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Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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4.02/5
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5,272 Ratings
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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:
#3,185
Reviews:
2,115
Ratings:
5,272
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
286
Gots:
890
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,272 |  Reviews: 2,115
Photo of JanetCDavis
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jupe13
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Chou
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Ri0
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.43/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of KYRed
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of FrankK
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of lancecenter
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl. oz. bottle picked up at the Winooski Bev while visiting family in Vermont. Poured in a Prima Pils pilsner glass.

A - Translucent straw with a thick dense head. Tons of lacing and retention.

S - Smells like an adjunct mixed with hops. A little bit of biscuity malts on the end.

T/M - A bit more bite than most pilseners. The nobel hops really shine through adding some spicy/herbal character. The carbination is just right with a nice dry finish.

O - Extremely drinkable beer, yet there is nothing that blows me away. I'll admit, however, that I'm not a huge fan of lighter lagers like this. But it does what it's supposed to do very well.

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Photo of ReverendJon
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of ianmatth
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Bright yellow-orange and clear. I could care less about appearance, so unless it's really beautiful or really ugly, it will get the average of the other ratings. Who drinks a beer for appearance anyway?

S - A little bit of hop smell, not an IPA but pretty nice for a pilsner.

T - Clean, light, and refreshing with pretty good hop flavor for a pilsner.

M - Light, dry, refreshing.

O - I'm an IPA guy, but I used to be a pilsner guy who thought Amstel was good. That being said, this is possibly the best pilsner out there.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,272 ratings
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