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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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4,568 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,568
Reviews: 1,992
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 170
Gots: 371 | 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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Photo of barczar
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazy golden color with a solid half inch white head that slowly dissipates, leaving lines of lacing.

Aroma is slightly sweet grain and crackery pilsner malt. Light floral hops are barely detectable. Citrus becomes more evident after a sip.

Flavor reveals citrus pith, grapefruit, and floral hop character, much more present than in the aroma, riding on a backbone of pilsner malt into a fairly dry, moderately bitter finish. Floral hops linger throughout.

Body is moderate, With slightly high carbonation and a bit of an astringent grain finish.

Best example of a pilsner I've had in a while, though the hops are over the top. But that's good for my personal preference.

Photo of mjurney
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright straw color, slight hazy. Lots of fine bubbles rising up to the top. Thick soapy head.

Lots of spicy noble hops in the nose. Sweet malts. Lemony.

Burst of spicy-herbal hops up front, but it's not overwhelming. Sweet pale malts, bready, biscuity, a little grassy. Finish is peppery, crisp, semi-dry. Body is light, very refreshing, lively carbonated, highly drinkable.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of SeamusDoyle
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light gold color with a very slight haze and a head with rather large bubbles. Strong earthy, spicy hops, and distinct bread crust in the aroma. The hops dominate the flavor profile, with a very light honey sweetness and bread flavor from the malt. Finishes dry and bitter with plenty of earthy, spicy hops. Light bodied with carbonation on the loose side.

Photo of brealbg
4/5  rDev -1%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Crystal clear golden body with a large frothy bone-white head.

S- Lager yeast and a piney hop note.

T- Definitely tastes like a pils, but there is more of a hop note than most. Piney hops come through to add some good hop flavor.

M- Crisp, clean, high carbonation, medium bodied.

O- A good pils, very good example of the style.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes taken 12/19/12.

draft poured into a pint glass by bartender at Olympic Tavern in Rockford, IL.

Appearance: Clear straw yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of big bone white head. Head has some nice staying power and sticks around for a while.

Smell: Light malt profile bready and grainy. Floral, grassy, and citrusy hops.

Taste: A touch of cracker and grainy malts. Balanced hop profile orange peel, floral, grassy, and more citrus. Mild hop bitterness. Clean and light finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Its crisp, bright, and refreshing beer. Super crushable beer.

Overall: This is a great summer beer option. Fantastic German Pilsner thats flavorful while being well balanced and soooo drinkable. It was a nice surprise. Great beer by Victory!

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,568 ratings.