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RATINGS: 2294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: 2 row German pale malt; Czech Saaz, German Northern Brewer hops.
Heaps oí hops are hiding under the full, frothy head of this elegant Pils. All German malt subtleties linger beneath a long dry finish of this classy quencher. One of Michael Jacksonís 500 Classic Brews


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 Re-Rate:Hazy,goden color. Pillowy head settles to a milky ring. Aroma is grassy with spicy,floral hops. Huge,sweet,malty,front is one to not forget(for a pilsner).Very clean malt taste as well.Followed by grassy,straw-like flavors. Finish is top notch for a pils.Very pleasently dry.The combo of hops and the USE of malts make this a pils not just for the lighter fans.Full of flavor and SPICY!! hop burps

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 22, 2002
A very good pilsener. A prime example of how a lighter style doesnít need to be flavorless. HOORAH!!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dionysian (39) - Paris, FRANCE - AUG 22, 2002
Not really what I wanted in a pilsner.. Perhaps I got a bad batch, will try again soon to make sure. Much like an overwight female riding a tiny tricycle, it was good, but I wasnt horribly impressed.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
uglybastard (101) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Think I got a bad sixer of this stuff. I just didnít like it a whole lot. Giving Victory the well deserved benefit of the doubt, Iíve rated high (Yeah I know it doesnít seem that way but what I got out of the bottle seemed like a macro holland import). Iíll have to re-review this later. Light golden in color with a nice creamy white head. Sweet hoppyness in the nose bit of mown grass as well. Lots of dry hop flavor with a bit of cardboard taste in the background. Bit of veggie flavor in there also as well as a tartness that runs around the tongue.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Light golden color, huge bubbles, generous fast-dying head. Big, big nose: apricots, 7-up (lemon/lime), slight date/caramel maltiness. Great dry/bitter flavor -- at the opposite end of the spectrum from Lakefrontís Klisch Pilsener, my other favorite American Pils; this is like the driest of champagne, with dominant grapefruit and orange flavors, giant hop bitterness, but a decent body and woody maltiness to balance. Long tough finish. Absolutely great pils, refreshing but not something you can toss back brainlessly. Starting to get the picture on this brewery...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ElGaucho (2275) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2002
Had this for the 1st time at the City Pages beer fest in Minneapolis a few months ago, and loved it, but the 3 oz I tasted were not enough to form a complete opinion. Now that I have, I have nothing but positive things to say. The 1st impression is a citrus fruit hoppy aroma. The appearance is unique; the cloudy, amber-gold hue with a thick white head provides an alluring attractiveness. This is quite possibly the best pilsner Iíve ever had, which means it supplants Urquell from the top of my list. There is so much flavor and complexity here, it is almost unfair to other Pilsners for Prima to be an entry in the Pilsner category. Nevertheless, the bar has been raised, and we all will benefit from competitors attempting to best the Prima!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Best American brewed Pils Iíve ever tried...has that un-defineable extra certain something that makes it stand out, not sure if itís the fantastic malt flavor, the perfect balance, or the picture perfect noble hop bitterness and flavor...Prima pils is definitely "all that"!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jekoslosky99 (4) - Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2002 does not count
Truly one of the finest American pilseners. No need to travel to Prague!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 2, 2002
Top notch Pilsener. Do these guys make any bad beers? Plenty of descriptions already so if your thinking of trying it, do yourself the favor.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bill Becker (479) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 31, 2002
I had to go mail order just to try this Pilsener out and I have to say, it was one of my better decisions. Iíve never tasted a more bold sample of the style: Enormous hop flavour when first poured..almost like itís a totally unbalanced brew complete with enormous carbonation but wait a few moments and everything seems to settle down. The taste of malt finally creeps in and the huge bubbles are now small. Almost like 2 beers in one; the foamy head is retained through both stages of this beerís life. ;^)


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