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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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Prima PilsPrima Pils

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4,356 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,356
Reviews: 1,978
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 161
Gots: 299 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

Robyn, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

EliRix, Sep 08, 2014
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%

SLOTHLIFE, Sep 07, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

Nose: Sweet, perfumy, malty, similar to Pilsner Urquell
Taste: Unlike Pilsner Urquell, it is a lot hoppier. Malt is about the same as PU, but the hops linger and eventually overpower the other flavors. Above average carbonation. About as light as you would expect from a Pislner, but it seems quirky because this level of hops is usually prominent in heavier beers.

UndatedSeapiece, Sep 07, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +2.7%

Bottle poured into a Barrelhouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours light golden yellow with a few visible floaties and a thin white head that disappears.

S:Pretty straight to the point, little malt sweetness backed with nice floral hops.

T: Crisp floral hops, a little grassy with some lemon zest, well backed with just enough malt.

M: Light body, lighter on the carbonation.

O: Was quite happy to stumble into this one (normally not carried anywhere near my area). Pretty refreshing and drinkable brew to help beat the heat.

RyanK252, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

bellce0, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

devilfluff, Sep 07, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +12.9%

GAMB1T, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

cyber_phoenix, Sep 06, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

Phigg1102, Sep 05, 2014
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2.24/5  rDev -44.6%

camarocrazy67, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

sacredspiral, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

kybeerdrinker, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3/5  rDev -25.7%

BB 24 Dec 14 bottle at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of malt and maybe a hint of fruit
Head small (< 2 cm), white, frothy, very rapidly diminishing to a 1-2 mm ring and layer
Lacing poor – rare small island of tiny bubbles
Body very light yellow, clear
Flavor begins extremely bitter; this bitterness lasts past the beer and completely overpowers any other flavors; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl, no fruity esters.
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 2.75, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3, Overall 2.9375. Final weighted score: 2.975
There is no hint of malt after the nose and there is no lasting dense head or lacing. The bitterness is more than expected or wanted, probably too much for the style.

Ozzylizard, Sep 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

AndyBeerGuy, Sep 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

LutherBrau, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

danwis16, Sep 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a 1/2" rocky white head. Lots of effervescence. Clearer than the last time I had it.

Aroma: Generally spicy pilsner-like smell. Smells pretty similar to Summerfest, perhaps a touch spicier.

Taste: Hoppy arrival, hoppy across mid-palate. Big, bitter finish - dry. Painfully bitter on the finish (for the style).

Mouthfeel: Mid-to-lightweight body; a touch less carbonation than I typically associate with the style.

Overall: This is lightyears better than the last bottle of this I had. That one was clearly off (always check bottle dates, and thank you Victory for having them). Still, if the goal is a clear, crisp, easy-drinker, this is off the mark. The hops on the finish are just too strong. In terms of enjoyment, I'd put Mama's Lil' Yella and Summerfest (both Czech) ahead of this.

SaltofOH, Sep 02, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

dcerdman, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Mikexw, Sep 01, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +9.9%

effendaniel, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

jeffyboy65, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

malfunxion, Aug 31, 2014
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,356 ratings.