PC Pils | Founders Brewing Company

PC PilsPC Pils
BA SCORE
68.2%
Liked This Beer
3.83 w/ 617 ratings
PC PilsPC Pils
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:
#11,456
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
617
Liked:
421
Avg:
3.83/5
pDev:
8.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
100
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of DefenCorps
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle.

A clear yellow with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is bright and hoppy - more IPL than pilsner, there's fruity citrus, a mild pine and a touch of chalk. A little honeyed toast is present as well. The palate opens bitter with a blend of pine and citrus peel, along with a moderate fruit note. Grapefruit and a light melon note are present. Light in body, drying on the finish with a lingering bitterness, this beer is solid.

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Photo of ryanmbolin
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The PC Pils is good, with a crisp feel, and mild hoppiness. This refreshing, anytime beer is flavorful, light, and enjoyable.

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Photo of muswellbeerbelly
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brewnme
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KennyDerenbecker
3.12/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of thehyperduck
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

355 mL bottle from a six-pack purchased at the LCBO; best before Feb 4 2018 and served slightly chilled.

Pours a clear pale golden colour, topped with one finger of puffy, soapy, sparkling white head. Fair retention; it seeps off steadily over the next 2-3 minutes or so, caking the interior of the glass with a webbed pattern of delicate lacing as it recedes. A thick, foamy collar and spotty cap remain in place; this is a beautiful pale lager, with a fine aroma to match. Cereal grains and crackery pale malt sweetness underlie a medley of lemon zest, orange peel and grapefruit, rounded off with a potently floral and spicy hop note.

The taste follows after the nose, with clean, grainy pale malts and a lightly doughy, crackery sweetness playing more of a background role, acceding to the C-hops. Citrus flavours abound, with lemony flavours and grapefruit pith standing out most strongly to me, overlapping with slight hints of orange peel. Floral bitterness takes over the latter half of the sip, with touches of spicy hops and a kind of watered-down pine resin note in the aftertaste. Light in body, with zippy carbonation that aggressively tickles the palate, giving this lager a very crisp texture and a highly refreshing nature. It's only 5.5%, yet it still drinks as if it's lighter than that.

Final Grade: 4.24, an A-. I feel like a lager of this quality sort of speaks for itself, so I'll just say that PC Pils is one of the best of its kind that I've had in recent memory. Definitely an APL, not a 'traditional' pils - the hops are decidedly American, both in character and quantity of usage - so purchase accordingly. This is not a cheap beer in the Ontario market at $14 a sixer, but I will still be picking it up regularly because it is a fantastic multipurpose lager with some session potential. Cream of the crop stuff, up there with Anchor California Lager.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tankg
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Clear luminous gold with one finger of white head that stays for about five minutes. Rings and splotches of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell is mostly floral hops
Taste is hop forward with fruity and floral aspects. The malts lend fair support.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with fair carbonation. The finish is lightly dry and bitter.
Overall an enjoyable beer. Bottled on date was 03/16/2017. So it was almost six months old.

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

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle into Pilsner glass. The list of American hops in Founders' pilsner leaves one leery, but they are added with a judicious hand, creating a perhaps over-crisp, but clean and still very much pilsner beer.

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Photo of waddellc2
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice pils pours a lightly chill hazed
pale amber with a nice head of white foam that settles to a thick ring, thin
pool, and features some very nice lacing. Nose of light pine hops, soft grain
notes, honey malts, and moderately heavy citrus aromas of lemon and orange
zest. Flavors surpass the nose by presentation with a soft grains and sweet
honey touched malts mingling with lemon zest hops and light orange zest with
a lightly bitter pine note on the rear that is not overpowering. Excellent
balance. Medium light body, medium carbonation that keeps things crisp
and lively, and a lightly sweet and lightly hop touched finish with touches of
citrus.

Balanced, refreshing, and perfect for this rather hot and stream ridden
day. Would be lovely after mowing the lawn.

Cheers

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Photo of n2pux
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikelm80
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very good beer

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Photo of Davidpaul37mn
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elNopalero
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an all around well done pilsner. Pours a clear golden. Hints of grain and a touch of grass. Tastes clean and crisp. Don't mind if I have another.

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

Photo of cmoore32
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mchegash
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of therealJAYZ
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rdub
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerDreadz
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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PC Pils from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 68.2% out of 100 with 617 ratings
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