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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,698 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 4,698
Reviews: 2,026
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 192
Gots: 495 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 07-27-2001

ca. 44 IBU
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Ratings: 4,698 | Reviews: 2,026
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i got this one because it was the highest ranked pils on "The best of BA" that i could get; pours a clear pale yellow w/ a slight white head & good lacing; a nice floral hop aroma w/ some malt undertones; good hop flavor w/ a nice crisp finish good balance; a nice dry, light-med body, a really good example of a classic pilsner,makes my top 10 pilsners, but not #2 status...

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

light golden in color, with a thin bright white head. the aroma is bright citrus and floral hops. the taste is well balanced, with a light hop finish.
the beer has a higher carbonation, lighter body, refreshing. easy drinkin', good for a hot summer day.

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Had this on tap at Maxie's in Ithaca.

Pours slightly hazy pale yellow with a few fingers bubbly head. Very carbonated. Nose is crisp and slightly citrusy from clean hops. Taste follows with a great balance of citrusy bitter hops and crisp light maltiness. Goes down easy and makes you want more. I'd have had more if I wasn't full from dinner.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've long thought that the east coasters just don't know how to do a proper IPA. And yes, I've had Hop Devil and DFH's "minute" offerings... But this doesn't mean the east-coasters don't know how to do a *hoppy* beer - behold, Prima Pils!

Pours an incradibly light gold - perhaps the lightest I've ever seen in a craft beer. Pushed up one finger of lingering head. Marks for appearance would be higher if the beer were clearer...

The aroma is all clean, noble hops. And would I be crazy if I said I smelled a hint of tropical fruit too? Whatever the case, it smells damn good.

Assertively hoppy in the mouth, and all with the strange and somewhat unfamiliary (to the American drinker, that is, due to their under-utilization) flavor of noble hops. The malt stays back, but it has the appropriate pilsner malt profile... I'm glad to let the hops do their thing. Damned tasty.

Lively in the mouth and damned drinkable. It's just so refreshing to have a beer *this* hoppy, but NOT using the PNW-alpha/citrus monsters. Too bad this is so difficult to find on the west coast...

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,698 ratings.