Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company
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4.31/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours a crystal clear, golden yellow in color with a half inch of thick, creamy head atop. Carbonation levels look average. Head retention is excellent and there is noticeable lacing on the glass edges as you drink. A beautiful, classic pilsner appearance leads me to believe this one will be smooth and refreshing.
S: Sweet grains and grass dominate the aroma with notes of floral hops, light fruits and a tiny bit of cream corn. I suppose you could say a bit soapy. A truly classic pilsner aroma, I could use a little less grass/astringency on the nose, but spot on otherwise.
T: Spicy, floral hops up front with some grass. Sweet, pale malts and cream corn dominate the middle. The two eventually marry in the finish which is crisp with bitter grass and sweet grains. The bitterness remains on the tongue for some time, but is pretty tame.
M: Light bodied with prickly carbonation, this one goes down smooth and easy with a slight amount of cream and chewiness. Crisp, dry and sessionable.
O: Picked this up on a whim and was not disappointed. What I found here was a classic European pilsner done American style with a slightly amplified hop profile, though if I were to complain I'd say the malt profile was a bit lackluster. Still, you could do far worse if you're looking for a good American pilsner. This is the first brew I've reviewed from this brewery and I'm pretty impressed thus far. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 23:14:25 | More by kflorence
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,094 ratings.