 30, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Jun 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Lembeh from New York

4.42/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Classic rendition of a German Maibock courtesy of the boys of Raamstein. Malty but balanced, getting a lot of biscuit notes, hay on the nose. Could drink a ton of this. Well done Maibock that I will be trying to get on the regular.
Mar 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Jame515 from Texas

Sep 21, 2017
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2017 vintage. Poured from 32 oz. growler into Ramstein pint glass. It pours a clear, honey-amber color with one finger of milk-white head and lacing. It smells of bready malt, banana, clove, floral hops, and a whiff of toffee. The taste is sweeter than the smell with lots of bready malt, toffee,, and a hint of honey. It finishes dry, smooth, and slightly bitter. It's fairly light in body with pleasant carbonation, and it is very drinkable with a manageable ABV of 7%. Overall, it's a very nice rendition of the Maibock style. Ramstein is very good at brewing authentic German beers, and its Maibock is no exception. Prost!
Apr 08, 2017
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Rated by Lilbeck23 from New Jersey

4.74/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
It definitely has hints of a lager. It looks like a lager in its color and complexity. Overall it is definitely a good feel and delicious taste!
May 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

May 06, 2016
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A: clear grainy caramel color. Tan lacing for a head

S: biscuits, caramel, grains, a hint of sweet sugar

T: clean caramel malts, fresh dough, sweet grass, a hint of diacetyl (which works well in this), finishes with a nice clean grain flavor

M: lighter side of medium. Perfect for the style

O: awesome stuff. Nice representation of the style, and delicious. Not overly complex - just the way it should be
Mar 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by NYR2 from New Jersey

Mar 19, 2016
 
Rated: 5 by KingPurple from New Jersey

Mar 13, 2016
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Reviewed by gr0g from New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Fresh growler fill from the 2016 release. Deep amber in color with a couple fingers of foam. The aroma is spot-on for the style: floral and honey notes dominate. Malty, slightly bready flavor profile. Just the right amount of hop bitterness to achieve a nice balance -- it's less sweet that most doppelbocks. Imperceptible alcohol on the palate (but not on the brain). Great rendition of a not-too-common style.
Mar 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by EnthusedAboutBeer from New Jersey

Dec 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by koopa from New Jersey

Oct 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Keyes88 from New Jersey

Oct 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by rydev24 from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by muskiesman from New Jersey

Aug 22, 2014
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Reviewed by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Reviewed on 4/12/2017. On-tap @ High Point Brewing Co. in Butler, NJ.

12 oz pour. Light amber colored and very clear with a small, creamy white head. Mild aroma of toasted bread, caramel, and spicy hops. Clean, lightly toasted malt flavor, nicely balanced with peppery spice from the hops. Medium-light bodied and easier to drink than I remember in past years. In fact, it was just better overall than I remember it. A fresh, clean, smooth Maibock. What a treat to have this great local beer available every Spring.

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Former rating of 3.75/5 on 6/28/2014.
Jun 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey

May 16, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by AdamO from New Jersey

Apr 30, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by LoveStout from New York

Apr 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by SDL1911 from Pennsylvania

Mar 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Vonhinx from New York

Oct 06, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by MarkNNJ from New Jersey

Aug 23, 2013
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On-tap at Cork City, Hoboken, NJ

A: The beer is clear amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down, leaving patches of bubbles in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge. This transitioned to delicate lacing and eventually completely faded away.
S: Light to moderate aromas of sweet toasted malts and spicy hops are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste leans toward the malty side and has flavors of toasted malts and notes of spicy hops, the latter of which linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation with some hints of smoothness. There are very faint hints of warming from the alcohol.
O: This beer tastes like an authentic German maibock. It would make for a good beer to drink on a chilly spring or fall day.
Aug 18, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Aug 05, 2013
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Reviewed by BethanyB from New York

3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Deep gold, good clarity, and a white foamy head.

Smell: A toasty, complex array of malts create a beckoning and hearty bouquet.

Taste: Rich pale malts dominate, with some toasting as in the background. A bit of bitterness balances things out, but the finish is very clean.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and carbonation. Lack of alcohol warming hides the punch the ABV packs.

Overall: A tasty and excellent example of the Maibock style. Crisp and clean, but still complex for a malt-forward brew. Definitely something I would order again
Aug 01, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jul 13, 2013
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a: Clear, chestnut amber color. Served to me with a medium sized fluffy white head.

s: Lightly sweet biscuts, green grapes, mild leafy hops. 7.5% is not even hinted at.

t: Moderately sweet, kind of nutty, biscuity grains, some fruitiness ( grapes come to mind), light noble hop character. Again, the alcohol is very well masked.

m: Silky smooth and clean.

o: I don't know this style well enough to say if this is a good, true to style maibock or not. I just know I really liked it.
Jun 13, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by djrn2 from New Jersey

May 16, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by BushwyckCraft from New York

Apr 23, 2013
 
Rated: 4 by ufmj from Florida

Mar 09, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2012
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on tap at Pilsener Haus in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a clear golden copper in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dense off-white head that reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate strength aromas of toasted, bready, and biscuity malts with a lighter presence of floral and spicy hops.

T: Similar to the smell, the beer has a moderate strength malt body made up primarily of bready malts with just a hint of sweetness. There is a lighter amount of floral and spicy hops giving it a light to moderate amount of bitterness which does not linger.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Smooth with light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Another well made German style beer from a relatively local NJ brewery, this one is an enjoyable sipping beer and pairs very nicely with Bavarian style food. While there is a high ABV, the alcohol is well hidden and the beer is easy to drink.
Sep 03, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by zillo043068 from New Jersey

Jul 01, 2012
Ramstein Maibock from High Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 82 ratings