Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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

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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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The beer gives off a grape aroma and you can taste it too.
It also smells herbal and grassy.
The head is small.
It is very smooth and fizzy for it being a light beer.
I like it because once you've swallowed it has created a wonderful after taste yet it doesnt have a heavy mouthfeel, it has a nice clean finish.

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Type: Pilsner
Head - Small to none, very light almost no lacing
Carbonation - Medium
Color - Light yellow, golden
Body/Mouthfeel - Very light beer, but does leave a bitter aftertaste, but is still very dry with and herbal malt taste.
Aroma - Slight hoppy taste, not very sweet though and the malt definitely shines through.

Great pilsner!

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Poured from 12oz brown bottle to pilsner glass. Label says enjoy by May 1, 2011.

A - The beer pours a brilliant yellow color/soft gold. Clear. A nice 2 finger white head with good retention and gobs of lacing.

S - A nice biscuit malt character with a bit of citrus and mild hop character. Mostly malt.

T - The beer starts clean with a nice even malt flavor. Biscuit and bread flavors. The middle brings a nice mild hop character. Finishes clean and crisp. Good.

M - Very pleasant mouthfeel. Good carbonation and light bodied. Smooth yet crisp.

D - I could drink this all day.

Overall, this is another Victory beer I was pleasantly surprised with. A good friend of mine told me to be weary but I liked it. I would certainly put a few of these back on a nice hot summer day. Good stuff.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-26-2011 20:07:07

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 5,252 ratings.
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