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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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3,838 Ratings
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Ratings: 3838
Reviews: 1942
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Uniobrew31

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer was not undrinkable, but very hoppy for a pilsner. I didn't hate it but I would not but it again. If you like IPA's this might be up your alley. This beer is to Pilsner what IPA is to Pale ale. I didn't get enough balance of malt, in fact the hops kind of drowned out the flavors of the pilsner malts in this one. The final reason I didnt rate this beer higher was the ABV. Pilsner is a summer beer and I prefer a lower alcohol Pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 20:55:26 | More by Uniobrew31
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emyers

Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw color with a one inch white head.

Smell: Spicy noble hops along with a light bready malt aroma. Very simple, yet enticing. Smells very refreshing.

Taste: Similar to the smell. Really highlights the noble hops with spicy, slightly piney flavors. Malt bill keeps it simple with lightly toasted malts. Fairly bitter finish. While this beer has a very developed, excellent noble hop flavor, it stays simple and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, extremely refreshing. Highly, highly drinkable.

Overall: Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of the pilsner style, but if I could get more that tasted like this my opinion could change in a hurry. I could drink this all day.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 02:19:11 | More by emyers
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barnzy78

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - golden with crystal clarity, frothy white head holds good retention & leaves thick lacing
S - fresh, pilsener malt, biscuit, grassy, lemon
T - fruity, grassy, citric lemon, pilsener, crisp, semi-bitter finish
M - thin-to-medium body, ample carbonation
O - One of the best American brewed German Pilseners out there and a favorite of mine

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 22:52:47 | More by barnzy78
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, no clear bottling date found on the bottle. Got this from Matt from Pennsylvania; would imagine this is relatively fresh. Poured into a New Glarus pilsner glass today, 7/28/2013.

This beer pours a lovely clear golden colour with a ton of fizzy noise and a fluffy head that builds up instantly, and slowly dissipates over the course of five minutes. It is an absolutely gorgeous, clean looking beer. The glass's Wisconsin etch at the bottom does a nice job of releasing more bubbles to the surface, forming a bubbly film once the head is gone. The lacing is sticky and soapy where it sticks.

Just smelling this beer is refreshing. A good bit of lemon zest and grassy hops. A spicy and grainy sweetness permeates the nose. Not a complicated nose, but definitely does what its intended to do- smell refreshing.

It tastes like a sweet lemon zest with a clean, refreshing grassy bitterness that makes my tongue shiver. There is a bit of underlying spiciness to the flavour which is a great addition.. but for the most part this is an aggressively hopped lager. Tastes deliciously clean and hoppy. The feel of this beer is about right for the style- lighter bodied, very well carbonated, clean tasting and refreshing. Aftertaste of spicy grassy hoppy bitterness that sticks for a good while. Again this is clean and refreshing.

A very nice example of an American take on the German pilsner style. Delicious, refreshing and not expensive. Would recommend to anyone who wants a good, easy to find lager.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 03:25:58 | More by Stevedore
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Dull straw color. Great clarity. A big rocky head retains very well at two fingers in the narrow glass. Foamy clumps or lacing.

S: Grainy, doughy malt base. Leafy and herbal hops with a bit of fruit thrown in- perhaps a hint of grape. Lightly spicy. Aromatic and pleasant.

T: Stiff punch of herbal and spicy hop bitterness latches onto the palate on the attack. Oily, leafy, and spicy. An aggressive use of Noble hops. Perhaps a touch of sulfur beneath the bitterness. Suggestion of lemon pulp and grape skin far in the background. Doughy and grainy malt base. Very bitter, spicy, and oily on the finish.

M: Light in body with a sharp, crisp carbonation. Slight firmness from the malt and a moderate oily and astringent hop feel.

O: The pilsner style can be known for its sharp herbal hop bitterness, but this one pushes the envelope further than most. Not sure what we're looking at for IBUs, but the perceived bitterness is very high. This is easily the biggest, boldest pilsner I've come across (discounting some ridiculous 'imperial' pilsners). It's damn tasty, and the bite really wakes up the drinker, like in old movies when someone smacks a hysterical person in the face and yells "Snap out of it!" "Thanks, I needed that," would be my reply. Pairing options are interesting. Perhaps a fishy ceviche, or some herbal Mediterranean dishes. Spicy Italian sausage is a no-brainer.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 16:57:54 | More by ryan1788a5
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scoutsoutfront

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I have wanted to try this brew for a while. Saw the beer cocktail recipe in this months magazine and picked up a 6-pack.

