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:
ca. 44 IBU

Added by Todd on 07-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,252
Reviews:
2,108
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
282
Gots:
888
For Trade:
4
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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

Photo of Zombiefeynman
3.41/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of antman27
2.83/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle with an enjoy by date of 8/10/17; into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
Appearance- very light gold with a vortex of carbonation bubbles that form a medium thick, fluffy white head. Lacing is minimal.
Smell - sweet lemon, grassy and floral hops and German malts.
Taste - nice blend of lemon sweetness and grass bitterness, as well as tasty and refreshing.
Feel - a nice balanced, yet sweet and bitter, light beer that is refreshing and easy to kick back with!
Overall- nice back patio on a hot day, BBQing, crusher of a beer.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 5,252 ratings.
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