Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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
Ratings:
5,255
Reviews:
2,110
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
284
Gots:
887
For Trade:
4
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Photo of AgentMunky
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
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 +1.2%
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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Photo of crow
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhigham2
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of skorze
3.52/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drhall36
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyLarue
3.08/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _nickg_
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ben1313
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BierRunner
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Riff
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a straw yellow color with a thick, fluffy white head. Smells of grass, bread, and lemon. Tastes of sweet malts, lemon, a little bit of a sweet, white bread, and a little floral. Fairly crisp and clean. It's interesting, not so sure if I'm wild over this flavor, decent body, just seems a bit too sweet for me.

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Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of denver10
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Acforster2
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Apellonious
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a "Pilsner" tulip glass. Best by 10/4/2017. Bright, but cloudy gold, with a one finger head that moves to a thin lace after a few swigs. Good lace retention on the side of the glass. The aroma is crips hops, bread, and grass. The taste follows suit, with some lemon notes. Mouthfeel is medium light with medium carbonation.. Glad I waited on reviewing this, the initial six I bought turned out to be past the best by date and was a little off. This is not.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Grassy, toasted barley and lots of noble hop earthiness. Clean and crisp. Slightly bitter finish, almost dank. The American standard of a German classic.

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Photo of lobos62
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Corrado42
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McSassy
2.65/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I'm not a big pilsner fan, but this one sparked my curiosity with the hops on their label. Overall, it is hoppier than a traditional pils, but still has the lightness of a pilsner. It's easy to drink, but not really flavorfull. I'd say that it's an end of the night beer, after drinking tastier, stronger brews.

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Photo of TSuthard
3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice straw color with frothy white head that leaves behind an attractive lattice. Faint fruity nose that dissipates rather quickly. Though not upfront with smell or the malt and hops (it hints "German"), it is a refreshing beer. It has enough body to avoid the watery feel while remaining a hot weather drink.

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Photo of Toynk
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 5,255 ratings.
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