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:
#3,818
Reviews:
2,135
Ratings:
5,338
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
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920
Trade:
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Photo of peterpunk15
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxOhle
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kcc
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had it before, but this is the first time to review.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Clear yellow color with a decent white head and good lacing. Very nice sweet it smells pleasant and refreshing. The taste is clean, crisp with a nice hoppy bite at the end. Good stuff!

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Photo of robotic_being
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gvickery
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall it’s outstanding. Look, smell, taste is everything you want in a great Pilsner. My only beef is with the IBU’s, cut the bittering hops down by about 10-15% and this will be one of the best in the world. It’s stil great as is. I’d say top 5 of US pilsners for sure. Cheers

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ghwolf
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Prima Pils is everything I want for a summer Pilsener: not too hoppey, low carbonation, low BU, and very drinkable. Pounded back 2L at the Pirates game at PNC park last night.

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Photo of GregSemenza
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rickyfinn
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Would be a great like but 44 ibu does not seem to fit the pils category. The bitterness is not in sync. Cut it down to say 20 and it would soar. Good choice of hops, though.

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Photo of Velivolus
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wellsnb
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is great pils.

Perfectly clear yellow body, nice white head.

Herbal and grainy smell.

As it warms the hops come out wonderfully. Noble hops are present there for sure. I'd say this is a combination of hops with a big proportion of saaz.
The balance and drinkability are amazing.
A real drink of thirst.
A classy beer.

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Photo of chitoryu12
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Pale yellow with a decent white head of foam that stays put forever.

Smell: Citrus, hops, dry grass, a little spiciness.

Taste: Dry and bitter, but balanced by an herbal sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and minimal carbonation.

Overall: While I’m not much of a pilsner drinker, this is incredibly refreshing and easy to sip.

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Photo of Chilmer
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EMH73
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden color with a one inch white head that was well retained and left lots of lacing. Smells and tastes of grassy hops, floral notes, grains, light spice, and a malt presence in the background. Medium bodied, well carbonated, nice hop bitterness and a dry finish. Very well done.

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Photo of vincechan
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OriginalWayOut
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of generalraider
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dataslal
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,338 ratings