Blind tasting review
Victory Prima Pils
Victory Prima Pils

Family Pale Lager Style Continental Lager
Country USA (PA) ABV 5.3%
Price $$$ Packaging 12oz/355ml bottle
Characteristics Bitter, hoppy

Overview Many craft beer drinkers avoid lagers, having discovered that the light-bodied, low-hops versions of their youth no longer satisfy them. Even if you’ve become one of those anti-lager snobs, you owe it to yourself to try a hoppy Prima Pils before you swear off pilsners.

Flavors and aromas A dusty, fresh hop nose is fairly intense, well out of the normal range. There’s not much malt in the nose, but there is a hint of cooked corn. The hoppy flavor dominates the palate, even past the bright, lingering balance; all of this is accentuated by bright, fresh carbonation. Bitterness dominates the finish, but there’s enough body to balance it out. This beer combines traditional Bohemian pilsner flavors with high-energy American nonconformism, and the result is an unusual but tasty lager.
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