Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
5,242 Ratings
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:
5,242
Reviews:
2,107
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
277
Gots:
885
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 5,242 |  Reviews: 2,107
Photo of krl2112
3/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of calcutron
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of kustard
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of jkrug5
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of GRBLUE12
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Genya
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of tommy5
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Zonayork
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of HRamz3
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Walletsworth
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice hazy light yellow with a finger of head with great lacing. Smells piney with a touch of corn in there as well. Tastes slightly skunky with a hint of pine and corn.

Overall a great pilsner with tremendous flavor without any odd aftertaste like some skunky beers have.

 281 characters

Photo of Wyattldavis
4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer! Not overpowering. Golden appearance, with a clean finish and very refreshing. Definitely not too sweet/not too much alcohol content. The hops are just right - present but not overpowering. The mouthfeel is extraordinary - big, clear crisp carbonation that isn't fizzy and feels just right. I could see this being one of my standards - especially in the summer. One of my favorite beers.

 398 characters

Photo of JanetCDavis
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Paired this with camembert, fontina, and gouda. Really nice for end of summer. Absolutely refreshing. Straightforward, with an edge of orange. Really outstanding with the creamy camembert. Would recommend as a stand-alone or accompaniment to a sophisticated dinner first course.

 278 characters

Photo of Hopscat
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of nloyless
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of BeerMeInStl
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Qbdoo
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of jupe13
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Chou
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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

Bought a single 12 oz bottle from City Swiggers in Manhattan. I must say this is my favorite German Pilsner on the market.

A - a shade below gold with a fluffy mousse like head.

S - clean with lots of earthy and noble hops present.

T - for a pilsner, this has some great depth. Big spicy and bitter hops were found but the malt was still present.

M - not much in the way of carbonation.

O - a refreshing beer that is extremely drinkable and does what it sets out to do quite well.

 486 characters

Photo of eskimojoe
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of polopaul20
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Ri0
4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured 12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Very transparent yellow straw with just a half finger of white head. Retains a thing cap during the session and thick webs of lacing. Streams of micro bubbles rise from the bottom. I would have given this a 5 if the head was bigger.

S - Scents of mellow grassy and earth hops. Grains and biscuit malt, followed by spicy hops.

T - There is quite a bit of taste going on in this Pils. The combination of German malts and hops yield a very flavorful beer. Grains, grass, earth, spice, and bitterness are waking my palate.

M - As others have noted, the carbonation was a bit lacking for the style. Light bodied with a slight soapiness.

O - My review may not seem to show how much I enjoy this Pilsener. It is a very nice take on the style. I decided to give it a try when the temps soared into the 90's and I was happy to have it to drink.

 883 characters

Photo of tmhoye
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 5,242 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More