Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

5,254 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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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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3.62/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Part of a mix 6 at World Market in Round Rock.

Looked like a hefe in my pint glass...very cloudy, murky, yellow. Was not overly impressed with the head, but did leave ok lacing throughout.

Unique scent, I liked it. Interesting combo of lemon, grassy malts, even a bit of hops...did not expect this from a plisener.

Taste did not knock me out...followed scent, but carbonation was a bit too biting. Super dry on the back end as well.

I'd like to give this one another go out of a tap, just to make sure the bottle I got was not past its prime.

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma: Piney, citrusy, spicy, noble hops.

Appearance: Clear straw to yellow body with a white head.

Flavor: Sweet bready malts with a hint of corn; probably a very lightly malt. Mild hop presence where flavor is concerned, mostly bitterness in the back. Floral notes.

Mouthfeel: Light body with a long subtly bitter finish.

Overall: Clean, light, nice hop bitterness, not much developed in the way of hop tastes. Refreshing. Pretty to look at and easy to drink.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16oz Pilsner Glass

Appearance - Wet Straw Golden color with a mildly hazy appearance. Pours a 2 finger slightly yellow head which slowly shrinks away and leaves behind some nice lacing. There's a slight foamy film that stays throughout as well

Smell - There's a big citrus scent here with a slightly malty aroma. I can smell some faint floral hops in here as well. All of this together gives it a pretty earthy smell.

Taste - There's some definite lemon and yeasty flavors here as well as a malty flavor in the back. The floral hops, much like the smell, are pretty faint in flavor too. It's a simple tasting Pilsner that tastes pretty good!

Mouthfeel - Body is pretty moderate for a Pilsner, which gives it an almost creamy feel to it. Carbonation is fairly mild as well, which helps contribute to the overall creaminess

Overall - It's a fairly earthy tasting Pilsner and it's very good as well! It's not too complex in terms of flavor, but it's simplicity and easy drinkability help make this a beer perfect for any occasion!

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a two finger head. You can see tons and tons of bubbles rising to the top. Aroma is fresh cut grass and lemon. Smells extremely refreshing. Taste is spot on. Nice grassiness and biscuity malts here. Very easy drinking. Overall, the perfect lawnmower beer. Just a wonderful pils. Nice and crisp and perfect for a hot Florida day.

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

A - Pours a golden, straw yellow color with a bubbly head that slowly dissipates. Rather clear. Light lacing. Looks exactly like a pilsner should.

S - Smells of grains, lighter malts, and faint hops. It's pretty malty for this light of a beer, but it's an attractive smell.

T - Very malty (like the smell, lighter malts), with noticeable hops flavors on the back. Very crisp and well-balanced.

M - Light to medium bodied, nice carbonation level. Crisp tasting with a nice, well-balanced aftertaste.

O - Victory's Prima Pils is the best American-made pilsner I've ever had. It's crisp, flavorful and well-crafted that is light years beyond the fizzy macros that claim to have true pilsner taste. Highly recommended!

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5/5  rDev +23.2%

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 5,254 ratings.
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