Bavik Pils / Lager | De Brabandere

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77
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336 Ratings
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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:
336
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.33
pDev:
15.92%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
33
For Trade:
0
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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%

Photo of zestar
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of mattfancett
2/5  rDev -39.9%

Photo of Keneally43
4.88/5  rDev +46.5%

Photo of ranger7
3.28/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of gutbuster
3.56/5  rDev +6.9%

Bavik Pils / Lager from De Brabandere
3.33 out of 5 based on 336 ratings.
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