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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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Prima PilsPrima Pils

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4,699 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,699
Reviews: 2,026
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 192
Gots: 496 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 07-27-2001

ca. 44 IBU
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Ratings: 4,699 | Reviews: 2,026
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pilsener glass, best before 3/1/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a nice 1-2 finger dense white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, floral, grass, cracker, pepper, light pine, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with a good balance of hops and fruity lager esters. Taste of big lemon, orange zest, apple, pear, pepper, pine, floral, grass, cracker, bread, hop earthiness, and floral spiciness. Good amount of earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, floral, pepper, grass, cracker, bread, hop earthiness, and floral spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance with good complexity; with a very hoppy flavor profile; and nearly zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Pilsner style. Great hoppy flavor balance with good complexity; and extremely smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering as expected.

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Photo of dar482
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It comes in a clear straw yellow color like other pilsners.

There is a big dank grassy aroma. There's some floral and citrus in the hops along with the hay like hops from pilsners.

The flavor has a familiar pilsner grassy taste with a bitter finish. The floral and citrus hops as well.

As good as it is, it still doesn't blow my mind. I don't really have it miles ahead of other pilsners like other reviewers have. Still highly recommended though.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I won't change this rating, because I know BA just changed their ratings policy so you could only have one rating per beer, regardless of style type. Previously I had multiple ratings of this beer due to serving types (bottle, tap). I'm just having this in a bottle now and it's just as damn good. Highly recommended. Almost hoppy pale ale in character, but with the pilsner touch.

On-tap at Stone Brewery.

Yellow and very pils-looking, don't know if it was a careful pour or not but there wasn't much head, however there was some lacing and plenty of rising bubbles.

Had a lemony and grainy accent to an overall crispy hops aroma.

Taste wise it was plenty of citrus, toasty bready malts, lots of smooth and tasty hops, and plenty of lemony citrus.

Feel wise it was light and well carbonated, with a nice bitter aftertaste.

On-tap it's quite delicious, just as it was in the bottles.

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
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