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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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4,613 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,613
Reviews: 2,001
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 173
Gots: 422 | 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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4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours cloudy yellow with an impressive three fingered white foamy head, follows with excellent retention, kept during the whole duration of drinking the 22oz bottle, and with nice lacing.

S: Freshly poured beer smells of lemon rind, some sweet malt, and some herbal spiciness.

T: First thing I notice is citrus/lemon forward hops up front, and just barely a hint of sweet caramel, perhaps a bit of pine, some honey, and some general herbal spicy notes.

M: Not just a nice hop numbing, and the expected high carbonation that comes with the style, but an elegant creaminess that coats the tongue.

O: This is a very well crafted Pilsner from an American craft brewery. It's as drinkable as any, but never sacrifices on flavor that you get with lesser, macro versions.

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4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a mug

A: pours a nicely clear light straw color with a ton of carbonation bubbles, pours with a finger of pure white head that is very frothy and lingers nicely, leaves a minimal amount of lacing on the glass
S: scent notes of lemon and grass, nice bright scent for the style
T: now the taste, the taste is where this beer takes the cake, lemony in the beginning then moves into a great earthy note with plenty of hops, leaves a lingering earthy taste on the palate
M: intense carbonation in the beginning and the middle, leaves a lingering dryness on the palate
O: ive heard so much about how great this beer is and i couldn't figure it out until the taste, smell was good not great as was the appearance but that taste blew me away, so complex and crisp for the style, just really extraordinary

Photo of mdfb79
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 11/04/11 notes. Had this on tap last night at the American Tap Room in Clarendon, VA, though I've had it several times before.

a - Pours a transparent pale straw yellow color with one finger of frothy white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of grain, wheat, bready malts, and light sweet fruit. Nice, but not a ton going on.

t - Tastes of grain, wheat, biscuit, bready malts, floral and earthy notes. Lightly sweet again, not bad.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Very easy to drink.

o - Overall a nice, above average pilsener, thought not my favorite pilsener or Victory beer. The floral and sweet notes and help it a lot, and it is very easy to drink. Would have it again and a good springtime beer.

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4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from Notes, Consumed 06.22.11

Appearance: bright golden yellow, stream of bubbles, fluffy white head, bits of lacing throughout

Smell: hoppy, perhaps the hoppiest pilsner nose I have ever experied....touches of biscuity malt break through as well

Taste: perfect pilsner in my mind, big hop presence is balanced out by light malt presence in the body....

Mouthfeel: springs across the palate everytime

Overall: you will find Prima Pils in the dictionary next to drinkability, my favorite beer to session, love it

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

A- Clear medium golden with a one finger white head. Decent retention and a touch of lacing.
S- Smell is sweet with a deep earthyness. Just a light buttery note.
T- Initially its sweet and grainy but it becomes more and more earthy throughout the sip. Finish is both sweet and earthy. Fairly clean otherwise.
M- Light-medium body. Light carbonation.
O- A simple easy drinking pilsner and one of my favorite pilsners. just all around a tasty beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a three-fingers thick bubbly and sticky white head into a pilsener glass that left great lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bubbly, straw gold.
s - lemon, grass, bready yeast, with a hint of spice.
t - same as above. just delicious.
m - medium thickness.
o - want more now! this is as good a pilsener as i've ever head.

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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-goldenyellow color with a white fine lacey head

S-malty and citrusy and yeasty bread with hints of hops

T-citrus and malt flvor with a nice hop kick and excellent overall balance of flavor.

F-crisp, clean classic pilsener with light to medium body and moderate carbonation

O-a very nice drinking pilsener

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3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale amber with a small fading head.
Nose shows spicy hops in abundance, with some soft green apple and grape notes in the background. Also noticeable phenols along with bready malt.
More bready malt as a flavour, also some spicy hops and piney notes. Finishes with a pretty assertive bitterness.
Nice moderately-light body, could use more carbonation though.

Photo of orangesol
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at The Fridge on opening day into a Prima Pils glass.

A - Pours clear golden yellow with a big pillowy two finger tall white head leaving light steaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of bready pils malts, spicy hops, lemon rind, and some damp earth. This one is classic pils all the way.

T - Starts off with a big chewy pils malt kick that lingers throughout each sip. Hints of spicy hops and zesty lemon help keep things balanced. The finish is fairly chewy with a slight hop bite, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Light body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Clean, chewy, feel that helps to keep this ones drinkability high.

O - I could, and have, drank this all day. Between the low ABV and the simple flavors it is extremely drinkable. It remains one of my go to beers when I am at a place with questionable beer selection.

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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

If you aren't a pilsner drinker or have gone away from the fizzy yellow beers, don't let this one slips through your fingers.

Look and feel is definitely one of a German Pilsner. The taste is very smooth, creamy and balanced. There aren’t any off-putting notes like stinkiness or bitterness. Very subtle flavors keep coming out through the mouthfeel. Very easy drinking, doesn’t leave you wanting more. Definitely something you should experience to see what a true pilsner should taste like.

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,613 ratings.