Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company
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Reviews by jpkoch1962:
2.63/5 rDev -34.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Hate to be a spoil sport, but I was expecting better. This is advertised as a German Pils, but it came across more as an American lager with essientially an American character. If it was a Bitter or Pale Ale, I would have graded better.
It poued more of an orangey/amber color instead of the pale blonde one would expect. Plenty of biscuity malts sweetness in the nose, which mixed with an assertive citrusy hops.
The taste was essientially malty with a full body, but it was dominated by what appears to be either Cascades or Centennial hops. Perhaps they used Saaz hops; however, the overpowering citrus quality indicated that they either used American Cascades, or spoiled European hops. German Pils feature noble hops, which give a totally differnt taste. The high alcohol alone, puts this beer out of style. There was also a rather sweet chalky texture to this Pils. A typical German Pils features a decent malt body, and an assertive noble hop bite, but overall, a German Pils is very clean and dry on the palate. Prima had none of these attributes.
A total disappointment. Maybe this was just an expired batch.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2009 23:58:46 | More by jpkoch1962
More User Reviews:
3.6/5 rDev -10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A - 5. Just a beautiful crystal clear straw with many bubbles. 1/2" large bubble head from easy-modedate pour.
S - its awesome. I haven't tasted it yet at this point in filling out the review but the exceptional appearance and smell compelled me to review this beer fully, so here goes...
T - dry. Very hoppy for a pilsner. More bitter than sweet per style. Not bad, but unfortunately very let down. Looks and smells great but only an average beer, probably below average and wrongfully classified pilsner.
M - nothing great, nothing poor. 3.75, its pretty drinkable.
O - 3.5. Points docked for tasting far more an IPA than a pilsner.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2014 01:24:08 | More by rypkr
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
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,169 ratings.