Bavik Super Pils | De Brabandere

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Brabandere
Belgium
bavik.be

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unpasteurized Belgian Pilsner

Bavik Super Pils obtains its unique taste and aroma from its exceptional brewing process. Our pilsner has not been diluted, we only use aroma hops, guarantee a long and cold maturation process, and pasteurization is out of the question. Those four elements result in this unique pilsner.

Never compromise on taste!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,627
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
388
pDev:
16.02%
Bros Score:
3.3
 
 
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Photo of Mwt
3.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.54/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.3/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden amber color with a billowy white head of foam. Over time the head fades a ton of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell –The aroma of the brew is strongest of cereal grainy smell with a modest amount of a somewhat skunky and herbal smell. Mixed with these aromas are a little bit of caramel and a touch of earth and yeast.

Taste-The taste begins with a caramel sweetened grainy taste that has a touch of earthy hop and some yeast. As the taste moves on the graininess dwindles a little bit all while the sweetness remains. During this time a bit more hop of an herbal and more earth come to the tongue and leave on with a somewhat sweeter, but still rather crisp and clean taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thinner side with a carbonation level that is rather high. For the style and the flavors it is a nice feel and makes for an easy drinking brew overall.

Overall – Crisp, pretty flavorful and easy drinking. A pretty decent pilsner overall.

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Photo of adoboloco
5/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A perfect Pils full of aroma and flavor. Now I need to find a place to buy it by the case.

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Photo of detroitpat
2.92/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Branlott42
2.67/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skrumpy
3.35/5  rDev -0.6%
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 +46.3%
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 +26.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.89/5  rDev -14.2%
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 -2.7%
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 +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -11%
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 +6.5%
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 +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drews240
3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vestlake
3.92/5  rDev +16.3%
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 -18.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of gotigers
2.93/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
3.12/5  rDev -7.4%
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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Bavik Super Pils from De Brabandere
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 388 ratings