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Jupiler - Brasserie Piedboeuf

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BA SCORE
69
poor

217 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 19.45%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Piedboeuf visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998)
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Photo of metter98
3.21/5  rDev +9.6%

On-tap at Cafe Katoen, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of bready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready and grainy malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium- bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink and tastes like an average pale lager, but without any flavors of adjunct malts.

metter98, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev +2.4%

kjkinsey, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev +2.4%

kylehay2004, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of Jason
2.8/5  rDev -4.4%

This seemed to be the swill of Brussels ... beer for the masses though few real cafes carried it.

Jason, Oct 20, 2001
Photo of Slatetank
2.88/5  rDev -1.7%

I had this a few times while in belgium - first on the plane all experience from a can.

This is a golden colored light looking and thick foam of white topping with visible carbonation -not much different than most -head retention is good. The smell is faint, but sweet without much in the way of hops but nothing offensive or off. The feel is light as expected but medium carbonation with mild sweet middle and semi-dry finish.

The taste is pretty ordinary and on the sweet side but not much malt depth and lacks any real hop flavor -pretty cookie cutter lager flavor which is low flavor and best enjoyed chilled. Overall I didn't mind this it is not metallic or grainy as some in the style but it does not stand out either.

Slatetank, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Rochefort10nh, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.63/5  rDev -10.2%

33cl Brown bottle (best before 21 Sep 2001) drank and reviewed 7 Jan 2011.

So this is Belgiums best selling beer, lets see why!

Poured into my stemmed 'Veltins' pilsner glass.

Pale golden in colour, clear and bright. Large snowy white head on top. Looked like a lager/pilsner/etc.

Minute hop aroma with a touch of cereal grain type esters.

Fairly bland, with only a hint of hops to give it any true flavours. It isn't sweet, nor is it bitter or sour. It does become a mouth drying lager as the beer leaves your throat, but it isn't a hop bitterness type of dryness, more a cardboard sort of dryness.

The sort of beer you'd want to quench your thirst after some hard labour and before having something you liked!

So why is so popular with Belgians? I blame the advertising industry (and InBev or whatever their name is at the moment), plus the ignorance of some Belgians when it comes to matters about beer. I'm sure that something simular could be said about the most popular beer in your country, no matter what it is!

BlackHaddock, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of kojevergas
2.43/5  rDev -17.1%

Served on-draught into a 25cl glass in a bar in Belfort, France. Reviewed from notes taken in Summer 2011.

A: Pours a two finger head, fluffy white, with light cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Body colour is a semitransparent crystal yellow.

Sm: A light aroma of barley and crystal malts. Hopping is generic floral.

T: Light barley foundation with some pleasant smooth cream. A handful of crystal malts. Floral hops. Pretty simple but refreshing. Maybe a buried hint of lime? Balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Complements the flavour profile okay.

Dr: Below average in quality. Priced highly at 3 euro for 25cl (by French standards). Hides its average ABV okay. Meh. Not very good stuff.

D+

kojevergas, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of wl0307
2.73/5  rDev -6.8%

Tasted this beer on tap by half-pint at my local pub. I truly regret to have it for 1.05pounds instead of any decent ale at simply 75pence for half-pint during the beerfestival.

It pours a light golden colour, with abundant carbonation and a negligible head... The nose is dominated by water-biscuity to light cider kind of sourness, while on palate it's refreshingly malty, with lime-peel kind of hoppy bitterness and finished with exactly the same taste. The body is extremely light against its strength(5.2%abv) and overall the mouthfeel and structure is at best mediocre. I can't quite grasp the fact, so it's claimed in the beer catalogue for Wetherspoon's May Beerfestival, that it's the "most popular lager in Belgium"...surely the Belgians know much better and deserve better, even Interbrew's Stella Artois is less boring than this lager?!

wl0307, May 11, 2005
Photo of DoubleJ
2.71/5  rDev -7.5%

It isn't often that I go from one of the best beers in the world (Westvleteren) to one of the more common (Jupiler) in just a matter of two hours. I had a bottle at a cafe which was on the Belgium-France border outside Watou. On to the beer:

This beer is pale gold colored with a short head and decent retention. It smells of a strange iron, and it also smells of a standard malted barley. The taste at least is a small improvement over the aroma. It starts with vague cereals and some DMS. Is there fermenting asperagus in this beer? A dry barley note and slight fruitness bring a little rescue effort to the beer, making it half-decent. The beer is light bodied and "soapy", and okay with the drinkability.

Eh, it's okay. It's probably better than a skunked Stella though.

DoubleJ, May 22, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.13/5  rDev +6.8%

On draft at a few bars in Mons, Belgium. This beer is ubiquitous in these parts.

The beer is pale and golden yellow hued with a half inch of white head. A nice appearance for the style. The aroma brings grain, malt, lager scents. The flavor is of macro lager and tastes as if it is mass produced. Grainy finish, lingering bitterness. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. This was just ok.

Huhzubendah, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of DrJay
3/5  rDev +2.4%

Pale yellow with brilliant clarity and a dense, but slightly rocky, white head. Quickly reduces to a small ring, but produces some nice lacing. Noble hop aroma with a marshmallow sweetness in the flavour and aroma. Light yeasty character and mild bitterness. Balanced towards sweetness. Finishes on the dry side with some hop character. Light body and high carbonation. Starts with crisp CO2 then becomes moderately creamy. This beer is light and simple, fine for sitting on the patio in the summer, but nothing special.

DrJay, Jul 04, 2005
Photo of TurdFurgison
3/5  rDev +2.4%

I had this on tap at a bar in Amsterdam, which was sort of criminal given the fine Dutch and Belgian ale choices elsewhere in town. This looks, smells, and tastes like Miller to me, which is objectionable. Budweiser is at least 2x better than this. You'll see it available everywhere in Belgium or the Netherlands, I recommend a pass.

