Victory / Prima Pils 5.3% - 355ml Bottle
Prima was real trailblazer when it hit American 21 years ago. There had simply been nothing like it before. Pilsners came to America by way of German immigrant brewers but industrialisation and cost cutting-meant that the beers soon became a pale, tasteless imitation of their esteemed forebears. The Pilsner style originated in Pilsen, Bohemia in 1838 when a Bavarian was hired to teach local brewers the German art of 'lagering'. They mastered this new style with the beer becoming so popular local brewery Pilsner Urquell gave it its name and the Germans took inspiration from the Bohemians. Prima is an amplified homage to the classic German style. The classic German noble hop varieties give this beer distinct earthy, grassy aroma and flavour. Whole flower hops (rather than pelletised) are used to retain the subtle and nuanced flavours. Prima is a perfectly executed example of the pilsner style being very light, crisp and dry with a long hoppy finish.
BREWERY // Victory
BEER // Prima
STYLE // Pilsner
ORIGIN // Downington, Pennsylvania
ABV // 5.3%
HOPS // Hallertau, Tettnang, Saaz, Spalt Select
MALT // Pilsner
TEMPERATURE // Fresh from the fridge - around 6C
FOOD MATCH // BBQ Haloumi & Broccoli. Burgers. Tandoori. Rosemary Shortbread.
GLASS // Flute. Footed Pilsner