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PC Pils | Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
644 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:
#12,393
Reviews:
182
Ratings:
644
pDev:
8.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
109
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of Goofster
3.55/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EdmundBlackadder
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SkipZ
2.72/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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

Poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of grainy biscuit malt, citrus and grassy hops (the latter surprised me because of the hop bill), mild lemon and orange citrus. Flavor of pale and biscuit malt, citrus and lightly piney with a light dry grassiness, lemon and orange citrus. Finishes with biscuit malt and citrus hops with a very pleasant light, estery lemon and orange flavor right at the end. Medium bodied with light creaminess and sharp carbonation. Wasn't sure what to expect here, but this hybrid worked out pretty well. The base malt smells very biscuity, but there are lighter pale malt notes in the taste. The hops definitely lean to North America with bright citrus flavors, but there is some grassiness in there to bring back the pilsner style. It's a little all over the place, but a quite drinkable pale ale, totally redeemed by the bright citrus notes in the finish. Refreshing with a wave at a traditional pilsner.

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Photo of coopdog1000
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JTuomi
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rickklein9
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bearman13
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of stephenlee
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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PC Pils from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 644 ratings
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