I poured this beer into a pilsner glass. Lovely, vibrant yellow with barely a finger of lacing at the top. Looks excellent in the glass.

Spicy and herbal on the nose. Hops really come through. Well rounded smell to compliment the bright appearance.

Mouthfeel is awesome. Heavier than I expected for a pils, but balanced. Hops really come through and make the brew come alive. Yeasty, bread flavors come to mind first. Then you get the herb that we saw in the smell. It finishes with a spicy hop punch and lingers... In a good way.

Overall, this one is up there on my list and I'm not a pils drinker. This will be my go to for grilling from now on. Refreshing and very drinkable, but with lots of character. I thought Sam Adams Noble Pils was as good as it got. It was wrong!!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 15:51:55 | More by scoutsoutfront
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PaulfromNoVa

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well, wowie-zowie. What Bud and the American mass-produced beers want to be when they grow up. Pilsners aren't my favs - I lean heavily to IPAs and bigger bodied beers, but Victory - a brewery I very much admire - has produced a lovely beverage that any beer lover of any style should enjoy.

The abundant head was thick as shaving cream but rapidly dissipated in the standard pub pint into which I'd poured it. Modest wisps of lacing. Light, bright, clear amber body.

Nose was fresh, for me predominantly malty, noticable hops, but clean, lively, eniticing.. "Drink me. Soon."

What struck me first and hardest was the dryness, followed by the full foamy mouthfeel and full but elegant body. Then the slightly tart to bitter finish. Citrusy notes, lovely balance, and overall impact of "I'm sorry I bought only two in a sixpack sampler. I'd like some more, please." Others have mentioned a somewhat sweet attack: my palate didn't discover this. Again, the flavorful dryness of the beer is why I'll stock this regularly.

By miles and miles my all-time favorite Pils - an admittedly short list, but this is my American champ.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 18:12:20 | More by PaulfromNoVa
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Gwalchgwynn67

New York

4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. Look and aroma are classic pilsner. Golden straw color with bright fresh smell. Taste is classic pils as well. Very balanced, not too dry, not too crisp, not too hoppy, etc. Doesn't break the mold but rather perfectly recreates a classic pilsner experience.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 05:42:51 | More by Gwalchgwynn67
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Andrew041180

Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a pale golden color with visible carbonation and a couple fingers worth of head. The head recedes quickly, but the carbonation maintains some bubbles that lead to very light lacing on the glass.

S - Mostly grassy qualities, some sweetness. The aroma is stronger than I would expect from a pilsener, but right in line with what I would hope for.

T - Follows the nose. Grassiness up front with a little bit of light malt. Hesitate to call it sweet, but it clearly shifts away from the grassy taste. Next transition is to very round bitterness. Very nice finish.

M - The best part of this beer, and the part that accentuates some of the nice flavors. It's pillowy up front, which allows the full flavors to bubble throughout the mouth. It feel medium-bodied. Then it moves on to one of the cleanest finishes I've seen in a long time. My mouth waters for a considerable length of time.

O - This compares favorably against the best pilseners I've ever tasted. Granted my experience is limited at this point, but I see this being among my favorites for a long time to come.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2013 01:05:55 | More by Andrew041180
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Best by 2013-06-24
Glass: Ayinger willi glass

Prima Pils is an enjoyable German-style pilsner with a solid continental hop presence in both bitterness and flavor, which still lets some of the German pilsner malts to peek through as well. Easily drinkable for those who enjoy a bit more hop presence in their pilsners, this is an easy-go to for any time of the year.

