Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,267 | Reviews: 1,967 | Display Reviews Only:
2.23/5 rDev -44.8%
Bottle: Poured a clear golden colored beer with almost no head. Carbonation is really weak which seems to be a problem with some of the Victory that I had lately. Aroma is quite subtle has I would expect of a pils but the taste is way too sweet for a pils. Im guessing they put too much of cascade hops in this. There is some way better pils out there.
08-04-2004 14:33:53 | More by Phyl21ca
4.2/5 rDev +4%
Tried at USBTC Tasting at Jungle Jim's Cincinnati. It's a mo-ped for Ale drinkers: they enjoy it, but they don't want to admit it to their Ale drinking friends. In reality, this is about as good as a pilner gets. Though no amped up body, hops, or foreign character, it's simple and to-the-point. A nice pilner malt base with characterful hops (may not be classic noble versions) and maybe an American hop or two for a better citrus and acidic hop finish. Lightly earthy and dusty, and a body that is on the upper end of the style scale. Although many will proclaim the Pilsners should not contain esters of any sort, I find that a pleasant, light estery quality of pears and a nectar-like perfume aroma compliment the beer well. Because of esters and basically no dms or acetaldahyde, the beer may use ale yeast? Finsihes very clean and very crisp. No doubt a best-of-style beer!
06-17-2006 17:59:42 | More by BEERchitect
4.47/5 rDev +10.6%
on tap at barleys and always one of my personal favorites!!
good sized two inch high head of white foam then came up over the top and settled down gently into a broken crown across the top with a good amount of side glass lacing as well. Light aromas of grain mixed in with a good light floral bouquet and hints of pineapple. Some light banana way down in the back.
Crisp, and refreshing. A light wheat like grain base was cut by a nice orange rind like hop flavor that was quick to turn nice and bitter on you. Hints of banana flavored yeast and a nice finish that was full of fresh cut grass and a wet hay flavor. This was a nice medium bodied pilsner. Much thicker then you would normally see from the style, but it worked very well. An outstanding session ale, this was one I would have no issues in repeating any day. It was light, crisp and clean with a nice profile and low ABV, all things making this lean hard towards being very seasonable.
02-26-2011 21:12:23 | More by mikesgroove
4.38/5 rDev +8.4%
A: 1.5 finger frothy white head on a hazy golden body. Thin lacing.
S: musty, bitter hops on the nose with floral and grassy notes and light malts.
T: more of the same with a very nice bittering note by the noble-like hops which transitions to a mildly sweet malt and floral finish.
M: very full feeling as far as pilsners go. Coats the palate well. Moderate to high carbonation.
Overall: very refreshing with flavor more robust than many others in the genre
04-15-2012 21:17:43 | More by kylehay2004
4.03/5 rDev -0.2%
Appearance: Clear, yellow body topped by a foamy, white head that supplied clear-cut rings of lace on our way to the bottom.
Smell: Aroma smelling of grainy pils malt, moist discarded lemon rinds, and fragrant, spicy hops.
Taste: Grainy tasting pilsner malts with a light honeyish sweetness. Hint of lemon. Richly floral and spicy noble hops with an ingratiating medium amount bitterness. Finishes dry and quite crisp.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: Keenly drinkable. One of the better American-corn pilsners around.
01-23-2009 19:21:18 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.18/5 rDev -21.3%
The Pils pours out as a golden color with a white fizzy head on top. The head leaves a pretty nice lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer is grassy but also had a pretty strong hop aroma too. The taste was malty, grassy and had a decent hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Overall it's not a bad pils it's just not one of my favorite styles.
06-07-2011 04:53:46 | More by Knapp85
4.08/5 rDev +1%
Poured a nice yellow/straw with a medium but nice retained head,pretty highly carbonated.Smell was nice and malty with some sweetness.Taste starts malty and somewhat irony but has a lingering dryness to it,somewhat complex for the style.One of the best if not the best pilsners I have had real nice and highly drinkable.
05-20-2003 10:42:48 | More by oberon
3.65/5 rDev -9.7%
Served in a flute glass at ChurchKey.
Wow, how has it taken me so long to drink and review this beer? It pours a clear pale straw topped by a half-finger of white foam. The nose is faint (as I've come to expect from these pilsners), comprising only some wheat and light florals. The taste follows, a bit stronger, with notes of floral and citrus peel bitters and a very light background bit o' biscuits. The body is light, with a moderate carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. Overall, a solid pils, but nothing to get all that uppity about.
07-17-2010 01:41:42 | More by TMoney2591
3.48/5 rDev -13.9%
On tap at the Hopleaf.
Pale yellow like so many other macro lagers. Minor lacing that sets this apart somewhat. Grassy, grainy aroma, not better than bottled samples i've had. Flaccid appearance, looks anemic for a PIls.
