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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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4,519 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,519
Reviews: 1,990
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 164
Gots: 342 | 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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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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4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A light copper colored and well carbonated brew. Prima pils has a wonderful hop aroma very enticing. The hops flavors are very noticeable and at the forefront of this beer. I think that this beer is almost too carbonated which detracts from the mouth feel in my opinion. For this style I would appreciate a little less carbonation in order for the beer to flow more smoothly. A crisp dry finish makes the perfect end for this brew.

Theheroguy, Oct 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a golden colored brew with huge white head. The head has great retention, eventually fading to give a lighter level of lacing.

Smell – The smell is a mix of a grainy and a light grapefruit citrus. Beyond that there is a small amount of a pine hop smell.

Taste – The taste starts out of a malty grain flavor with some light sweetness. As the taste advances, some lemon and a grapefruit hop flavor come to the tongue. These two tastes (grapefruit and lemon) intensify as the taste moves on, although they never get too strong. In the end the hop, combined with the wheat and a newly arriving bitter earthy and grassy hop flavor, create a dry, bitter, wheat flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on light to medium side with a carbonation level that was on the average side. Both were quite nice as they suited the dry flavors and transitions well as well as made for a very drinkable brew.

Overall – A nice refreshing, bitter beer.

Darkmagus82, Oct 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright hazy straw color, crisp-looking, had a finger-thick header.
Smells of fresh peas, with some grass and malt.
Tastes refreshing and crisp as it looks, with an impressive distinct taste I can only hope to compare with other renowned pilsner styles as I eventually try them. I've had this as a go-to session beer for a few years now simply because it's refreshing and original, with a grassy/ spiced flavor that's as tasty as I could hope for. It must help that I love hops, as apparently this is quite bitter even for German pilsner standards.
Again this beer shines as far as mouthfeel goes. Smooth carbonation, perfect crispness, finely balanced drinking here.
Due to the hops usage here, I suspect if I try every other example of this style, I'd still come back to this one as my tops. Rich for what it is. And excellent.

TBoneJones, Sep 30, 2012
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,519 ratings.