Pours a brilliantly white-colored head, composed of small-sized bubbles that are packed densely together, giving a very frothy appearance. Retention is slightly above average, lasting about 1.5 minutes, fading to a thin cap of lace atop the body of the beer. Lacing is fairly good, consisting of small patterns and webs clinging to about a third of the glass' interior. The beer's body is a hazy (25-40% opaque) golden-orange color, light changing the hue to a bright, though pale, golden-yellow color. Carbonation is visible rising from the depths of the glass, sparse in number, but fairly quick to rise.

Aroma of notable continental hops right away, lending modest lemon, herbal and floral qualities, while the pilsner malt is not discounted either: the graininess and malty sweetness readily detectable in the background (perhaps a bit easier here since the bottle is nearly a month after its best-by date).

Front of palate finds pleasantly grainy and fresh pilsner malt flavors with a bit of light caramelized sugar sweetness (from Maillard reactions during the boil?) and hints of floral and lemon-like hops. Mid-palate of notable continental hop bitterness with attendant flavors of light lemon citrus, floral hoppiness with a slightly woodsy and herbal presence, and an underlying presence of grainy, slightly hot cereal-like pilsner malt that also contributes enough counterbalancing sweetness to make this work. Back of palate finds continued strong, clean (sharp? clear?) continental hop bitterness with undertones of herbal and light lemon citrus hop flavors and grainy pilsner malt. Aftertaste is of substantial hop bitterness, with herbal and floral qualities not far behind, along with hints of citric tartness and residual, slightly caramelized sugar sweetness from the malts.

Beer is of medium weight, with low to medium-low levels of carbonation, leading to a beer that softly, gradually foams up on the palate, then quickly settles to a smooth and slightly placid existence as it moves across the tongue. Never watery, but a bit more carbonation would suit this beer nicely. Closes very dry, with light stickiness remaining on the palate.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 15:26:54 | More by falloutsnow
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json83

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste similar to a porter with 159 calories per bottle at 5.3% ABV. Not a fan of this similar porter style taste. The aftertaste is strong/bold, a bit better than the average. You can taste the hops and malt strong and it has the heavy feel of a Guinness with less calories. This pilsner is good but not for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 22:26:09 | More by json83
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stella77artois

New York

4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

A - Pours a golden yellow with a fair amount of carbonation visible. 1 finger sized head which dissipated slowly, and left small amounts of residuals.

S - Suprising amount of hops for a pilsener. A bit each of malt, lemon and even some frsh cut grass,

T - Wow, this is a delicious pilsener. A touch of hops follows the malt. The aftertaste features a delicious slightly lemony bitterness. A suprisingly flavorful pilsener.

F - Definately a sessionable beer. Very refreshing and easy on the throat and tongue. Almost a perfect feeling beer, can't wait to have a few of these on the golf course.

O - I'm a huge pilsener and lager fan, and this is up there with the best I've sampled. So much flavor going on for a pilsener, yet still sessionable and easy on the throat and stomach. Highly recommend this brew to any pilsener/lager fans, or anyone that is looking for an easy drinking beer with lot's of great flavor.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 12:44:38 | More by stella77artois
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FLima

Brazil

4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Light golden color with a one finger head with low retention.
Nice hoppy aroma, a bit of everything: fruity, floral and herbal balanced with its malt sweetness. Notes of lemongrass and bready malt.
Amazing clean and crisp taste, notes of fresh cut grass, bread just out of the oven and sweet flowers. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light to medium body with good carbonation.
A hoppy pilsner with character and superb flavor, in my opinion superior to most German and Czech pilsners. Far from boring, which is generally a challenge for pilsners. Actually, I don’t remember having a better pilsner. Highly recommendable.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 01:24:03 | More by FLima
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lostinfla

Florida

2.79/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Been on a huge pils kick for summer and had high expectations for this Victory favorite.
Served from bottle into a pint glass, poured a nice even head , leaving some nice lacing behind.
Color and appearance were right on the mark for this style, light golden with just the right amount of "frost".
Smell was also very enticing with great citrus and hop notes.
Taste starts off very smooth and hints of the hops and citrus, but its the after taste that turned me off. Like a couple of other reviews it was almost chemical or mediciney in nature.
Thought it might be the hoppyness at first , but continued throught the glass...

Not sure - maybe a bad or old bottle? Perhaps worth another try....

