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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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4,695 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,695
Reviews: 2,025
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 193
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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Ratings: 4,695 | Reviews: 2,025
Photo of Csikic93
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light gold. Smells like wheat and bananas. Tastes very refreshing. A really enjoyable beer.

Photo of JLSIV
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 1/6 keg into a German Tulip Glass, beautiful Golden clear color, with a nice rocky white head. Good lacing, excellent retention.

Aroma is pretty basic, but I think true to my experience with German Pils in Germany.

Taste is awesome, just nailed it. right amount of hops, and you can drink these all night.

Feel is medium, and very smooth, almost silky.

If you like Pils, drink this.
Prosit!

Photo of KMC
1.55/5  rDev -61.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

It Looked good, but tasted putrid

Photo of Rwalford74
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Flip_Smash
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of addiwilliams
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Trombone69
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

They nailed it.
It tastes just like all of those imported beers that we paid extra for back in 80's. But why bother? And should I rate it higher than Beck's or Carlsburg, or St. Pauli Girl?
They all taste nearly identical. But I could drink these all night, if there was nothing more interesting.

Photo of groogas
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just sweet and hoppy enough. Would like just a bit more dry and crisp, but I'm splitting hairs. A great Pilsner.

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rwshelton2
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraftDaddy
3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just not that good. Bitter

Photo of Hop_God
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClarenceClawmons
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ever since I lived in Prague for six months I've been chasing the dragon for a solid domestic Pilsner. This beer is the closest I've come to satisfying that craving. My hope is that my purchasing large quantities of this beer will help the microbrew movement move away from constant IPAs and branch out into more European-style Pilsners.

Photo of dabone
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent Pilsner. Had it draft, a little skunky that threw me off. Other than the skunkiness I though it was a good representation of a German Pilsner.

Photo of tsandler
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 Ian_Lindemuth
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Syncro-Vox
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of helios7
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joecampbell131
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 ElJacobian
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
3.32/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,695 ratings.