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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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Prima PilsPrima Pils

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4,695 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,695
Reviews: 2,025
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 192
Gots: 494 | 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 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle into a pils glass.

A-An average pour produced about one finger of shiny, white foam that settled pretty quickly. The beer was straw-yellow in color and clear. A few big, chunky bubbles of carbonation were visible. Pretty true to style.

S-The brew gives off whiffs of biscuity malts, a touch of dry yeast and some spicy, grassy hop notes. Nothing crazy here, but nothing bad, either.

T-The taste is grassy and slightly hoppy up front. The mid-palate is grainy and biscuity, and more pils like. The finish is slightly bitter with a hoppy bite to cap it all off. Definitely more hops than a typical pils, which makes for a unique flavor. The beer loses a point or two for a slightly soapy taste that never completely disappears.

M-My bottle was a touch flat for the style. The feel was lighter to medium bodied and easily drinkable.

O-Its January, but the sun is out, so I figured I would break up the stout/strong ale parade with a pils, and this was a good choice. It wasn't the best beer I have tasted, probably not even close to the best pils I have tasted, but the little hoppy kick keeps this from feeling like just another light, fizzy beer. I would reach for this again as the weather warms or anytime I need a break from the stronger brews that I tend to gravitate towards.

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

Beer is a cloudy yellow colour with a good-sized white head. Head is gone quickly, some lace.

Smell contains grassy and spicy noble hops and crisp, bready malt.

Taste is focused on the hops, spicy and grassy. Lemon. Some bready, crisp malt flavours. Lager yeast. Fairly bitter, particularly in the aftertaste.

Light to medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Crisp.

Overall, easy drinking but flavourful. I am not a pilsner fan, and my score probably reflects that, but this strikes me as quite a good presentation of the style.

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
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