Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Prima PilsPrima Pils
BA SCORE
4.02/5
5,267 Ratings
Prima PilsPrima Pils
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:
ca. 44 IBU

Added by Todd on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,102
Reviews:
2,111
Ratings:
5,267
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
286
Gots:
890
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
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3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

By far the best Pils I have had to date...

Though not my preferred beer style, Pilseners are one of those styles that in my mind I should like more, but I don't, and I'm not entirely sure why. But this pils, holy crap, this is a pils I can get into. Though not much to look at out of the can - much of an also ran yellow-ish beer color, it does have a nice frothy head and a tiny bit of lacing. The smell has a malty character with orange undertones, which contrasts the crisp (is that lemongrass I taste) lemony flavor sloshing around in my mouth. Mouthfeel is very light and has a dry finish as advertised. Again, quite possibly the best pils I've had, and I'm glad I have a few more on hand to partake.

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

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3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.09/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

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3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Willi Becher glass.
4.25/3.5/3.5/4/4
A: Hazy yellow orange with heavy effervescence and two fingers of short-lived, white head.
S: Sweet, sulfuric, and crisp. A metallic tang amongst the fruity-malty grain.
T: Clean and lightly sweet. This is an excellent pilsner. But there's not a lot going on. The grain isn't sulfuric in the taste, unless that's the lightly bitter bite on the endtaste, but I think not. The mouthfeel is moderate, with some fizz and some heavier sugars.
O: Lightly sweet, balanced, clean. But aside from a mild floralness, a perfectly balanced bitterness, and an interesting whiff of fruit, I might as well be drinking fizzy wheat tea. Very mild. But sometimes that's what you want.

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Photo of BeerBobber
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Not quite so clear of a golden color topped by a finger and a half of a thick white head. Color actally leans more towards a hazy lemonade.

Smell is very floral and grassy.

Taste is very pilsner in quality, floral grassy and a bit hoppy on the end. Even picking up a bit of a salty bready note on the flavor.

Mouth is light yet a bit wet on the back end. Not quite getting a crisp finish on this pilsner.

Overall this pilsner is very nice on the taste. Seems to have that traditional grassy, herbal, floral flavor that rolls into a bit of skunk if you let it warm. Yes even from a can I can pick up some odd skunk notes. Seems indicative of the style. Overall a damn good beer for food pairing. Would love to slam some tall frosty glassses of this at our local pub while me and the wife enjoy a happy hour pizza with lots of spicy toppings. Prost!

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3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.08/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,267 ratings
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