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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,140 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,140
Reviews: 1,964
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 146
Gots: 228 | 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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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -75.2%

03-13-2013 23:12:38 | More by Kevincredible
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BGsWo22

New York

1/5  rDev -75.2%

01-30-2013 19:50:00 | More by BGsWo22
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TwoForty

Florida

1/5  rDev -75.2%

03-04-2013 22:36:56 | More by TwoForty
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

1.05/5  rDev -74%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer pours a clear pale yellow with minimal head and no lace. The aroma is of citrus and floral hops. The flavor is very bland with a hint of sour lemon. There is a very strong hop bitterness that lasts past the finish leaving an unpleasantly bitter aftertaste. It has a thin mouthfeel. Victory Prima Pils is a disappointing beer, way too bitter for the German pilsner style, more like an American IPA. Not recommended!

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 23:49:25 | More by B967ierhunter177
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Brauhaus

Germany

1.4/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I recently tried it when in the UK and I am seriously surprised that something like this is sold. It's pretty much like a homebrewer's first pils. It is nowhere near the subtley balanced flavours other examples such as Pilsner Urquell display.

The taste is quite harsh, steely. The body is way too thin and lacks just a little bit of the sweetness that is necessary for even the dry beers like "Flensburger" or "Jever".

I'd go back to the drawing board with this one...

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2014 07:54:49 | More by Brauhaus
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Gavini

California

1.5/5  rDev -62.9%

10-19-2012 22:24:04 | More by Gavini
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dled20

Indiana

1.5/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE!!!

First of all this is not a german pilsner, its more comparable to really awful American IPA. Really damn carbonated and looks like dehydrated piss with seltzer water. Taste was a watery carbonated bud light with hops. And the combination is the least satisfying. Definitely letting all the "Pros" that rated this beer so highly share this hillbilly beer to their families because I will definitely not be.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 03:05:12 | More by dled20
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mwar

Kentucky

1.5/5  rDev -62.9%

12-02-2012 21:39:31 | More by mwar
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phishbone23

New York

1.75/5  rDev -56.7%

01-23-2013 14:12:16 | More by phishbone23
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Filabee

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -56.7%

04-05-2014 17:26:23 | More by Filabee
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bulldogg915

Wyoming

2/5  rDev -50.5%

03-06-2014 03:13:33 | More by bulldogg915
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MrVonzipper

California

2/5  rDev -50.5%

02-05-2013 03:15:52 | More by MrVonzipper
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blaapple

Indiana

2/5  rDev -50.5%

01-22-2012 04:09:51 | More by blaapple
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -50.5%

04-01-2013 17:52:57 | More by Hallertau
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prisoner1572

Illinois

2/5  rDev -50.5%

05-09-2012 16:11:16 | More by prisoner1572
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Thirsty2383

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -50.5%

06-06-2012 18:56:45 | More by Thirsty2383
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Zekenyce

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -50.5%

04-12-2014 20:32:33 | More by Zekenyce
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tsgooch79

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -50.5%

05-27-2014 18:46:54 | More by tsgooch79
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -50.5%

04-08-2013 05:47:01 | More by BrownAleMale
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nicholas527

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -50.5%

03-04-2012 19:51:54 | More by nicholas527
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hardy008

Minnesota

2.1/5  rDev -48%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a pale gold color with a white foamy 2 finger head with decent retention. There is a strong smell of overly bitter hops, perhaps too strong, and bread malt. Also smells somewhat like feet.

The taste is also bitter, overly bitter in my opinion. The malt tones down the hop bitterness a little. Light bodied, well carbonated. Fairly poor drinkability. Not my favorite Pilsener. I will avoid this in the future.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 03:52:01 | More by hardy008
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Dougal

New Jersey

2.15/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

this was over hopped to my palate and had a strange aftertaste of bitterness that was not enjoyable. the normal bitter refreshing characteristics are gone and the overly bitter exotic tastes come through in a way you do not want to drink them. This made Urquell's taste seem amazingly more refreshing and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2010 03:10:43 | More by Dougal
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fx20736

New York

2.17/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle poured into pilsener glass.

Pour yielded a thin white head that left decent lacing. Beer is an attractive sunflower gold with very active carbonation streaming from the bottom.

Aroma: standard German Lager smell of sour and grassiness.

Mouthfeel: for all the carbonation the mouthfeel is a little flat and lifeless.

Taste: hard for me to get past the astringent herb bitterness followed by a soapy aftertaste. Beer improved slightly as it warmed but it really seems like this a beer that is over-hopped, but not with Cascade or Centennial but rather with German Noble Hops. The bitterness overwhelms my taste buds completely.

Notes: I've had 5 bottles of this and has not grown on me. Stoudt's Pils seems immediately more enjoyable. Prima Pils is almost a drainpour for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2011 20:57:17 | More by fx20736
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buschbeer

Ohio

2.2/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - The body is pale yellow in color. The head is white in color and stands two and a half inches tall.

S - The aroma is grassy and grainy with a whiff of lemon from time to time.

T - Wow! The hops are more than I expected. I get a lot of bitterness with some slight metallic taste.

M - It feels thicker than a pilsner. I get a mild chalky feel on my tongue.

D - I'll just say I'm glad I didn't get a six pack.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 20:11:47 | More by buschbeer
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.23/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle: Poured a clear golden colored beer with almost no head. Carbonation is really weak which seems to be a problem with some of the Victory that I had lately. Aroma is quite subtle has I would expect of a pils but the taste is way too sweet for a pils. I’m guessing they put too much of cascade hops in this. There is some way better pils out there.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2004 14:33:53 | More by Phyl21ca
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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,140 ratings.