Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Prima PilsPrima Pils
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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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Ratings: 5,263 |  Reviews: 2,111
Photo of horshamguy
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a 1/2 liter glass.
A--Crystal clear golden color. Huge head that slowly dissipates and leaves excellent lacing.
S--Absolutely lovely. Bready yeastiness, yet still a bit hoppy. Not like a standard pilsener, but still excellent on its own.
T--Mostly like the smell. There's a nice balance between the hops & maltiness. There's citrus and yeastiness. Three thumbs up.
M--Creamy & fulfilling. Excellent feel, not "refreshing", but you'll want more.
O--Another win for Victory. This stuff is 1.)Excellent for its style and 2.) just freaking excellent, regardless of style.

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Photo of elkinbrown
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jamiecoppin
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a stemless wine glass

Appearance: cloudy golden yellow. Probably a little lighter than my first pee of the day

Smell: dry bread. Slight hops

Taste: Fairly dry. Probably due to the hops that make this finish very bitter. But it's such a thirst quenching bitter my mouth waters for another sip. Slightly grainy. Maybe like a dry crackerbread.

Mouthfeel: Light but assertive.

Overall: One of the best pilsners I have tried. That being said I haven't had a lot. I'm fairly new to the lager scene in general. That being said this will easily always have a spot in my fridge.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Finally got around to trying this well-renowned brew. Pours a light straw color with a foamy white head. Aroma is very fresh, spicy, and hoppy. The taste of noble hops is really the first thing that hits you upon first sip -- slightly spicy/piney, a little bit of malt -- just really well-balanced and solid. Very easy to drink. A nice crisp beer for a hot summer day or an early fall night.

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer was not undrinkable, but very hoppy for a pilsner. I didn't hate it but I would not but it again. If you like IPA's this might be up your alley. This beer is to Pilsner what IPA is to Pale ale. I didn't get enough balance of malt, in fact the hops kind of drowned out the flavors of the pilsner malts in this one. The final reason I didnt rate this beer higher was the ABV. Pilsner is a summer beer and I prefer a lower alcohol Pilsner.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 82.2% out of 100 with 5,263 ratings
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