Bavik Super Pils
De Brabandere

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Style:
Bohemian Pilsener
Ranked #404
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
78
Ranked #46,540
Avg:
3.43 | pDev: 16.03%
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
443
From:
De Brabandere
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  54
SCORE
78
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Notes: Unpasteurized Belgian Pilsner

Bavik Super Pils obtains its unique taste and aroma from its exceptional brewing process. Our pilsner has not been diluted, we only use aroma hops, guarantee a long and cold maturation process, and pasteurization is out of the question. Those four elements result in this unique pilsner.

Never compromise on taste!
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Photo of mjurney
3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Straw, clear. Medium rising bubbles. Small head, leaves a little lacing behind.

Aroma:
Some sweetness, bready, a little spicy noble hops, crisp, clean.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Sweet pale malts, a little biscuit. Hop bitterness is low-medium, spicy noble hops. Finish is slight dry. Body is light, crisp, clean, refreshing, sharp carbonation, super drinkable.

Overall:
Not as flavorful than most Bohemian/Czech Pilsner, but it's enjoyable!

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mjurney from Texas, Apr 19, 2020
Photo of CWINS65
3.87/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

On tap it is fantastic, in cans not so much but still good. A rather colorless and mild pilsner but good. Not much flavor and very carbonated. This one pairs well with food.

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Photo of smcolw
2.18/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Crystal clear straw color. Small head which leaves micro-bubbles on the glass.

Skunky smell. Beyond that is a raw barley nose.

Highly carbonated with nearly no body. Typical lawnmower beer. Bleh.

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smcolw from Massachusetts, Jan 09, 2020
Photo of beertunes
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into 14oz teku. poured a clean, clear light straw-yellow color with under a half-inch of white head that had low-moderate retention and lacing.

Nice base grains and floral, earthy hops were the featured aromatic aspects.

Very similar on the tongue, with just a slight bit of bitterness at the back end.

The body was the expected light, nicely smooth, and had a semi-dry finish.

Drinkabilty was very good, this is the kind of beer you can drink a lot of.

Overall, a very nice take on the style. Certainly worth trying if you see it.

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beertunes from Montenegro, Oct 25, 2019
Photo of obninsk23
3.48/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I saw it on draft (!) in a local pub and elected to have a pint. Came in a classic pint glass. Smells fine but tasted a little too hoppy to my Pilsner liking plus the foam didn’t stay long enough. overcarbonated.

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obninsk23 from Massachusetts, Oct 11, 2019
Photo of beergoot
3.83/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fine golden colored body; excellent carbonation; head is dense and foamy; lots of yeast sediment if completely poured from the can/glass. Sweet and malty aroma; a bit of lemon and freshly cut grass. Wonderfully balanced flavors; light cereal notes counterpointed with a nice hop bitterness. Medium body; crisp hop note but also with a sense of rounded softness with the malt base; semi-sweet.

This is a rock-solid pilsner. Mellow and tasty.

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beergoot from Colorado, Sep 01, 2019
Photo of Lucular
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

5 oz pour on tap. Pours a medium straw yellow with a moderate head. Aroma and flavor are bready malts with a nice floral hoppiness. Maybe a hint of citrus. Solid.

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Lucular from Maryland, Jul 29, 2019
Photo of puck1225
3.87/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit underrated.

Served from tap into a pint glass. Light clear yellow color with a good white head and decent lacing. Grassy smell and taste. Slightly sweet and hoppy but pleasantly so. A nice bite at the finish. Went well with lunch.

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Photo of DeaconWhite82
3.1/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Got this from a 12 oz can. Pours a typical clear golden. Aroma is very bready, if that's a word. Just doesn't taste taste like a classic Central Europe Pilsner. Has a funky after taste. Not digging it.

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DeaconWhite82 from Pennsylvania, Mar 20, 2019
Photo of Sarah_Bearah
3.56/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Scrub-a-dub-dub, Three Brewers in a tub...

This squeaky clean Pilsner starts things off with a bubble-bath-creamy head that releases a pleasantly doughy-floral nose. These notes follow through on the palate, and are joined by the brightening aura Meyer lemon. The whole affair finishes with a mild grassy bitterness that leaves you feeling refreshed indeed.

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Sarah_Bearah from California, Feb 05, 2019
Photo of gvickery
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this as a single in a mixed six-pack. Slightly cloudy medium gold moderate white head. Smell is malty, floral, earthy but clean. When I saw that it was a Belgium Pilsner I said, great, here goes those typical Belgian yeast flavors jacking up my pilsner. I was wrong, no yeast or any off-putting flavors. Absolutely loved it. Not sure why its not rated higher.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very clear golden amber beer, with a large white foam head. Nose is sweet barley grains, barley chaff, light grass, straw, quite dry yeast. Taste is very light, lots of cereal grain, barley chaff, toasted barley grains, lots of straw, dry grass, hay, very lightly bitter.

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JimboBrews54 from Michigan, Nov 23, 2018
Photo of Nass
4.27/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

The pour is well carbonated & yellow. Taste: cracker, sweet biscuits, barley, hay, grass, mild hops, slight honey character, a little sting on the backend. I am impressed at how clean & drinkable this pilsner is, it leaves a great looking lacing in the glass. One of the top pilsners in the world. Cheers! A-

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Nass from Florida, Nov 12, 2018
Photo of Bitterbill
3.13/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Can bought and drank at Frontier Brewing and Taproom. Can, best before October 19th 2019.

