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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,164 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,164
Reviews: 1,965
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 149
Gots: 234 | 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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thegerm87

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -25.7%

04-15-2012 18:29:59 | More by thegerm87
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rdunigan

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

04-15-2012 00:41:31 | More by rdunigan
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A- Poured a clear bright pale yellow color with a finger and a half of soapy white head. Lots of visible streaming carbonation and lots of chunky glass coating lace

S- Very aromatic bouquet of floral notes, earthy, herbal, and a very distinct pilsner malt smell

T- Very clean tasting pilsner. Big pilsner malt taste, large floral and earthy hop notes, big bready and doughy notes, light lemon taste

M- Very refreshing, highly drinkable, finishes dry,, smooth, medium to lighter bodied

O- A great pilsner that is highly drinkable. Sometimes this is not the most interesting style, but this is just a great everyday beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 23:51:18 | More by Hoptometrist
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KingBiscuit

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.8%

04-14-2012 20:45:43 | More by KingBiscuit
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

04-13-2012 13:57:29 | More by whatname
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Cowman1211


4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-13-2012 00:50:30 | More by Cowman1211
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bier_uber_alles


2.88/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

nice golden pour - good start.. smells like hops and pine. Hmm.. tastes like hops and pine. I'm conflicted, I thought I was drinking a pilsner, not an IPA???

I'm not sure how people can call this a pilsner with a straight face. for the style, the bitterness and profile are way to extreme/off. It's getting really annoying how americans add hops to every damn style of beer and then rave about how awesome it is. nuking beers with hops does not make it better.
I wonder how i'd feel if this beer went by a different name, maybe just Victory Prima. perhaps I'd be more open to liking it, but as it's currently named and marketed, it's a bastardization of the style.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 20:08:26 | More by bier_uber_alles
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Ispeakforthetrees

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-12-2012 17:00:15 | More by Ispeakforthetrees
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Mullinger1980

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-12-2012 14:06:05 | More by Mullinger1980
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jonathaniler

Florida

3/5  rDev -25.7%

04-12-2012 01:46:47 | More by jonathaniler
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ralree

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Light gold, white head, tiny lacing, good retention for style.

S: A bit rich, great hop aromas, brown sugar, a little fruit.

T: Hops are nice and strong, and bring bold bitter flavor to this beer. Not much sweetness in the front, but some definitely comes through toward the end. A little fruit on the nose and some more later. I like the sourness at the end as well, and the little bit of burnt toast - just enough to detect, not enough to throw the flavor off.

M: Dry, clean, perfect carbonation. Exactly what I expect from this style.

D: Goes down better than most beer - isn't overly rich at all, and would make a great (temporary) friend on a hot day!

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 02:47:18 | More by ralree
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sleuthdog

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-09-2012 22:37:11 | More by sleuthdog
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Leviathan_USBM

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

04-09-2012 16:31:25 | More by Leviathan_USBM
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear yellow, not much carbonation, two finger light fluffy head

S-Malt, some citrus, a little grassy notes as well

T-Starts with some wheat and slight spice with some grass and citrus sneaking in, some bitterness as well.

M-Light, not much carbonation, very crisp

O-One of the best Pilseners I've had. It has a nice touch of bitterness that most seem to be lacking.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2012 01:36:48 | More by rlee1390
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-08-2012 18:21:13 | More by rondufresne
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PeteTheBeerDrinker


4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-08-2012 14:02:13 | More by PeteTheBeerDrinker
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Jsan


3/5  rDev -25.7%

04-07-2012 17:29:40 | More by Jsan
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bpowers315

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1%

04-07-2012 14:28:48 | More by bpowers315
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cisteve

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-07-2012 02:13:38 | More by cisteve
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IheartTomorrow

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-07-2012 01:18:52 | More by IheartTomorrow
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

04-07-2012 00:21:44 | More by Bdel34
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev -1%

04-06-2012 11:13:22 | More by SFC21
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howard12

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

04-05-2012 01:04:35 | More by howard12
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EricCioe

Montana

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I dropped this bottle on a concrete floor just after getting home from buying it. The crown started leaking, so I enjoyed my first glass of Prima Pils impromptu.

This pours a clear yellow with a steady stream of bubbles rising. On the nose there is the characteristic wet grain nose but also a good deal more noble hop presence than other beers in the style. In the mouth there is a clean grain, dry, mixing with floral and earthy hops. The body is perfect medium light, and this is hugely drinkable.

Overall this is a fine beer in a style where the brews can tend to run together. The slight extra hop character really makes this stand out, and the drinkability would keep me coming back if I had regular access.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 04:01:04 | More by EricCioe
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fchicken


5/5  rDev +23.8%

04-04-2012 02:22:34 | More by fchicken
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,164 ratings.