Mild bitterness on the palate, could use a bigger hop kick to it. Engineered to appeal to macro drinkers, surely. Not snappy, kind of dull overall. Fuller than usual due to a nice level of carbonation. Simple and non-intellectual, drink by the six-pack.
11-04-2007 04:45:11 | More by emerge077
3.95/5 rDev -2.2%
Reviewed from notes on 2/4.
Best by date: March 2, 2008
A - Poured out a hazy, golden/yellow color with a little amount of carbonation. It had a soapy, white, two-finger head.
S - It smelled quite floral and hoppy. It also smelled of grains and caramel malt.
T - It tasted very sweet. There was a light malt flavor blended with a grain taste. It had a nice bitter hop kick.
M - It was very sharp and crisp. A light to medium-bodied beer.
D - Victory products are great and this is no exception. A great pils.
02-17-2008 02:55:59 | More by zeff80
4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
Appearance: Perfectly clear gold with a fairly long-lasting white head.
Smell: A big floral and herbal hop aroma is most prevalent with some biscuity undertones.
Taste & mouthfeel: Dry and biscuity, the pilsner malt really takes a back seat to the spicy, grassy hop flavors here. Noble hops appear with even greater presence in the finish, biting and crisp with greater bitterness than any German pils I've tried. Body is on the lighter side and carbonation is spot-on for the style. The only thing that this beer is lacking is the clean finish that I commonly associate with a good pils; the oily hops take over the palate and linger for a touch longer than I'd like.
05-08-2008 21:02:55 | More by largadeer
3.93/5 rDev -2.7%
I've tried to order this in a few different bars in T.O., and it is always sold out. Now, I've tracked down a bottle, so let's see what the fuss is all about.
This beer pours a slightly hazy medium straw colour, with one finger of creamy white head, which leaves some spotty lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of floral citrus hops, and biscuity white grain. The taste is crisp barley grain, and floral, piney, and grassy hops. The carbonation is average, the body decently round, and full, but a bit clammy, and it finishes clean and crisp.
A pretty decent old world pils, wish it were easier to get a hold of.
02-18-2010 08:46:58 | More by biboergosum
4.47/5 rDev +10.6%
Slightly hazy, bright golden color with a soft, creamy head that holds up fairly well. The aroma is intensely hoppy - bright and fresh - with a grassy and somewhat spicy character. A crisp carbonation and medium body join to create a full mouthfeel. The flavor is bold: Generously malty, but then it needs to be, to support the mouth-watering and solid hop flavor. Quite aggressive. The finish is big and hoppy, leaving a resiny dryness. A bold German-style pilsner, not so much seductive as it is dominating.
08-11-2002 12:08:32 | More by NeroFiddled
3.98/5 rDev -1.5%
Pours a slightly clouded straw gold with minimal head that falls to nothing. Nose is a matured and subdued lemon.Flavor is slightly citrus like with a smooth and slightly heavily bodied character that comes off as earthy and leaves a high amount of ink in the mouth. Consistent flavor delivery never drops off; just fades away over time. Very drinkable, though might be a bit too hearty for some.
08-19-2012 20:28:02 | More by RblWthACoz
4.1/5 rDev +1.5%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pilsener glass.
A: The beer is a light yellow color with a medium foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of hops, light malts and lager yeast and it’s very robust for the style.
T: The taste is starts out malty and sweet and then transitions into a little bit of fruitiness and a strong hops bitterness. There’s a very nice balance and the after-taste is hoppy and slightly sweet.
M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, clean finish.
D: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, good representation of style, I could see myself drinking quite a few of these over the course of an evening. I could also see myself choosing this beer to drink with a nice large meal. It’s a very good beer overall.
07-12-2007 05:13:14 | More by TheManiacalOne
4.5/5 rDev +11.4%
A - Slightly hazy golden liquid, topped with a finger and a half of white head. Good retention and lace.
S - Grainy and sweet with a slight hoppy note in the background. Distinct German pilsner aroma that I can only describe as corn tortillas.
T - Grainy with lots of herbal hop flavor. Sweet at first, but it finishes dry and smooth.
M - Moderately high carbonation, light body and a somewhat astringent finish.
D - This is by far the most authentic German pilsner that I have had from an American brewery. The flavor and aroma are spot on and I am amazed that they would take the time to craft something this subtle. Stylistically, the only flaw is the somewhat poor clarity. German pilsner is by no means one of my favorite styles, but Prima is beautifully done.
09-01-2007 04:27:40 | More by nickfl
4.1/5 rDev +1.5%
Bight pale yellowish golden colour with a very active carbonation that hold the near perfect lace together.
Very expressive in the hop department with herbal and spicy aromas and flavours that solidly dominate the senses but not to the point of being overwhelming. Touch of biscuity doughy maltiness within, very clean with a dry long lasting hoppy finish.
Perfect with some spicy homemade sausage at Redbones. If you like your pils with more than enough hops this is the one.
11-11-2002 14:37:45 | More by Jason
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,267 ratings.