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Victory Prima Pils

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ABV: 5.3%
Origin: Downington, Pennsylvania, USA

Prima Pils

Victory founders Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet are two old school friends that became home brewers and later moved into brewing professionally at pioneer craft brewers like the Baltimore Brewing Company and Old Dominion. Both trained in Germany — Ron at world renowned Weihenstephan —  so it’s not surprising that when they got together to start their own brewpub and brewery in a former bakery in 1996, German-style beers featured heavily. They now brew in a variety of styles, with considerable success — the most recent major expansion was in 2008 and the output is now approaching 100,000hl a year. They’re now one of the US craft brewers regularly exporting to the UK.

This accomplished take on a quality German pils is one of Victory’s most impressive beers, brewed from German pils malt and generous but not overwhelming quantities of whole flower Czech and German noble hops.

The yellow-gold beer has a fine white head and an intensely floral aroma with notes of pineapple. The floral burst continues on the palate but yields to crisp and biscuity vanilla malt and a fruity hop blast with a peppery bitterness. A long, dry and elegant finish remains scented and flowery with a chewy bitter nugget far back. Overall a well-crafted, accessible and refreshing beer with plenty of character.

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