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RATINGS: 2371   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.6
99beerman (29) - Gardners, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2004
The second of four brews in a sampler pack from the nearby Victory brewery. A very clear greenish-gold hue with a diminutive loose-beaded head. Smells a bit like their lager, only significantly more hoppy. Very light, crisp flavor with just the right amount of hop bite before becoming IPA-like. Truly an awesome pilsener. Prost!

3.5
AcctError13610 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2004
Prima pils pours a nice yellow gold good maltyness. Great for a pilsner but seems a little plain compared to other styles. definatly hops flavors. slightly bitter finish. smooth goin down.

3.4
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2005 I suppose this is very good for a pilsner. Its hard for me to consider this very good. Theres something thats missing, that you might find in a Belgian. This pours a pale golden/yellow clear color with a medium white head. Nice grass, straw, malty aroma. Good grassy natural pilsener flavor. I drank one straight from the bottle also and it was very good. Smooth, nice.

3.3
thegreenrooster (4562) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 21, 2004
Pours a nice gold color. Nice malty aroma. Flavor is nice and hoppy with some malts coming through. A very nice Pils. Probably the best this side of the Atlantic.

3.3
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2004
bottle from pioneer 74th street NYC, Nice Golden color smells like it looks ,slight hops,.Very easy to drink clean and smooth,Good one a

3.4
rogueman (19) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2004
I am not a pilsner man, but had to try it. Not bad for a pils. Really smooth, with a good aroma and good lacing, but as expected, lacks in body and complexity. Worth trying on a hot summer day. Possibly after mowing the lawn.

4.3
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2004
Yes, I like it. I like it a lot. Mouthfeel is spectacular--soft, round, like a pillow. Good head. Bitterness perfectly balanced with oh so subtle malts. Oh I like it. I like it a lot.

3.7
Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2004
The highest ranked pilsener, so I was quite anxious to try it. And man, I wasn’t dissapointed!!! Clear golden beer with a foamy white head, looks like the typical pilsener! The aroma on the other hand has some nice bitter hoppy and slighly cheesy tones. The flavor is surprisingly sweet with lots of hops and a good bitterness in the end. Also some fruity notes in there. Soft mouthfull. This is an excellent pilsener, I wish more breweries would make pilseners like this!!

4.5
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Tonight I picked up a couple bottles of this simply because my local liquor store had it in the overstock clearance section for $0.49 each. I expected to end up with cheap, stale beer to chug down after a hard day’s work - but instead found an amazingly powerful, fresh brew with some astounding properties. Victory Prima pours very well and has just the right amount of carbonation and a quite cloudy golden hue, rather like a wheat beer with somewhat more of a golden tinge. Interestingly, one thing my sample didn’t exhibit was the prominent head mentioned in other reviews (it was weak, almost nonexistent in fact) - one of the few downsights for this rating. The aroma is out of this world. The flavor is _intensely_ floral with hints of honey and spiciness, especially cinnamon and rose. In the end, what most sets this beer apart is the deep, long-lasting, intense aftertaste. I'm standing in the strawberry patch with Sally, and it’s no exaggeration to say it has the best aftertaste of ANY light-colored beer I’ve ever tasted. In fact, this is the best self-styled American Pilsener I’ve ever had, yet perhaps it would be better termed an Alsatian style beer, as this is much more like Fischer Bitter or Fischer La Belle than Pilsner Urquell. The final step is to run back to the liquor store tomorrow and snatch up the rest of those $0.49 cent bottles!

4.3
beerlover82 (241) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2004
Deep-yellow to light-golden with small head and lacing. Aroma of malt, hops and sweetness. Medium-bodied, nicely hopped with dry hop taste and maltiness on the side. Crisp with minimal carbonation and very refreshing. An excellent beer for the summer and a very good pilsner.


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