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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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4,341 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,341
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 161
Gots: 295 | 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%

jonphilipp, Jul 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

dcbdc1, Jul 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Stinger80OH, Jul 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

viettran07, Jul 07, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev +1%

A - pours a glowing crystal clear yellow. No head, bartender poured to the rim of the glass. Still looks pretty good though. Spotty lacing clings to the glass after a rigiours swirl.

S - aroma is light and fairly straight roasted. There are some leafy green herbal and notes possibly some mint and floral notes with lots of doughy bread.

T - doughy malt flavors up front with just a hint of sweetness. hop bitterness enters mid palate with lots of leafy herbs, and some crisp citric flavors. There is a bit of floral character in the backend followed by a lingering citric bitterness.

M - creamy yet crisp texture. Medium bodied but pretty big for a pilsner. High carbonation with tight zippy bubbles.

O - excellent American take on a pilsner. This is one of my summer go too beers. It is just flavorful and refreshing. A good times kind of lager.

Teleweizen2, Jul 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

SalMineo, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of NardiByNature
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%

Longtime favorite, first time review. Biased? Probably. I'll try my best to be objective.

Pours very yellow with a small white head. Retention clings throughout the duration of its stay in my glass. Leaves behind some soapy lacing. Nice clarity, nice color.

Usual suspects permeate the nose: fresh cut grass and a little lemon zest. It’s lack of “spiciness” stands out a bit when I think about other pilsners.

It tastes ultra fresh: probably a lot to do with the hops. Earthy, grassy, crisp. For a pils, there’s plenty of hop action, which suits me well. As in the nose, there seems to be subdued spiciness but it does make a nice appearance in the aftertaste. The malt profile makes me think of rye bread. Not too dry, not too slick.

Really very good. I went into the liquor store yesterday (Choice Mart on Mass. Ave.) and spent some time perusing their selection – dece for a liquor store. In the end I came away with a sixer of Prima – nothing exotic, just hits the spot on a hot summer day.

NardiByNature, Jul 06, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -13.9%

A- Like a macro lager. Clear, golden yellow. Typical looking for a beer.

S- Floral hops and musty grains! Not a clean smell, if you know what I mean. Very different for a lager, even a German Pils.

T- Hoppy! The hops imparts a spicy quality to the beer. Moderately bitter finish. Carbonation is very tingly on the tongue.

M- Almost a medium mouthfeel. But overall this is an easy drinking beer. The bitterness is making it hard to drink.

This was an ok beer, Nothing special. I don't think I'll buy this beer again. It's a little too bitter, and not refreshing enough for me to warrant keeping this around.

ThomasMetal75, Jul 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jda007, Jul 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

tsm2011, Jul 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

GeoffreyM, Jul 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

kingslotty, Jul 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

En29356, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

mconrardy, Jul 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

DonFrap, Jul 03, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -44.3%

Boilerfood, Jul 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Leftfield00, Jun 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

LarryMyers, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Brewhead
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%

pours bright yellow, typical for a european lager, though this is totally american.
midrange carbonation. has a good one finger frothy white head after it settles down.
smells grapefruity like a mild IPA.
taste similar to smell with lots of grapefruit. tastes like an IPA lager. wonderful! does it get any better than this?

Brewhead, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

nstroup, Jun 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

jeddis1, Jun 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

RyanSBrennan, Jun 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

trevorpost, Jun 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Gww1864, Jun 27, 2012
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,341 ratings.