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Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Todd on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,219
Reviews:
2,116
Ratings:
5,278
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
287
Gots:
893
Trade:
4
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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.1%

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1.06/5  rDev -73.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This beer pours a clear pale yellow with minimal head and no lace. The aroma is of citrus and floral hops. The flavor is very bland with a hint of sour lemon. There is a very strong hop bitterness that lasts past the finish leaving an unpleasantly bitter aftertaste. It has a thin mouthfeel. Victory Prima Pils is a disappointing beer, way too bitter for the German pilsner style, more like an American IPA. Not recommended!

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1.46/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I recently tried it when in the UK and I am seriously surprised that something like this is sold. It's pretty much like a homebrewer's first pils. It is nowhere near the subtley balanced flavours other examples such as Pilsner Urquell display.

The taste is quite harsh, steely. The body is way too thin and lacks just a little bit of the sweetness that is necessary for even the dry beers like "Flensburger" or "Jever".

I'd go back to the drawing board with this one...

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1.49/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

DONT BELIEVE THE HYPE!!!

First of all this is not a german pilsner, its more comparable to really awful American IPA. Really damn carbonated and looks like dehydrated piss with seltzer water. Taste was a watery carbonated bud light with hops. And the combination is the least satisfying. Definitely letting all the "Pros" that rated this beer so highly share this hillbilly beer to their families because I will definitely not be.

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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%

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1.5/5  rDev -62.7%

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1.55/5  rDev -61.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

It Looked good, but tasted putrid

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1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -56.5%

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1.96/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I don't really get the (relative) hype on this beer. If you want a Pilsner with no flavor, I guess it's a good choice, but there's much better craft Pilsners out there.

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2.11/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a pale gold color with a white foamy 2 finger head with decent retention. There is a strong smell of overly bitter hops, perhaps too strong, and bread malt. Also smells somewhat like feet.

The taste is also bitter, overly bitter in my opinion. The malt tones down the hop bitterness a little. Light bodied, well carbonated. Fairly poor drinkability. Not my favorite Pilsener. I will avoid this in the future.

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,278 ratings
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