Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,825 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,825
Reviews: 2,051
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 210
Gots: 585 | 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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Ratings: 4,825 | Reviews: 2,051
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden hue with a pure white head and lots of bubbles.
The aroma is full of spicy and fruity hop scents with cracker and biscuit goodness backing it up.
What a tasty pils. Follows the aroma with nice, spicy hops, sweet cracker, a little bit of citrus and a nice, slightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is medium and well-carbonated.
Overall, just a really tasty, crisp and refreshing beer.

Photo of J-EKoslosky
4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Prima is a world-class pilsner. One of the first American beers I tried years back that stood up to the classics of that style. It remains at the top of the class in what now may be an underappreciated category here in the States.

Photo of SierraFlight
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into pilsner glass. Beer is clear, bright golden yellow with a white two-finger head that drops down some, but hangs on for the duration. Sticky lacing clings in patches to the glass. Aroma is more assertive than typical pilsners with herbal and citrus hop notes underpinned by bready malt. Taste follows the nose - strong spicy, herbal bitterness with light bread and grainy malt sweetness. Surprisingly medium in body, light and crisp texture, lively carbonation, long bitter finish.

Photo of WillWillows
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great hoppy pils. Taste and mouthfeel are excellent Smooth coming in, going down and the aftertaste is heaven. Very good beer.

Photo of Mt13
2.84/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Too hoppy for me taste

Photo of Extol
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a really good example of a German Pils. Just all around very balanced. I will get this again in the summer. :)

Photo of Moonrise
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Delicious! A classic German pils and an excellent session beer. Weak lacing though

Photo of Roser
3.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A- small thin bone white head. No lacing. Clear golden hue. Lots of bubbles.

S- clean. Floral, bready, malty.

T- sweet floral hops up front, malts in the middle, and bitter dry finish on the back end.

M- light body

O- a very nice Pilsner from a rock solid brewery. Would recommend and have again.

Cheers!

Photo of pnelting
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear and golden with a light head. Nose is sweet with a hint of grass. Taste was spicy hops with a bite. Really clean feel. Excellent pilsner!

Photo of GoNoles
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I'd put this slightly above Nooner Pils.

Photo of CraigP83
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks like a pilsner, good carbonation. Has that wheat smell I like and tastes OK but fades into that thicker syrupy honey taste/feel that I don't really like in some pilsners.

Photo of GFM
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a Pilsner glass. Pours a clear light golden color with abundant carbonation. Only a thin head and not much lacing. Floral scent. Course feel. Dry hoppy taste with moderate bitter aftertaste. A very solid, thirst quenching, sessionable Pilsner. It's status as a category leader is well deserved (9.0)

Photo of Harvest06
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Thin white head. Golden color liquid.
S: Subtle earthy and spicy hops with fruity notes and slight sweet bready malts.
T: Front is slight bread sweetness, bubbly spicy hops middle, finish is subtle mellow earthy hops that leaves a nice dry finish.
M: Medium to high carbonation. Medium body.
O: My go to Pilsener. Great for a lighter less filling beer with good taste and moderate hoppiness.

Photo of arvidkoval
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a yellow color. No head. Smells bready, slightly sweet, and has a noticeable hop aroma in there. Tastes fuckin' great! Bready malt, and a very subtle hop flavor comes through towards the end of my glass. Light body, easy to drink. Awesome pils.

Photo of Meathead27
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don't think American Pilsner gets better than this. Sometimes over carbonated.

Photo of classixIII
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Refreshing pilsner , great taste with a little bite. Good choice when you need a cold one.

Photo of gangstafaceclay
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a light golden color with a white fluffy head.

In the nose you get some fruity sweetness and grassiness

The taste is great. good floral, flower, grassy notes, hints of tropical fruit (maybe pears?) sweetness, spices, a good hop profile with a slight bitterness in the end to help balance it all out.

The mouth feel is light with good carbonation. Extremely drinkable.

Overall, I'm not the biggest Pilsner fan..but I do really enjoy this brew if I'm looking for something on the lighter side to drink that won't screw me out of flavor.

Photo of Alissa2579
2.76/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this on draft at the houlihans in parsippany. I read the other reviews before ordering and thought I was getting more of a fruity beer. It's just a regular old pilsner. Certainly not bad but not anything to get excited about

Photo of SFNC
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap, almost no head. Nice bitter finish and good feel. I'll need to try this from the bottle.

Photo of jancona
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice transparent golden color.
Smells like sweet bread, honey and pears.
Taste is outstanding! Sweet bread malt with honey, pear and a light lingering zing of hops.
Outstanding session beer.

Photo of Gajo74
4.59/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light golden color with a nice finger length head which retains as a persistent lace throughout.
Aroma reminded me mostly of fruity esters.
What a taste! This is not your average pilsner by any means. Lots of complexity to the taste yet wonderful balance. Starts off as a fruity taste; like apples or pears. As I drink further, the hops element becomes more pronounced and leaves a dry and bitter aftertaste that perfectly balances the fruity and malty sweetness. There is also lots of bread like elements as well as herbal and spicy characteristics. Really a lot going on in this one.
Great feel. Light bodied and crisp, a spritzy carbonation that prickles the tongue. So drinkable, I could drink 10 more of these. (o.k. maybe not)
Truly one of my favorite german pilsners. I've had it before and enjoyed it each time. This will continue to be a go to beer for me!

Photo of danlib21
3.08/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Average. Better than your super mass produced but not as good as others.

Photo of RobinLee
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smells sweet and floral. Taste is initial sweetness quickly chased by bitterness. Floral, spicy hops slightly overshadow the biscuity malt, but not by much. Good carbonation, pleasantly prickly bubbles. Finishes very clean. Great for crushing in the summer, or as a breather among the heavy stouts in winter.

Photo of KeithCardon
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Love this one no matter what the season. The hop taste is straight at ya, almost daring you to let it linger. When you do let it linger, the hops taste fades slowly and as the intensity dies down, ready for another swig.

Photo of heygeebee
2.5/5  rDev -38%

Fresh greys in at Leura cellars.
Sorry, but all metallic in flavour, and somewhat sulphurous.... Not sure if a bad bottle or batch but won't revisit...

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,825 ratings.