Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,825 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,825
Reviews: 2,051
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 210
Gots: 587 | 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: 4,825 | Reviews: 2,051
Photo of classixIII
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Refreshing pilsner , great taste with a little bite. Good choice when you need a cold one.

Photo of gangstafaceclay
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a light golden color with a white fluffy head.

In the nose you get some fruity sweetness and grassiness

The taste is great. good floral, flower, grassy notes, hints of tropical fruit (maybe pears?) sweetness, spices, a good hop profile with a slight bitterness in the end to help balance it all out.

The mouth feel is light with good carbonation. Extremely drinkable.

Overall, I'm not the biggest Pilsner fan..but I do really enjoy this brew if I'm looking for something on the lighter side to drink that won't screw me out of flavor.

Photo of Alissa2579
2.76/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on draft at the houlihans in parsippany. I read the other reviews before ordering and thought I was getting more of a fruity beer. It's just a regular old pilsner. Certainly not bad but not anything to get excited about

Photo of SFNC
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap, almost no head. Nice bitter finish and good feel. I'll need to try this from the bottle.

Photo of jancona
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice transparent golden color.
Smells like sweet bread, honey and pears.
Taste is outstanding! Sweet bread malt with honey, pear and a light lingering zing of hops.
Outstanding session beer.

Photo of Gajo74
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color with a nice finger length head which retains as a persistent lace throughout.
Aroma reminded me mostly of fruity esters.
What a taste! This is not your average pilsner by any means. Lots of complexity to the taste yet wonderful balance. Starts off as a fruity taste; like apples or pears. As I drink further, the hops element becomes more pronounced and leaves a dry and bitter aftertaste that perfectly balances the fruity and malty sweetness. There is also lots of bread like elements as well as herbal and spicy characteristics. Really a lot going on in this one.
Great feel. Light bodied and crisp, a spritzy carbonation that prickles the tongue. So drinkable, I could drink 10 more of these. (o.k. maybe not)
Truly one of my favorite german pilsners. I've had it before and enjoyed it each time. This will continue to be a go to beer for me!

Photo of danlib21
3.08/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Average. Better than your super mass produced but not as good as others.

Photo of RobinLee
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smells sweet and floral. Taste is initial sweetness quickly chased by bitterness. Floral, spicy hops slightly overshadow the biscuity malt, but not by much. Good carbonation, pleasantly prickly bubbles. Finishes very clean. Great for crushing in the summer, or as a breather among the heavy stouts in winter.

Photo of KeithCardon
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Love this one no matter what the season. The hop taste is straight at ya, almost daring you to let it linger. When you do let it linger, the hops taste fades slowly and as the intensity dies down, ready for another swig.

Photo of heygeebee
2.5/5  rDev -38%

Fresh greys in at Leura cellars.
Sorry, but all metallic in flavour, and somewhat sulphurous.... Not sure if a bad bottle or batch but won't revisit...

Photo of Pithy756
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Appearance: Pours a nice straw color, beautiful 4 finger fluffy white head that dissipates slowly. Clear, yet very active bubbles
Aroma: citrus/grassy. Smells crisp, if that's even possible.
Flavor: Starts with a nice hoppy bite, gives way to fruity/spicy finish. Hops linger throughout
Mouthfeel: light bodied, carbonated
Overall: Nice refreshing beer. Will definitely drink agaiin.

Photo of micl8n
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Light golden perfection!

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from a 12 oz bottle in a pint glass, this pils pours a lightly hazy yellow color with a decent white head and light lacing. Nose of lightly sweet malt, spicy and bittering hops, and some yeast notes with a light grain background. Flavors are sweet malt backbone to the fore and back with spicy hops and bittering hops rounding it all together. Very nice carbonation keeps it lively and high on the "session" scale of drinkability. Lightly bitter aftertaste with some grain background. Good if you like your pils with a bittering hop background.

Photo of joe12pk
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bitter & very sour. Hoping I just got an old one. Ugh. I can't even finish it.

UPDATE

Tried this again and was very impressed. Cracker malts in harmony with the spicy hops. Finishes dry and the hops linger in the mouth, in a good way.

Photo of drdiesel9483
4/5  rDev -0.7%

I'm not much of a Pilsner fan but have to say this one has so much flavor, it's fantastic.

Photo of TheLibertyFlamesTaster
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

A-Bright yellow gold Color. No clouds.
S-Floral hop smell
T-Bitter hops. fades to sweet. then zesty.
M-Medium carbonation. Fades quick.
O-Great beer. But, not my cup of tea.

Photo of Taybeh
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

Bottle poured into a pokal.
A: Pale golden; clear; 4 finger fluffy white head subsides into 1 finger after a minute...great lacing.
S: Bready, sweet, touch of citrusy/spicy hops
T: The hops come right away, spicy/herbal, dry; still get a bit of bready pils malt; long dry sweet/herbal zesty finish...bit of rind. Those are some hops.
M: Crisp, prickly on the tongue, but still pretty smooth.

Overall: Great beer, especially if you like hops. My ideal German pils is a bit more bready and grassy...but I never say no to this beer.

Photo of Bravak
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Outstanding continental pils malt foundation with the crisp hop profile found across the pond. Awesome example of the style

Photo of delta490
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale almost clear yellow with a fizzy white head. The head settles down, taking on a nice creamy quality and adding a little sticky lacing. The aroma is distinct, with light bread notes, earthy and citrus hops. The taste is actually a little hop forward, dialing back the malt in favor of the two competing hops notes. The malt is more of a background note. It has a sharp crispness to it and some carbonation on the finish.

Photo of Roxie_B
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Serving Type: Bottle
Appearance: Pale golden yellow; transparent; fluffy white head that falls quickly to lace.
Smell: Sweet and malty
Taste: Grassy and citrusy well balanced around a sweet malt finish.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and well attenuated
Overall: This one is well executed and easy to drink

Photo of cambabeer
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

This is a solid pilsner. Crisp and refreshing. Nice hop character before a bready and malty finish. Super drinkable. Nice citrus and tangy profile in the nose.

Photo of jageraholic
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: beautiful golden god. Nice white permanent head

S: very bready forward, biscuit, grassy, faint lemon

T: bitter citrus bread and biscuit. Sweet bread. Grass in a good way. Faint citrus.

M: very bubbly, light, crisp, coats the mouth nicely and leaves in a hurry. Makes me want to keep drinking it

O: the definitive american pilsner that will have good competitors but none cant beat. Rating is based on american pilsner and not necessarily the foreign style. Excellent!

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

A tangy, clean and crisp pils. Reevaluated spring 2015, and it is still great!

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours a crystal clear straw yellow, great sized white bubbly head, fades at a rate rate, only a few small bits of lacing on the glass, thin cap remains on top for awhile longer.

Smell has a fairly strong grassy hop aroma with a touch of sweetness from the malt backing.

Taste starts out with the malt sweetness with a decent hop presence, hops are slightly more citrusy than the nose indicated yet still retain their grassiness, well balanced without any element being overly strong, very easy to drink, carbonation is medium with a body that is light yet not thin which is quite difficult to pull off.

Photo of titty_mcbitty
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

A: didn't pour it out of the bottle unfortunately.

S: lemon grass and sweetness

T: wet hay, lemon juice, hops, sweet bread, mustiness, pepper.

M: light-medium. Lovely carb.

O: awesome pilsner. Crisp and bright. Flavors are strong.

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,825 ratings.