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:
5,233
Reviews:
2,103
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
277
Gots:
876
For Trade:
4
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Finally got around to trying this well-renowned brew. Pours a light straw color with a foamy white head. Aroma is very fresh, spicy, and hoppy. The taste of noble hops is really the first thing that hits you upon first sip -- slightly spicy/piney, a little bit of malt -- just really well-balanced and solid. Very easy to drink. A nice crisp beer for a hot summer day or an early fall night.

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer was not undrinkable, but very hoppy for a pilsner. I didn't hate it but I would not but it again. If you like IPA's this might be up your alley. This beer is to Pilsner what IPA is to Pale ale. I didn't get enough balance of malt, in fact the hops kind of drowned out the flavors of the pilsner malts in this one. The final reason I didnt rate this beer higher was the ABV. Pilsner is a summer beer and I prefer a lower alcohol Pilsner.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of emyers
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw color with a one inch white head.

Smell: Spicy noble hops along with a light bready malt aroma. Very simple, yet enticing. Smells very refreshing.

Taste: Similar to the smell. Really highlights the noble hops with spicy, slightly piney flavors. Malt bill keeps it simple with lightly toasted malts. Fairly bitter finish. While this beer has a very developed, excellent noble hop flavor, it stays simple and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, extremely refreshing. Highly, highly drinkable.

Overall: Admittedly, I am not a huge fan of the pilsner style, but if I could get more that tasted like this my opinion could change in a hurry. I could drink this all day.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
4.06 out of 5 based on 5,233 ratings.
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