Pours a pale straw gold with a tiny head of foam, pretty good lacing.

Smell is on the sweet side, some mild hop notes, if they're noble, I can't tell.

Same goes for the taste, the sweet notes seem to be dueling with the hoppy ones. Not awful just not harmonious.

Good enough mouthfeel.

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Bitterbill from Wyoming, Oct 18, 2018
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2.83/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bought a 6-pack cans Tamuras $10.99
Light malt smell
Light clear golden color
Medium carbonation
Light malt taste
Overall just an ok beer. Not worth the price. Not much better than a macrobrew. Would not buy again.

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Photo of donspublic
3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not going into a detailed review here, had it on tap tonite at Hay Merchant in Houston. Was craving a pils and it was the only one on the menu. Not sure why it isn't getting much love here. Good looking in the glass, slightly cloudy, probably due to it not being filtered. Had a good nose of Saaz hops, grassy slightly floral. Taste was good base pilsner malt shining thru with some grassy notes in the middle and a good clean, crisp finish. Did the job

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 07/10/17:

Clear and pale, straw gold, and by gold, I do mean metallic. Wispy, webby head of soft, fine, delicate white foam. Very fresh citric, grass, and bready aroma, lemons and lime, though faint, are the strongest notes, followed by dough. Palate leans more toward grain or even biscuits, as well as some honey, with hops taking on a more floral character, though still plenty suggestive of lemons. Good balance and complexity, apart from grainy backbone, it shifts from tart and fruity to a purely bitter, flower garden finish, albeit mildly so. Light to medium in body, with medium level of softer, creamier suds.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

11.2oz can with a date on it. Consumed during a holiday bender

Saw this weird looking pack in the fridge and knew I needed to buy it. I saw the words "Belgian" and "pilsner", confirming my instincts. What I first notice is how clean this beer is. Even after warming it doesn't have a bunch of weird off-flavors. The overriding theme here is clean pilsner taste.

Super Pils deserves the name

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jimmah120 from Minnesota, Jun 13, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap:
Pours a pale golden, with a nice white top and a fairly significant lacing.

Nose is on point, crackers grain with a light but clean to dry grassy bitter balance.

Taste is actually a little cleaner than I’d like, the Pilsner malt seems cut by a tad. But not too much, I bet the malt and the grassy bitterness. Light feel with moderate carbonation.

A nice beer that slowly got better in my mind. Definitely worth a try.

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cjgiant from District of Columbia, May 03, 2018
Photo of gatornation
3.49/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz can that was very fresh. Pours a crystal clear golden yellow color with a fresh white head. smell of grass and floral hops Taste had some noble hops with grainy malts and grassy finish. Lower carbonation with light crispness in hops a sweet finish. A serviceable pils here, many others that are better thou.

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gatornation from Minnesota, Mar 18, 2018
Photo of Bobolinksy
1.18/5  rDev -65.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Right from the start... This is a DRUNK review... IOW- I had a few. Regardless... on with the review.

L - Rather plain label that reminds me of Eastern Europe in the 1980's... interesting. There's a stamp on the back label that says "42633." But it's a product of Belgium so.... I crack the cap and...

Poured gently into a snifter. Very thin head and almost no retention. Clear golden color.

S - Smells sour with a suggestion of sweet. That's the best I can do.

T - Malty... Like it's 6-9 months old.

F - Thick... almost milky.

O - No way to give an accurate rating. What I'm drinking right now is obviously old and not what the brewer or the regular drinkers expect.

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Bobolinksy from Pennsylvania, Mar 14, 2018
Photo of Psilo
3.42/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours dull yellow gold. A finger of white head sticks around and leaves chunks behind.

Smells grassy with slight hop spice. Unsure of the production date, but I hadn't noticed it in my beer store until this past week.

Good pils taste. Leans malty without much hop spice, but also nothing offensive in terms of off-flavors. 5.2%, so perhaps leaning a little sweet.

Not as crisp as I like them. Slightly too sweet and full, but perhaps that's age.

Not a great pils, but for sure a decent and drinkable one.

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Psilo from California, Mar 12, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Considering the mentorage (soon to be a new word in the English language) of some German colleagues of my past, who stated: “It takes seven minutes to pour a good pils” — this isn’t quite there. Howsomever, this pils closely approaches the skunky, hoppy flavor of the German/Czech pilseners, which I seek after of blissful day of labour.

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Photo of lastmango
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a slightly hazy straw yellow with a one finger white head that dissipated quickly to a thin film. Very light grass aroma. The aroma is almost non-existent. Initial taste is a light sweet malt followed by a slight grass taste and sourness on the tail. Just a bit of bitter hops. Light-medium body with medium carbonation. This German Pilsener is ok but I would rather have a Weihenstephaner.

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lastmango from Pennsylvania, Jan 28, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an 330 ML bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear light gold color with a small white head. The aroma is mild grass and hops. The taste is mild with a bit of zing at the finish. A nice session beer.

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ordybill from Georgia, Jan 24, 2018
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