Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company
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4.36/5 rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed out of a 12 oz brown bottle with a "best by" date of Nov 28, 2013 etched into the body near the curve of the bottleneck. Poured into a 22 oz pilsner glass.
Appearance - Pours a towering golden crystal clear body with a steady stream of bubbles rising up from the bottom of the glass to replenish an ample stark white head. The foam is two fingers thick and fluffy, like cotton candy. Retention is excellent and it leaves nice sticky residue and rings as I drink it down. A prototypical looking German Pils.
Smell - Bright and clean, with light biscuity notes blending with subtle hoppy bitterness and herbal grass notes and lemon zest. Bready and light, like fresh flatbread and butter crackers, with just enough acidity to keep it sharp to the nose.
Taste - Much like the smell, light malts and bready tones dominate alongside a bouquet of faint floral tones and lemony essence, but no sourness. Perhaps a hit of tart, but that could be my perception playing tricks on me from the non-tart zest characteristic. On the finish is a pleasant bitterness that provides a counterpoint to the softer grain notes. There is a faint amount of sweetness as well to bring the flavors all together.
Mouthfeel - Crisp, light bodied, with ample carbonation and a slightly sweet finish. Significant tingling effect from the carbonation to offset the softness of the flavors.
Overall, an outstanding German pils. Although I must admit to a sweet spot in my heart for this style, this one is an exceptional example that hits all the notes one would expect from a world-class lager. I wish there were a local option in this style as good as this one for me to support. This is my favorite offering from the short list of Victory brews I've had to date.
Serving type: bottle
12-02-2013 05:33:36 | More by LambicPentameter
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