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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,080 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,080
Reviews: 1,960
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 140
Gots: 208 | 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:
ca. 44 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 07-27-2001)
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lostinfla

Florida

2.79/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Been on a huge pils kick for summer and had high expectations for this Victory favorite.
Served from bottle into a pint glass, poured a nice even head , leaving some nice lacing behind.
Color and appearance were right on the mark for this style, light golden with just the right amount of "frost".
Smell was also very enticing with great citrus and hop notes.
Taste starts off very smooth and hints of the hops and citrus, but its the after taste that turned me off. Like a couple of other reviews it was almost chemical or mediciney in nature.
Thought it might be the hoppyness at first , but continued throught the glass...

Not sure - maybe a bad or old bottle? Perhaps worth another try....

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 12:22:03 | More by lostinfla
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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.

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A: Pours a crystal clear, golden yellow in color with a half inch of thick, creamy head atop. Carbonation levels look average. Head retention is excellent and there is noticeable lacing on the glass edges as you drink. A beautiful, classic pilsner appearance leads me to believe this one will be smooth and refreshing.

S: Sweet grains and grass dominate the aroma with notes of floral hops, light fruits and a tiny bit of cream corn. I suppose you could say a bit soapy. A truly classic pilsner aroma, I could use a little less grass/astringency on the nose, but spot on otherwise.

T: Spicy, floral hops up front with some grass. Sweet, pale malts and cream corn dominate the middle. The two eventually marry in the finish which is crisp with bitter grass and sweet grains. The bitterness remains on the tongue for some time, but is pretty tame.

M: Light bodied with prickly carbonation, this one goes down smooth and easy with a slight amount of cream and chewiness. Crisp, dry and sessionable.

O: Picked this up on a whim and was not disappointed. What I found here was a classic European pilsner done American style with a slightly amplified hop profile, though if I were to complain I'd say the malt profile was a bit lackluster. Still, you could do far worse if you're looking for a good American pilsner. This is the first brew I've reviewed from this brewery and I'm pretty impressed thus far. Cheers!

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,080 ratings.