Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Prima PilsPrima Pils
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Pennsylvania, United States
victorybeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,240
Reviews:
2,106
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
277
Gots:
885
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,240 |  Reviews: 2,106
Photo of dcmchew
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bankboy66
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very crisp and slightly hoppy. There is definitely some black pepper hints and fizz is upfront. I like this beer but don't love it. It's certainly worth a try.

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Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not my first Prima Pils! Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Semi-transparent, murky, pale golden color. Small head, light carbonation. Not much on the nose but can certainly pick up the hops. Taste is only slightly bitter from the hops but oh man ..this tastes like a beer should taste. Nothing special..just pure BEER taste. This one would be easy to slug down on a hot day after a few hours of yardwork. Just a great pilsner.

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Photo of crimsonfloyd
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light gold, almost translucent, with pale white head. Leaves a nice lace. Smells of salt and pinenuts. Nice crisp beer with tastes of pine and lime. A but of a smokey flavor as it heats up. Virtually no sweetness. I wish the mouthfeel was a little stronger, because the finish feels like drinking water. Still, top to bottom, this is a very strong pilsner.

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Photo of takusan1000
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L -- Hazy straw yellow with a big white head. Minimal lacing
S -- pilsner, phenolics. Very mild
T -- yeasty, slight honey sweetness, mild hops
F -- astringent mouthfeel, bitter but not overwhelming hop aftertaste

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

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlitz74
3.18/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This is an above average beer, but this is not spectacular. I poured it in to a Sam Adams glass and had little head and it had grainy color. The smell was descent, it left very little lacing in the glass. it is worth a try.

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Photo of Ctb6582
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kubishark
3.76/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Light gold and clear, like a good pilsner should look. Smells malty and hoppy, a bit like black pepper. Taste is crisp and clean, but certainly with those hops and BLACK PEPPER. It tastes like someone took a pepper shaker and unloaded it into my beer. Thankfully I like a peppery bite, so it doesn't bother me, it's just notable. Feels very crisp and light, very clean, exceedingly sessionable. Overall this is a good pilsner, not my favorite, but one I'll probably have again here and there.

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

Photo of Jacob17
3.15/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Benish
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalebM
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SensorySupernova
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brayton
2.74/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Sabtos
3.02/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear yellow-gold with a large, bright white, foamy head.

Smell is banana bread, or is it cornbread, with bitter grass, a little piney cologne, and even some pungent funk. I get tortilla chip as it warms.

Taste is astringent hops, grass, grapefruit rind, and pine tar. This is wild, and somewhat harsh--I see why this was considered, and still is, extreme for the style. Lemon and light wheat are also there.

Feel is quite dry and bitter.

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Photo of Pat56
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear yellow to gold. The smell and taste are pilsner but with more hops than expected on both the nose and the mouth lending enough bitterness to strengthen and add depth to the taste without overpowering the drinker. Clean and crisp feel that is easy to drink. This beer can be enjoyed quickly as a refresher or over time to savor a traditional pilsner with added hop complexity.

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Photo of dogfishbrawler
4.61/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It is pretty hard to screw up a pilsner and I have had a few pilsner's that don't taste right at all. Victory Prima Pils is not one of those screw ups. It is very basic but very clean and complex. The color is exactly what I would expect from a good german pilsner. Golden with a slight cloudyness to it. The taste is very crisp, citrusy, and slightly sweet. Overall a joy to drink and a beer that will not get old anytime soon.

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

Photo of Curt3
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of WesMantooth
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Took me awhile to finally try this one. No date on my single bottle, but I am surprised at how unclear it is. Pretty foggy. It also lacks in crispness a bit. More malty than grainy. Nice flavor, but not what I expected.

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Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 5,240 ratings.
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