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
Ratings:
339
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
15.92%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
35
For Trade:
0
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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.56/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bavik has a medium-to-thick, soapy, white head, and hazy golden appearance, some lacing left on the glass, and an enormous amount of bubbles. When I swished the bottom 20% of the bottle, a cloud was seen descending in the glass and lots of little brown specs were visible in the beer. The aroma is of sweet, full, lightly-roasted barley malt, white bread, and a slight hop zing. Taste is of the same elements, with a wonderful, somewhat piney (if you can believe it) hop bitterness showing up mid-sip. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Bavik finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, and wonderful. Each sip gets better, and I recommend, in the strongest way, trying this delightful beer!

RJT

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

5% ABV per the label.

Pours a clear yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Broken rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a grassy aroma. Taste is much the same with a grain-like flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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2.53/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- One finger of quickly eroding white head with large bubbles. Pale yellow color with fairly high clarity. Watery white lacing.

S- Floral hops and some citrus. Lemon is a big smell here. Unfortunately it smells like dishwashing liquid.

T- Grassy, slight taste of alcohol, muted citrusy hops. Light Pilsner.

M- Light, watery, carbonation is slight.

O- Just not a great style of beer in my opinion.

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3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a bottle at Bistro B in Kernersville, NC

A: Pours a crystal clear pale straw yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation and some very light golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a medium sized thin patch, some very thin film covering about half the surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of bready malts with a slightly stronger aroma of grassy and floral hops.

T: Moderate flavors of bready malts with grassy and floral hops which contribute some light bitterness which lingers for a while.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with some moderate dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with a fairly low ABV and lighter flavors/aromas - refreshing and sessionable. Pairs well with many foods.

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Served in a Trappe Door tulip glass.

Crystal clear golden with a small white head. Only a little carbonation is visible.

M light-medium body. Crisp. Barely adequate carbonation.

Clean, malty finish. Low carbonation for style

O: a typical Czech pils ... but from Belgium.

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Bavik Pils / Lager from De Brabandere
3.33 out of 5 based on 339 ratings.
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