rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
mike_77 (2405) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Straw blond. Moderately strong aroma of pale malts that also comes through in the taste together with some grassy notes. Quite a creamy mouthfeel.
twos_een_keun (13) - BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden colour with a normal head. Malty aroma. Taste is very malty with a light sweetness. Some hoppy bitterness at the end. Well balanced. Very refreshing pilsener.
kraddel (1881) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle , clear blonde, fluffy white head
smell is sweet, malty
bitter up front, sweet in the background. very sweet, very malty
good, but too simple
Patrickctenchi (2478) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear gold, with a tall white head.
Lemon/grain malt aroma.
Light straw, floral, lemon taste.
Not too bad, but a bit weak.
Blairgus (2183) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 Oct 2013, bottle. light yellow, clear, some bubbles. nose is straw and field flowers. thin body and moderately fizzy. crisp, come lemon rind bitterness, pislner malt. decent.
Pershing (430) - Garland, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear gold with a small white head that dissolves quickly but does not diminish completely. Light sweet malt aroma with some yeast. Smooth balanced taste that satisfies. Quality pils.
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not bad for what it is. Mild, unassuming, clean and refreshing. Light colored, some grass and mild citrus.
coreyc1221 (239) - Truckee, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bright and light aroma.Almost clear golden color. Reminds me of Stella but a bit smoother. Pils zing at first then an almost creamy aftertaste which i dont understand or want to believe but that’s what I’m getting. Damn good for a cheap Pils. Would drink with disc golf.
felsenpils (73) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bavik is Belgium´s best pils. Way better than Stella Artois, Jupiler or Maes. Clear golden color with nice white foam and a clean aroma. The taste is more like a Bavarian Helles than a pils, although a little less malty than a Bavarian Helles. All in all a nice beer. A step up from Stella and Heineken.
Only drawback is that it is hard to find.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours yellow with thin fast dissipating head. Light grassy aroma. Light bodied, some malt present. A little spice in the finish.