PC Pils | Founders Brewing Company

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3.83/5
Very Good
727 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:
#15,318
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
727
pDev:
8.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 727 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wolvmar
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour: 12oz can poured into 10 oz hotel tumbler at Bay Harbor Inn. Golden color with some depth to it. 1 ginger white foam head that quickly dissipates with no remnants or lacing.

Nose: slight lemony hops. Not much else.

Taste: lemony flavor with notes of pine and grapefruit. Surpringly bready malt backbone. Not thin at all. Slight bitterness but relatively clean taste. Not as crisp as a traditional Pilsner.

Mouthfeel: fairly rich, moderate to high carbonation. Clean finish.

Overall: a summer, or anytime, go to beer for me. Light enough but with substance some pilsners lack for me.

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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
3.07/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The hops are certainly notice on this Pilsner - mildly floral & herbal, packing a sharp bitter punch on the back of the palate, the foundation doesn’t jump-out as a Pilsner, it is pretty non-descript & seems more like a pale wheat beer or pale ale.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

CANNED ON 05/03/18 stamped on bottom of 12oz can, poured into Duvel tulip.

Appearance - Hazy yellow body. Small white head. 4

Smell - Grassy. What I remembered my earliest beers smelled like. Something fresh and floral, and after a rain, but mildly so. 4

Taste- Hoppy and smooth. Much more potent than I'd expect from a pils. 4

Mouthfeel - Smooth and only mildly alcoholic but forceful- 4

Overall - Very enjoyable and even a good session beer, despite its strength. 4.25

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

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

Photo of rjp217
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Impetuous
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear, golden body with good white head and light lacing.

Flavors are floral and citrus and some biscuit malts, ending in generic bitterness. Strong carbonation.

Generic but good.

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Photo of ScottK22
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaten454
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wfreitag
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ferracal
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Siwa154
3.07/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hazy tan-yellow. One finger head, disappears after a minute or two but leaves fluff. Pretty good taste, more like an IPA than a Pilsner, fruity, hoppy, taste.

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Photo of MEEK6382
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ben_tries_brews
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Livyatan1996
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty cool indeed. Pours a slightly hazy yellow, with a finger-ish of white head that settled to a bit of fluff across the top, zero lacing. Smells like classic pilsner malts with a good slap of hops, lemon and pine mostly come through. Taste doesn't shine as much as the aroma, but the floral hops are very welcomed. Crisp and super crushable, in fact its gone already and I just poured it. Summer afternoon in a bright yellow can

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Photo of Thomash-houston
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LarryV
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pilsner glass, pale golden color with a 1 inch head that's quick to dissipate. Aroma is grainy with a hint of floral hops. Crisp and clean tasting with a pleasant hoppiness, pretty dry which I like. It's 90 degrees out and this beer is hitting the spot. Not a traditional pils but a damn good spin on the style.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oberon
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dogo88
3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WolfCola
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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PC Pils from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 727 ratings