PC Pils | Founders Brewing Company

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492 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: Fall

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
Ratings:
492
Reviews:
143
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
8.07%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
74
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 492 |  Reviews: 143
Photo of dgmirelli
2.42/5  rDev -37%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

much to light in color, taste and feel. Lots of lemon, not for me...nice try weak carbonation, flat in minutes

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Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.48/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of antman27
2.9/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KEH
2.91/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The PC Pils certainly looks like a pilsner - light yellow with a white head, but it suffers from a bit too much in the hops department. While I don't prefer hoppy beers, I can appreciate the hop character present in many of the European pilsners. The PC Pils, however, smells and tastes too much like an American IPA, which I tend to pass on every time one is offered to me.

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Photo of Jonterman
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Euroglot
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of porters4life
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TurboBrew
3.05/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good beer.. should not be labeled as a pils. Its an APA all around.
Solid C hop backbone and snappiness. Not enough malt to balance it. its a apa. its a good beer just not for me.

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Photo of AngryDutchman
3.1/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Color: honey, not straw. Good head and lacing.
Aroma/Flavor:not unpleasant but hoppier than appropriate for style. It is a tasty enough beer and will probably pair well with the hot wings once they get here...but calling it a "pilsener" is a stretch. Premium American Craft Lager.
Mouthfeel: good, follows the head retention Not creamy and gets knocked down because of the bitterness in the aftertaste.
Overall: an okay beer but the implication of not living up to the "politically correct" suggestion of this as a "Pils" indicates that the naming committee needs to reconvene. "President Trump Bitter Blonde Lager" would work for me, not that there's a mandate for this sort of change.

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Photo of jsh420
3.14/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Cotton_27
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Committee
3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ATVIowa
3.21/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.22/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucular
3.24/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kdown
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Miami66
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tykechandler
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.26/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of heerboth
3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boverhof3
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zorro
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear yellow colored beer with a small white colored head.

Smells of citrus flowers. Scent or orange mostly. Bitter scent of willow tree. Very faint scent of pilsner malt. Little bit of pine board scent.

Starts out dry and a little savory with no particular after taste. Medium level of bitterness and a bit dry and woody. Slight sweetness to it and a little orange taste but it is quite dry.

Mouthfeel is light.

Overall this is a dry beer that is more aromatic than it is flavorful. If you like a bone dry beer this will be a good choice.

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PC Pils from Founders Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 492 ratings.
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