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RATINGS: 2359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
Bottle: Filtered.
Ingredients: 2 row German pale malt; Czech Saaz, German Northern Brewer hops.
Heaps o’ 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 Jackson’s 500 Classic Brews

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
phikus (96) - syracuse, New York, USA - APR 4, 2014
Weed ain’t like it was in the sixties, neither is pilsner. This is super dank yet true to style. Everything prima yet everything pils.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jack608 (1) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2014 does not count
One of the best pils on the planet the beer that introducted me to the craft beer movement

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2003 Great white head with a wonderful spicy hop aroma backed by a nice wiff of malt. The palate is first malty then hoppy with a dry finish. Great balance on a hard to get right style. Excellent well made pils!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Tonight I have seen both extremes of lager. First I tried the bland horror of Bud Light, now I discover one of the best beers that I have ever known. Golden-yellow, big white head, lots of lacing. Aroma of German noble hops, especially Saaz. Flavor of hops, again Saaz, much floral and grassy stuff in there. It's nice that someone can make a really hoppy beer that isn't an IPA or APA. This hoppiness is held up by some soft sweet malt. It's light-bodied but in a good way. I'm really impressed by this beer. Most micros seem to avoid pilsners as being too close to macro swill, but this really proves what the style can do.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brianroz99 (123) - Mullica Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2001
This one is heavy in hops! A true pils, holds up to all imports!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ElGaucho (2339) - 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 I’ve 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
maybrick350 (4) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2008 does not count
I’ve been drinking this pils for years. I agree with the NY Times panel abbout being the best pils in the world. It’s always consistent, great dry finish. Subtle malt notes and just a great crowd pleaser.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
amarcero (24) - , Vermont, USA - FEB 10, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2010 Not really a fan of Prima. It’s very dry and grassy. I’ve noticed that their beers are often grassy. Edited a few months later: They must have had a problem with grass flavors from their hops or something because I don’t get any grass at all anymore. This is an absolutely fantastic German Pils.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dchew (6) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2010 does not count
This is absolutely one of my favorite beers. Well done Victory! The color is golden with a touch of haze with a thick white head. The nose is slightly floral with some grass. The taste is incredible! Crisp, clean, medium hops, refreshing, great on a summer day or any day for that matter. A must try for all.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Emeister84 (1799) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2013 Smells of fresh, perfumy, floral, herbal noble hops, with some funky, sourdough notes. Beautiful, clear, pale golden hue, with a moderately lasting, white head. Snappy, spicy hoppiness, and German pale malt flavors equipped with biscuity dryness. Light bodied, crisp and refreshing, lively carbonation, and finishes clean with lingering floral and perfumy hop flavors.

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