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Bavik Pils / Lager - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
76
okay

253 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 156
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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jjarreau

Louisiana

2.25/5  rDev -31.8%

11-02-2013 01:50:05 | More by jjarreau
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

11-01-2013 00:45:24 | More by brandonld23
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azorie

Florida

3/5  rDev -9.1%

10-31-2013 15:34:40 | More by azorie
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dcmchew

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

10-31-2013 11:21:37 | More by dcmchew
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marcobrau

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale straw color and a little hazy; kind of unusual for a pilsner. Nice lacework as the very delicate foam falls. This beer has a delicate aroma of grain with a hint a grassiness. A very light, delicate pilsner, with a bit of spritziness to it. (This could be the result of my careful pour.) The flavor is grainy with hint of minerals. The finish is fairly bitter and dry. Almost makes me think of light version of Duvel. What attracts me the most with this beer is its gentle graininess in the flavor and dryness. Nothing too exciting here, just a well made, dry pilsner.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2013 00:12:45 | More by marcobrau
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todd101

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

10-23-2013 14:19:08 | More by todd101
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

10-20-2013 21:14:19 | More by kylehay2004
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Jame515

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

09-27-2013 18:59:51 | More by Jame515
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rx-beer

Puerto Rico

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

09-03-2013 00:54:40 | More by rx-beer
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

09-02-2013 02:54:17 | More by LJWalker
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alankwak

Florida

3.86/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A : Golden, clear Pils with very good head retention and lacing.
S: Wonderful Sazz hops aroma with a grain background.
T: Awesome clean grassy/grainy notes with a great hoppy flavor.
M: Medium mouthfeel, good.
O: Found this to be a very good pils with a clean flavor profile and very nice hop aroma. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 18:22:56 | More by alankwak
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

08-18-2013 03:23:16 | More by Kopfschuss
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-10-2013 22:42:12 | More by DerekP
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tbeer40

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-28-2013 22:05:42 | More by tbeer40
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McGrumpster

Ohio

4/5  rDev +21.2%

07-20-2013 17:35:26 | More by McGrumpster
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Bradthoc

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

07-13-2013 21:01:33 | More by Bradthoc
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pathman

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-13-2013 20:32:38 | More by pathman
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

07-10-2013 01:25:48 | More by WOLFGANG
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -9.1%

07-08-2013 17:32:10 | More by TheMrFarnham
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plaid75

New York

3.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a medium straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a grainy pilsner malt with a soft sweetness and grassy hop.

The taste consisted of grainy malts and a drying sharp herbal hop.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall a typical euro quaffed. Nothing offensive here.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2013 22:27:36 | More by plaid75
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-30-2013 23:47:39 | More by mrfrancis
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civicm87

New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-29-2013 01:24:21 | More by civicm87
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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
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Lukass

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

06-07-2013 02:42:58 | More by Lukass
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Luiz0930

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-02-2013 20:20:16 | More by Luiz0930
Bavik Pils / Lager from De Brabandere
76 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.