Friday, October 14, 2016

Founders PC Pils American Hopped Pilsner

Founders PC Pils American Hopped Pilsner. 5.5% Alc. by Vol. 45 IBUs. 12 fluid ounces can. "Crack it. Pour it. Love it. " Brewed and packaged by Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Clear, bright golden hue, beautiful ivory head which lasts for a while, then slips down.

The P is for Pilsner, and the C is for the hops: Cascade, Centennial, Chinook...all the typical American/West Coast varieties that pop with pine and citrus, and that's what's happening here. Lemon, lime, grapefruit, with a slight tropical twist. Nice.

In the mouth: light bitterness boards the palate, but all else is smooth and easy. Light bodied, sleek and simple finish. Good ol' drinking beer. Lightly sweet, light bitterness, nice balance. It's alright. Good beer, and you can drink it. Nothing wrong with that.

What's the gobbledygook? Here it is: 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.

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