Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

5,252 Ratings
Prima PilsPrima Pils

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Completely clear straw yellow with 1-finger head that lasts, not as foamy as I would like to see. Lots of carbonation can be seen in the glass.

S - Very wonderful light bread aroma, wheat/grain is subtle and the zesty spiciness of the noble hops shines through very well.

T - Don't drink a lot of pilseners but this one has a great combo of hops/grains. The hop flavor isn't overbearing at all and it has just the right amount of alpha acids and peppery zest to compliment the light and sweet malts.

M/D - Medium-light body with lots of carbonation that can be felt on the palate. Finishes with a neutral amount of dryness, not too dry not too sweet. Not the most complex style on the planet but this one is easy to drink especially now that the weather is starting to warm up.

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

A- Pours straw yellow with a 1/3 inch of eggshell white head. Leaves soapy lacing.

S-Pale malts,light citric hoppiness.

T/M-Sweet, pale malts, a dry, earthy hop finish. Very simple, but well done. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

D-This is one of the better hoppy pilsners on the market, and one of my favorite beers to drink on a hot day.

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4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Prima Pils pours a clear light straw / golden color (kinda remind me of a piss color) with a thick white head. Little lace left, though, for a thick head.

Floral hops are strong in this one. Sourdough bread in the mix as well with just a hint of sweetness. Hoppy aroma for a pilsner, but I like it.

Taste runs along the same lines as the smell. Slightly bitter floral hops upfront with the sour, bready flavor in the middle. More hop bite at the finish. Very crisp. The sweet and sour mixes very well in the middle. Hoppier than others in this style that I have had. For a hop head that is a good thing though.

Crisp, clean, bubbly feel in the mouth. Leans more to the thin side. Very refreshing warm weather beer. Very easy to drink. I think I know what I will be getting more of for my Labor Day cookout. Another tasty brew from Victory.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.35/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of pearljam118
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into glass

A: Golden yellow, clear with little head settling quickly

T: Slightly sweet at first with a taste of hops, crisp bitter after taste.

M: very carbonated but light

D: perfect beer after a summer long day, im looking forward to picking up a case of this beer

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into Dimpled Mug. Enjoy by 21st February 2017, a little late.

L: Clear pale gold, finger width bone white head with good retention.

S: Spicy herbal hops, good malt biscuity notes too.

T: A bit more bitter than usual for a Pilsener, good herbal spicy hop flavors, bready biscuit backbone.

F: Dry, light bodied, easy drinking.

O: A great Pilsener, a great beer and a good first from Victory.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of WYVYRN527
4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

WTF? I cannot believe I've never reviewed this beer before. 12-ounce bottle poured into a pilsener glass.

A: Pale straw yellow with a slight chill haze, and two fingers worth of creamy white head that slowly settles, leaving beautiful lacing on the side of the glass.

S: cracker and honey malt aroma at first, with a pungent, floral, grassy hop note.

T: Starts off with a touch of honey, biscuity malt, and just a touch of raw grain. Hops rush in with some lemongrass, fresh greens, and a huge floral character. Finish is crisp and very refreshing.

Notes: Moderate in body, with a ton of flavor. Balanced and extremely clean. Drinkability is superb. Move aside, Germany. This is hands down one of the finest Pilseners on the planet!

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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a straw yellow with about two fingers of frothy white head. Retention isn't the greatest, but it does manage to leave some lacing behind. A very lively carbonation is fueling the foam.

The nose starts out with floral and herbal hops, almost spicey. Biscuity malts are there to back it up, giving it a sweet character. Subtle, for sure, but dang good too.

Like the nose, the taste is dominated by herbal and floral hops, with a solid biscuity malt backbone there to balance it out. Spicey hops dry the palate while the malt sweetens things up a bit. Excellent balance.

Medium to light in body, with a crisp carbonation. Light lingering bitter aftertaste. Drinkability is excellent. Be careful, it is too easy to drink multiple of these without realizing it.

Good pilsners are harder to come by than one might think. Subtler beer like these, that don't blast your palate off and wont get a lot of press, but still deliver, are what the craft beer world is built upon.

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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

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