Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

5,245 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

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Light gold, white head, tiny lacing, good retention for style.

S: A bit rich, great hop aromas, brown sugar, a little fruit.

T: Hops are nice and strong, and bring bold bitter flavor to this beer. Not much sweetness in the front, but some definitely comes through toward the end. A little fruit on the nose and some more later. I like the sourness at the end as well, and the little bit of burnt toast - just enough to detect, not enough to throw the flavor off.

M: Dry, clean, perfect carbonation. Exactly what I expect from this style.

D: Goes down better than most beer - isn't overly rich at all, and would make a great (temporary) friend on a hot day!

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear yellow, not much carbonation, two finger light fluffy head

S-Malt, some citrus, a little grassy notes as well

T-Starts with some wheat and slight spice with some grass and citrus sneaking in, some bitterness as well.

M-Light, not much carbonation, very crisp

O-One of the best Pilseners I've had. It has a nice touch of bitterness that most seem to be lacking.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

I dropped this bottle on a concrete floor just after getting home from buying it. The crown started leaking, so I enjoyed my first glass of Prima Pils impromptu.

This pours a clear yellow with a steady stream of bubbles rising. On the nose there is the characteristic wet grain nose but also a good deal more noble hop presence than other beers in the style. In the mouth there is a clean grain, dry, mixing with floral and earthy hops. The body is perfect medium light, and this is hugely drinkable.

Overall this is a fine beer in a style where the brews can tend to run together. The slight extra hop character really makes this stand out, and the drinkability would keep me coming back if I had regular access.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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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

12 oz bottle purchased while in Denver recently poured into my beer goblet. Best by date April 2, 2012, got it but not by much.

Appearance: A very effervescent slightly hazy golden yellow beer. The white head settled after a minute or so.

Smell: A wonderful mixture of malt and noble hops. A small amount of pine in the background but the hops are mostly earthy/floral. The malts have a nice cereal smell.

Taste: A nice amount of bitterness to balance out the very tasty malts. A bit of honey noted in the taste as well. A tiny bit of soap quality to the hops, like I enjoy in pilseners.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thin, but this one should not be thick. The flavors coat the mouth really well.

Overall: A fine example of a pilsener. If only Budweiser drinkers knew what they were missing.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 5,245 ratings.
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