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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,530 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,530
Reviews: 1,990
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 165
Gots: 346 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

CrepesOfWrath, Oct 28, 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
Photo of facundoCNB
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a clean light golden pour with 2 fingers fluffy white head, excellent lacing.
smells of lemongrass, slight coriander hint.. sweet lemon citrus scent.
grassy bitterness up front, followed by a sweet biscuity malt flavor.. a slight soapy/citrus flavor with the bitterness again along the finish.
a lighter medium body with medium amount of carbonation gives a nice tingle to the palate.

a great year round beer, and an excellent pilsner.

facundoCNB, Oct 18, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy straw-yellow with a good amount of carbonation, causing fizzy 2" white head with medium retention and thick blotchy lacing.

S- Floral, citrus, bread, light grassy hops

T- Cookie-like maltyness upfront with a nice hoppy, citrusy finish. The hop-malt balance is superb.

M- Not as carbonated as it appears, light mouthfeel. Certainly refreshing.

Overall, a nicely balanced, refreshing brew. On the hoppy side for a pilsner, but that's not a bad thing. Comparable to a malty American Pale Ale. An asset to the style.

gcamparone, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

DarthTremens, Oct 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Photo of JamesMN
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Translucent neon yellow with visible carbonation. One finger soapy white head.

Aroma: A little skunk from the hops (in a good way). A touch of grain.

Taste: Pretty clean. The grain and hops work really well together here. The grain flavor comes through at first and smoothly transitions into a clean hop bite in the finish and a lingering bitterness. There is an nice sweetness in there as well but doesn't last long. There is a slight lemon peel/citrus taste from the hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Decently smooth and a little above average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: The overall smoothness of this beer caught me by surprise. BMC beers tend to give Pilseners a bad name, but Prima Pils definitely restores that style to how it aught to be considered. Would I drink it again? It's likely, at 5.3% ABV it's even sessionable.

JamesMN, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

CincyTK, Oct 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Honeycutt, Oct 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

anewlanguage, Oct 13, 2012
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,530 ratings.