PC Pils | Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
656 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:
#13,103
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
656
pDev:
8.36%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
114
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 656 |  Reviews: 184
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

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

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Electros
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Brewing Co. "PC Pils"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED ON 04/04/17..." and sampled on 08/04/17
$2 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Look: Slightly hazy golden body beneath a finger-thick head of bright white that drops shortly but leaves some nice "branches" of lace rising along the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Citrusy and mildly piney with with the three C's of American brewing (Cascade, Chinook, and Centennial) over a grainy malt base.

Taste: As the aroma suggests, the hops float over the lightly sweet and grainy malt base with notes of citrus (orange/tangerine, light lemon, sweetened grapefruit), and soft pine. A firm bitterness balances it and helps to dry it in the finish.

Feel: Medium bodied and gently crisp.

Overall: Quite enjoyable. 1/2 American pale ale, 1/2 pilsner.

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Photo of tyronegangsta
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nosquatch
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of hoppytobehere
3.36/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can dated 5/30

I get that they're going for some new age hopped up pilsner, but this was too one noted for me. It was all hops, no balance, and no body. Drinks a lot like a session IPA, which is a style I avoid. But hey it's cheap!

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Photo of jbehlar
2.73/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Appearance: Pours a "wheat" shade of gold with a 1/2 finger of fizzy white foam that dissapates to a thin froth. Very clear, you can read through it. Well carbonated.

Aroma: I really wasn't getting a malt aroma. More piney and citrusy.

Taste: Again more hoppiness than anything else. A little fruitiness and a slightly bitter lingering for a short time.

Mouth feel: Medium light in body. Nicely carbonated and very smooth.

Overall: I was expecting something different but this was a very quenching and tasty ale. Getting more net to time I hit the store.

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PC Pils from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 656 ratings