PC Pils | Founders Brewing Company

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3.83/5
Very Good
656 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pleasantly crisp, perfectly clean and profoundly crushable, PC Pils is our take on the classic Pilsner style. While Noble hops have been the preferred choice of Pilsner brewers around the world, we went with some of our favorite American varieties. Piney Chinook, pleasantly citrus Cascade and punchy Centennial make this an easy-drinker with floral hop characteristics. Pretty cool, if you ask us.

45 IBU

Added by BEERchitect on 05-26-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,038
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
656
pDev:
8.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
114
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 656 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of marcrech
3.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IBUBrew
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of battlecryawesome
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLima
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light and bright golden color with a thick two finger head with decent retention.
Aroma with notes of oranges, floral and piney hops, lots of honey, white bread and lemon peel.
Flavor with notes of orange-grapefruit citrusy, floral, spicy and piney hops, Lager yeast, malt sweetness, some earthy and dank notes, grains and lemon. Dry aftertaste with a long bitterness. Its 45 IBUs are not shy at all.
Bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Very pleasant American Pale Lager with a perfect mix of American hops with a decent punch and trying not to move too away from a Pilsner by keeping bold floral and spicy notes. It is half way to an IPL.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kwillcoates
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Arseel
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffkaller
4.13/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rufus1
3.04/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours a light straw yellow into a fifteen ounce glass mug the same temperature as the beer. Two finger white foamy head that dissipates into a thin rime. Little lacing.

Lemony notes up front followed by massive floral hops. Soapy smell.

Taste is mostly floral hops with some pine. Soapy flavor follows the nose.

Crisp and light. Effervescent.

Not my style. Unlike any Pils I've tried before.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bones10
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Timc32
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanJ1979
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of maxarvo
2.84/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Schlitz74
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a pretty good beer. It pours a nice lighter orange color, with a finger of white soapy head. This is worth a try.

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Photo of Helixoon
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden with a light haze, lots of spritzer like carbonation, and a finger of white head.

Smells citrusy, like grapefruit and a hint of dankness.

The taste follows the nose with a hint of pine, and a biscuit backbone much like a saltine cracker.

Light body, sharp, soda like carbonation.

Got this at the LCBO yesterday, drinking it on Lake Muskoka, Nov 25th, 2017. Everything I'd expected from it, but with more flavour than I'd anticipated.

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Photo of animal69
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmeto
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a slightly hazy straw golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-pomelo,lemon,grapefruit,soapy,nettle,grassy
T:
-Follows the nose
-medium to high bitterniss
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Calling this a Pils is certainly stupid, but this is a really good,fruity,slightly sharp IPL.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Carolvs
3.43/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm with the people who say that a pilsner should be a pilsner - not bad... but not a pilsner (when it tastes like a hopped-up ale).

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Photo of cmukid87
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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PC Pils from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 656 ratings
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