Bavik Super Pils | De Brabandere

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Bavik Pils / Lager

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,795
Reviews:
190
Ratings:
379
pDev:
15.77%
Bros Score:
3.3
 
 
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3
Gots:
47
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Ratings: 379 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of Skrumpy
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy, straw colored. Thin, white head with no lacing. Aroma is light grain, grass, & some faint floral notes. Flavor is skunky, bitter hops. Typical form for a generic Pilsner. Nothing special, but it does the trick.

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Photo of johngilbert
4.93/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A truly fabulous and premium Pilsner. I cannot complain. From the makers of Petrus and Wittekerke, you would expect something very good. Nose- a good pilsner light hoppiness and yeast without variation on the classic, very crisp expectations. Taste - essentially good to great drinking, sessionable, not filling, very crisp, not too sweet or sour, but very nicely balanced. The red can promises a very good product with several details of the brewing process here. Surprising that there is not much more hype around the Bavik Super Pils. It places amongst my favorite pilsners. It tastes very refreshing, clean, without brew-b.s. and very traditional and high quality ingredients.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.26/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.89/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Light lager yellow with 1/2" white head. Aroma was grain and alcohol. A little pronounced.

Taste was bitter, alcohol heavy, thin bodied, not enough malt. Bittering noble hops. Some sweetness. Really the metallic notes and alcohol seeming like it was 8% instead of 5% were what turned me off to this one.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light yellow with a soft, white thin layer of carbonation on top.

I seem to be the only one here, but in addition to grass on the nose, I detect banana, apple blossom or some other floral element, and candy corn.

Taste is smooth banana, apple, and a hint of bitter hop in the finish, but overall it's fairly sweet, crisp and clean.

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Photo of Raziel313
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma has clean malt and some noble hop character. Taste follows, quite clean and classic, quite bitter on the finish. Light body with crisp carbonation. Not bad but it's generic and bland.

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Photo of deedric
3.59/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - very bright & clear light straw color. Beautiful white head that disapates. Nice lacing.
S - light yeast aroma.
T - not really what I would expect from a Pils. Light malt flavor.
M - nice bubbly crisp mouthfeel.
D - an better than okay pils, great session/summer beverage.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drews240
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vestlake
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straight from the bottle. Aroma is a nice grassy Pilsner smell. Taste follows nose very closely. IMO this is a great German Pilsner and I will be buying more. If you like pilsners, you'll like this one.

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Photo of jeschaefer
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gotigers
2.93/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
3.12/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Has a nice, fresh, beery aroma, which is its best aspect. Flavor is so mild as to be barely present. What is there is just beer with perhaps a hint of mint. Kind of like a diet beer but with some body. And calories. :)

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
2.94/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of OKbrew89
3.22/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cultclassic89
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I guess I was not a fan of this one.

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Photo of KABC
3.76/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is the workhorse of the Pilsner world. Nothing fancy but a solid go to light beer if you want something Belgian or are in a Belgian restaurant. Straw gold in color with a light refreshing taste. Minor bitterness and not much aftertaste. Not adventurous for a Belgian beer but a good choice for someone just entering the beer world.

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Photo of thatche2
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CHickman
3.37/5  rDev +0.3%
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 -12.8%
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 -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stevoj
2.73/5  rDev -18.8%
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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Bavik Super Pils from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 379 ratings