Park Point Pilsner | Fitger's Brewhouse

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Brewed by:
Fitger's Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by fantome on 06-10-2006

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of ta_hagen
4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.46/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sixpoint
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigAl18
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mnbrewery
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Redrover
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Back on tap as of 5/29/12. As with most beers at Fitger’s, it is served in a standard shaker pint. The beer is golden with a slight chill haze. It has a thick white head.

The aroma is a bit floral with some cracker notes.

The beer is balanced between some spicy almost white pepper notes, some floral undertones and cereals. Some sourness emerges late in the sip (almost like a Dortmunder).

The mouth is crisp with more heft than expected.

This is a nice and refreshing take on the style. It is easy to pair with food. Well Done!

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Photo of ForWhatAlesYou
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brew house in Duluth, MN. Labeled as 5.0% ABV that day on the board.

Crisp in flavor and mouthfeel.

Clear yellow.


Light fruit hop essence a high point.

Malty (crystal).

Slight chill haze.

Overall pretty good for the style.

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Photo of ZAP
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Re-review May, 2008-

Doesn't seem to be the same beer....not bad at all but not the standout it was in 07. The difference? The malt load and the use of the hops. Gone is the wonderful grainy malt aroma...also the hop presence now lends a somewhat lemony touch...still a good solid beer but not the immortal effort I remembered from a year ago.

A-Light golden color...clear...clean....nice 1/4 inch white head. This looks the part.

S-Awesome aroma to this...good dose of graininess (crackers and freshly baked bread)...also a nice floral/herbal hop aroma.

T-I don't think I've tasted a better pilsner...strikes me as closer to being of German variety than Czech but who knows? Great maltiness up front of fresh bread and crackers again, followed by a fresh floral hop flavor...finishes with a drier hop feel....what a creation this is...very dry and crisp on the finish which lends me to believe it is meant as a German rather than Czech interpretation.

M-On the lighter side of medium bodied...crisp, mentioned finishes tight and dry.

D-For the style the drinkability is sky-high. I am not a big fan of this style but if they all tasted like this I would be...Sometimes I think the mark of a great brewer is his ability to brew the more subtle lager styles.
This is truly a work of art....a must try,,,I'm not sure how the previous batches turned out but this is fantastic...There is no doubt in my mind that this would own the Pilsener spot on my mythical 21-beer tap salute in my dream basement.

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Photo of shadow1961
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A ten ounce pull of Fitgers Park Point Pilsner got me a finger of head over a clear
honey colored brew. The nose was pils yeast and noble hops, and carbonation
was steady. The flavor was barley malt up front with a spicy, herbal hop presence
throughout. It was a little hoppier than other pils I've had, but the effect was quite
bracing and pleasant. Not the best pils I've had, but one of the more interesting
ones I've tried.

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Photo of sweetkness
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Now this is what a pilsner should taste like!!! (In my opinion) I've had this a few times in the past, but I think my beer education in the months since then has led me to appreciate how good this beer actually is. The kind of beer that makes you wish you were somewhere in Germany or Czech Republic.

A - Served on tap in a pint glass. Small head which settled quite quickly. Nice golden, see through appearance.

S - Wonderful aroma of hops with a good malt background.

T - Wow did the hops ever shine through good here. But there was still a great balance with the malt, yeast characters.

M - Good carbonation, not the off putting light/watery mouthfeel that some pilsners/lagers have.

D - Top grade here. I could have easily drank a six pack of these.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewpub: Light golden hay with a big starchy topping of white foam that slipped away fairly quickly to its always present collar and skim. Lacing is adequately placed across the glass in lots of spots and connected strings of said dots.

Aroma is of the Pils malt with a slight soft breadyness thats dry and mixing lightly with some grassy Noble-like hops giving a split of herbalness.

Taste is pretty solid. Slick and crunchy quick with a nice rounded snap of toned pale bready flavors and quick to wet with a slightly drying finish of leftover bread crusts and a herbal grassy hops. A bit of a citric pinch squeezes out some bittering touches among its grassy edging.

Feel is about medium with a very nice snappy little grab at the front that yields to the malts and slows for the hops in the finish. Quite crisp, slightly dry, and altogether, very drinkable. A solid, sessionable Pils!

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Photo of CharlesDarwin
3.42/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Originally reviewed May 4, 2005. On tap at the brewpub. Slightly hazy, orange tinged golden pour, with a thin crisp white head, that hangs on with good lacing. Decent fruit malt aroma. Estery bright complex, with a background of sour fruit. Aged malt and good Saaz hops. A good sugary finish, with a light smack of the hops coming through.

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Park Point Pilsner from Fitger's Brewhouse
3.84 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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