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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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4,534 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,534
Reviews: 1,991
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 166
Gots: 349 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

aqualung23, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of suspect
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

A: Cloudy yellow in color. Aggressive pour leads to a 1 finger head that disappears very quickly. Medium lacing that was spotty and stuck around the whole time.

S: Lemon grass and some slight hop profile. Not strong but definitely a nice nose.

T: The flavor matches the nose but steps up the intensity. Nice lemon grass flavor with hop bitterness slightly rounding out the pilsener malt. Delicious flavor profile and surprisingly complex.

M: Crisp, refreshing mouthfeel with high carbonation. Consistently left me wanting more.

O: An excellent pilsener and overall an excellent beer. One that I would enjoy having in my kegerator at home. You know, if I had a kegerator.

suspect, May 08, 2011
Photo of sweethome
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pour is light golden with a slight haze - nice 1" white head that lasts a good long time.

Nose is fresh cut grass, a bit of grapefruit.

Wow - what a start - bready malts, floral hop rush and fine bittering. Flavor is on the attack here and I love it!

So much flavor packed in this light colored beer! If Miller Lite is true pilsner beer, then this is a kick your ass, MF True Pilsner beer, baby!

Probably the best US pils I've had. Fine german malt flavor, grassy hop flavor and nice bitter finish.

Flavorfull, refreshing, and drinkable. While staying true to style in so many ways, pushes it just a bit, and hits to the highest mark.

My scores are compared to other pils.


sweethome, Oct 05, 2008
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4/5  rDev -1%

ryser2k, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of whallgren
5/5  rDev +23.8%

whallgren, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of gutbuster
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

gutbuster, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Duesler
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Duesler, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of RedChrome
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A crisp golden color on pour. Poured with a fluffy white head with a fantasic retention. Very few carbonation bubbles.

The first aroma I noted was an oregano hinting at the edges of the hops. The aroma was very pleasent, and I wanted to use it as an air freshener in my car.

The first sip had an almost nutty flavor, with an aftertaste of lemon. Hops were also very evident in the flavor of this beer. I was surprised at how well the blend of flavors danced on my tongue.

The feel of this beer was it weakest quality, with a slight lack of carbonation and a mild watery feel.

Overall this is a fantastic offering and would be very refreshing at a tailgate party on a hot day before a baseball game.

RedChrome, May 16, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

BryanK, Aug 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

hoosier222002, Jan 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

terence, Feb 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

ariceclemson, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of scooter231
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an extremely clear pale gold color with a bit of white fluffy head that disappears rather quickly. Smells slightly sweet and citrusy, but mostly herbaly. Clean. Taste is a crisp, dry, hoppy flavor. Slightly bitter. But mostly hops, hops, hops, and I kind of like it that way. Mouthfeel is good and bubbly, a very full taste and feel. All in all, quite refreshing and light.

scooter231, Jul 14, 2005
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

loupap, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of PintOHops
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass - Pilsner

A - A slightly hazy golden/yellow color with moderate-high C02. It produced a 2-finger white head that held good for a lager. It left a few spots on my glass but no lacing.

S - The first thing I'm getting is grape and apple peel characteristics. I get grassy hop characteristics but not too much, and It smells like it would taste a bit dry. Some muted grain underneath, very simple.

T - I get a nice blend of grainy dough like flavors throughout coupled with dry, bitter, floral and grassy hop notes. Wow it's very refreshing! It finishes with floral and dry hop flavors that linger on the tongue. Bitterness is low and lingers a bit as well.

M - Moderate-high crispness and lite-medium bodied.

O - I can definitely see why there's so many people that like this brew, and it's sparked my interest for the Pilsner style. To me this beer is easy enough to toss back a few or more over some BBQ or anything really, very drinkable. The floral and dryness of the beer would be the only thing I might have a problem with after a couple, but with some grub probably not. Definitely worth picking up again and again. Cheers!

PintOHops, Apr 16, 2011
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3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a decent looking clear golden color with a thick white head and a little lacing. Smells of grain and citrus hops and tastes much the same with plenty of hop bitterness and a little biscuit or grain in there. Medium mouthfeel with a thick carbonation. Drinkability is alright.

TheKingofWichita, Feb 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1%

fostachild, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

I am drinking this from a bottle one day before the drink by date.
Nose has an initial shot of sulfur but it quickly dissipates, faint DMS, some pale malt, grainy.
Palate: grain, a touch of sweet with a pleasant bitter emphasis on the end. Good balance between the malt and hops, clean and crisp. Dries out on the finish – rounded and well balanced.
Brilliant gold, 2” finely bubbled white foam cap, diminishes at medium speed but rouses back up, lacy.
Well carbonated, medium light body, refreshing, well made.

pat61, Sep 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

barflybastard, Oct 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Pug, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Xandrose, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

MaxPowers, Sep 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

gafferjohn, Jan 17, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden yellow with a slight orange tint and puffy head.

S - Good earthy smell. Grassy hops, bread and wheat, and a bit of mint.

T - A good spiciness to the taste, with a good amount of hops. Some mild tartness of lemon, and sweet honey. A good, complex taste. A great pilsner taste.

M - Nothing too special, but clean and crisp that brings a good refreshment to the mouth

O - This is easily one of the best pilsners I ever had. Just a great complex taste, clean and crisp. I think this is a great spring and summer beer.

BeerBuckeye, Mar 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

DCgolfpro, Mar 05, 2014
Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 4,534 ratings.