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Bavik Pils / Lager - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
76
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283 Ratings
THE BROS
76
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 16.92%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Brabandere visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2002

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Ratings: 283 | Reviews: 161
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3.57/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.98/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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1.85/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Head disappeared immediately, leaving a watery, thin color; the smell is of onions & feet; and the taste is worse than anything I would ever have in a football parking lot. Really terrible. I will never have this beer again. A rare (for me) actual drain-pour.

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2.82/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of DoubleJ
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Belgium is not known as the land of lagers, but I am always willing to try one regardless of origin. Bavik comes out of a 330 ml bottle, so on to the beer:

A half-inch of soapy white head leads the charge of this pale yellow beer. A few rising bubbles are visible, head retention being okay. The aroma has a husky aspect. It also has vague spicy hops and a case of semi-skunk. Has a sweet aroma as well, and rather clean.

Bavik could be described as "plain" lager, but with an added spicy kick. The sweetness found in this lager is solid, not cloying, with the hops to balance. Helping Bavik is its light body and crisp and lively carbonation bubbles. It's a decent lager overall, and a possible simple alternative in the land of Duvel, Cantillon, and Chimay.

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3.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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3.92/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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2.96/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried Bavik on tap at Cafe Bruges in Carlisle, PA, poured into a Bavik glass. It has a light golden hay color with lots of carbonation and a standard white head. Smell was minimal, basically that of an adjunct lager. The taste was adequate. I would sum it up as a downscale Stella Artois. Mouthfeel was light and extremely carbonated. Overall, this is an average, fairly unimaginative, beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +43.5%

Such a great, unassuming light beer. If you want a light, refreshing beer, with a minimal taste this is the beautiful Pilsener for your taste buds to enjoy. Reminds me of Whittkerke!

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Bavik Pils / Lager from De Brabandere
76 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.