TurdFurgison, Oct 18, 2008
Photo of jrallen34
3.38/5  rDev +15.4%

On tap into a Juliper glass at a random bar in Oostvletern...Pours a piss clear gold, a white head with ok retention, but nice sticky lacing...The aroma is light grain and skunk, not terrible but I'm not happy either...The taste is light skunk, really pretty boring, a Belgian BMC but about 50 times better than BMC. No reason to ever drink though.

jrallen34, Nov 25, 2010
Photo of OWSLEY069
2.63/5  rDev -10.2%

Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, basic and standard European lager smells. In the taste, a sweet to dry corn taste, but basically a standard lager. A small bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry aftertaste. I just drank this on the bus from brewery to brewery just so I would not lose my buzz.

OWSLEY069, Oct 02, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

WOLFGANG, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of stcules
2.1/5  rDev -28.3%

Deep blonde. Not so much carbonation, but also not so much foam, and not persistent.
In the smell a resolute maltiness. No hops.
Even in the taste, not so much beside the malt.
Not very much to say about this one.
Drinkable, but for sure not a beer to search for.

stcules, Nov 28, 2006
Photo of spinrsx
2.95/5  rDev +0.7%

On Tap at the Aulde Dubliner

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an avergae size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 2 or 3 minutes.

Smell - Grains, bread, malts, light hops

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste malts mixed with light hops and a grassiness. There is also a bit of a pear or apple sweetness. Not a whole lot of taste going on. It ends with a grainy bland aftertaste.

Overall – Nothing special going on here.. high drinkability but nothing that sets it apart from other beers in its style category. It's basically the same as something like a Stella Artois.

spinrsx, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of tbeckett
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

tbeckett, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of francisweizen
2.78/5  rDev -5.1%

Not bad. I had this one on tap at a Karaoke bar in Brussels, I was already drunk out of my mind, and this was all they had on tap, so we went for it. It's a dark golden colour with an off-white head. The aromas are simple and consist of light hops, light malts, and a bit of grapiness. The taste is a bit fruity, dry, and stella-like. The drinkability is good, as the mouthfeel is very light and refreshing.

francisweizen, May 17, 2004
Photo of TheLongBeachBum
1.75/5  rDev -40.3%

“People in Belgium must drink Trappist beers, Sour Browns, Reds, Lambics, Abbeys, Dubbels, Wheats, Trippels and all those other great beers all the time, surely??” someone once asked me.
Err.. Sorry, but NO. Sadly Not.

Your average “Johnny Belgianer” drinks Jupiler Pils, and they drink it copiously by the gallon. It is everywhere. The red and white Jupiler sign is a staple attachment to most Belgium Bars, cans of Jupiler are even available in 24 hour automated shops, it is also available from booths on Railway Station platforms in Belgium – it is all reaching and truly ubiquitous. A remarkably popular, but unremarkable beer.

A bland light yellow fizzy liquid that degrades the name Pils, and has the uncanny ability not to change color, texture, alcoholic strength, appearance and maybe even taste, as it passes through your Kidneys and on its way to where it truly belongs.

It serves its purpose well as a mass-produced inoffensive beverage that upsets no one.

Closest Analogy – American Budweiser, maybe it's worse.

A simply awful diuretic that degrades Belgium beer. Nuff Said.

TheLongBeachBum, Dec 28, 2002
Photo of drpimento
1.58/5  rDev -46.1%

got this can at a shop across from the train station in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium today. I don't like stinky beer and this one stinks, literally, like cabbage farts. Poured with a really nice big foamy textured head and a little lace. Pale clear gold color. the aroma shows up in the flavor too, but not as bad. Still. Hard to get around that.

drpimento, Jun 22, 2009
Photo of whartontallboy
1.5/5  rDev -48.8%

whartontallboy, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
3.4/5  rDev +16%

On-tap at a little café halfway between De Heeren van Liedekerke and the Liedekerke train station. I got a bottle of Hanssens Geuze to pass the time, but when my friend offered me some of her Jupiler to do a review I couldn't say no.

A: Clear straw body with fizzy carbonation filling out the thin white head. Ok retention, decent lace. Not bad.

S: Rather heavy, husky malt. Just pure grain. Pretty average.

T: Smooth malt, with both grainy and bready notes. Some light toffee toward the finish, and solid bitterness on the end. Pleasant enough.

M: Light and fizzy, becoming creamy after a moment. Ok.

O: Nothing I'd ever order when in Belgium, but somewhat better than your average fizzy yellow beer.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
3.55/5  rDev +21.2%

Checked into my youth hostel in Liege on 26SEP11, but my room wasn't ready. Having an hour to kill, and being hungry, I roamed the vicinity and stopped into a sandwich shop nearby called "Chez Ali". Needing something to wash down my tasty Merguez-Frittes, I opted for a 0.25l of Juliper Blonde, at €2.00.

Poured into a short rock-glass, it was a clear, pale golden/straw colored brew. Very effervescent, with a rocky, white head that puffed up quickly then right back down. Carbo was steady, but lacing was minimal. Aroma was grassy and herbal, though mild. Medium body, surprisingly, though it was fairly prickly on the tongue. Still solid, though.

Tasted a little bready and crackery, with verrry subtle pear and green apple. The herbal finish also had a hint of spiciness. Not bad; not a keeper by any means, but it did the job at hand. Prosit!!

3.55 rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1384

Bierman9, Oct 05, 2011
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Jupiler from Brasserie Piedboeuf
69 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.