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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,092 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,092
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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Ratings: 4,092 | Reviews: 1,961 | Display Reviews Only:
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-24-2012 18:44:45 | More by sweisel80
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-24-2012 02:34:10 | More by Hanzo
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JackKS

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-23-2012 18:18:31 | More by JackKS
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BoatsSinkBro


3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

6 pk, bottled 2 months from drinking.
-Crisp
-Light bodied
-Ordinary pils color.
-A definite presence of hop kick to it, not too dominating, but enough to make itself known and welcome.
-A good pilsner for the more hop-orented drinkers.
A good bottle to crack open if someone wanted something a bit hoppy but also on the lighter side.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 10:24:34 | More by BoatsSinkBro
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n00blar

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-23-2012 02:28:48 | More by n00blar
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rbmjr1

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-22-2012 12:23:55 | More by rbmjr1
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buddyvelt

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-21-2012 13:16:14 | More by buddyvelt
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-21-2012 02:13:09 | More by szmnnl99
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-20-2012 01:49:03 | More by redfox405
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MrFafiso


3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-20-2012 01:19:54 | More by MrFafiso
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Boitnott

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

03-19-2012 05:30:28 | More by Boitnott
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Tank77

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.5%

03-18-2012 15:14:31 | More by Tank77
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andrewborstein

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-18-2012 04:23:18 | More by andrewborstein
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TimPell

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-18-2012 00:49:46 | More by TimPell
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coryscanes

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-17-2012 22:19:13 | More by coryscanes
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jculler82

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-17-2012 20:53:37 | More by jculler82
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Jimbolikesbeer


5/5  rDev +23.5%

03-17-2012 03:41:42 | More by Jimbolikesbeer
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-15-2012 18:04:44 | More by fdig23
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

03-14-2012 20:49:28 | More by shockrocker65
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randomjazzr

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-14-2012 03:51:22 | More by randomjazzr
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kylwalsh

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-13-2012 02:06:21 | More by kylwalsh
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-12-2012 20:56:27 | More by UltimateLivewire
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SeanNoach

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-12-2012 16:36:41 | More by SeanNoach
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Parrotshake

Australia

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a Bitburger pils glass a slightly hazy yellow with a finger or so of head. Looks the part. Well carbed. Looks like beer, you know?

Flowers, crackers, grass. Both in the nose and the taste. A pils doing what we all probably wish more of them would do - be refreshing and super drinkable but without being boring. Lovely hop presence - floral, lemony, grassy/herbal sitting atop a bed of crackers and bread dough. A spot of honey, perhaps. Longish bitter finish. The hops are definitely in charge here.

Light-bodied, fizzy and ridiculously easy to drink. Crisp, just a little creamy. This is pretty much as good as people will generally tell you it is. The embodiment of Summer. You shuck some oysters, I'll go buy some more.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 06:38:29 | More by Parrotshake
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BrownNut

Florida

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - light, almost Hefewiezeny, slightly cloudy, a textured low head that sticks around for a while, some lacing

S - somewhat floral, a hint of honey, light malt. It's just a delicious smell. I want to drink the smell of it by itself.

T - more of that floral note and some sweetness. I'm not getting much of that welcome grassy note you sometimes get in pilsners. There's a bitterness that at first blends very nicely with that floral note but in the end bites you in the soft palate and lingers in a not great way if you're me. There's also a faint sweetness that lingers, which is nice.

M - somewhat soft, yet with some carbonation tingle on the tip of the tongue.

O - This is a very well made pilsner targeted at people who appreciate hop bitterness. The other elements of the beer are lovely. I think this beer would be fantastic without so much bitterness at the end of the swallow - just a bit more balance. The bitterness does give it some identity, but I don't think it would blend in with every other pilsner if it lacked it; its floral nature and accompanying sweetness are bewitching all by themselves. I'd give it a 4.5 on taste if it weren't for the overbitterness. So instead it's a 4. I'd give it a 4.5 overall if not for the bitterness, so instead it's a 4. Clearly this is subjective to a nonhopper.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 02:05:38 | More by BrownNut
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,092 ratings.