Victory Prima Pils

Victory Brewing Co

USA

Go ahead, look at the bottle. You can look at it as many times as you want, it won't change. It's not green, never will be green. Yes, I realize it tastes much like all those green-bottled imports from Germany, Holland, Czech Republic, etc, but it's really a brown bottle. Definitely true to form in a German/Czech style Pilsner, with the prominent hops, with a smooth malt flavor. If this was available in Atlanta, I might make this my standby German lager. I like the use of Prima, the German slang word which is used to mean "excellent," or "sweet!" Yes, I know it sounds Italian, but if the Italians think they're bad enough to take it back, they can march their troops up to Germany and retake it. No? Yeah, I didn't think so.

Reviewed: November 12, 2005

Rating: 6/10

Pretty damn hoppy for a Pils. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, though, as there is an image of a hop on the label. Either that, or it's a pine cone. Look, I'm not a beer snob, I know what I like, and that's that. So I don't know what a hop looks like. So what? Anyway, as I was saying, I thought a Pils wasn't supposed to be this hoppy. Not bad, but confusing. Anyway, I'm giving this a seven because I liked it. It may not be a perfect example of the style, but I've never been concerned with that. And that, folks, is my opinion.

Reviewed: August 05, 2006

Rating: 7/10

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