Bavik Super Pils
De Brabandere

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Style:
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #421
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
78
Ranked #47,373
Avg:
3.43 | pDev: 16.03%
Reviews:
216
Ratings:
449
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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Reviews by Psilo:
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Psilo from California

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.

Mar 12, 2018
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Zorro from California

3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light golden brew.

Smell is a nice malt and grain Pilsner. Slight hay scent.

Taste is malt and lots of grain with a slight tartness. Clean pilfer taste with a mild bitter finish. Not the best but certainly drinkable.

Mouthfeel is good.

Drinkable, a solid brew but not outstanding.

Mar 05, 2004
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civicm87 from New York

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Jun 29, 2013
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tgbljb from Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

selection of the beer-of-the-month club. Poured a pale yellow color with a nice white puffy head that lasted throughout the glass. Smell is slightly sweet with some piney hops detected. Taste is nice and crisp but nothing outstanding. High carbonation gives a mouth fullness that leads helps to make it refreshing. An easy drinker, Best used as an expensive spacer.

Nov 07, 2005
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AGust82 from Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sep 01, 2018
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

CAN you believe that I am having my first beer of the day at 0724 (Local, EST)? CAN you believe how much snow we are getting? CAN you believe that a neighbor and I just shoveled a path the length of our block and I am ready for a beer? Well, CAN you?!?

Today's beer was the result of a VERY local trade and the combination of 5.2% ABV and 11.2 fluid ounces made it an enticing prospect.

I got a finger of rocky, bone-white head that was falling as quickly as the snow outside. Color was a pale golden-yellow that shined like the sun when contrasted with the slate grey of the sky. The nose had a slightly sweet quality for the style, more lager than pilsener, but not bad. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a lager-like sweetness on the tongue. I was not getting much in the way of hops until the finish, which evinced a slight bit of floral bitterness. It was okay and since the trade was for nothing terribly special, it worked out, but I have had better GER Pils in a CAN.

From the CAN: "Bier - Biere - Beer - Cerveza - Birra - Cerveja - Pivo"

Feb 06, 2010
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rx-beer from Puerto Rico

3.5/5  rDev +2%

Sep 03, 2013
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ejimhof from Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nov 01, 2016
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OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

3.22/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Apr 22, 2016
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Hunter from Arizona

3.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance: straw golden lager, slightly hazy, zero carbonation. Fluffy white head with serious lacing and staying power.

smell: grassy, hoppy, slightly metallic

taste: meh. this is why I don't normally drink beer out of a can. Tinny and dry to the palate, with some notes of grassy hops and light malt.

mouthfeel: prestandard for a pilsner - thin, vanishing instantly on the swallow

drinkability: certainly a nice summer quaffer, but at $7 for a sixer of cans, there's better value out there.

May 09, 2006
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ChipMurray from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Jun 26, 2017
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coopdog1000 from Florida

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Apr 04, 2019
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Hibernator from Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bavik
11.2 oz brown bottle
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass
Jet ink # on the back label that reads 38299

Pours a golden yellow color. Fluffy white head on top. Better than expected spotted sticky lacings.

Aroma of fresh cut grass, hops and grains.

Very soft and clean on the palate. Grainy sweet mouthfeel with a chalky quality. Sweetness, slight hop profile and grains provide for a clean drinking pilsner.

Aug 04, 2005
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Luiz0930 from California

3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

Jun 02, 2013
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

Sep 02, 2014
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oceanman907 from Texas

3/5  rDev -12.5%

Dec 14, 2013
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Nvrmind16 from California

3.88/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a good pilsner, a bit heavier and more filling than your average Pilsners. A slight step up from Becks

Mar 12, 2020
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SupaCelt from Michigan

3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pour is clear and yellow. minimal head with some spit ring and lacing.

nose is dms and grain yellow love.

taste is pils yellowness. slight corn and sweet syrupy tones.

mouthfeel is light and slick.

overall this is a decent little run. found on an around the world challenge and given a good once over by yours truly.

Jan 26, 2012
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Lucnifter from California

4/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Jun 06, 2017
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brentk56 from North Carolina

2.71/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a pale, slightly cloudy golden color with a small white head that settles down to a rocky set of islands; decent lacing

Smell: Grassy, earthy, Euro Lager nose; slightly vegetal

Taste: Fairly neutral, almost water-like; some lemony bitterness on the finish along with some phenolic flavors

Mouthfeel: Light and reasonably carbonated

Drinkability: OK for a quaffer; purchased by mistake and it met my low expectations

Jun 15, 2005
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TheMrFarnham from Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -12.5%

Jul 08, 2013
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drpimento from Wisconsin

3.12/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a nice, fresh, beery aroma, which is its best aspect. Flavor is so mild as to be barely present. What is there is just beer with perhaps a hint of mint. Kind of like a diet beer but with some body. And calories. :)

May 12, 2016
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

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.

May 03, 2018
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kiya from California

2.96/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

what i must mention is that this is the first Belgian Beer i've ever seen in cans, which is what led me to buying a six pack to try...
once poured into a tall pilsner glass a fizzy short head appears leaving a very weak lace that trickles down the sides of the glass.... a light yellow colored beer that is very similar to the color of the mass produced mexican beers that are pilsner influenced.

the aroma is light with a slightly harsh citrus tinge to it which i enjoyed greatly..

the flavor though, or lack of, is a bit off putting.. i was expecting more from a Belgian beer. no hop flavor and very little flavor of anything else for that matter. goes down very easy. the carbonation really comes through if rolled around over your tongue, leaving you with an almost "just brushed my teeth" feeling. sounds worse than it actually is..

in the end i found that i would buy this beer again if i was in a situation where i couldn't have bottles and needed to find something drinkable in a can. and for 5.99 a six pack of a beer imported from belgium, you're not overspending.

the price equals the flavor here.
low.

Jul 23, 2004
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Vestlake from Alabama

3.92/5  rDev +14.3%
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.

Jun 25, 2016
Bavik Super Pils from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 449 ratings