Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,242
Reviews:
2,107
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
277
Gots:
885
For Trade:
4
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a generic pilsener glass. Pours a clear, visibly effervescent golden/copper color. Small head, decent retention (a ring around the edge), and a little bit of lacing.

Smells great- strong piney hop scent mixed with lager yeast.

Tastes good as well- a lot of bitterness up front which mellows out a little into some pale malt sweetness, but stays bitter throughout. Maybe a little too much for the body.

Mouthfeel is interesting- not as quaffable as other pilseners, but certainly lively. Light body, moderately carbonated, the finish is pretty, pretty dry.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into Genesee pilsner glass,

Pours a clear golden with a nice white head and lots of active carb. Smell is hoppy with floral tones dominating, hint of grapefruit as well. Taste is nice and hoppy and spicy with a nice assertive bready malt to back it up. Moputhfeel is smooth, medium-light bodied, and prickly due to the fairly high carb and spicy hops.

This is not a slave to its style and definitely shows some American tendencies. Perhaps this is more of an Imperial Pilsner? An awesome beer that is highly drinkable and flavorful.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.65/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and slightly hazy golden yellow orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of white foamy head with very good retention and a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: Sweet bready, cracker like pale malts with some yeast and a good presence of grassy hops. Good hints of lemon zest. Nice presence of Noble and Saaz hops. Sweet, bready, and slightly spicy. Well balanced.

Taste: A very good blend of malts and hops. Upfront taste of bready biscuit pale malts with good hints of lemon. A fairly big hop presence for a pilsner. A good mix of grassy, herbal, and even some citrus hops. Some Noble and Saaz hops in the mix. A fairly robust and rich taste for the style.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp and easily drinkable although a little heavier bodied than the typical Pilsner. Finishes fairly dry.

Overall: A great take on the Pilsner style. Probably the best American version yet. Full malt flavor with a very nice backing of hops.

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 5,242 ratings.
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