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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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4,660 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,660
Reviews: 2,013
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 188
Gots: 466 | 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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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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Served from a 12 oz. bottle with a December 17, 2007 best-by date. I hope I'm not too late! Decanted into a pint glass.

A: Mostly clear straw yellow with a small, white head. Not much retention or lacing.

S: Sweet grainy aromas, hint of honey, touch of bitter hops. A little bit of wheat, even.

T: Crisp and pretty clean. Starts light, blossoms into a mellow hoppiness, then ends with a nice grainy aftertaste. Not the boldest flavors, but it travels well.

M: Light-bodied. Slight touch of carbonation.

D: Overall, this is a very nice pilsner. Not my favorite ever, but it's still a fine example.

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,660 ratings.