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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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Prima PilsPrima Pils

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4,615 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,615
Reviews: 2,002
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 174
Gots: 425 | 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:
Beer added by: Todd on 07-27-2001

ca. 44 IBU
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one surprised me. I didn't expect this one to be as good as it was. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner flute, it appears a pale and hazy straw with a nice head, excellent retention, and elaborate lacing. The nose is very subtle, but it is very floral and nice. Taste is nice with an initial neutral taste, not too sweet, not to bitter, but finishes with an assertive bitterness leaving a fairly nice aftertaste. Recommended!!!!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pale, cloudy yellowish orange with a small white head that leaves thin webs of lacing behind. Lots of carbonation bubbles.

S: Faint grassy aroma, a bit of sweet malt, hints of floral hops.

T/M: A touch of sweet, grainy malt is quickly followed by a burst of bitter hops. Crisp, clean and refreshing, and also very flavorful for a pils. The hop flavor is full-bodied and nicely bitter, with notes of grapefruit and citrus.

O: A great, well-rounded pilsener with some big hop presence while also retaining the crisp, refreshing feel of a pils lager.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Bright, clear gold with a thin soapy head. Good lacing.

Smell: Spicy, herbal hops and a note of citrus as well. A touch of malt sweetness and clean yeast, but the hops steal the show.

Taste: Strong bitterness up front followed by a strong spicy and herbal hop character with some citrusy notes on the finish. The malt helps cut some of the bitterness by adding a sweet, peachy breadiness and slight toastiness, but the hops are incredibly intrusive. The hop character is explosive!

Mouthfeel: Very thin, as with all in the style, but does have a nice carbonation pop that dries out the mouth and lets the hop flavors linger.

Overall: A truly epic lager, an absolutely huge noble hop character that has gone unrivaled by anything past my taste buds. The balance is way off, and many will find it off-putting, but if hops and sessionability are what you want, then this will do the trick. It makes an excellent change of flavor for any of you who want an overly hopped beer that has a totally unique character.

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,615 ratings.