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PC Pils | Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
636 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:
#12,240
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
636
pDev:
8.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
106
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 636 |  Reviews: 181
Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Dave1999
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of foundersasap
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Act25
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I think I found my favorite hoppy pils altho there are many good ones. Founders likely to produce the best.

A) Pours a bright, clear honey yellow body, with a fizzy bubbly 1+ finger head that fades slowly and laced a few dots.

S) Nose lager malts, bakery bread dough, sour dough, cracker, hoppy flower, fruits and grassy hop.

T) Taste is better with more brassy, grassy hops in front, lots of mild floral herbal, grassy, see-sawing into toasted grainy pilsner malts, bakery bread dough, cracker, and landing in a cleansing, pleasing hop head bitter finish, which I love.

F) Mouth is med with soft and crisp lager notes, well carb. Cleansing, bitter. Neat. Great summer go to. This, Baba Black and Dales are all I need all summer with occasional strong stout.

Love it. Try 24.

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Photo of BlackBeerDown
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a narrow pint glass: color is hazy straw gold, head is white with fine to medium bubbles, head laces the glass sides.

Smell is neutral: not much malt and only a hint of citrusy cascade hops.

Taste has more to it with a dry malt, no real malt flavor, then citrus cascade hops, bitter centennial, and bit of earth from the chinook.

Mouthfeel is crisp, biting, moderate lingering finish.

Overall a bitter, crisp, punchy american style pilsner - i don't get much malt presence as the hop flavors dominate.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours a hazy yellow straw color. This beer is dated 4/04/17. Smells like lemon and pineapple. Tastes like a watered down IPA. Not necessarily bad, I would have again. Finish is crisp and refreshing. Overall having been only drinking IPA's , I was looking forward to a more traditional Czech style Pils.

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Photo of madelf66
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WickedBeer
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Apellonious
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can 4/4/17 poured into a Guinness pint glass. A clear gold, very active carbonation, with a one finger sudsy white head that retains for about half the glass. Bright floral/citrus on the aroma, with some bread notes. The taste is tilted toward the citrus side of things versus a more traditional Pilsner. Medium light to light feel, with only a tinge of sharpness on the finish. Overall, makes a for fast drinker well suited for the summer heat.

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Photo of mthomp081
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedho21
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mando31
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Hayes86
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

On tap at Vermont Tap house. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a glossy burnt yellow color with a semi-transparent to off-haze to it. Film of a white head sat at the top of the beer. The smell started off with a sweet corn with a flaked breadiness to it. The flavor was basically the same with a decent sweetness to its aftertaste. Quick wet sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation rides light enough to allow some sticky saltiness to it. Overall, decent as a German pilsener. could have again.

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Photo of Donkster46
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monk2021
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dripa8
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Raime
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Founders never disappoints ( well except for devil dancer ) but otherwise. Random $1.99 grab from my local Meijer

Look - Impressive for the Pils style. Nice yellow with a golden hue that allows a two pillow head to lay amongst the top. Low carb with moderate stick.

Smell - Fruity. Like fruity pebbles level fruity. Touches of honey. Some obvious malt for the balancing factor.

Taste - Yeah no whatever hop profile they pulled here is fruity pebble esque without a shadow of a doubt. Is this really a pilsener? Either way it's a great beer. Wheat as would be typical for the balancing factor.

Feel - Just a touch thin but moderate considering the style. Nice and flowery as it sits around the mouth alongside that aforementioned fruity pebble stuff.

Overall - Once again Founders does an excellent job. A super and perfectly picked hopped pilsener. Best pils i've had in aeons. Nope, it isn't German so you purists can cry as you may but this is just astounding. Have a day in the small cabin up north after a kill or a day out on lake erie bringing in a few dozen pounds of largemouth. You won't ever go wrong with this brew.

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

PC Pils from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 636 ratings
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