Prima Pils | Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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5,233 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:
5,233
Reviews:
2,103
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
11.82%
 
 
Wants:
277
Gots:
876
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,233 |  Reviews: 2,103
Photo of Jlabs
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nobledust
4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of matcris
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

For the style. A very clear beautiful gold in color with a finger + of white soapy head that lasts forever and leaves a sticky lacing down the glass. Lots of bubbles rising up in the glass. The aroma, I can smell it a good foot away. Pungent grassy/grainy hops, sunflower seeds, black pepper, and when I get my nose into it, some lemongrass, and a nice biscuit malt. With the flavor, black pepper, grassy, slight citrus, nice bready/cracker malt, and a subtle but present, building bitterness. Very very dry, a little too dry, for me. Nice full body for this style, average carbonation. Very good brew, you get so much to think about with the aroma, and the flavors compliment that well.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lushious golden body with the perfect amount of haze, with a 2 finger fluffy head. Lots of glorious lace left as well. Just awesome. As good as it gets for a pilsner.

Crisp malts and honey on the nose, light oat.

Very tasty, very clean. Lots of grain flavors to start, with a pleasant fruity banana aftertaste. This is not devoid of hops however - as lots of czech influence comes out to play with sharp biting hops thoughout. Bready finish.

Feel is crisp, smooth, clean. Exactly as a pils should be.

Overall, I totally get the hype with this one. A world-class pilsner in every right.

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Photo of CervezaNY
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vetbidder
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice look for the style. This smells just like a Pils should to me. Bready malts galore. Based on the fact that this is a pils, taste is really good. Just a slight hops bitterness after the initial malt flavor burst. Prickly carbonation and a smooth finish round out this beer. This has to be at the top of my pils list. (So far). Really drinkable. Sometimes when I get something like this, it reminds me of what all those adjuncts should have tasted like that I drank for so many years.

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Photo of Mjkatona
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not served in a pilsner glass and best enjoy date of 22 June 2016, so 6 months past best by date.. none the less it wasn't the worst beer tasted but cannot give a true rating. Would try again.

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Photo of arklin
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Randolph96
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerucee
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got hold of this authentic German oils, it did not disappoint!

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Photo of Jacobus79
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bushwack
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; pale gold in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a very thin cap; nice lacing;

S: grainy malt; a hint of grass;

T: muted; follows the nose; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: very easy drinking;

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Photo of Cyalatermd
4.86/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my absolute all around favorite beer, its the only constant in all of my rotations. To me, thiz is exactly how beer should taste. A gem to say the least.

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Photo of AGawinski
4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of madelf66
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cjf
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

German crispness and more!
Extremely refreshing. If you appreciate German beers, this one is for you.

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

Photo of bankboy66
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very crisp and slightly hoppy. There is definitely some black pepper hints and fizz is upfront. I like this beer but don't love it. It's certainly worth a try.

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Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not my first Prima Pils! Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Semi-transparent, murky, pale golden color. Small head, light carbonation. Not much on the nose but can certainly pick up the hops. Taste is only slightly bitter from the hops but oh man ..this tastes like a beer should taste. Nothing special..just pure BEER taste. This one would be easy to slug down on a hot day after a few hours of yardwork. Just a great pilsner.

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Photo of crimsonfloyd
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light gold, almost translucent, with pale white head. Leaves a nice lace. Smells of salt and pinenuts. Nice crisp beer with tastes of pine and lime. A but of a smokey flavor as it heats up. Virtually no sweetness. I wish the mouthfeel was a little stronger, because the finish feels like drinking water. Still, top to bottom, this is a very strong pilsner.

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Photo of takusan1000
4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L -- Hazy straw yellow with a big white head. Minimal lacing
S -- pilsner, phenolics. Very mild
T -- yeasty, slight honey sweetness, mild hops
F -- astringent mouthfeel, bitter but not overwhelming hop aftertaste

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Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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