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Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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5,275 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:
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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
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 +5.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
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 -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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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - 4.5
Pours a hazy two fingers of dense, white, marshmallow-like head over a clear body of pale gold. Very good head retention and lacing.

Smell - 4.0
Malt aroma is slightly sweet, reminding of a fresh baked white loaf with some powdery husk. Noble hops are herbal and perfumy but not in an in-your-face way. Very German. Gut.

Taste - 4.0
Sweet, slightly powdery, bready Pilsener malt backbone, followed by herbal, slightly spicy hop flavour, a fair whallop of bitterness and finishes bone dry. The lean body really lets the hops punch above their weight in this assertively bitter beer. Alcohol becomes apparent with increased temperature.

Mouthfeel - 4.5
Light bodied and moderately carbonated, fine bead ensures a smooth, near creamy mouthfeel.

Overall - 4.5
An excellent example of a German Pilsener and a very enjoyable beer. I think it's very important to serve this at the right temperature. Straight out of the fridge it was all hops and bitterness. After a few minutes it was a lovely balance and a few more minutes and it started to take a less pleasant, boozy edge.

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5/5  rDev +24.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a bottle of this at Julios. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a Crystal clear straw colour with a fizzy one finger head that faded to leave a thin halo and light, slightly sticky side lacing.

S - Smell is slightly a let down. Perhaps not as fresh as others I've tried, this has the nice honey sweetness on the nose along with some super faint grassy hop aromas.

T - Taste is similar just not quite as subtle. Nice honey malt sweetness followed by some slight european yeast/bread notes and a nice grassy, earthy, slightly bitter hop finish.

M - Mouthfeel is very nice, with a good crispness to it, super drinkable. Goes down very easy.

O - Overall, prima pils is a super enjoyable pilsner. Better when fresh, for the price its hard to beat this incredibly drinkable, light beer. Just good stuff.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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