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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,153 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,153
Reviews: 1,965
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 147
Gots: 232 | 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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bradcochran1234

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

03-31-2012 20:41:32 | More by bradcochran1234
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep yellow with great carbonation and a fluffy white head.

S: Nose is light but with grain, sweetness, light hops.

T: Light hops, sweetness, grain, dash of hops a very, some light floral and honey notes

M: Mouthfeel is light, sweet, light booze, sweetness.

O: Drinkability is very good.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 15:57:00 | More by barleywinefiend
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gleeky99

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-31-2012 01:11:32 | More by gleeky99
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rdruckenmiller

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with thick white sea-foamy head. Head stayed 1/2 of original height well over a minute and maintained a thing white layer of tight small bubbles throughout. White lace clinged to side of glass as I drank. Yellow gold color and brilliantly clear.

Aroma: Initial slight sulfer smell (appropriate for style) in the nose that gives way to floral hop aroma. Light sweet grain smell. No diacetyl. Can detect a hint of floral soap. No esters.

Flavor: Light sweetness gives way to floral hops. Lingering bitterness on tongue and roof of mouth well after swallowing. Light-cereal like graininess in the background, but the floral hops definitely dominate. Some taste of sulfur on first sip. No esters or diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation high. Finishes with tingly bitterness across middle of tongue. Medium-light body finishing dry, but with some creaminess on roof of mouth. No astringency.

Overall: This is a very refreshing beer and great example of the style. Floral hops dominate with grainy malt undertones. Crisp and refreshing. We're very fortunate to have such a high quality German Pilsner available fresh on the east coast!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 03:08:03 | More by rdruckenmiller
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gleemonger

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-29-2012 20:02:03 | More by gleemonger
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces to an extremely thin layer covering the entire surface of the beer with some thick patches and an even thicker ring at the edges. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Lovely aromas of pale malts with some noble hops present - these give the smell some grassy and floral notes with just a hint of lemon zest as well.

T: Very much follows the smell, starts with the pale malts but then the hop flavors take over - grassy, floral, and just a hint of lemon peel. There is a nice pleasant light bitterness in the finish which lingers but is not overpowering.

M: Medium bodied with very heavy carbonation. Crisp.

O: This is a great beer for the style and nice because a little bit more of the hoppiness comes through than some others. Extremely easy to drink and very enjoyable - I could and will drink several of these in a session. I'm going to have to go pick me up some more of this at some point soon.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 15:16:29 | More by dbrauneis
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best buy July 20, 2012. Pours a straw yellow with a two inch fluffy white head, lots of lace everywhere. Smell is grass, biscuit, pepper, and citrus. Taste is all those things, with a peppery grass beginning and actually a hit of lemon in the finish. Taste is way more aggressive than the smell. Body is medium for the style, plenty of life, a little dry, and very drinkable. This is a very good pilsner, but didn't live up to my very high expectations.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 21:34:15 | More by SawDog505
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MichaelBurns

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

03-26-2012 19:03:21 | More by MichaelBurns
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George2744

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-26-2012 17:55:50 | More by George2744
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conorek1

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-25-2012 21:56:27 | More by conorek1
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VonZipper

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-25-2012 18:24:38 | More by VonZipper
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MikeConklin

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-25-2012 13:07:04 | More by MikeConklin
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elec

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-25-2012 04:14:40 | More by elec
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srw

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

03-25-2012 03:59:29 | More by srw
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locckdown

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-24-2012 22:42:06 | More by locckdown
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Beerchaeology

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-24-2012 19:37:44 | More by Beerchaeology
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-24-2012 18:44:45 | More by sweisel80
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Hanzo

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-24-2012 02:34:10 | More by Hanzo
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JackKS

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

03-23-2012 18:18:31 | More by JackKS
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BoatsSinkBro


3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

6 pk, bottled 2 months from drinking.
-Crisp
-Light bodied
-Ordinary pils color.
-A definite presence of hop kick to it, not too dominating, but enough to make itself known and welcome.
-A good pilsner for the more hop-orented drinkers.
A good bottle to crack open if someone wanted something a bit hoppy but also on the lighter side.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 10:24:34 | More by BoatsSinkBro
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n00blar

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-23-2012 02:28:48 | More by n00blar
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rbmjr1

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

03-22-2012 12:23:55 | More by rbmjr1
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buddyvelt

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-21-2012 13:16:14 | More by buddyvelt
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szmnnl99

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-21-2012 02:13:09 | More by szmnnl99
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

03-20-2012 01:49:03 | More by redfox405
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,153 ratings.