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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 StonedTrippin
3.59/5  rDev +7.8%
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 +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VikingBeer
3.6/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of spycow
2.96/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Caveworm
3.96/5  rDev +18.9%
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 +20.1%
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 -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wayne17
3.57/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnCassillo
2.98/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerBeast
1.85/5  rDev -44.4%
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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Photo of Yalcin
2.82/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of DoubleJ
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Belgium is not known as the land of lagers, but I am always willing to try one regardless of origin. Bavik comes out of a 330 ml bottle, so on to the beer:

A half-inch of soapy white head leads the charge of this pale yellow beer. A few rising bubbles are visible, head retention being okay. The aroma has a husky aspect. It also has vague spicy hops and a case of semi-skunk. Has a sweet aroma as well, and rather clean.

Bavik could be described as "plain" lager, but with an added spicy kick. The sweetness found in this lager is solid, not cloying, with the hops to balance. Helping Bavik is its light body and crisp and lively carbonation bubbles. It's a decent lager overall, and a possible simple alternative in the land of Duvel, Cantillon, and Chimay.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.21/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris_S
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
2.96/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried Bavik on tap at Cafe Bruges in Carlisle, PA, poured into a Bavik glass. It has a light golden hay color with lots of carbonation and a standard white head. Smell was minimal, basically that of an adjunct lager. The taste was adequate. I would sum it up as a downscale Stella Artois. Mouthfeel was light and extremely carbonated. Overall, this is an average, fairly unimaginative, beer.

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Photo of KWolf
3.92/5  rDev +17.7%

Photo of LeDirtyPanda
4.75/5  rDev +42.6%

Such a great, unassuming light beer. If you want a light, refreshing beer, with a minimal taste this is the beautiful Pilsener for your taste buds to enjoy. Reminds me of Whittkerke!

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Photo of christineblommers
4.92/5  rDev +47.7%

Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of shortkut
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of celikelf
4/5  rDev +20.1%

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