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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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4,094 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,094
Reviews: 1,961
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 138
Gots: 218 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-08-2012 14:02:13 | More by PeteTheBeerDrinker
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

04-07-2012 17:29:40 | More by Jsan
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-07-2012 14:28:48 | More by bpowers315
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-07-2012 02:13:38 | More by cisteve
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-07-2012 01:18:52 | More by IheartTomorrow
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-07-2012 00:21:44 | More by Bdel34
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-06-2012 11:13:22 | More by SFC21
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-05-2012 01:04:35 | More by howard12
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I dropped this bottle on a concrete floor just after getting home from buying it. The crown started leaking, so I enjoyed my first glass of Prima Pils impromptu.

This pours a clear yellow with a steady stream of bubbles rising. On the nose there is the characteristic wet grain nose but also a good deal more noble hop presence than other beers in the style. In the mouth there is a clean grain, dry, mixing with floral and earthy hops. The body is perfect medium light, and this is hugely drinkable.

Overall this is a fine beer in a style where the brews can tend to run together. The slight extra hop character really makes this stand out, and the drinkability would keep me coming back if I had regular access.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 04:01:04 | More by EricCioe
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

04-04-2012 02:22:34 | More by fchicken
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

04-03-2012 01:42:46 | More by mikepcarney
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-02-2012 15:36:10 | More by FATH3RH0P5
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-02-2012 04:34:44 | More by Franticc
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-02-2012 02:34:26 | More by jacewg
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-01-2012 20:46:44 | More by yankeefan287
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4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle purchased while in Denver recently poured into my beer goblet. Best by date April 2, 2012, got it but not by much.

Appearance: A very effervescent slightly hazy golden yellow beer. The white head settled after a minute or so.

Smell: A wonderful mixture of malt and noble hops. A small amount of pine in the background but the hops are mostly earthy/floral. The malts have a nice cereal smell.

Taste: A nice amount of bitterness to balance out the very tasty malts. A bit of honey noted in the taste as well. A tiny bit of soap quality to the hops, like I enjoy in pilseners.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin, but this one should not be thick. The flavors coat the mouth really well.

Overall: A fine example of a pilsener. If only Budweiser drinkers knew what they were missing.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 00:06:44 | More by kagent777
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-31-2012 20:41:32 | More by bradcochran1234
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4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep yellow with great carbonation and a fluffy white head.

S: Nose is light but with grain, sweetness, light hops.

T: Light hops, sweetness, grain, dash of hops a very, some light floral and honey notes

M: Mouthfeel is light, sweet, light booze, sweetness.

O: Drinkability is very good.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 15:57:00 | More by barleywinefiend
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-31-2012 01:11:32 | More by gleeky99
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4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with thick white sea-foamy head. Head stayed 1/2 of original height well over a minute and maintained a thing white layer of tight small bubbles throughout. White lace clinged to side of glass as I drank. Yellow gold color and brilliantly clear.

Aroma: Initial slight sulfer smell (appropriate for style) in the nose that gives way to floral hop aroma. Light sweet grain smell. No diacetyl. Can detect a hint of floral soap. No esters.

Flavor: Light sweetness gives way to floral hops. Lingering bitterness on tongue and roof of mouth well after swallowing. Light-cereal like graininess in the background, but the floral hops definitely dominate. Some taste of sulfur on first sip. No esters or diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation high. Finishes with tingly bitterness across middle of tongue. Medium-light body finishing dry, but with some creaminess on roof of mouth. No astringency.

Overall: This is a very refreshing beer and great example of the style. Floral hops dominate with grainy malt undertones. Crisp and refreshing. We're very fortunate to have such a high quality German Pilsner available fresh on the east coast!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 03:08:03 | More by rdruckenmiller
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-29-2012 20:02:03 | More by gleemonger
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North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces to an extremely thin layer covering the entire surface of the beer with some thick patches and an even thicker ring at the edges. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Lovely aromas of pale malts with some noble hops present - these give the smell some grassy and floral notes with just a hint of lemon zest as well.

T: Very much follows the smell, starts with the pale malts but then the hop flavors take over - grassy, floral, and just a hint of lemon peel. There is a nice pleasant light bitterness in the finish which lingers but is not overpowering.

M: Medium bodied with very heavy carbonation. Crisp.

O: This is a great beer for the style and nice because a little bit more of the hoppiness comes through than some others. Extremely easy to drink and very enjoyable - I could and will drink several of these in a session. I'm going to have to go pick me up some more of this at some point soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 15:16:29 | More by dbrauneis
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New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best buy July 20, 2012. Pours a straw yellow with a two inch fluffy white head, lots of lace everywhere. Smell is grass, biscuit, pepper, and citrus. Taste is all those things, with a peppery grass beginning and actually a hit of lemon in the finish. Taste is way more aggressive than the smell. Body is medium for the style, plenty of life, a little dry, and very drinkable. This is a very good pilsner, but didn't live up to my very high expectations.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 21:34:15 | More by SawDog505
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-26-2012 19:03:21 | More by MichaelBurns
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-26-2012 17:55:50 | More by George2744
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,094 ratings.