fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2004
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
When I think pils this is the classic example. Brite golden color. Two finger head with staying power. Clean crisp malt character. Almost one dementional. The hops come through in the finish for a cleansing bitterness.
cjw163 (109) - hummelstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from a variety pack. Pours a golden yellow. I smell the lemon but not the orange as other have said. very dry finish.
Not too bad. will drink again..
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2010
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Skunky but may have been the bottle. For all the good ratings on this I was hoping for something a bit more. Couldn’t get past the taste so will re-rate when I try again.
grundsow (109) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2013 The most delicious beer I’ve ever tasted! Wonderfully hoppy, bitter, and crisp flavor that is not too heavy, nor spiced.
malvrich (109) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2015 brown bottle poured into a pilsner glass
a: Clear golden yellow with fine light to average carbonation. A gentle pour yields a finger of white head that dissipates after about 5 minutes leaving a decent amount of lacing which holds nicely to the glass. Pools of foam also tend to remain on the surface of the beer.
s: Nothing sticks out. A little biscuit balanced by a subtle floral hop aroma.
t: Again, well balanced with a slight but noticeable hop bite. Smooth maltiness provides a hint of chewiness to the beer. Hops on the finish which is appealing as it lingers however I’m not getting floral as in the nose. Not nearly as hoppy as some have opined and definitely not citrusy. Maybe slightly more piny or herbal.
m: Very light body with the bubbles providing a slight tingle. Doesn’t look like much but I kind of like it. I think this works nicely against the malt too, tying the flavor profile together. I would like a bit more more carbonation in this beer.
o: Have to say I’m a bit disappointed with Prima especially after reading that it is among the absolute best in the style. Very nice of course but doesn’t really impress me in any way. Certainly nothing bad to report but while interesting, also a little underwhelming though I wouldl buy it again.
OnTheTrail (109) - Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear yellow, little head. Aroma grassy, biscuity. Taste is balanced maybe a touch of caramel with hops behind. A good clean lager.
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite pilsners. Beautiful golden color with a touch of cloudiness. A nice florally hoppy flavor hits your tongue, followed by a light sweetness. The finish is a touch dry, but not too much, with a slight lingering bitterness.
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damienv10 (108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very light crystal clear straw with a nice white head. It smells like hops, lemon, apricot, and cotton candy. Lightly carbonated but fairly crisp. Flavors are pretty straight forward. A little doughy yeasty malt, grassiness and straight to the hops. It’s very close to Pilsner Urquell, but cleaner.
sja14 (108) - Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Pours a golden yellow with a full head. Can smell the hops. Not really a fan of the style. Crisp and hoppy with a dry finish.
Coltrane (108) - South Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beer that summer was invented for. Nice hop bite, with a bit of floral hops. It beckons you to keep drinking. Freshness can be a concern, because without the hop bite the drinkability suffers.