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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:
#3,221
Reviews:
2,116
Ratings:
5,278
pDev:
11.94%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
287
Gots:
893
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 5,278 |  Reviews: 2,116
Photo of McSassy
2.65/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I'm not a big pilsner fan, but this one sparked my curiosity with the hops on their label. Overall, it is hoppier than a traditional pils, but still has the lightness of a pilsner. It's easy to drink, but not really flavorfull. I'd say that it's an end of the night beer, after drinking tastier, stronger brews.

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Photo of TSuthard
3.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice straw color with frothy white head that leaves behind an attractive lattice. Faint fruity nose that dissipates rather quickly. Though not upfront with smell or the malt and hops (it hints "German"), it is a refreshing beer. It has enough body to avoid the watery feel while remaining a hot weather drink.

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Photo of Toynk
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Zombiefeynman
3.41/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of antman27
2.83/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DenverHopHead
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle with an enjoy by date of 8/10/17; into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
Appearance- very light gold with a vortex of carbonation bubbles that form a medium thick, fluffy white head. Lacing is minimal.
Smell - sweet lemon, grassy and floral hops and German malts.
Taste - nice blend of lemon sweetness and grass bitterness, as well as tasty and refreshing.
Feel - a nice balanced, yet sweet and bitter, light beer that is refreshing and easy to kick back with!
Overall- nice back patio on a hot day, BBQing, crusher of a beer.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SuomenAmerikkalainen
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uncleotis
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of GratefulJack
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of user785335
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shmuck81
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good, clean, crisp Pilsner

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
2.56/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Traditional optics. Aroma is pretty standard, some sopped grain and hop bud. Taste really missed for me, stale cardboard grain and some just really soured bitter hops that you wouldn't expect in a German Pils.

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

Photo of bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deekmon
5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Trevor_martin
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dharmelink
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 5,278 ratings
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