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

Added by Todd on 07-27-2001

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a deep yellow with great carbonation and a fluffy white head.

S: Nose is light but with grain, sweetness, light hops.

T: Light hops, sweetness, grain, dash of hops a very, some light floral and honey notes

M: Mouthfeel is light, sweet, light booze, sweetness.

O: Drinkability is very good.

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Photo of gleeky99
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of rdruckenmiller
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured with thick white sea-foamy head. Head stayed 1/2 of original height well over a minute and maintained a thing white layer of tight small bubbles throughout. White lace clinged to side of glass as I drank. Yellow gold color and brilliantly clear.

Aroma: Initial slight sulfer smell (appropriate for style) in the nose that gives way to floral hop aroma. Light sweet grain smell. No diacetyl. Can detect a hint of floral soap. No esters.

Flavor: Light sweetness gives way to floral hops. Lingering bitterness on tongue and roof of mouth well after swallowing. Light-cereal like graininess in the background, but the floral hops definitely dominate. Some taste of sulfur on first sip. No esters or diacetyl.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation high. Finishes with tingly bitterness across middle of tongue. Medium-light body finishing dry, but with some creaminess on roof of mouth. No astringency.

Overall: This is a very refreshing beer and great example of the style. Floral hops dominate with grainy malt undertones. Crisp and refreshing. We're very fortunate to have such a high quality German Pilsner available fresh on the east coast!

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Photo of gleemonger
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a crystal clear golden yellow in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces to an extremely thin layer covering the entire surface of the beer with some thick patches and an even thicker ring at the edges. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Lovely aromas of pale malts with some noble hops present - these give the smell some grassy and floral notes with just a hint of lemon zest as well.

T: Very much follows the smell, starts with the pale malts but then the hop flavors take over - grassy, floral, and just a hint of lemon peel. There is a nice pleasant light bitterness in the finish which lingers but is not overpowering.

M: Medium bodied with very heavy carbonation. Crisp.

O: This is a great beer for the style and nice because a little bit more of the hoppiness comes through than some others. Extremely easy to drink and very enjoyable - I could and will drink several of these in a session. I'm going to have to go pick me up some more of this at some point soon.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, best buy July 20, 2012. Pours a straw yellow with a two inch fluffy white head, lots of lace everywhere. Smell is grass, biscuit, pepper, and citrus. Taste is all those things, with a peppery grass beginning and actually a hit of lemon in the finish. Taste is way more aggressive than the smell. Body is medium for the style, plenty of life, a little dry, and very drinkable. This is a very good pilsner, but didn't live up to my very high expectations.

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Photo of MichaelBurns
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of George2744
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of conorek1
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of MikeConklin
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of elec
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of srw
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of locckdown
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Beerchaeology
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of sweisel80
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JackKS
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BoatsSinkBro
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

6 pk, bottled 2 months from drinking.
-Light bodied
-Ordinary pils color.
-A definite presence of hop kick to it, not too dominating, but enough to make itself known and welcome.
-A good pilsner for the more hop-orented drinkers.
A good bottle to crack open if someone wanted something a bit hoppy but also on the lighter side.

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Photo of n00blar
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of buddyvelt
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of MrFafiso
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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