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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,248 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,248
Reviews: 1,967
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 152
Gots: 255 | 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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GoldenChild

Michigan

5/5  rDev +23.8%

04-30-2012 23:17:55 | More by GoldenChild
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lcdawg

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-30-2012 18:24:59 | More by lcdawg
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onetodave

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

04-30-2012 16:58:13 | More by onetodave
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BillyTWilliams

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

04-30-2012 15:47:10 | More by BillyTWilliams
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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

04-29-2012 19:36:17 | More by bigclydeoliver
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Jaacob

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-29-2012 06:37:31 | More by Jaacob
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mactrail

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%

Looks nice in the tall Pilsener glass with a lovely golden color. Big resiny hop flavor dominates the beer. Light body and very crisp. Incredibly fragrant with wonderful floral hops. Plenty sharp, near to acidic. Bitterness is quite pervasive.

A tap selection at the Linkery in San Diego. A thoroughly drinkable hoppy beer, but quite focused and even intense. The dissenter in our group thought it taste of Comet Cleanser.

04-29-2012 05:53:46 | More by mactrail
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calmstock

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

04-29-2012 00:34:29 | More by calmstock
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beatlefan56

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.8%

04-28-2012 22:52:20 | More by beatlefan56
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fisherbray

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

04-28-2012 06:24:31 | More by fisherbray
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LexShaw89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

04-27-2012 23:21:23 | More by LexShaw89
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

04-27-2012 23:04:49 | More by Rekrule
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jmccraney

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-27-2012 20:26:56 | More by jmccraney
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muddah37

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-27-2012 18:57:17 | More by muddah37
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Kips

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

04-27-2012 04:49:22 | More by Kips
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Goldfishman

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-26-2012 23:38:04 | More by Goldfishman
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SlickestWilly

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-26-2012 02:18:32 | More by SlickestWilly
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moskal

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-26-2012 01:48:15 | More by moskal
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Jerone

Florida

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%

A - Clear golden with a sticky white head, pretty good lacing, some tiny bubbles floating to the the top

S - Floral hops, with a touch of pear and apple.

T - Same as smell, touch of sweet apple or pear then some pretty good hop bitterness that is quite enjoyable.

F - Needs more carbonation imo, just a tad would make this awesome, will try another, maybe this had a bit of carbonation let out of it.

O - Great beer, awesome flavor, needs a touch more carbonation and it would be my favorite pils, but for now the noble pils wins.

04-26-2012 01:06:05 | More by Jerone
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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

04-24-2012 02:18:31 | More by hinemk76
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +4.7%

Prima Pils. Best before July 20th, 2012. Poured into my recently acquired Founders pint glass (thanks Mad Mex Robinson and Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week!).

Bright gold in color with tremendous clarity. Some rising bubble action. Fluffy off-white head with a mottled top. Sticky and clinging despite leftover water from the glass rinse. Looks fab. 4.0

Citric hops and earthy hops provide a sweet and spicy hop aroma. Some mustiness from the grains with little or no yeast character, in other words, very crisp. Hints of orange peel, lemon, and fresh herbs. 4.0

Big zesty hop burst at the beginning. Parallels with a spicy finish, as well. Very dry in the middle-to-end. Husky grains, citric fruit peels, and herbal notes make for one avant-garde, but tasty pilsner! Love the spice from bittering whole-leaf hops. 4.5

Easy to throw down. Would have like a little more carbonation to keep it sudsy and amplify the spiciness of the hops, but this is just fine. Full-on body for a pilsner. 4.0

Possibly my favorite domestic pilsner, and one of my favorite domestic lagers. One of the best finishing beers I've ever had. Great stuff. 4.0

04-24-2012 01:56:30 | More by thecheapies
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Mattybz28

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-24-2012 00:32:08 | More by Mattybz28
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rangerred

Tennessee

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a two finger white rocky head with awesome lacing.

Aroma of freshy cut grass and lemon waft up from the glass. Also some flowers with a little grain.

The flavor starts out with plenty of bread and a little bit of biscuit. Grassy hops quickly swoop in along with a stronger bitterness than I was expecting. This leads to an very dry, clean finish with lingering bitterness.

Wow this really is an amazing beer. It is extremely refreshing and an awesome thirst quencher. The bitterness might be a little high for a pilsener but it works very well in this beer. This will become a regular in my fridge.

04-23-2012 19:47:55 | More by rangerred
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Scotchboy

Idaho

3.88/5  rDev -4%

22oz bomber with an indecipherable freshness date printed on the label, poured into a Sam Smith pub nonic.

A: Straw, yellow color with a touch of haze, unimpressive retention and lacing in the soapy white head. Maybe a touch darker than you're standard BMC.

S: Crisp pilsner malt and bready sweetness, hints of orange, lemongrass, touch of an herbal hop oil, very faint. Decent crisp citrus zest hop presence for a pils.

T: Lots of crisp pilsner malt, a bit biscuity but there is malt sweetness as well, a touch of honey...lemon zest, grassy hops, floral, crisp, light, and clean.

MF: Light body, clean, moderate carbonation, crisp mouthfeel.

O: Pleasant, maybe a go to beer in the summer but I can't see myself searching it out again. As far as the style goes, its easily the best I've had.

04-23-2012 15:15:11 | More by Scotchboy
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mscudder

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -5.2%

Best by May 7, 2012. Poured into a Newcastle Schooner.

A - A crisp straw yellow with a small white head. Beer is cloudy with just a bit of transparency.

S - Lemon, grass, hops and some light biscuity notes.

T - Initially, this is as if I am biting into a biscuit. A number of malts really characterize this beer. The other notes are much more subtle. Some hints of flowers and a presence from the hops, but not overly bitter. Not really my cup of tea, but well done.

M - Beautifully done in this category. A nice medium body and superb carbonation. The beer makes its mark and then recedes leaving a nice thin coating behind on your palette.

O - This is not a style I traditionally enjoy but this is the best I have ha in the class. I can easily see what the hype is about and certainly would not turn one down.

04-23-2012 04:05:42 | More by mscudder
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,248 ratings.