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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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Prima PilsPrima Pils

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

4,342 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,342
Reviews: 1,976
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 161
Gots: 296 | 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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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 03, 2014
Photo of AndyBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -1%

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

LutherBrau, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of danwis16
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

danwis16, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of SaltofOH
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
Photo of dcerdman
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

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

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

effendaniel, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of jeffyboy65
3/5  rDev -25.7%

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

malfunxion, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of whojim
4/5  rDev -1%

whojim, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of rdnrvn
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

rdnrvn, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of hunterjames
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

hunterjames, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of EdFed
4/5  rDev -1%

EdFed, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of TheRaven
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

TheRaven, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of leantom
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Love Victory and this is one of the highest-rated pilsner beers. Here goes:

A: Clear gold with a two-inch head that leaves a good amount of lacing. The beer is also well-carbonated. Overall, perfect for the style. 4.5/5.0

S: Pilsner hops and light, grainy malt. Pilsner hops impart a grassy, straw-like smell. Can also detect some biscuit. Very refreshing, but the smells were somewhat muted and could have been better. 4/5

T: Light malt lingers on the front of the tongue and the hops are more apparent at the rear of the palate. Pilsner hops impart tastes of grass, hay (lots of hay), and lighter spices. Overall very light and refreshing. Great pilsner taste. 4.5/5.0

M: Very light, crisp, and well-carbonated. Great. 4.75/5

O: Very good pilsner. Should've had it colder, though.

leantom, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of Gaddabble
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Gaddabble, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

DrDominator, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

geneseohawk, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of popopine
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Everyone has different flavor filters. Mine says this: It's good. On the hoppy side for a pills for my liking. Pleasent earthy flavor. I liked it. Will drink again. I prefer Skrimshaw for an American Pills but this one shows up quite well with a meal. Refreshing and crisp.

popopine, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of chip26
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%

chip26, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of jessilee24
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

jessilee24, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of rderedin
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

rderedin, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of ckr1451
5/5  rDev +23.8%

The best Pilsner that I have ever had! The hops are perfect and finished very dry.

ckr1451, Aug 30, 2014
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,342 ratings.