Brewed by Bavik-De Brabandere
Style: Pilsener
Harelbeke, Belgium


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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A light flavored beer, smooth and malty. Clean finish, with a light malt aftertaste.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2011
This pilsner pours pale straw in color, with a floral herbal nose. Unfortunately, the thin, white head falls quickly even though it retains a bit of lacing. (A good pils, as a German brewmaster friend of mine once told me, should take seven minutes to pour—allowing the head to dissipate. “Any less than that, send it back,” he claimed.) Regardless, Bavik has a balanced mouthfeel, with plenty of sweetness to compliment the crisp, herbal finish. While I have to consider that this style—or any lighter lager—will take a beating as an import, this is a good effort … albeit nothing more than what was to be expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (2662) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pale gold with a white head. Aroma is grainy with light floral and grassy hops that whilst shy are nice enough. Thinnish but rather sweet and grainy, hops are there but hardly in abundance. OK, but forgettable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lore (1338) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 21, 2015
very pale yellow colour, moderate sized white head; aroma of garins, grassy and floral hops; taste is the same with some cardboard; average lager

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Douberd (2902) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
(Bavik Premium Pils) Bottle 250 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 5.3% Pale golden colour on the body, small white head with low retention, minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma of grass, stale hops, straw, some apples. Taste of apple, grass, some malts, light bitterness. Thin body, average carbonation. Okay for what it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8391) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Draft. Clear pale gold with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy and citric and lightly grassy. Cracker-y Pilsner malt is lightly husky and starchy. Faint plastic and saccharine off-notes. Light bodied, sweet and twangy with quiet bitterness. Noble hops expressed well but malt is simple and sweetness a little high. Not as bad as expected, easily drinkable but doesn’t demand your attention.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stevoj (2544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2015
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Renobob (1051) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 27, 2014
Bue à la pression. Ils de base, peu d’intérêt particulier. Rafraîchissante au mieux ;)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
freretoc (981) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2014
Bue à la pression dans une taverne à Diksmuide, couleur très blonde, belle mousse effervescence importante, une bière maltée et peu houblonnée. Basique de soif

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
pedo (12) - - DEC 16, 2014
Very pale color, bad aftertaste, bit watery in the mouth, claims to have a citrus taste but nowhere to be found. Very bad pils

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (2813) - BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2014
Bavik’s standard pale lager, with the typical pale golden blonde colour and snow white head; aroma fairly neutral but honest, revealing malt sweetness and grassy hops. Same for the taste: neutral and minerally, malt sweet, grainy, fortunately not cornish, with refreshing grassy hop bitterishness in the finish, but subdued. A little bit better than the same type of beer from the largest Belgian breweries, I’d argue, but still a boring pale lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"there’s some nice things going on here, but in the end it’s still just a slightly below average pils. some bitter hop/sweet malt interplay, but no follow through. light and not complex at all, but not bad either."

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