Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dubblebock:
3.23/5 rDev -20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
It's definitely been great to have some of the highly-touted Victory beers available in Texas. I've enjoyed the opportunity to get my hands on some of the most coveted beers made in America today.
The Prima Pils has been a very unusual ride for me. I typically enjoy Euro-styled pilsners and pretty much know what to expect from them, but the Prima Pils kind of threw me for a loop. I've actually held off on reviewing it for a while. I wanted to try it several times over a period of weeks in order to get a better handle on it.
The pour is just fantastic. The beers looks great in the mug, spewing forth a massive head of foam atop a cloudy straw body. The nose was strong and floral, with a hint of citrus and a stronger sense of hops.
The taste is where this beer really confounded me. The hop presence in the flavor just kind of overwhelms everything else. It's almost enough to make me think I'm drinking an IPA. There is a bready sort of malt character, but it's muted into the background. Slight traces of lemon verbena, maybe? Perhaps, but if so, it's almost obliterated by the strong and overpowering hops.
The mouthfeel was a bit harsh. Well-carbonated. Ultimately, I'm not going to be reaching for this one very often.
It's pretty obvious what Victory was going with here. The hop flower prominently displayed on the label should have clued me in that this was no ordinary Euro-pilsner. It's definitely an interesting and somewhat confounding beer, and I'm glad I picked up the sixer.
Serving type: bottle
04-24-2006 01:52:00 | More by Dubblebock
More User Reviews:
4.23/5 rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On draft at Buen Apetito Mexican Restaurant in Waterville, Maine. Served in a 16-ounce shaker glass.
Appearance - bubbly, clear, and yellow;
Smell - Slight floral hop aroma that grew as the lager warmed;
Taste - Dry and refreshing with a floral hop taste in the finish;
Mouthfeel - thoroughly carbonated and not watery;
Overall - One of the best lagers that I've had. This is what green bottled Euro beers should probably taste like if they weren't always skunked.
Serving type: on-tap
07-28-2014 22:05:50 | More by kfoss99
1.4/5 rDev -65.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
I recently tried it when in the UK and I am seriously surprised that something like this is sold. It's pretty much like a homebrewer's first pils. It is nowhere near the subtley balanced flavours other examples such as Pilsner Urquell display.
The taste is quite harsh, steely. The body is way too thin and lacks just a little bit of the sweetness that is necessary for even the dry beers like "Flensburger" or "Jever".
I'd go back to the drawing board with this one...
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 07:54:49 | More by Brauhaus
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,153 ratings.