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Bavik Pils / Lager - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
76
okay

255 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2002)
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

2.99/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours out gold, but with decent chill haze. Not your typical pilsner with great clarity. Head muck formed, but proved too thin to keep. Never even towered higher than an inch after an aggressive pour.

Grassy malts with a crackery scent, sweet corn, and aromas of light syrup. Maybe, just the smell of a dense sweetness from the grain bill. Faintly-hopped. Actually rocking the malt presence.

Sweet malts accented by cooked corn and estery notes. Possibly a too-flamboyant yeast is put to work here, killing the crispness that this particular style of lager needs. Grassiness is no longer a prominent attribute. A lot of remnant grain and husk and grain sugars. A departure from the direction most pilsners should take.

Slick and oily in the mouth with too much alcohol revealed in the finish. Some medium bitterness blends with the afterburn of the high carbonation to create a rough and forced finish. Has its burps.

Sub-par. Can't give Bavik Pils many good marks, if any, actually. Crossed-up between approaches, it seems. This pilsner almost has the yeast structure of a wit or a lighter Belgian Golden Ale. Not my cup of tea, and doubtfully yours.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 19:58:46 | More by thecheapies
More User Reviews:
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Redrover

Illinois

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
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1Nrwyscotch

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-21-2014 00:32:10 | More by 1Nrwyscotch
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superspak

Michigan

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
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-13-2014 13:41:53 | More by KevinGordon
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maryratliff


4/5  rDev +21.2%

06-28-2014 01:43:03 | More by maryratliff
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-25-2014 05:43:22 | More by oriolesfan4
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jharris0624

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

05-31-2014 02:55:12 | More by jharris0624
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

05-25-2014 01:06:30 | More by Latarnik
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WiserBud

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

05-08-2014 02:23:29 | More by WiserBud
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jsisko01

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

05-06-2014 00:44:55 | More by jsisko01
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-05-2014 12:17:12 | More by tallfellapgh
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tdm168

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -9.1%

05-02-2014 23:51:30 | More by tdm168
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev +21.2%

04-28-2014 03:14:31 | More by wrightst
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Foyle

Wyoming

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
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

04-20-2014 20:25:20 | More by LXIXME
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

04-13-2014 20:21:27 | More by hmmmbeer10
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Beermasterjarrett

California

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

03-12-2014 07:37:21 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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Anatole

Belgium

1.5/5  rDev -54.5%

02-17-2014 08:42:28 | More by Anatole
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Beerswag

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

02-10-2014 18:45:44 | More by Beerswag
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

02-01-2014 13:14:09 | More by ShepardCommander
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -9.1%

01-27-2014 21:35:42 | More by BJSmit
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

12-15-2013 22:09:53 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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oceanman907

Alaska

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-14-2013 12:43:29 | More by oceanman907
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sneezye

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -9.1%

11-24-2013 01:07:41 | More by sneezye
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Bavik Pils / Lager from De Brabandere
76 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.