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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle exp. feb 15th

Cloudy golden color with orange hue. Fluffy head with good lacing. Smells very biscuity with some orange zest. Taste is very biting for a pilsner - the biscuity aroma translates, as does the orange zest. Tastes almost salty. Mouthfeel is a little dry.

Great pilsner. Even being past the best by date, it's some good swill.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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2/5  rDev -50.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of Finn
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very bold and flavorful german style pils. Lots of hops throughout the flavor and aroma, and quite bitter. Decadent for the style, even. But VERY good. Probably more of a hop-head's pils rather than an every man's pils. Very well crafted and tasty.

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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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%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a hazy light orange-yellow amber. Half finger fine white head with moderate retention and lacing. Light aroma of sweet malt, hay, faint hops. Taste is sweet malt, a hint of citrus, dry grassy flavor. Blends nicely into a hoppy finish leaving a pleasant hoppy malt aftertaste. Medium bodied. Not very complex, but nice flavor progression and integration. A very nicely done pilsner.

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4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 fl. oz., poured into a pint glass.

It’s been an interesting day, to say the least. Time for some relaxation, guitar playing, sports on TV, and a beer or two before hitting the rack and starting the whole crazy cycle over again.

A: It has a nice color to it – much more yellow than amber or gold. An aggressive pour produces a 2 cm head, the color of straw. The head is quite bubbly, and dissipates in less than a minute, leaving almost nothing on the sides. It’s more or less what you would expect from a beer of this type.

S: It’s not a powerful aroma – I would opt to call it subtle, or understated, or, perhaps, nonexistent (kidding). Subdued might be the correct descriptor. I’m reaching for it, but I’m picking up hops, grass, lemon – the usual suspects. There’s a very slight malty note behind it all, but you really have to be looking for it.

T: You are rewarded with a nice hoppy flavor; along with it, you’re going to pick up some pine, some grapefruit, some grass, and a tiny bit of malty sweetness. The proportions aren’t too shabby, and the flavors play well together. There’s also a wee bit of breadiness to it, certainly not disappointing, a nice discovery. It’s rather tasty indeed.

M: This beer has a nice mouthfeel if you’re into hoppy beers; lucky for me that I am. It’s light-bodied, fairly well-carbonated, plays nicely over the palate, and leaves a nice, dry hoppy finish. It’s a good solid choice.

O: If you’ve read this far, you won’t be surprised to find that I really enjoyed this beer. Good color, the aromas were enticing, and the taste was quite good, with well-balanced flavors. Mouthfeel was on point, and this is one that you can enjoy with a multitude of activities. It’s really good with fried chicken, by the way. Cheers.

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2.65/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden color with a thin white lace of head. Beautiful floral hops on the nose with a touch of citrus. Light in body with good carbonation. Very clean malt bill with a spicy hop finish. Good hop showcase with no real malt body . Bitter dry finish while still wetting the palette. Floral hops linger in the mouth.

Unfortunately though the beer just kind of drinks like a hopped up light beer. Light and fizzy with a big bitter finish. The lack of any sort of balance ruins the drinkability that a pilsner should have. Good if your hop lover but not as good as I expected.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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