Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

5,263 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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Dtopete21
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of kri1
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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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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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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2/5  rDev -50.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of hiku7
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light straw, with a 1/2 finger persistent foamy white head. Lots of small bubbles Great splotchy lacing.

Aroma of crackers and sweet pils malt; a bit of corn in the background. Floral noble hops. Clean yeast profile.

Moderate bitterness that doesn't persist too much into the finish, but lingers just pleasantly enough. Slightly earthy hop profile. Initial grainy sweetness is balanced well by crisp dry refreshing finish.

Light-medium body. Foamy carbonation gives a creamy feel upfront followed by a smooth dry finish.

Very solid German Pils, but not my favorite.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 5,263 ratings.
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