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Park Pirminator - Parkbrauerei / Park & Bellheimer AG

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Park PirminatorPark Pirminator

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BA SCORE
80
good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.21%
Wants: 7
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parkbrauerei / Park & Bellheimer AG visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 01-08-2003

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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 6
Reviews by Yimosan:
Photo of Yimosan
2.63/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Lived in Germany for 6 years and this was the party beer, fairly affordable back then and would get you drunk quick. Not sure now, but in the early 80's it was a seasonal beer, you would start seeing a lot of it during the Fasching celebration and through Christmas.
As for flavor, strong alcohol taste...not very impressive otherwise.
Oh, and I had a beer man deliver it right to my door...kinda' like the milk man in the old days.

More User Reviews:
Photo of timontheroad
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best by date: 09/15/2015. Poured from a .5 liter flip-top bottle into a weizenbier glass. Kicked up a nice one-inch white fluffy head that quickly faded to a thin film, no lacing. Clear golden color. The aroma is very bready and sweet malty, with some very slight grassy notes. The flavor was pretty sweet and malty up front, with a touch of bitterness and alcohol. The mouthfeel was pretty light for the style, and the alcohol put a bit of a bite on the back of the tongue. Overall, this one is just OK, nothing bad about it, just not anything special either. Had to try one for "old time's sake".

Photo of Beertracker
3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Park Pirminator sporting the familiar red diamond "P" trademark is best served a bit colder (40-45F) than normal. The Pirminator poured up rather dull & fizzy into a stemmed bock-style tumbler. The loose, whitish head on top of the pale-deep golden body collapsed almost immediately after being poured. Very poor head retention per style. The aroma has some sweet graininess & cracker-like maltiness, but is mostly dominated by sulphery notes, sweet corn (DMS) and noticeable alcoholic overtones. The flavor starts off slightly biscuity with a light, grainy sweetness, but turns quickly towards a rather marked bitterness and ends in a straight-forward alcoholic fashion. The body is rather light and lacks creaminess per style. This is a fine spezialitäten beer, but I was honestly expecting a bit more from this infamous Rheinland brewery. I've long been a fan of the Pils, but the Pirminator lacked complexity and honestly didn't do much for me. This hellesbock would certainly be a decent aperitif with rich, soft-ripened goat cheese or paired with traditional German Jager Schnitzel smothered with sautéed mushrooms. Here's to the Seitz family & their Little "P" Man.

PROST! Beertracker

Photo of MTNboy
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It is true this beer is everywhere in Germany and there are all sorts of legends about it thought up by drunk Americans.

Appearance- It does have a nice gold color for a bock it is not as dark as most beers this style. Sometimes it has great head lace and sometimes it doesn't.

Smell- It is a very sweet smelling beer that reeks of malt.

Taste- Very bread like and metallic.

Mouthfeel- Thick and fizzy but a little bit syrupy

Drinkability- Average but there are so many better ones to choose from

Photo of xXTequila
4.55/5  rDev +35%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Having had quite a number of these the other night I am having alittle trouble remembering everything about this beer.
I think it was in a 22 .oz bottle with a ceramic flip top.
Poured into a half liter Palaner glass it poured a huge four finger head. Alittle grainy in the aroma and sweet malt with a fruity aftertaste. Other than a slight alcohol sweetness you don't even know it's there wich makes it very easy to drink to many of these befor the alcohol kicks in.

Photo of LarryKemp
3.11/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

With the ator ending, I was expecting a dopplebock. NOT. The label says it is a Helle Bockbier. It fits the BJCP style guidelines of a Helles Bock better. Very golden, clear and head retention is not bad for style. I got very little malt in aroma or taste. The flavor was dominated by bitterness and alchohol.

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Park Pirminator from Parkbrauerei / Park & Bellheimer AG
80 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.