Bavik Pils / Lager | De Brabandere

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333 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
333
Reviews:
179
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
15.96%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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1.5/5  rDev -54.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -47.3%

Photo of BeerBeast
1.85/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Head disappeared immediately, leaving a watery, thin color; the smell is of onions & feet; and the taste is worse than anything I would ever have in a football parking lot. Really terrible. I will never have this beer again. A rare (for me) actual drain-pour.

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

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2/5  rDev -39.8%

Photo of shirfan
2.23/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Average gold color, thin but sticky white head.

Mild clean malt aroma with a whiff of sour pear or perhaps apple.

Taste is, in a word, bad. There's some crisp, sweet malt here, but it's overshadowed by a strongly metallic, astringent, drying flavor. On top of that, it turns a bit sour towards the end. There are some leafy, grassy hops in here, but they're totally ruined by the 9-volt battery flavor.

Ick, bordering on drain pour.

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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.28/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A. Clear straw yellow with a 1/4"head that dissipates quickly.

S. Nothing really to smell here. A bit of a slight yeasty aroma.

T. Really dissappointing here. Tastes like a poor light beer. I am not impressed.

M. Very light mouthfeel.

D. I could not have more than one of these, and I believe one is too much.

Note: Hard to find anything positive to say about this one.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
2.37/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Straw color, very bright, clear. Head white, with medium-sized bubbles on the glass means each another sip.
Aroma: malt-hop crazy dumb.
Taste: metallic note, malty, dry grass.
Gentian: clear, a little soap might be. Saturation of high fit. Alcohol does not feel.

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Photo of sopor
2.38/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

11.2 oz bottle with no date, but perhaps a batch#. I am thankful for the fact that I did not spend the money on this beer.

Pours a pale golden yellow witha large head developing in my pint mug (wasn't at home or else it would have been a Pils glass) and heavy bubble action. The beer looks pretty good, but maybe it's just me not liking pale beers as much...

The smell was very minimal with a sweet malty "funk". This same flavor, or lack thereof, continued onto the tongue. Slight fruity flavor, but overall extremely lacking in anything good. This is not how I like my Pilsners.

This beer is extremely thin and seems to water down in the mouth. Again not impressive.

Overall I'm very dis-satisfied with this beer.

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Photo of philipquarles
2.41/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Fresh 11.2oz bottle. Pours hazy straw yellow with a fizzy white cap that leaves nice lacing behind. Sweet corn smell with some note reminiscent of wet hay. Tastes very slightly better, though not markedly so. Some grainy pils malt coming into play, but still a general adjunct fell. Quite sweet, and not pleasantly so. Light feel, though not really watery. Not a great take on a pilsener; really too sweet. In all honesty Jupiler (or any number of other euro lagers) would be a better alternative.

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Photo of PorterLambic
2.42/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a clear, bright, straw yellow with a voluminous white head. Scattered lacing results when the head dissipates to a chunky film.
Smell is missing. A lot of inhalation results in little being found, some citrus/floral hops, some faint malt. Is this a BMC product?
Taste is much more prevalent with the aforementioned citrus & floral hops, malt, a wee bit of alcohol but no burn, some saltiness crackers, maybe some apple?
Medium bodied with restrained effervescence. A decent, fading, aftertaste. This isn't a BMC brew, the hops are not overpowering, it has some flavor and some balance. There really isn't anything to recommend this but it's no drain pour either. To quote a friend, "it doesn't suck". But that is the best thing I can say about it.

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2.46/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Very average beer.. average in appearance, smell, taste, mouthfeel, and drinkability. Nothing special to report, just that it went down easy and I would recommend having it served extra cold. The only interesting thing that I could say about it was that it tasted very honey-like.. I'm not sure why, but the beer had a definite honey flavor to it.

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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Bavik Pils / Lager from De Brabandere
3.32 out of 5 based on 333 ratings.
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