PC Pils | Founders Brewing Company

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575 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
Ratings:
575
Reviews:
169
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
8.07%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
94
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 575 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of WickedBeer
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Apellonious
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
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 -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedho21
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mando31
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Latarnik
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayes86
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monk2021
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dripa8
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Raime
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hilltop1215
3.14/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of AD17
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HermitDan
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Smells bready, floral, and a little hoppy. Tastes on bready malts and some bitter hops. Medium-light mouthfeel with medium carbonation. This is a very refreshing and delicious take on a pilsener.

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Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of herman77
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeWard
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a glass. NO freshness dating could be found, which is unusual for Founders.

Pale hazy yellow body. Small white bubbly head, which quickly disappears.

Clean, slightly lemon, aroma.

Sharp biting taste. A suggestion of hops, some lemon.

Light heading toward medium on the mouth. Slightly sour bitter finish.

Overall, and I admit to not being a big fan of the style, this one was okay by me, though nothing special.

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Photo of Botulizard
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chefduff2
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brutalist
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

PC Pils from Founders Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 575 ratings.
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