Ramstein Maibock | High Point Brewing Company

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72 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Maibock / Helles Bock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by ElGuapo on 04-22-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
72
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4
pDev:
10%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of MacMalt
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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!

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Photo of Lilbeck23
4.74/5  rDev +18.5%
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!

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopsputin
4.48/5  rDev +12%
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

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3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KingPurple
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gr0g
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Jacobob10
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of AdamO
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BethanyB
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
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

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of DIM
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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Ramstein Maibock from High Point Brewing Company
4 out of 5 based on 72 ratings.
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