Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by jampics2:
4.47/5 rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at the Winking Lizard. Served in a pint glass for around $4-$4.50.
The beer looks alright, but there's not enough head to gain any better score. Sure, that could be due to the bartender's pour, but I'm guessing the head retention on this is just a bit short of greatness with or without Johnny Badpour. The brilliant gold color has just a hint of cloudiness, and the white ring of foam leaves its mark on the side of the glass.
This is classic American Pils here. The nose is all grain and flowers. The malt is pale with hints of crackers and just enough graininess. The hops add earthy and flowery notes, giving depth and character. Just a touch of tropical (pineapple) and citrus (lemon) round things out.
The taste is exceptional. This is easily one of the best American Pilseners in the world. The experience starts with sweet malt with some Plisen graininess and just a touch of toast. A bit of honey sweetness launches things into the hoppy portion of the tasting curve. There's a touch of lemon from the hops, then floral and earthy notes that provide great depth and compliment the malt perfectly.
The mouthfeel is crisp and medium-bodied. Probably more body than your typical American micro pils. This doesn't seem out of place, as the flavor backs things up. The flavor ends in flowery hops and sweet malt with no hints of booze.
Overall, this is a cornerstone of the American craft brewing movement's history. A beer of legend that delivers. Step away from the stout and enjoy what got us here in the first place!
Serving type: on-tap
04-18-2011 13:53:01 | More by jampics2
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A good overall Pilsener. Smooth taste and easy drinking. Crisp taste with an overall light feeling to it. Ideal for a hot summer day. Not to nit-pick, but the price is a bit high compared to many other beers. Still, very enjoyable- I wouldn't turn on down!
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 20:51:10 | More by Joe_European_Brew_13
3.48/5 rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
brown bottle poured into a pilsner glass
a: Clear golden yellow with fine light to average carbonation. A gentle pour yields a finger of white head that dissipates after about 5 minutes leaving a decent amount of lacing which holds nicely to the glass. Pools of foam also tend to remain on the surface of the beer.
s: Nothing sticks out. A little biscuit balanced by a very subtle floral hop aroma.
t: Again, well balanced with a slight but noticeable hop bite. Smooth maltiness provides a hint of chewiness to the beer. Hops on the finish which is appealing as it lingers however I'm not getting floral as in the nose. Not nearly as hoppy as some have opined and definitely not citrusy. Maybe slightly more piny or herbal.
m: Very light body with the bubbles providing a slight tingle. Again I notice a "fine" quality to the bubbles. Doesn't look like much but I kind of like it. I think this works nicely against the malt too, tying the flavor profile together. I would like a bit more more carbonation in this beer.
o: Have to say I'm a bit disappointed with Prima especially after reading that it is among the absolute best in the style. Same as with Sierra Nevada Summerfest which is nice of course but also fails to impress me in any way. Certainly nothing bad to report but while interesting, also a little underwhelming at its price.
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2014 00:35:19 | More by malvrich
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,094 ratings.