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 12:22:03 | More by lostinfla
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at La Casa in Rochester, NY. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours a lagerish clear yellow, with a one inch head that recedes quickly. Good lacing down the glass.

Smells like pine, herbal hops, and some sweet malty grain.

The taste is very similar, and very hoppy. Biting bitterness provided by the piney and herbal hops. Earthy on the back end. A little bit sweet as well, from the malt.

Very crisp and smooth mouthfeel, light body, well carbonated. Very drinkable.

One of Victory's best. A great hoppy lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 02:45:35 | More by GreesyFizeek
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, best by August 5th, into a Gandhi-Bot tulip.

A: Clear golden body under two fingers of fluffy white head that settles slowly into a solid cap and leaves a good amount of delicate lace. Lovely.

S: Fresh, vibrant, and hop-forward. Lemongrass, herbal leafiness, and some earthy richness. Extremely clean, toasty malt provides a nice backdrop to the hops, and there's nary a hint of sulfurous lager yeast to be found. Crisp, aromatic, and well-rounded. Truly remarkable.

T: Opens with a balance of bready malt and leafy hops, with more lemony citrus building in midway through. Delicious bittersweet earthiness toward the finish, and a supremely bitter, grapefruity aftertaste. The aftertaste is a little harsh, but other than that it's terrific.

M: Soft, well-carbonated light-to-medium body. Excellent.

O: This is deservedly one of the top-rated Pilsners, as it combines intense flavor with tremendous cleanness. Victory really knows how to brew a lager. One of my very favorites.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 01:02:14 | More by woosterbill
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Alextricity

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by October 9th 2013... since that's five months away, my assumption is that this beer is probably very fresh.

Appearance: It looks like any other pilsener would -- a crystal clear yellow color. As many would affectionately refer to it as, it looks like piss. Not much lacing small white ring on top. Looks pretty ordinary.

Smell: A lot of hay, and also grain. As there's a big hop on the logo of this beer, I was expecting a pretty nice hop presence, and there *is* one. It's not so big that it morphs this into some sort of pilsener/IPA hybrid, but it's more than welcome -- especially in the taste.

Taste: Yeah, probably the best pilsener I've had. It has that typical flavor you'd expect from a pilsener, but the hops lift it up a little bit. This is the most bitter beer I've had from the style, but it's not extreme, which I wouldn't expect. The amount of hops here compliment everything nicely. This is definitely a pilsener for hopheads. The mouthfeel is relatively thin, but has a nice body, given the style. A very good choice for a summer beer.

Not a *super* interesting beer, but it's above average for a pilsener. I'm not nearly as high on this beer as the majority of reviewers, but it's still well worth trying out.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 17:10:48 | More by Alextricity
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dancaplette

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

served from a bottle into a pint glass, it pours a golden light color, very thin half finger head that coats the top of the beer and does not recede. Nice lacing, with a nice steady low carbonation.

s- I don't get the a lot from the smell. a slight malty sweetness upfront, clean smelling.

t- you get hops upfront and malt at the end with a bitterness throughout the tasting that really seems to bring everything together. it has a earthy grassy flavor.

m- mouth feel was very good, bitterness is not overdone, a slight sticky sweet flavor almost to the point of syrupy on the mouth, but really refreshing and crisp in your mouth.

o- for a pilsner for which I rarely drink, I enjoyed this beer immensely, another great job by victory.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 00:51:12 | More by dancaplette
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VictorWisc

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Don't see any dates on the bottle but the mixed 12-pack has late August 2013 for expiration date.

Pours light golden yellow. Plentiful large-grained head with little retention. Almost no lacing, some visible carbonation.

Very pleasant aroma. Opens up citrusy, slightly metallic, than broader hop aroma with mild floral yeast showing.

Same citrus (lemon) front in the mouth. Followed by a mild but complex hops kick of pine, laurel and licorice. All flavors remain in the finish balanced by a light sweet malt note. After 2 minutes, I can still taste the complex hops blend, including citrus and aromatics, yeast and malt. More complexity than most Pilsners.

