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Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Prima! It’s a German exclamation of joy. It’s a recognition of accomplishment. It’s what escaped from our lips the first time we sampled this mighty pilsner recipe. With heaps of whole flower European hops and fine German malts, we achieved the bracing herbal bite and smooth malt flavor that we sought. Prima… an exclamation of Victory! Prost!

44 IBU

Added by Todd on 07-27-2001

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
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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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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1.49/5  rDev -62.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5


First of all this is not a german pilsner, its more comparable to really awful American IPA. Really damn carbonated and looks like dehydrated piss with seltzer water. Taste was a watery carbonated bud light with hops. And the combination is the least satisfying. Definitely letting all the "Pros" that rated this beer so highly share this hillbilly beer to their families because I will definitely not be.

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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint...

A: Golden straw color with a finger of soapy white head. Lots of active carbonation rising up the glass.

S: Clean, fresh cut hay. Bready, doughy pilsner malt, light lemon/citrus character.

T: Grassy and spicy bitter hops, sweet bready malts, burst of lemon, very tasty.

M: Light bodied, crisp and refreshing. Excellent drinkability. Would make a great sessioner.

O: Really good refreshing pilsner. Can't wait to drink this during the summertime on the beach. A session beer for sure. Reccommended.

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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Straw hazy yellow with a small white head that leaves a small film. Good lacing.

S: Fresh light grass, a bit of lemon, pilsner malt. Crisp.

T: Lightly sweet bready notes and pilsner malt up front, then some hop bitterness and a bit of tartness comes next. Crisp, clean finish.

M: Light body. Good amount of carbonation.

O: Refreshing and crisp. Easy drinking for sure. A great Pilsner no doubt.

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,278 ratings
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