Bavik Pils / Lager - De Brabandere

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BA SCORE
76
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278 Ratings
THE BROS
75
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Ratings: 278
Reviews: 159
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 16.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | 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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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.1/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of marcobrau
3.45/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of todd101
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of alankwak
3.86/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of DerekP
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of plaid75
3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of thecheapies
2.99/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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