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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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Prima PilsPrima Pils

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4,523 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,523
Reviews: 1,990
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 165
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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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

gpawned, Oct 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

scantonio, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
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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4/5  rDev -1%

Rmatuszak2, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

ceberly, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Sakimurano
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Sakimurano, Oct 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Phacoman, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of TBoneJones
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
Photo of jmarsh123
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very pale straw. Minimal head, but a little wisp sticks around.

Bready grainy aroma. Noble hop presence.

Grainy flavor, spicy noble hops and finishes pretty dry and crisp.

Light mouthfeel with good carbonation.

Great beer for the style. Nice, crisp and bitter. Perfect for watching some college football after mowing the grass.

jmarsh123, Sep 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

ObiWanKushnobi, Sep 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

PuckPuck, Sep 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

twelveinches, Sep 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jjd315, Sep 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

tubeyes, Sep 24, 2012
Photo of AmitC
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good pilsner beer.

Aroma: Complex aroma with enough hint of hops.

Appearance: Pale golden color. Small regular bubbles. Very small head.

Taste: I liked its taste. Looking at its color, i though this would be a regular malty lager. But no it was a surprise. Enough hops and good spicy taste that is not a lot but not too little either. Well balanced and a bit complex to judge.

Mouthfeel: normal carbonation and medium bodied mouth feel.

Overall an enjoyable pilsner.

AmitC, Sep 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Molson2000, Sep 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

GMB, Sep 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

RollTide05, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of JCaweinstein
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw yellow, mostly clear and has a creamy one finger white head. There is a lot of carbonation so the head retention is also good.
I smell earthy hops and cereal grains. It's not an exotic aroma but at the same time it makes me want to gulp this thing down.
I mostly fast the malts from this with some herbal hoppy notes and a hint of lemon.
This is thin bodied, very crisp and dry. It leaves a herbal like aftertaste.
Prima Pils is a very tasty thin bodied beer. This could be drank all day long and would go great with some spicy buffalo wings! I'll drink more of this.

JCaweinstein, Sep 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

porntipsguzzardo, Sep 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

nrombes, Sep 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

DrKnife, Sep 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

cancino45, Sep 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

jisom123, Sep 18, 2012
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,523 ratings.