Bavik Pils / Lager - De Brabandere
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Reviews by Pegasus:
3.08/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Appearance: Hazy golden yellow, with a small, dense white head, thick patchy lacing, and modest streams of small, slow rising bubbles.
Aroma: Notes of noble hops and pale malt. The "cracker malt" often noted in the Pilsener style seems absent.
Taste: Opens with mildly sweet malt notes, a little sweeter than I would expect for a Pilsener. A wave of pleasant grassy, spicy hops follows. The slightly sweet undercurrent of the malt carries throughout the taste. Finishes with a bit of mild bitterness.
Mouth feel: Smooth and pleasant, fairly soft.
Drinkability/notes: Not bad, overall, but as others have notes, more like a Euro pale lager than a Pilsener. Its certainly not bad, but not outstanding, either. But on a hot summer day, its just fine.
Presentation: Packaged in an 11.2 ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a standard Pilsener glass.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2011 16:33:24 | More by Pegasus
More User Reviews:
3.49/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Bavik served in a 10 oz marked glass with a gold rim at Sharp Edge bistro in Pittsburgh. The beer is a light gold with a clumpy white head. It did have really nice lacing.
The beer has a nose of grass, grains and a bit of floral hops.
Nice pilsner. It leads with some grainy undertones; a bit of perfume from the hops and finishes with a nice bit of old school euro sulphur.
The mouth is crisp and workman like
Easy drinker and easy to pair with salads, chicken, and mild cheeses
Serving type: on-tap
07-23-2014 00:55:00 | More by Redrover
3.58/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
330 ml bottle into lager glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden straw color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, apple, pear, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal earthy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, light honey, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of pale malt, hops, and yeast ester flavors; with a clean finish with no lingering flavors. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and clean mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good pilsner. Well balanced malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors with solid robustness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A bit bland on character, but not watery. A pleasant and enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 22:29:47 | More by superspak
3.09/5 rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured from 11.2 oz can into pint glass.
Appearance: a frothy white head recedes with moderate lacing. Color is mostly clear light golden with plenty of sediment in suspension. Light streaming carbonation.
Aroma: grassy hops, yeast rolls, barley malt.
Mouthfeel: light and a bit oily with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: biscuit, fruit, raisin, white bread, grassiness and bitter herbs.
Overall: very nice, would be glad to try this one again.
Serving type: can
04-27-2014 21:07:50 | More by Foyle
Bavik Pils / Lager from De Brabandere
76 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.