Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Founders PC Pils

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20ChadPolenz (1788) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2017

DOC: 3/15/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 34C Experimental Style (base styles: 5D German Pils; 18B American Pale Ale)

AROMA: Strong citrusy hops (especially lemon) with a touch of rye-like spiciness. Base malt is nondescript with no sweet notes. Clean fermentation profile. 9/12

APPEARANCE: Banana yellow hue, slight haze but otherwise clear and effervescent. Small white foam mostly dissipates. No lacing. 2/3

FLAVOR: Quite hoppy throughout in terms of both flavor and bitterness. Strong lemon pith flavor at first followed by green tea at the apex and light pine flavor on the finish. Faint spicy sensation in the aftertaste. Malt base imparts no particular sweetness or distinctive flavors but offers balance. Adjuncts offer little to no flavor. 15/20

MOUTHFEEL: Light body; medium-high carbonation. Crisp and refreshing; very quaffable. Seems much lighter and more sessionable than 5.5% ABV. 4/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: This is essentially an APA done as a lager and it works well. I’d prefer a little more malt presence, but palette is enjoyable as is. 8/10