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Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,206
Reviews:
2,115
Ratings:
5,275
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
287
Gots:
892
Trade:
4
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Photo of TheCrowsEye
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dillinger
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.

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Photo of SmashPants
3.16/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Format: a standard 330mL bottle with - for a boutique, expensive beer - one of the worst labels I have seen in a while. Hopefully the beer delivers more than the package.

Appearance: poured into a pilsner glass - a fairly clear, light colour with plenty of bubbles across the profile. A thin head on top that fritters away. Not brilliant-looking.

Aroma: a decent mix of grassy hops and light malts. Nothing special, but a good, solid nose.

Taste: the flavour follows the nose - grass hops and malts. Okay.

Aftertaste: more of the malts than the hops, with some astringency.

Mouth feel: a light body with a fair old amount of carbonation. Pretty standard for a pilsner.

Overall: a standard pilsner, nothing particularly special. Add a price of AU$85 a case of 24 x 330mL and you cn definitely find better for near half the price.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tekstr1der
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a fan of this style, though I keep trying them. This is the most enjoyable example yet, sharing a lot of the characteristics of other lager styles I enjoy immensely. Pours golden with a thin white cap. Aroma has biscuit, slight caramel, grass, and mild pepper notes. Flavor follows similarly, but with less of the dry/pepper spice which ruins this style for me typically. Pretty smooth and semi-dry finish.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- A bit hazy... A tad bit at least. Slight straw-golden color. Small head.
S- Sweet hop and malt aroma. Orange undertone on the nose as well.
T-Bitter. Sour. Sweet to an extent. Everything you want in a pilsner. Sophisticated as it gets.
F-Very, very light.
O- Very good pils. Victory is doing it right!!

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Photo of ThemThangs
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smells refreshing, makes me think of Springtime for some reason. Taste notes make me think of freshly baked bread and hops. There is also a taste I get in Pilsners that I cant really describe, but whatever it is I like it. Kind of hay like maybe?

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickS95
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tpeters
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MMOSNN
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

By far the best Pils I have had to date...

Though not my preferred beer style, Pilseners are one of those styles that in my mind I should like more, but I don't, and I'm not entirely sure why. But this pils, holy crap, this is a pils I can get into. Though not much to look at out of the can - much of an also ran yellow-ish beer color, it does have a nice frothy head and a tiny bit of lacing. The smell has a malty character with orange undertones, which contrasts the crisp (is that lemongrass I taste) lemony flavor sloshing around in my mouth. Mouthfeel is very light and has a dry finish as advertised. Again, quite possibly the best pils I've had, and I'm glad I have a few more on hand to partake.

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Photo of WhackoMillah93
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nasharm
3.49/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottdsmall
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jvillefan
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of opierce
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wmcgar01
3.09/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mbjb0720
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yuno
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can into a Willi Becher glass.
4.25/3.5/3.5/4/4
A: Hazy yellow orange with heavy effervescence and two fingers of short-lived, white head.
S: Sweet, sulfuric, and crisp. A metallic tang amongst the fruity-malty grain.
T: Clean and lightly sweet. This is an excellent pilsner. But there's not a lot going on. The grain isn't sulfuric in the taste, unless that's the lightly bitter bite on the endtaste, but I think not. The mouthfeel is moderate, with some fizz and some heavier sugars.
O: Lightly sweet, balanced, clean. But aside from a mild floralness, a perfectly balanced bitterness, and an interesting whiff of fruit, I might as well be drinking fizzy wheat tea. Very mild. But sometimes that's what you want.

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Photo of BeerBobber
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Not quite so clear of a golden color topped by a finger and a half of a thick white head. Color actally leans more towards a hazy lemonade.

Smell is very floral and grassy.

Taste is very pilsner in quality, floral grassy and a bit hoppy on the end. Even picking up a bit of a salty bready note on the flavor.

Mouth is light yet a bit wet on the back end. Not quite getting a crisp finish on this pilsner.

Overall this pilsner is very nice on the taste. Seems to have that traditional grassy, herbal, floral flavor that rolls into a bit of skunk if you let it warm. Yes even from a can I can pick up some odd skunk notes. Seems indicative of the style. Overall a damn good beer for food pairing. Would love to slam some tall frosty glassses of this at our local pub while me and the wife enjoy a happy hour pizza with lots of spicy toppings. Prost!

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3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jhigham2
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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