Prima Pils
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Prima PilsPrima Pils
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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #29
Ranked #9,683
4.02 | pDev: 11.94%
Monday at 05:12 PM
Jul 27, 2001
Prima! It’s a German exclamation of joy. It’s a recognition of accomplishment. It’s what escaped from our lips the first time we sampled this mighty pilsner recipe. With heaps of whole flower European hops and fine German malts, we achieved the bracing herbal bite and smooth malt flavor that we sought. Prima… an exclamation of Victory! Prost!

44 IBU
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Reviewed by DDiFran from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L: straw with a slight haze. Thin white head with decent lace
S: not getting a strong smell. Some bread but this weather is affecting my sense of smell
T: crisp. Biscuit with pine hop finish. Very tasty
F: crisp. Might be slightly too cold
O: solid Pilsner.
Feb 22, 2024
Rated: 3.75 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Jan 17, 2024
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Rated by untitledeuphoria from New York

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Not the best, not the worst. Solidly above average in the world of craft pilsners.
Dec 27, 2023
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Rated by Davidstan from Alabama

4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Great pils!
Dec 01, 2023
Rated: 3.05 by Jcreason569 from Washington

Nov 11, 2023
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Reviewed by AGU313 from Maryland

3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: yellow gold, full head, slight haze, tiny bubbles
S: fruity, bready
T: hop forward, some malt
M: full and foamy, crisp
O: great example of the style
Oct 29, 2023
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Reviewed by MrOH from Maryland

4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Brilliantly clear light gold, dense white head, excellent retention, rings of lace
Herbal/floral/spicy hops over bready malt
Flavor follows aroma, clean bitter finish
Light bodied and appropriate carbonation
This was my after work beer for a bit, surprised I hadn't reviewed it before. One of the best made German pils in the US.
Oct 28, 2023
Rated: 2.9 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois

Oct 19, 2023
Rated: 4 by Taenim from Maine

Oct 14, 2023
Rated: 4 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 05, 2023
Rated: 3.72 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2023
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Reviewed by Tomx from New York

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I like a pilsner with a little funk, that taste of the cellar or cave and Prima has a little funk. It also has a slight skunkyness which I am less enamored with. But the slight skunkyness is dissolved by the hoppy bite at the end. All in all one of the best pilsners I've had. and one of my favorite brews.
Jul 30, 2023
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This is generally considered an American classic take on German pilsner, and there's a darn good reason for it.

There's a wonderful hoppy bite, but it carries the almost spicy neutrality of Noble hops, not the over the top citrus or tropical fruit of New World varietals. It's hoppy and bitter, but it's by no means an IPL. Drinks crisp and clean, with a bready, grainy deliver of the malt bill. Fairly dry finish.

It's also less complex than the best pilsners, but at the same time, it's not exactly a low volume boutique offering. Getting this kind of quality from a readily available six pack is, frankly, pretty impressive.
Jul 30, 2023
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Reviewed by highdesertdrinker from Arizona

4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The second time I’ve had this so time to review. Pours a golden orange with good head. Smells a little funky, skunky, and sweet. Tastes like citrus, a little spicy, grassy, a little skunky but it’s a good skunk, and a nice bitterness from the german hops. A good pilsner and a refreshing beer, cheers!
Jul 22, 2023
Rated: 3.7 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Jul 22, 2023
Rated: 3.85 by craigbelly from Iowa

Jul 19, 2023
Rated: 4 by dd53grif from Michigan

Jul 15, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by db9000

Jul 07, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by not2quick from Missouri

Jun 03, 2023
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