PC Pils | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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:
#18,906
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
747
pDev:
8.36%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
135
Trade:
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Photo of Buck_Jones
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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

Photo of entenduintransit
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of StJamesGate
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

CAN
Platinum; grass, wax, + slight lemon; slight cracker, lemon boiled sweets, flashes of honeydew, touch of herb, and tangerine linger; crisp + oily.

4 4.25 3.75 4 3.75

Chinook, Cascade, Centennial

All lemon - but deep hoppy lemon, like Lemondrop or El Dorado. But low IBUs, no grass, and invisible malts. Falls short as a pils until it opens a bit; the fruity notes give this legs.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.4/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bankboy66
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow with a two finger head. Smell is a little citra and a little hops. Taste follows...very clean not bitter but pushes up to a session IPA hippiness. Not bad.

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Photo of meatyard
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillWillows
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stanale
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of travelguy
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wmscottsimpsonjr
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellow straw with moderate, bubbly head that quickly reduces to moderate lacing. Smells like floral and citrus hops, particularly Cascade. Nice smooth flavor of light pils malt with the hops. Lightish bitterness. Moderate carbonation. Easy drinking, clean, and refreshing.

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Photo of NJHophead4
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A Pilsner for the IPA lover. This is a really solid beer, with a perfect malt slash hop compliment. At around the same price as Yuengling, this is an absolute steal. I don't begrudge the hard-working craft Brewer from getting two bucks a bottle, but at about half that price, you can have a really satisfying hop forward beer with this one. The biggest problem with this beer is that it is very hard to find, even though it's better known Brothers of All Day IPA and Centennial IPA can be found pretty easily. This has become my go-to beer, which means a lot since I normally do not like pilsners.

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

As I do when I review any lager, I must state that I am generally not a fan of lagers. This Pilsner, however, could make me a fan. This poured from can to pint glass clear yellow with a nice amount of carbonation and a 2 finger white foam head that left a small amount of lacing on the glass. The first thing that I noticed upon smelling the aroma was that this did not smell like any other pilsner I have ever had. It had a lemony aroma, mixed with a little floral thing going on. I really like that. The taste was very, very clean with a surprising amount of lemony flavor that I certainly have never had in any other Pilsner...not that I have had a lot of them. There is a sufficient amount of bitter that says with you after each mouthful as well. Much more enjoyable than a classic pilsner, at least from what I remember. Will certainly be drinking this more.

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Photo of BeerMan247
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hellpop65
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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PC Pils from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 747 ratings