News | 2021.08.23

Bavik Super Pils voted best pilsner in Belgium

De Brabandere Brewery racks up more prizes. Barely a month after winning a gold medal at the World Beer Challenge, Bavik Super Pils has now won the first prize at the prestigious World Beer Awards in London as the best pilsner in Belgium. "We have been scoring for some time with the beer connoisseurs who find their way to our unpasteurised pils, but this international recognition as the best pilsner is really rewarding."

Blind tasting by international jury

The World Beer Awards are the reference for beer awards and many breweries enter their beers every year. How are they judged? Albert De Brabandere explains: "All beers are blind tested and judged by beer connoisseurs and beer journalists from all over the world. That is why the World Beer Awards are internationally highly regarded and considered the Oscars of beer awards." Bavik Super Pils now competes as Belgium's best lager against winners from other countries and still has a chance to win the title of best lager in the world.

Unpasteurised lager

According to the brewery, the secret of Bavik Super Pils lies mainly in the fact that the beer is not pasteurised during production and therefore always leaves the brewery fresher than fresh. "Unlike all other Belgian pilsners, we do not heat the beer at the end of the brewing process because we feel that this affects the taste too much. We use the best hops that leave a fine bitterness. If we choose to pasteurise, the residual sugars melt and the beer tastes sweeter, which means that the taste of the hops is lost. If you brew a good beer in perfectly hygienic conditions, you don't need to pasteurise it afterwards to avoid possible infections. That is how we preserve our unique taste.

Other beers also win prizes

Bavik Super Pils is not the only beer of De Brabandere Brewery that won a medal. RED by Petrus was also awarded best Belgian fruit beer and our typical foederbeer Petrus Aged Pale won gold in the wood-aged beers category for the second year in a row.

The complete overview:

  • Bavik Super Pils received a gold medal and is also country-winner Belgium in the category "Lager".
  • RED by Petrus received a gold medal and is also country-winner Belgium in the category "Flavoured - Fruit & Vegetable".
  • Petrus Aged Pale received a gold medal in the category "Sour and Wild Beer".