Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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5,233 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
Ratings:
5,233
Reviews:
2,103
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
278
Gots:
875
For Trade:
4
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Photo of HRamz3
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Walletsworth
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice hazy light yellow with a finger of head with great lacing. Smells piney with a touch of corn in there as well. Tastes slightly skunky with a hint of pine and corn.

Overall a great pilsner with tremendous flavor without any odd aftertaste like some skunky beers have.

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Photo of Wyattldavis
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer! Not overpowering. Golden appearance, with a clean finish and very refreshing. Definitely not too sweet/not too much alcohol content. The hops are just right - present but not overpowering. The mouthfeel is extraordinary - big, clear crisp carbonation that isn't fizzy and feels just right. I could see this being one of my standards - especially in the summer. One of my favorite beers.

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Photo of JanetCDavis
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Paired this with camembert, fontina, and gouda. Really nice for end of summer. Absolutely refreshing. Straightforward, with an edge of orange. Really outstanding with the creamy camembert. Would recommend as a stand-alone or accompaniment to a sophisticated dinner first course.

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Photo of Hopscat
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BeerMeInStl
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Qbdoo
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jupe13
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Chou
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought a single 12 oz bottle from City Swiggers in Manhattan. I must say this is my favorite German Pilsner on the market.

A - a shade below gold with a fluffy mousse like head.

S - clean with lots of earthy and noble hops present.

T - for a pilsner, this has some great depth. Big spicy and bitter hops were found but the malt was still present.

M - not much in the way of carbonation.

O - a refreshing beer that is extremely drinkable and does what it sets out to do quite well.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Ri0
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Very transparent yellow straw with just a half finger of white head. Retains a thing cap during the session and thick webs of lacing. Streams of micro bubbles rise from the bottom. I would have given this a 5 if the head was bigger.

S - Scents of mellow grassy and earth hops. Grains and biscuit malt, followed by spicy hops.

T - There is quite a bit of taste going on in this Pils. The combination of German malts and hops yield a very flavorful beer. Grains, grass, earth, spice, and bitterness are waking my palate.

M - As others have noted, the carbonation was a bit lacking for the style. Light bodied with a slight soapiness.

O - My review may not seem to show how much I enjoy this Pilsener. It is a very nice take on the style. I decided to give it a try when the temps soared into the 90's and I was happy to have it to drink.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of DemoniChris
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of KYRed
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of tpaetow
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of FrankK
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of lancecenter
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl. oz. bottle picked up at the Winooski Bev while visiting family in Vermont. Poured in a Prima Pils pilsner glass.

A - Translucent straw with a thick dense head. Tons of lacing and retention.

S - Smells like an adjunct mixed with hops. A little bit of biscuity malts on the end.

T/M - A bit more bite than most pilseners. The nobel hops really shine through adding some spicy/herbal character. The carbination is just right with a nice dry finish.

O - Extremely drinkable beer, yet there is nothing that blows me away. I'll admit, however, that I'm not a huge fan of lighter lagers like this. But it does what it's supposed to do very well.

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Photo of ReverendJon
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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

A - Bright yellow-orange and clear. I could care less about appearance, so unless it's really beautiful or really ugly, it will get the average of the other ratings. Who drinks a beer for appearance anyway?

S - A little bit of hop smell, not an IPA but pretty nice for a pilsner.

T - Clean, light, and refreshing with pretty good hop flavor for a pilsner.

M - Light, dry, refreshing.

O - I'm an IPA guy, but I used to be a pilsner guy who thought Amstel was good. That being said, this is possibly the best pilsner out there.

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 5,233 ratings.
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