Sunday, March 29, 2009
Prima Pils, Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown Pennsylvania
A few busy weeks and a cold that kept me from properly tasting fine ales and once again, I'm back...Our next beer is a bit of a change up from the winter beers and barleywines enjoyed recently. The Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company is Downingtown, PA is 5.3% with hops that include German and Czech whole flowers and 2-row German Pilsner malt. It is available year round with fairly consistent distribution all over. Let's give it a try....
It pours a bright wheat color.
The aroma is sweet with grapefruit and hop.
It is bright and clean with definite hop in the medium body. The grapefruit tones develop in the body and follow to the finish. An easy drinker with some nice honey tones and hop that balances well while drinking.
The aftertaste is bitter. The hop gives a little more punch and the bright citrus fruit tones work nicely with the bitterness. It is a full flavor beer that has a lot of character.