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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

4,081 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,081
Reviews: 1,960
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.1%
Wants: 140
Gots: 208 | 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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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
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Aexoonge

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-02-2012 17:41:41 | More by Aexoonge
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brandonasplundh

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-01-2012 20:28:36 | More by brandonasplundh
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xnapshot

Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-01-2012 07:12:32 | More by xnapshot
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-01-2012 07:00:28 | More by shelby415
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy light orange-yellow amber. Half finger fine white head with moderate retention and lacing. Light aroma of sweet malt, hay, faint hops. Taste is sweet malt, a hint of citrus, dry grassy flavor. Blends nicely into a hoppy finish leaving a pleasant hoppy malt aftertaste. Medium bodied. Not very complex, but nice flavor progression and integration. A very nicely done pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 05:04:41 | More by LiquidAmber
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bogus564

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 fl. oz., poured into a pint glass.

It’s been an interesting day, to say the least. Time for some relaxation, guitar playing, sports on TV, and a beer or two before hitting the rack and starting the whole crazy cycle over again.

A: It has a nice color to it – much more yellow than amber or gold. An aggressive pour produces a 2 cm head, the color of straw. The head is quite bubbly, and dissipates in less than a minute, leaving almost nothing on the sides. It’s more or less what you would expect from a beer of this type.

S: It’s not a powerful aroma – I would opt to call it subtle, or understated, or, perhaps, nonexistent (kidding). Subdued might be the correct descriptor. I’m reaching for it, but I’m picking up hops, grass, lemon – the usual suspects. There’s a very slight malty note behind it all, but you really have to be looking for it.

T: You are rewarded with a nice hoppy flavor; along with it, you’re going to pick up some pine, some grapefruit, some grass, and a tiny bit of malty sweetness. The proportions aren’t too shabby, and the flavors play well together. There’s also a wee bit of breadiness to it, certainly not disappointing, a nice discovery. It’s rather tasty indeed.

M: This beer has a nice mouthfeel if you’re into hoppy beers; lucky for me that I am. It’s light-bodied, fairly well-carbonated, plays nicely over the palate, and leaves a nice, dry hoppy finish. It’s a good solid choice.

O: If you’ve read this far, you won’t be surprised to find that I really enjoyed this beer. Good color, the aromas were enticing, and the taste was quite good, with well-balanced flavors. Mouthfeel was on point, and this is one that you can enjoy with a multitude of activities. It’s really good with fried chicken, by the way. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2012 01:52:36 | More by bogus564
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with a thin white lace of head. Beautiful floral hops on the nose with a touch of citrus. Light in body with good carbonation. Very clean malt bill with a spicy hop finish. Good hop showcase with no real malt body . Bitter dry finish while still wetting the palette. Floral hops linger in the mouth.

Unfortunately though the beer just kind of drinks like a hopped up light beer. Light and fizzy with a big bitter finish. The lack of any sort of balance ruins the drinkability that a pilsner should have. Good if your hop lover but not as good as I expected.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 05:15:33 | More by jtierney89
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hockenbeer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-29-2012 02:26:03 | More by hockenbeer
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kvltmetalhead

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-28-2012 16:25:19 | More by kvltmetalhead
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engelhart

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +23.5%

02-27-2012 19:31:41 | More by engelhart
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alwaysplayin

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-27-2012 19:17:59 | More by alwaysplayin
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stoutlover1978

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

02-27-2012 12:19:41 | More by stoutlover1978
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,081 ratings.