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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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Phinner
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Great pils. One of the best craft versions on the market. Very nice bready aroma and flavor and well-balanced hops create an almost perfect pilsner. Good head and lacing with great overall flavor. Body is just right - not too heavy. This is a definite "go too" beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of viaingo
3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Type: Pilsner
Color: Golden yellow
Body: Nice and light. Perfect for a pilsner
Head: Light white head. Short and left almost no lacing but added great flavor when drank right after being poured.
Taste: Sweet with just a hint of hops. Semi-dry finish.
Aroma: You can smell the hops. Not much sweetness to the smell. Definitely detect the malty smell.

Poured into one of my favorite pint glasses, this pilsner beer was very tasty. If you are in the mood for a beer but don’t want an ale or something wicked hoppy, than this is your beer.


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Photo of sweemzander
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Enjoy by March 18, 2012.

(A)- Pours a hazy yellow color. Produced a nice cap of white froth. Decent retention. Some lace.

(S)- A nice dry biscuit and grain-like aroma. Bits of lemon and spice.

(T)- A bit more higher in bitterness, but the same dry biscuit and grains with lemon zest. But overall, a heavy underlying bitterness.

(M)- A good carbonation level. The balance is pretty good, but it is pretty bitter almost to the point of too much. But once you work your way around that, what is here is pretty good.

(D)- Again, the bitterness is really heavy, but overall this seems to be a pretty crisp, clean, and easy drinking pils.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of robbrandes
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, poured into a tulip.

brilliant straw yellow, nice tight head, great lacing. nose is an awesome mix of spiciness on the hops, not so much as a hint of diacetyl. taste - light, snappy with an impossible drinkability. a relatively small beer, so there's nowhere for flaws to hide. fortunately, there aren't any.

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Photo of tophers
4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

a: Straw colored. Very clear. Poured a thick head that dissipated, but still long lasting and creamy.

s: Has a distinctive smell to it. Spicey hop aroma. The spicey aroma is dominant with no fruitiness. No sulfur aroma or DMS

t: Crisp, with hop character forward. Quite bitter upfront that diminishes to a semi-dry finish. Medium maltiness with some residual sweetness. No fruity esters detected.

m: Medium-light body with moderately high carbonation. Refreshing beer with quite a hop bite at the back of the tongue.

o: Beer is highly to style. This is a refreshing beer that would be great on a hot summer afternoon.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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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  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of jmarklan
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear, light golden color. Very dense white head that doesn't want to go anywhere. Moderate lacing as well.

S: Smells of hops with straw and grass, a bit of malt sweetness as well.

T: Citric hops up front give this beer ample bitterness, more so than most pilsners. Straw and grass in the middle followed by biscuity malt which rounds it out.

M: Light, well carbonated. Very crisp and somewhat refreshing. A very quaffable beer.

Overall: I'm not a huge fan of the pilsner style as it seems a bit boring to me, but the extra hops give this brew more character and enjoyment. Very well done.

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3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Victory Prima Pils is a delicious pilsener. I had this on tap at ChurchKey. I usually find this style boring but this one is nice. It has a bit more going on.

A: Clear yellow colour. 3.5

S: Subtle malt with some light hoppiness. 4

T: Crisp with some malt and bitterness bitter. Earthy hoppiness. 4

M: Foamy. 4

O: 4

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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,275 ratings
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