Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

5,239 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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4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

on-tap at Brickhouse in Vancouver, WA

appearance - golden, transparent, huge foamy white head, big retention and lacing

smell - notes of sweet bread and yeast

taste - bready and yeasty with some hop notes mixed in

mouthfeel - medium body, perfect carbonation

drinkability - refreshing, flavorful, session brew

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of McStagger
4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: bomber with a best of date of 2/29/12. Good, still fresh. Cool how some beers are best young and some are designed for aging. Pours a transparent straw color. Large bubbles. Dense head for the style. Moderate dissipation.

S: Malty, doughy, bit of tart fruitiness. Slight lemon oil and herbaceous scents as well.

T: In a word, perfect. Great, noble bitterness against an incredibly nice crackery backbone. Beautifully clean lemon zest and evergreen bitterness really kicks into gear in the end. Hop heavy for a pilsner, but without being unctuous or unbalanced. Long bittering dry finish.

M: beautiful carbonation helps keep the bitterness light and crisp.

O: Pretty much the best light lager I have ever had. A bit hoppier than many examples of the style, but incredibly flavorful and amazingly drinkable.

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Photo of Murrhey
3.41/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a mug. Reviewed live.

A- Little to no head. Golden, cloudy color.

S- Wheaty and golden malts. Quite nice smell.

T- Strange taste, wheat and bready flavors. Not what I was expecting. Bitter and some hoppiness to it. How peculiar.

M- Lighter body and decent carbonation.

O- This beer comes together nicely. The individual parts however are not so great apart.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

Photo of McNealc31
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

very light yellow and totally see through. In fact, you might think it's from Big Beer just from the look, even if it is a little hazier. But that first whiff will change your mind. Spicy and floral hops fill the glass so you know it's actually got some flavor!

There is a bit of grainy malt here, but the hops really shine through. Spicy, floral, grassy, this packs a lot of flavor from the hops, but not so much that it's overpowering. Very dry finish with the grainy and grassy flavors lingering.

One of the best pilsners there is! If only all beers marketed at pilsner tasted like this!

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #119
Served On: 02/03/2012
Glassware: Pilsner Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: Feb 12, 2012

This was mixed in with a sixer of home brews a buddy dropped off to me.

Look: Poured a bright golden yellow. The beer was very clear and had good carbonation. The head was a thin layer of white spongy foam.

Smell: Crisp and grassy aroma with some hints of spice and lemon peal. A faint malt was in the background.

Taste: The taste certainly was of a quality pilsner. First was some grassy citrus with a well pronounced lemon peal note in the middle. Finish was a quick hit of malts and then into a slightly bitter-sweet aftertaste of the grass and light citrus.

This is an excellent take on the style. I would have expected nothing less from Victory. This one would convert any BMC drinker for sure.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 5,239 ratings.
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