It is the week of my birthday so lets celebrate all week long with some good beer. You all have my permission (not that you need it…)…so drink up!
Beer #246 is Prima Pils by Victory Brewing Company. This German Pilsner is brewed in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. The ABV of this PA beer is 5.3%.
The appearance of tonight’s brew was a clear pale yellow and it had a nice white head. The nose was very hoppy for a Pilsner, lots of citrus going on in here. There was also aromas of grains and grass. The lemony flavor and lemon peel bitterness hit me up front in the taste. That bitterness mellows out towards that back end with a slightly sweet bread flavor. It finishes very clean, dry, and with a nice bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel was nice, medium bodied tipping the scales towards, ever so slightly, heavy. The carbonation was nice with a prickly feeling on the tongue. This was highly drinkable, very crisp and quite refreshing.
I think this just might be my favorite Pilsner. They usually aren’t my thing but this was really, really good. I loved how the hops really took over and the malts were just playing second fiddle. I wish it was a scorcher heat wise when I was drinking this as I think this would be perfect compliment to a hot muggy summer day. I could also see this being an excellent compliment to one of my favorite styles of food, hot & spicy Thai. All in all, an excellent Pennsylvania brew!