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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,727 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,727
Reviews: 2,034
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 199
Gots: 518 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 07-27-2001

ca. 44 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,727 | Reviews: 2,034
Photo of KillerJigger
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I think it wasnt fresh. Will try again.

Photo of norehowsky
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - pale, golden and very clear. Poured into a pilsner glass - decent white head, nothing to write home about

S - initial smell is somewhat fruity, with that raw malty finish you'd expect from a Pilsner

T - fairly similar to the smell but the hops are much more prominent, moreso than the average Pilsner. Definitely some fruity undertones, grapefruity

F - light and crisp, refreshing

O - a nice hoppy Pilsner, which is not surprising when it comes to Victory. As a guy who usually swings towards IPA, this is definitely a solid beer in my book. I love the hops, but always enjoy a lighter beer like this, especially when it's on the hoppier side.

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted like a pretty typical pilsner to me. Slightly better than the average for this style but not something I would willingly seek out again.

Photo of eggmaggi
3.03/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

don't believe the hype. It's just meh.

Photo of Urk1127
4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

My favorite style finally found this. dry smell. soapy finger of head. dry hoppyness very clean. best pils I've had. Will buy again definitely.

Photo of BuccoFan
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A pilsner with nearly the body of a pale ale and a good taste and equally solid finish to boot.

Photo of Beerdoe
4.77/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This the beer I drink. My regular in the keg late spring and summer. Simple and refreshing. Great to come home to after fishing. Better than lemonade.

Photo of founddrama
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Like if Miller Lite was any good.

Photo of BBS323
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great beer just a touch fruity pils taste

Photo of Redneckwine
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip

Appearance - Pale, golden, and crystal clear. 1 finger head dissipates quickly to a wispy cap, some spotty lacing.

Smell - Nice snappy Pils malt: raw, grainy, biscuity and fresh. Kick of sweet/sour green apple skin. Hops have a nice combo aroma of grassy/spicy/herbal.

Taste - Much like nose, but hops are kicking much harder than you'd sense from the nose - grassy and herbal with a lemony citrus snap. Malt is raw and grainy with a touch of much needed honey sweetness. A bit of that apple/grapeskin peaks in, then this brew dries out real fast and a moderate grassy/herbal bitterness lingers.

Feel - Light/medium body with a nice and light feel, carb is active but not overly so. Smooth yet crisp.

Overall - Pretty much hits the nail on the head for the "hoppy pilsner" style: crisp, hoppy, and very drinkable. It might go juuust slightly overboard on the hops for my taste, but I could see myself knocking back a few of these any old time. An excellent beer.

Photo of kscaldef
2/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I don't really get the (relative) hype on this beer. If you want a Pilsner with no flavor, I guess it's a good choice, but there's much better craft Pilsners out there.

Photo of Csikic93
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light gold. Smells like wheat and bananas. Tastes very refreshing. A really enjoyable beer.

Photo of JLSIV
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1/6 keg into a German Tulip Glass, beautiful Golden clear color, with a nice rocky white head. Good lacing, excellent retention.

Aroma is pretty basic, but I think true to my experience with German Pils in Germany.

Taste is awesome, just nailed it. right amount of hops, and you can drink these all night.

Feel is medium, and very smooth, almost silky.

If you like Pils, drink this.
Prosit!

Photo of KMC
1.55/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

It Looked good, but tasted putrid

Photo of Trombone69
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

They nailed it.
It tastes just like all of those imported beers that we paid extra for back in 80's. But why bother? And should I rate it higher than Beck's or Carlsburg, or St. Pauli Girl?
They all taste nearly identical. But I could drink these all night, if there was nothing more interesting.

Photo of groogas
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just sweet and hoppy enough. Would like just a bit more dry and crisp, but I'm splitting hairs. A great Pilsner.

Photo of DraftDaddy
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just not that good. Bitter

Photo of ClarenceClawmons
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ever since I lived in Prague for six months I've been chasing the dragon for a solid domestic Pilsner. This beer is the closest I've come to satisfying that craving. My hope is that my purchasing large quantities of this beer will help the microbrew movement move away from constant IPAs and branch out into more European-style Pilsners.

Photo of dabone
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent Pilsner. Had it draft, a little skunky that threw me off. Other than the skunkiness I though it was a good representation of a German Pilsner.

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden hue with a pure white head and lots of bubbles.
The aroma is full of spicy and fruity hop scents with cracker and biscuit goodness backing it up.
What a tasty pils. Follows the aroma with nice, spicy hops, sweet cracker, a little bit of citrus and a nice, slightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is medium and well-carbonated.
Overall, just a really tasty, crisp and refreshing beer.

Photo of J-EKoslosky
4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Prima is a world-class pilsner. One of the first American beers I tried years back that stood up to the classics of that style. It remains at the top of the class in what now may be an underappreciated category here in the States.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into pilsner glass. Beer is clear, bright golden yellow with a white two-finger head that drops down some, but hangs on for the duration. Sticky lacing clings in patches to the glass. Aroma is more assertive than typical pilsners with herbal and citrus hop notes underpinned by bready malt. Taste follows the nose - strong spicy, herbal bitterness with light bread and grainy malt sweetness. Surprisingly medium in body, light and crisp texture, lively carbonation, long bitter finish.

Photo of WillWillows
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great hoppy pils. Taste and mouthfeel are excellent Smooth coming in, going down and the aftertaste is heaven. Very good beer.

Photo of Mt13
2.84/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Too hoppy for me taste

Photo of Extol
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a really good example of a German Pils. Just all around very balanced. I will get this again in the summer. :)

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,727 ratings.