Very light-bodied front, but then tastes deceptively creamy with moderate carbonation. One side effect of the light body is that it betrays a boozy heat note, however, without being overly dry.

A well made Pils with a lot of balance between all elements, with hoppiness matching of exceeding the classic fresh style. A very positive experience--one of the better Pilsners in my memory.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 07:43:08 | More by VictorWisc
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says Enjoy By Jun 22 2013.

A- Pours a medium golden color with a 3/4 inch white head that retains well before becoming an 1/8 inch head. Resilient lacing leaves a thick solid ring behind on the glass.

S- Great earthy hop aroma with the Saaz ringing through clear as a bell. Very fresh smelling even though the enjoy by date seems to indicate this has been sitting a while.

T- Leafy, grassy hop bite in front that smooths away to a clean, refined pale malt flavor. So drinkable yet so tasty. The bitterness lingers for just the right amount of time.

M- Snappy, crisp and bright with medium carbonation and a light body.

O- What an amazing pilsner. And this is coming from a guy who's iffy on the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 22:59:04 | More by Immortale25
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utopiajane

New York

3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours straw gold with an orange undertone. Slight citrus nose, little yeast with a respectable bit of malt behind it. Some haze. Looks and smells delightful. I did not pour a head but the lacing shows good retention. Hugs the glass like it’s in love. The taste is grassy hops with a distinct oily bitterness. Good malt spine, medium body, medium carbonation. A little lemon and a dry finish. Good example of a classic pils. Substantial hops, engaging aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 12:23:21 | More by utopiajane
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Roman5150

Spain

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

bottle into Duvel glass

appearance: piss yellow with white bubbly 1 finger head

smell: bready notes with heavy yeast, corn, typical pilsner smell

taste: this is where this beer shines, it has the flavor that other pilsner's lack. Very full bready flavor with lots of earthy hops. The hoppiness is where this beer gets its flavor, never had a pilsner with this much hops. Very subtle bitterness with a refreshingly smooth finish.

mouthfeel: very full bodied for a pils, average carbonation

overall: Between this and Staropramen from Prague, these are my two favorite pilsners. They do the style right, and have the flavor and fullness that the american macros pretend to have. THis is a quality session beer that I could never get sick of. Also, enough hops to satisfy the curiosity of a hophead like myself who normally doesn't buy pilsners. Good job Victory.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2013 03:47:27 | More by Roman5150
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AdamGarcia

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottles served in DFH "shaped" pint glass.

A: Bright and mostly clear. Straw colored. Fluffy white head is sizable due to aggressive pour. Head dissipates rather quickly. Lacing present and a small ring of foam hangs around for a while.

S: Cracker-like malt and green, grassy hops. Mild citrus. Suggestion of mint.

T: Exactly what you'd expect given the aroma. Fresh baked bread. Herbaceous hops. All in all it's very crisp and rather quenching. Peppery in the finish.

M: Light bodied. Feel is smooth and slick. Maybe a little less spritzy than it's German counterparts.

O: This has always been one of my favorite pilsners. A little hoppier than more traditional examples, which is what makes it so tasty. This is a staple in my fridge during the summer months and a go to anytime I'm craving a nice solid pils.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 01:23:14 | More by AdamGarcia
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.1/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Victory Prima Pils has a thick, off-white head and a hazy, brilliant, yellow appearance (like a glow stick), with a bit of lacing and lots of bubble streams. The aroma is of sweet, lemony malt, some sweetness, and an off, wall paper glue scent. Taste is the same, with lots of bitterness and that unpleasant glue note. I’m also picking up aspirin. Mouthfeel is medium, and Victory Prima Pils finishes mostly dry, citrusy, and off-kilter. Maybe I got some of a bad batch, but I can only say that it is acceptably good, and that’s being generous. Well, one can’t say it’s not interesting.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 14:13:21 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Thaddeus

Michigan

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear bright yellow, with a small white head

Aroma & Taste: Had a nice hoppy nose to it, lots of herbs hop notes. Had a bitter, dry, hoppy finish. Finished quick but had a lingering bitterness to it. Slight note of honey, that I really enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 15:40:00 | More by Thaddeus
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
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