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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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4,081 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,081
Reviews: 1,960
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 140
Gots: 208 | 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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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
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BeerShman

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-11-2012 21:29:21 | More by BeerShman
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Ted

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-11-2012 20:48:00 | More by Ted
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sdj5

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

03-11-2012 08:06:29 | More by sdj5
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AndrewRoecker

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-10-2012 21:48:43 | More by AndrewRoecker
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oline73

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear yellow color with a golden hut. There is a finger of fluffy white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass with some mild lacing.

Smell: Malty, this one is very light with a mild sweetness. I'm also getting an herbal presence.

Taste: Light and crisp, just like the smell. I"m getting some floral notes along with a bitterness from the pils malt and some hops. The finish is slightly bitter and malty.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a slightly chalky finish.

Overall: This is a really nice pils. Light and easy to drink, I'm a big fan.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 20:20:17 | More by oline73
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-10-2012 16:42:06 | More by StaindProject86
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mjtiernan

New York

4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Enjoy by April 28, 2012.

A: Semi-slow pour down the side of the glass leaves less than a finger white head. Lots of bubbles, slightly hazy golden honey color.

S: Floral and grassy hops, biscuit and grain. Not too strong.

T & M: Hops begin the show with plenty of floral (almost perfumy) and grassy characteristics. Then the pale malt and lager yeast dries everything right up leaving a refreshing crispness that finishes with a bite of pine bitterness and alcohol.

O: Mmm....I’ve missed you old friend. This used to be a staple of mine. So crisp and refreshing Just make sure you get a fresh bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 01:40:55 | More by mjtiernan
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dhep16

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-08-2012 06:40:51 | More by dhep16
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Prima Pils pours perfect golden light yellow with a great off-white head. Plenty of hops thoughout the nose and with each sip. Super dry and crisp with plenty of carbonation and hop zip. It is such a great thirst quencher, a great apertif, a great beer...period! Jever was the inspriation for this beer and it shows. Jever would be proud.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 02:14:30 | More by Fcip78
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an intense yellow color, like lemonade, slightly hazy with a bright white head of foam. Drops from over 1" to a thick film in about 1 minute. Excellent retention. Nice lacing left behind.
Smell is a well-balanced mix of malt, hops, citrus (orange & lemon) and wheat.
Taste is very similar with malt, hops, citrus, wheat and pepper. Very nice balance and amazingly complex for what is, to me, a very simple style of beer under most circumstances.
Smooth, full-bodied for the style with a gentle, flowing effervescence that doesn't take away from the flavor, it enhances it. If MillBudCoors could make a beer taste this good instead of the bitter dreck they currently make, I'd drink it.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 02:01:09 | More by PorterLambic
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-08-2012 01:27:34 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
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