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Bavik Pils / Lager | De Brabandere

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Bavik Pils / LagerBavik Pils / Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,341
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
342
pDev:
15.92%
Bros Score:
3.3
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Photo of alexsergio
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briandschorr
4.21/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I used to serve this at Brewology in Speonk, NY. This was our best seller by a good margin. I would agree with some posts that this beer is better on tap. For me, this is a good example of the style. I also agree with some posts indicating a smooth banana, apple, and a hint of bitter hop in the finish. What sells me on this beer on tap is that it has a great color and it has a crisp and clean finish.

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Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesGrove
3.84/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ChipMurray
3.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emincems
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lucnifter
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Wursthaus in DTSA (downtown Santa Ana, CA). Maybe this beer is just way better on tap then it is in bottles because I have to disagree with the majority of reviews. I think this is a strong example of the style.

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Photo of Flathead_Monster
3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dface
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of detroitpat
2.92/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Branlott42
2.67/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skrumpy
3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy, straw colored. Thin, white head with no lacing. Aroma is light grain, grass, & some faint floral notes. Flavor is skunky, bitter hops. Typical form for a generic Pilsner. Nothing special, but it does the trick.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.89/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Light lager yellow with 1/2" white head. Aroma was grain and alcohol. A little pronounced.

Taste was bitter, alcohol heavy, thin bodied, not enough malt. Bittering noble hops. Some sweetness. Really the metallic notes and alcohol seeming like it was 8% instead of 5% were what turned me off to this one.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light yellow with a soft, white thin layer of carbonation on top.

I seem to be the only one here, but in addition to grass on the nose, I detect banana, apple blossom or some other floral element, and candy corn.

Taste is smooth banana, apple, and a hint of bitter hop in the finish, but overall it's fairly sweet, crisp and clean.

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Photo of Raziel313
3.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma has clean malt and some noble hop character. Taste follows, quite clean and classic, quite bitter on the finish. Light body with crisp carbonation. Not bad but it's generic and bland.

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Photo of deedric
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - very bright & clear light straw color. Beautiful white head that disapates. Nice lacing.
S - light yeast aroma.
T - not really what I would expect from a Pils. Light malt flavor.
M - nice bubbly crisp mouthfeel.
D - an better than okay pils, great session/summer beverage.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drews240
3.68/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vestlake
3.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straight from the bottle. Aroma is a nice grassy Pilsner smell. Taste follows nose very closely. IMO this is a great German Pilsner and I will be buying more. If you like pilsners, you'll like this one.

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Bavik Pils / Lager from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.33 out of 5 with 342 ratings
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