957: Victory Prima Pils

Name: Victory Prima Pils
Brewery: Victory Brewing
Country of Origin: United States
City & State: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Style: German Pilsener
Alcohol Content (ABV): 5.3%
First Brewed: 1997

Tasting Notes
Prima Pils is a clear and golden beer with a sweet, grassy, floral hop aria. Its big bitterness is balanced perfectly with a blend of smooth, biscuity German malts. Hints of its alcohol are evident, whereas it finishes dry and amply thirst quenching.

Ricky’s Thoughts
I have had this beer before… and I REALLY like the mouthfeel on this brew. But after reading about this, and hearing it compared to Miller Lite it might change my thoughts on it. Oh, probably not. It smells good, it tastes good, and has SO much flavor to it.

The beer smells incredible, and has a wet, yet dry nose to it. Beers like this make me think of walking the streets in Europe. The beer in Europe is better, but perhaps it’s because it’s Europe. Now, what’s this beer taste like?

The beer starts smooth on the front of the palate, and slides down the back of the throat smooth, and crisp. Then, after all that a VERY dry aftertaste hits you. Going back to this, comparing it to Miller Lite, it’s not even in the same category. The bad thing about this beer is I could chug it! I just can’t get over that aftertaste and how dry it stays.

The beer doesn’t have a very big ABV, but that’s okay. It doesn’t need one. The beer is just so good. Plus, the aftertaste sticks around forever. I just love this beer. I might call this a summer beer based on the taste of all the summers I am having this season. Regardless, I love this beer.

Bottoms up people!

Rating:  4/5

Sheryl’s Thoughts
I’m not sure yet about tonight’s beer.  Looking at the bottle… well, it looks pretty boring.  It just looks like an average beer.  Actually, the beer itself in the bottle kind of looks like Blue Moon.  Not much head, golden yellow color.  It does, however, have a bit better smell to it.  I can’t really describe the smell, but it’s a good beer smell… definitely better than a domestic.  Let’s give it a try.

Well, it’s very thin.  Its consistency is pretty much like a domestic.  It does however, have a hoppier taste.  Imagine a domestic, like Bud Light, with a bit more hop to it, and that’s what this beer reminds me of.  Not a huge fan, and I probably wouldn’t buy it again.  But it’s not bad for a summer beer if you’re looking for something a little different to sip.

Rating: 2/5

956 bottles of beer on the wall…

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