PC Pilsener | Big Rock Brewery

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Brewed by:
Big Rock Brewery
Alberta, Canada
bigrockbeer.com

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 07-31-2014

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2.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

355ml can, made for the Real Canadian Liquorstore chain in Western Canada, a single from that little stand near the checkout.

This beer pours a clear, bright pale golden straw colour, with three fingers of puffy, very weakly foamy, and mostly fizzy dirty white head, which leaves a few sparse islets of sudsy lace around the glass as it quickly abates.

It smells of sharp, phenolic yeast, dry corn husks, bland pale grainy malt, a bit of black pepper, and weedy, dead leafy, and moderately skunky hops. The taste is mostly underwhelming corn/rice sweetness, tempered barely by a hint of pale malt, ailing yeast (it's Big Rock, all right!), faint drupe fruit notes, and strangely (ok, not so much) faded earthy, musty, and at least not particularly skunky now, hops.

The bubbles are fairly wan in their attempt at some sort of supportive ideal, the body medium-light in weight, and smooth, I guess, but equally pithy and clammy if you really want to open that can of worms. It finishes on the sweet side, all corn, rice, and beleaguered grain, all the the time.

There are hints of an actual old-school Pilsener here, beyond the store's insistence on naming it as such - the cheap malt-bill aside, it's the hops that resonate, like a suppressed bad memory for me, with suggestions of gasohol, and muddled farmer's field vegetation, that aren't off the mark by as much as I would have thought. Classify this with AGD and that lot - better bang for your buck than Minhas, etc.

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PC Pilsener from Big Rock Brewery
Beer rating: 2.57 out of 5 with 1 ratings