Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

5,233 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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4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Victory is amazing, and really knows how to brew lagers. Been drinking this one a while, finally throwing down a review.

Nose is awesome grassy, fresh, snappy, bright hops.

Taste and feels: amazing. I think they should have an American Pilsener style created based off of this wonderful take on the central European classic. It's much more hop-forward with a crisp bitterness that almost steals the show, as compared to German or Czech styles. So fresh feeling. Lemon-like acidity and citrus combines terrifically with the crackery/grain/bread malt --malt is very delicate as compared to bready backbones in other styles. Drinkability is off the charts. This is my go-to "light beer", but it's never short on full flavor.

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light straw coloring with two fingers of white head. Good retention, and solid lacing to the bottom.

S - Very citrusy hops aroma, lemony. Mild floral hops, with a dry light malty aroma.

T - Lemony citrus hits right away, some yeasty malt backbone as well. Light hits of floral hops, dryer. Just a very tasty Pilsener.

M - Nice light refreshing body, solid enough to not be "fizzy".

O - I'm not usually a Pilsener guy, but really enjoyed this one. Very nice hop profile, refreshing.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

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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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4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into tall pilsner glass
A – Slightly golden straw colored clear brew produced a 2+ finger white head that left mild lacing with decent retention 3.5
S – Overall an enticing nose of grains, lemon, grasses, mild floral notes 4
T – Surprisingly malty/bready to me with mild lemon zest and a nice bitter finish that is faintly spicy. Excellent balance, now on my best of the style list. 4.5
M – A light moderate on the palate with lighter carbonation 4
O – Malts are toasted and light, bright overall taste and excellent drinkability make this an exceptional pilsner IMO. 4.5

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  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%

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 5,233 ratings.
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