Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Prima PilsPrima Pils

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Prima! It’s a German exclamation of joy. It’s a recognition of accomplishment. It’s what escaped from our lips the first time we sampled this mighty pilsner recipe. With heaps of whole flower European hops and fine German malts, we achieved the bracing herbal bite and smooth malt flavor that we sought. Prima… an exclamation of Victory! Prost!

44 IBU

Added by Todd on 07-27-2001

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a glowing crystal clear yellow. No head, bartender poured to the rim of the glass. Still looks pretty good though. Spotty lacing clings to the glass after a rigiours swirl.

S - aroma is light and fairly straight roasted. There are some leafy green herbal and notes possibly some mint and floral notes with lots of doughy bread.

T - doughy malt flavors up front with just a hint of sweetness. hop bitterness enters mid palate with lots of leafy herbs, and some crisp citric flavors. There is a bit of floral character in the backend followed by a lingering citric bitterness.

M - creamy yet crisp texture. Medium bodied but pretty big for a pilsner. High carbonation with tight zippy bubbles.

O - excellent American take on a pilsner. This is one of my summer go too beers. It is just flavorful and refreshing. A good times kind of lager.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Longtime favorite, first time review. Biased? Probably. I'll try my best to be objective.

Pours very yellow with a small white head. Retention clings throughout the duration of its stay in my glass. Leaves behind some soapy lacing. Nice clarity, nice color.

Usual suspects permeate the nose: fresh cut grass and a little lemon zest. It’s lack of “spiciness” stands out a bit when I think about other pilsners.

It tastes ultra fresh: probably a lot to do with the hops. Earthy, grassy, crisp. For a pils, there’s plenty of hop action, which suits me well. As in the nose, there seems to be subdued spiciness but it does make a nice appearance in the aftertaste. The malt profile makes me think of rye bread. Not too dry, not too slick.

Really very good. I went into the liquor store yesterday (Choice Mart on Mass. Ave.) and spent some time perusing their selection – dece for a liquor store. In the end I came away with a sixer of Prima – nothing exotic, just hits the spot on a hot summer day.

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3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Like a macro lager. Clear, golden yellow. Typical looking for a beer.

S- Floral hops and musty grains! Not a clean smell, if you know what I mean. Very different for a lager, even a German Pils.

T- Hoppy! The hops imparts a spicy quality to the beer. Moderately bitter finish. Carbonation is very tingly on the tongue.

M- Almost a medium mouthfeel. But overall this is an easy drinking beer. The bitterness is making it hard to drink.

This was an ok beer, Nothing special. I don't think I'll buy this beer again. It's a little too bitter, and not refreshing enough for me to warrant keeping this around.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.66/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours bright yellow, typical for a european lager, though this is totally american.
midrange carbonation. has a good one finger frothy white head after it settles down.
smells grapefruity like a mild IPA.
taste similar to smell with lots of grapefruit. tastes like an IPA lager. wonderful! does it get any better than this?

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,324 ratings