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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,151 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,151
Reviews: 1,965
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 147
Gots: 231 | 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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nhindian

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a Perfect Pint.

A - Pours a very pale straw color culminating in a 1-finger, pure white head that dissolves within 5 minutes. Lots of carbonated bubbles make the exodus from the bottom of my Perfect Pint to the thinning head. Some icicle-esque lacing.

S - Smells quite fruity. Getting a mix of grapes and grapefruit with just the slightest hints of malt and alcohol. Intertwined with all of these smells is an airy, floral tone. Very light and refreshing smelling.

T - With such a crisp nose, I was taken aback by the taste of this one. Rather than getting a crisp taste, I received a fairly bitter brew here. I'm a bit underwhelmed at the moment because I came in expecting a German-styled maltiness that is completely overshadowed by the hops. Tastes more akin to a lighter, more floral IPA. Besides that, the profile does mellow out as it warms, but there's always an overbearing presence of hops.

M - Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. A bit creamy due to the head on this one.

D - Drinkability is moderate. A bit unbalanced for my liking and caught somewhere between a pilsener and IPA without getting the finer features of either. An interesting beer but I don't think I'll seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 22:18:16 | More by nhindian
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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,151 ratings.