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Bavik Pils / Lager | De Brabandere

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Bavik Pils / LagerBavik Pils / Lager

Brewed by:
De Brabandere

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2002

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Photo of alankwak
3.85/5  rDev +15.6%
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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Photo of Kopfschuss
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of DerekP
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of tbeer40
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of McGrumpster
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of Bradthoc
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of pathman
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of plaid75
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
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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Photo of mrfrancis
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of civicm87
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of thecheapies
3/5  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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Photo of Lukass
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Luiz0930
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of desint
2.87/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kvnstfrd
2/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of johntfox
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Stugotzo
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of JakeDebus
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.77/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured minimal head on a clear light straw colored body.
The aroma is a faint grain smell.
The taste is unoffensive with a mild bitterness and a touch of honey sweetness.
Light body with moderate carbonation.
I could throw a couple of these back while doing some yard work in the summer...

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Photo of Braseltonage
2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of randylangford
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of DRBiser
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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