Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

Prima PilsPrima Pils
5,268 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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2.25/5  rDev -44%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Pours a golden straw color with an impressive luster to it. The head is a three finger white color with average retention. Eventually, the head settles to one finger with nice patches of lacing left on the glass.

S: Very zesty and grassy from the hops, with just a touch of citrus and earth. The hops take center stage over the pils malt backbone.

T: Plain and simple, this is a pilsner that thinks its an IPA. Lots of hop flavor and bitterness abound. Grass and earth are the initial flavors, before giving way to black pepper, grapefruit rind, lemon zest, and pine notes on the finish and aftertaste. There's even a modicum of hop-driven complexity - a bit more than the average IPA, in fact. This is one of the more flavorful pilsners I've had, with the malt backbone helping to keep the surprising hop profile in check...but only just.

M: Light and spritzy with healthy carbonation and big dryness. Not as easy to drink as other beers in its ilk, due to the (at times) strong bitterness, but it's incredibly refreshing on a hot day.

O: This is a pilsner that makes you stop to think about what you're drinking. It's not as chuggable as others, but it's much bigger than the average pils. Oh yeah, I like this one a lot. So much so, that I bought a case of the stuff.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Clear pale gold. Head is fluffy, bright-white, with tight bubbles. Lively carbonation and some touches of lacing.

Smell: Faintly husky. Nice bright sweetness that has touches of corn and grass. Definitely sweeter than expected. Touches of apple, cracker, and white bread crust. Mildly earthy and herbal. Lager yeast asserts itself.

Taste: Nice dusting of citrus from the hops. Malts run light, pale, and clean. Mildly herbal with a nice cut of cracker. Earthy in good measure. Touches of grass and corn, but minor. Lingering dirty earthiness. Hops add a nice counter to the extremely light malts profile.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, clean, and light. Body fringes on medium, but doesn't quite cross over. Carbonation is lively and helps spread the magic. Slightly dry.

Overall: I could drink this day in and day out if I had a hankering for a lager. It hits the spot and that's all I can ask for. Damn fine take.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,268 ratings
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