I’m not a big fan of Mondays, especially after the weekend I had. Chris is off from work today and I got stuck going (don’t get me wrong, she, out of anyone I know, totally deserves a day off, but I still can be jealous). I start school again tomorrow, but at least I’m only taking 2 classes and it’s my last first day of school. So, to celebrate, I pulled out the growler of Ramstein Winter Wheat that I picked up last time I made a beer run.
Trivia: According to BeerAdvocate, a weizenbock is “A more powerful Dunkel Weizen (of ‘bock strength’), with a pronounced estery alcohol character, perhaps some spiciness from this, and bolder and more complex malt characters of dark fruits.”
Random: Another New Jersey brew…I’ve only had one or two other Ramstein beers and I thought they were pretty good. I’ve heard amazing things about this brew…
This brew poured with a barely there tan-colored head. The body is a deep brown color that you can’t see through, so I couldn’t tell if there was any carbonation on the brew. On the nose, I got definite banana and spice notes with some clove and then roasted caramel malts. Very interesting nose, definitely a lot going on. On the taste, there was definitely a roasted characteristic with some chocolate and then a hint of banana with some spice. There was a lot of malt on this. The finish was definitely sweet with a lot of the flavors in the first sip and lingers. The alcohol is really well hidden on this brew. I really like this one a lot. I would definitely have this again. I can see why this is a great winter beer and gets an A+ on BeerAdvocate.
Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0