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Bavik Pils / Lager - De Brabandere

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Bavik Pils / LagerBavik Pils / Lager

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278 Ratings

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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2002

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

5% ABV per the label.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Broken rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a grassy aroma. Taste is much the same with a grain-like flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Photo of johntfox
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of tubacharlie
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A smooth white head develops when poured, receding to a thin but solid layer of foam on top with spotty adhesion to the sides of the glass mug. The brew is a hazy straw yellow color, with active carbonation.

Some hints of fruit and minerals in the aroma. The flavor references day-old French bread with a touch of bitter orange wedded to a pleasant hop profile. Overall a welcome greeting to the mouth, and a suitable partner for some empanadas or pot stickers. Not something to impress the guests with though.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A creamy drinkable and tasty lager, with some yeast in it. A find at Eagle Provisions in NYC. Yellow with some cloudiness in it, some white head and drops of lace. Smooth drinking. Offset some spicey food. Smartly malted, a versatile beer.I think this beer is underated

Photo of Rayek
3.53/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pilsner glass.

A: Very pale brass, with extremely active carbonation. A small, but dense bright white head has nice retention. Leaves a bit of lace.

S: Slightly musty. Smells mostly of fresh cut grass, plus some raw grain. Pleasant enough.

T: Sweet initially from the pale malts. Bitterness comes on right away with a pronounced pepper and lemon bite. Finishes quite dry, with a lingering lemon and straw flavor.

M: Medium light body feels just about right for this style. Carbonation is quite soft.

D: The low ABV and general lightness make this an easy drinker. Not the most complex Pils out there, but pretty decent.

Photo of DrDemento456
3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pure golden yellow with 1/4 inch of head that turns to a light lace ring.

S - Smells of a typical lager rather than pills. Light hop presence, bit of rough grain, and a bit of lemon and funk Slight sour bread

T - A nice bit of bitterness from the grain along side of bread and grainy hops. Malt is sweet which makes it pretty great tasting.

M - Light to medium. Surprised the ABV was so high with such a light beer.

Overall I found this in my mixed sixer place and I was pleasantly surprised. Wouldn't be my go to beer since it was kind of old and carbonation was low but it was a decent beer. Drinkable.

Photo of nrpellegrini
3.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer didn't really do it for me, nothing wrong with it, just no stand out characteristics.

Poured a pale hazy yellow color with a thin head. Smelled of spices and some citrus hops. Tasted the same, a nice conservative blend of citrus wheat with some spiced hops. A slight zing to the tongue on some drinks. Went down decently. Just didn't desire another.

Photo of SickBrew
3.56/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I got this brew from By the Bottle in Vancouver, WA in standard 12 oz bottle. I'm a Pilsener and a Belgian fan so this was a must try. Poored like a standard pils and about right for the style but the individual bubbles were bigger and dissipated quicker. Nose was almost a bit earthy and reminded me of tomatoes for some reason. Saaz hops or something similar were faintly apparent. Taste is good and within the style, but a bit more saaz hopiness would add to the brew. Mouthfeel is medium but the carbonation is a bit light. Overall this is decent brew and should be tried by my fellow pils and Belgian fans.

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3.56/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of bditty187
3.57/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear, pale gold in hue, it is so sickly! Massive white head, there is at least four fingers of foam. Impressive head retention, the rocky mass hardly subsided after a few minutes. A small cap lasted the entire consumption. The subsequent lacing was spotty and unorganized. This is a dull looking beer.

The nose is pungent, at times sulfur is very vocal but I also smell DMS and some earthy-grassy-hay-lemon hops. I do like the nose; it smells (more or less) like a German Pilsner should and yet it is Euro Lager-like as well. Not much malt in the nose. Clean. Simple but inviting, mild potency after the initial blast but like I said, it is inviting.

The palate is a tad blander than I was expecting. The nose had me thinking this was going to be tastier. I found the palate to be spicy with almost a kiss of rye, earthy-lemony-grassy hops. Moderate bitterness but it works. Crack malt kisses, not much more. It has a faintly sweet finish. This beer is growing on me. It isn’t great but it does have a nice compact flavor core. I like the pungent hoppiness mixed with spiciness and sweet notes. I’d call this simple but friendly and quite likeable. Nice.

Medium in body; the lively carbonation creates a refreshing and agreeable mouthfeel. I could see this beer working well with spicy food!

I could also see this beer working well on a hot day. It is more flavorful than BMC and its ilk. Plus I can buy it in cans fairly cheap. I have no qualms drinking this! I purchased my bottle in Council Bluffs, IA. I think I’ll have to get more.

Photo of metter98
3.57/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at Resto, New York, NY

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color. There is a light amount of visible carbonation and a few bubbles on the surface.
S: There is a light aroma of grassy hops in the nose.
T: The taste has a good balance between bready malts and some mild bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light-bodied and crisp on the palate. There is some dryness, particularly in the finish.
D: This beer is very easy to drink, refreshing and rather sessionable. It's a perfect beer to begin the night with because it opens up your palate.

Bavik Pils / Lager from De Brabandere
76 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.