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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,088 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,088
Reviews: 1,961
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 139
Gots: 211 | 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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BrownNut

Florida

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - light, almost Hefewiezeny, slightly cloudy, a textured low head that sticks around for a while, some lacing

S - somewhat floral, a hint of honey, light malt. It's just a delicious smell. I want to drink the smell of it by itself.

T - more of that floral note and some sweetness. I'm not getting much of that welcome grassy note you sometimes get in pilsners. There's a bitterness that at first blends very nicely with that floral note but in the end bites you in the soft palate and lingers in a not great way if you're me. There's also a faint sweetness that lingers, which is nice.

M - somewhat soft, yet with some carbonation tingle on the tip of the tongue.

O - This is a very well made pilsner targeted at people who appreciate hop bitterness. The other elements of the beer are lovely. I think this beer would be fantastic without so much bitterness at the end of the swallow - just a bit more balance. The bitterness does give it some identity, but I don't think it would blend in with every other pilsner if it lacked it; its floral nature and accompanying sweetness are bewitching all by themselves. I'd give it a 4.5 on taste if it weren't for the overbitterness. So instead it's a 4. I'd give it a 4.5 overall if not for the bitterness, so instead it's a 4. Clearly this is subjective to a nonhopper.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 02:05:38 | More by BrownNut
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BeerShman

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-11-2012 21:29:21 | More by BeerShman
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Ted

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-11-2012 20:48:00 | More by Ted
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sdj5

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

03-11-2012 08:06:29 | More by sdj5
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AndrewRoecker

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-10-2012 21:48:43 | More by AndrewRoecker
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oline73

Maryland

4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear yellow color with a golden hut. There is a finger of fluffy white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass with some mild lacing.

Smell: Malty, this one is very light with a mild sweetness. I'm also getting an herbal presence.

Taste: Light and crisp, just like the smell. I"m getting some floral notes along with a bitterness from the pils malt and some hops. The finish is slightly bitter and malty.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a slightly chalky finish.

Overall: This is a really nice pils. Light and easy to drink, I'm a big fan.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 20:20:17 | More by oline73
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-10-2012 16:42:06 | More by StaindProject86
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mjtiernan

New York

4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Enjoy by April 28, 2012.

A: Semi-slow pour down the side of the glass leaves less than a finger white head. Lots of bubbles, slightly hazy golden honey color.

S: Floral and grassy hops, biscuit and grain. Not too strong.

T & M: Hops begin the show with plenty of floral (almost perfumy) and grassy characteristics. Then the pale malt and lager yeast dries everything right up leaving a refreshing crispness that finishes with a bite of pine bitterness and alcohol.

O: Mmm....I’ve missed you old friend. This used to be a staple of mine. So crisp and refreshing Just make sure you get a fresh bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 01:40:55 | More by mjtiernan
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dhep16

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-08-2012 06:40:51 | More by dhep16
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Prima Pils pours perfect golden light yellow with a great off-white head. Plenty of hops thoughout the nose and with each sip. Super dry and crisp with plenty of carbonation and hop zip. It is such a great thirst quencher, a great apertif, a great beer...period! Jever was the inspriation for this beer and it shows. Jever would be proud.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 02:14:30 | More by Fcip78
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an intense yellow color, like lemonade, slightly hazy with a bright white head of foam. Drops from over 1" to a thick film in about 1 minute. Excellent retention. Nice lacing left behind.
Smell is a well-balanced mix of malt, hops, citrus (orange & lemon) and wheat.
Taste is very similar with malt, hops, citrus, wheat and pepper. Very nice balance and amazingly complex for what is, to me, a very simple style of beer under most circumstances.
Smooth, full-bodied for the style with a gentle, flowing effervescence that doesn't take away from the flavor, it enhances it. If MillBudCoors could make a beer taste this good instead of the bitter dreck they currently make, I'd drink it.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 02:01:09 | More by PorterLambic
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-08-2012 01:27:34 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle exp. feb 15th

Cloudy golden color with orange hue. Fluffy head with good lacing. Smells very biscuity with some orange zest. Taste is very biting for a pilsner - the biscuity aroma translates, as does the orange zest. Tastes almost salty. Mouthfeel is a little dry.

Great pilsner. Even being past the best by date, it's some good swill.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 21:19:32 | More by jimmah120
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DustyGreen

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-07-2012 04:15:12 | More by DustyGreen
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BugTownPub

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-07-2012 02:38:34 | More by BugTownPub
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denver10

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-06-2012 03:11:18 | More by denver10
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cornucopia

Puerto Rico

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-06-2012 02:04:12 | More by cornucopia
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Popp24

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-05-2012 17:53:45 | More by Popp24
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nicholas527

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -50.6%

03-04-2012 19:51:54 | More by nicholas527
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tomgossert

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-04-2012 03:34:51 | More by tomgossert
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Metal4Breakfast

Florida

3/5  rDev -25.9%

03-04-2012 02:41:57 | More by Metal4Breakfast
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Finn

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very bold and flavorful german style pils. Lots of hops throughout the flavor and aroma, and quite bitter. Decadent for the style, even. But VERY good. Probably more of a hop-head's pils rather than an every man's pils. Very well crafted and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 02:36:40 | More by Finn
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -25.9%

03-03-2012 05:09:12 | More by chim52chim
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elos

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-03-2012 04:53:46 | More by elos
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gloveman


3/5  rDev -25.9%

03-02-2012 21:06:48 | More by gloveman
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,088 ratings.