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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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4,568 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,568
Reviews: 1,992
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 170
Gots: 371 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

04/18/05- Received via trade with connecticuitpoet and steinlifter.

Presentation- 12oz brew with a best by date of Feb 2004...scary. Poured into my Radeberger pils glass.

Appearance- Nice crisp yellow pour with a clean 3/4 inch head and adequate lacing.

Smell- More hoppy than expected in the nose. Otherwise your normal grain scents.

Taste- Not a sweet as many pils I have tried, but a nice hoppy background. Nice grain taste as well.

Mouthfeel- Very crisp and a bit dry. Maybe a very slight watery taste at the finish. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability- Probably would be one of my got to pils if I had easy access to it. Nice change of pace with the heavier hop profile. Nice session brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle to a pint glass. Pours very pale yellow with a pinky-sized soapy white head. Big thick carbonation bubbles. Doesn't leave much lacing, but head stays intact nicely. Aroma is quite hoppy, light lemon + orange, still a bit of macro-esque lager smell which I'm not a fan of. Taste is really hoppy, definitely holds it own against many IPAs. Flowery hops, fruity apricot-like zest, nice warm bread aftertaste. Tart, fruity finish. Mouthfeel is good, not watery thin at all, lots of carbonation but fits well for this beer. Admittedly this is not my favorite style but I can appreciate it for what it is. Especially for the warm weather, I wouldn't mind picking up a 6-pack of this sometime. Price is pretty good.

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

Pours a clear, straw yellow color with tons of active carbonation. Nice creamy white head that sticks nicely to the glass.

Smells of astringent, spicey, floral hops with light bread. Tastes grainy, florally crisp, spicey, and an all out bitterness attack. Expresses a little grassiness and has a little bit of bready malt underneath.

Is prickly on the tongue, very crisp, and finishes extremely dry with a hop bitterness that lingers, and lingers, and lingers... This is a very drinkable beer and one you could have several of in one sitting, especially on a hot summer day. This is what I would consider a little more extreme version of a pilsner and it's quite good.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle exp. feb 15th

Cloudy golden color with orange hue. Fluffy head with good lacing. Smells very biscuity with some orange zest. Taste is very biting for a pilsner - the biscuity aroma translates, as does the orange zest. Tastes almost salty. Mouthfeel is a little dry.

Great pilsner. Even being past the best by date, it's some good swill.

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
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