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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,518 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,518
Reviews: 1,990
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 163
Gots: 341 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

aresonantvoice, Nov 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Pinche_Oso, Nov 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jtw21, Nov 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Dana718, Nov 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

JWing, Nov 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

enelson, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy golden straw color with a white, finger width head. Average retention. A fair amount of spotty lacing.

Smell - Aroma of strong citrus hop notes, slightly grassy, and with hints of grain.

Taste - Starts grainy and with a moderate citrus hop, but by mid-taste a high hop bitterness, evoking thoughts of grass and Rio Star Texas grapefruit peel, takes hold and sky rockets this pilsener into pure hop bomb territory. Finishes with that lingering grapefruit bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with lively carbonation. Finishes crisp and somewhat dry.

Overall - Wasn't sure what to think of it the first few sips, but as it warmed it really grew on me. Great representation of the style. Reminiscent of the Rogue Uber Pils that seems to have gone the way of the dodo.

TheSixthRing, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

chippo33, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

swanson45, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Rifugium
2.98/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First had: ?

I'm obviously not a pils guy, but this one's not too bad, and it's seen quite often in bottles and on tap. Clear golden-yellow pour, with a bubbly white head that recedes to a thin layer, leaving a bit of lacing behind. Floral hops on the nose, grainy. No surprises here. Taste of pils malts, grains, biscuity, light and crisp, floral hops with a touch of citrus zest, fairly bitter and drying. Light body, pretty easily drinkable for the style, but overall just not my thing.

Rifugium, Nov 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Happyhopper, Nov 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

seplo, Oct 30, 2012
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CrepesOfWrath, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Chucker17, Oct 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

drewfromboulder, Oct 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

chuckstout, Oct 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

BlesstheHarvest, Oct 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

tree777, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

ryan79, Oct 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

crownrl28, Oct 21, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Buundy, Oct 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

jomer10, Oct 20, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -62.9%

Gavini, Oct 19, 2012
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,518 ratings.