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:
333
Reviews:
179
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
15.96%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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Photo of CHickman
3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the Lark in E. Northport, NY; pours yellow with a 2 finger foamy white head that faded slowly and left decent spotty lacing.

Tastes and smells like a pilsner with lemon zest, light citrus hops, a little caramel, sweet malt, grains, corn or vegetable husk and some light floral hops or peppery spices. More malty tasting than anything, it was a basic quaffable beer that went down easy. It was just alright in every way.

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Photo of Beginner2
2.93/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was fooled in a not-too-smart way by this one.
I bought it because it was listed in Michael Jackson's "Great Beers of Belgium."
I was thirsty, so I opened it without reading the label.
I looked at it and thought "very clear for an ale."
I smelled it and thought "tame yeast for a Belgian."
I tasted it and got really confused by the hops, like I was in Prague.
Turns out, I was drinking a Pilsner.
And it reminded me of Stella.
If you like Stella, try Bavik.

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Photo of vfgccp
2.84/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
2.73/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Not very crisp, crossing over into blonde ale territory, hops are almost an afterthought. Sweetish cereal grains, light aroma and taste, extremely pale golden body, small wispy head. Cereal finish.

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Photo of PeterOSU
4.5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdgarGerik
3.99/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HamdenHector
3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A; crystal clear; pale gold in color; 2 finger white head that receded to a thin cap; OK lacing;

S: bread, grain;

T: pilsner malt; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; high carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: really nice;

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.38/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Moderately sweet with a light spice malt nose, accompanied by moderately light floral hops.

A: Golden color, totally clear with a moderately thick white head and very solid retention. There is light lacing in the glass.

T: Sweet malt flavor, yet the beer manages to still be crisp with light floral spicy hop note. The beer has a moderate hop bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderately high carbonation. The beer has average attenuation.

O: The beer is a German Pils, but the Belgian heritage and influence is noticable immediately in the nose and followed by the accompanying flavor. However, the beer’s flavor is a bit too sweet and the finish is a little sticky.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of needMIbeer
2.82/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of coastiebob
3.48/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.33/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 anteater
3.62/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SuperMario
3.23/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

this is underrated in my opinion, a really hoppy version of the style. even if it is a little bit watery, thin in body, the flavor is there all the way, and its quite refreshing and different from the imports we are used to. it is crystal clear, generic yellow with a short white head. smells like saaz hops, cool in a belgian pils, but this is not a pils country, so its something a little different i think, at least for an american palate. the lager yeast is doughy flavorful but real clean too, super interesting. grassy bitter hops, easy drinking, almost to a fault, and maybe a little dusty stale on the malt, but light enough for that to not really matter. one of those beers i can appreciate on the first pint, still enjoy for another several, and forget about entirely as i consume another three or four. an all day beer for sure, but not an attention holder or a boredom inspiring brew, just right in the middle of sessionable and flavorful and good but not memorable. i think it deserves a little more love...

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Photo of ilikebeer03
3.65/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VikingBeer
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a typical, unassuming palm yellow, with a bubbly white head that dissipates after a minute or so.

Smell is dominated by typical Pilsner grain/yeast aromas, with a bare hint of hop aroma.

Taste is bang-on, expected Pilsner: yeast, bread flavors and a slight honey-caramel sweetness, with a kiss of grassy, herbal hops on the back, bringing slight flavors of grass, fennel, and tarragon, and a delicate spiciness through the finish.

A spot-on, pleasant take on the Pilsner style; nothing groundbreaking or superlative, but very nice and well-executed.

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Photo of stumac
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of spycow
2.96/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Caveworm
3.96/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bavik Pils / Lager - De Brabandere. Poured from the 12 oz can into a weizen glass, this beer's head is 1/2 fingers thick with spottier lacing, and a pale golden body.

Smells like bright grains and bit of metallic off-ness.

I taste a bit of, dare i say, apple, along the malts mentioned above.

Mouthfeel of this brew is light and clean. This is a very nice, quenching lager.

Overall, I'll give Bavik Pils / Lager - De Brabandere a solid 4. 'm curious as to how this would be in a bottle, or even on tap. I may or may not pick this up again.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bavik Pils / Lager brewed by De Brabandere, with an ABV of 5.20% This brew pours out a could amber color , with a nice white head. This is a unfiltered brew, you can not see though it. The smell is rich with grains and malts. There is also a nice sweetness in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste, it is nice with grains and malts. Bavik Pils / Lager has a nice balance to it , there is nothing overpowering about this brew. The mouthfeel is rich, smooth and bold. I like how smooth this brew is. This is a nice drinking brew. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5. De Brabandere did a nice job with this one. I would buy this again.

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Photo of RMentair
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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