Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Victory Prima Pils (2016 re-review)


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20Chad9976 (1578) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2016


2015 BJCP Category: 5D German Pils (thanks to Jim for this bottle!)

AROMA: Spicy, slightly piney hops. Lightly sweet malt character akin to crackers. 10/12

APPEARANCE: Darker gold color; clear and effervescent. Average, white, foamy head. Good retention and lacing. 3/3

FLAVOR: More bitter than most of the style. Strong spicy hop flavor with some piney/resiny character in the finish. Malt is light and blonde with some graham cracker taste in the background. 17/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium/light body; consistently crisp. Refreshing while in the mouth, but hops linger with a dry, starchy sensation. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Rare to see an American brew this to-spec for the style. Would be better in cans rather than bottles. 8/10

TOTAL SCORE: 42/50

DISCLAIMER: The author is not a certified BJCP judge; therefore, this score sheet is not necessarily indicative of proper BJCP judging techniques and protocol. The author is grading to 2015 BJCP Guidelines in order to prepare for examination.

NOTE: Check out my 2011 original review here: http://www.chadzbeerreviews.com/2011/04/victory-prima-pils-chadz-beer-reviews.html