Jupiler - Brasserie Piedboeuf

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BA SCORE
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81 Reviews
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Reviews: 81
Hads: 261
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 8
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Piedboeuf visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998

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Photo of TheBrewo
3.13/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

We pour a pale golden brew. It holds a two finger head of fat white bubbles that pillows out of the glass. Retention is decent, and lacing is patterned all the way around the glass. There is full clarity to the beer, with no sediment or haze, and carbonation appears weaker. The aroma opens with adjuncty grain and a waxy, crayon-like quality. On the back there is sweetness of booze and deeper, more toasty caramel malts. Molasses sweetness is light but present. With warmth comes musk, cheddar cheese, and a distant earthy hop. Our first impression is that the grain is quite predominant and rather one dimensional. As we sip, bitter grain and souring lactic acids flow in. These make the base for the entire flavoring. The alcohol comes through as the swallow peaks, affording a spicy bite, and a warm synthetic cherry flavoring. This adds syrupy sweetness for a brief moment, and thickens the beer. We finish with souring adjuncts and flour, but the flavoring drops off readily, and is quickly thinned out by watery wash. The aftertaste breathes of flour, dried grass, white sugar, the faintest grassy hops, and constitutional sourness of grain. The body is lighter, while the carbonation is medium. The mouth is lightly coated with a metallic, slick liquid, and left cooled and happy. There is decent slurp and pop to each sip. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks nicely.

Overall, the thing we liked best about this beer was the cooling aroma and the clean finish to the beer. The nose was softer and less bitter than many of its competitors, and the following taste was equally as pleasant, for the style. Throughout the tasting, however, things never seemed as fresh as they could have been. The flavoring was there, but it was not very robust, deep, or very complex. (1,783 characters)

Photo of helloloser12345
3.13/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: On tap at local Wetherspoons during the beer festival.

Appearance: Usual macro lager colour – golden amber (similar to miller, bud, tennents etc….) Light foamy head with good retention and slight lacing.

Smell: Not much here. Slight sweet smell and that’s about it.

Flavour: I thought the flavour wasn’t too bad – better than most macro lagers IMO. Slight hoppy bit with a balanced malt flavour

Overall: Not too bad. I would have this over Stella, Tennants, Harp etc. (498 characters)

Photo of IPAcraig
3.13/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This 25cl can was a gift from a pair of Belgians who came to Nashville.

A typical euro lager. Pours a clear yellow with a bubbly head that left some lacing.

This has a bit of bitterness in the finish. Otherwise it is barely discernible from Stella.

A highly drinkable beer and quaffable for sure, but not much here. (319 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.14/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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. (393 characters)

Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jupiler on draft at 't lammetje in Brugge. 25 cl. Straw color. High clarity. White fluffy head. High retention. Pilsner aroma, light fresh hops. Taste, lightly bitter, slight sweetness, similar to a German pils. Can't even tell the difference. Decent beer. (256 characters)

Photo of spoony
3.19/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From an 11.2 oz can (dated July 2, 2014) into a pint glass.

A-A normal pour produces a light, yellow-gold brew with a thin, white head that drops quickly. No lacing, not much activity in the beer.

S-The smell is slightly grainy with a mild hop bite. There isn't much here, but a little whiff of banana reminds you that this is a Belgian beer. Conversely, a touch of skunk reminds you that this is a canned, macro-style lager.

T-The taste is mild like the smell, but with less intrigue. The brew is grainy, with a hint of toast, and only a minute kick of skunky, bitter hops.

F-The feel is light to medium with a tinny, slightly fizzy carbonation.

O-This brew is ubiquitous in the old country, but that doesn't make it great. Anyway, I would rank Jupiler one or two small notches above a BMC macro AAL type lager if only for the slightly interesting smell and the slightly heavier mouthfeel. (896 characters)

Photo of allforbetterbeer
3.2/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As far as I can tell, this is the local substitute for budweiser in Brussels. It is the cheap fizzy lager that everyone in every cheaper bar buys by the caseload while watching whatever the most interesting sporting event is. I my opinion, it is better than bud/miller/colors/fosters by a small margin. The hops strike with a bit more edge, and the malts are just as good. Light yellow body with tons of bubbles. This takes 3rd place in my personal line up of macros, behind viru and Nile special. (497 characters)

Photo of benfons
3.2/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle

A: Nice head light golden, pale straw colour, nice carbonation, overall looks like it shoulkd look

S: hops, malts, sweet bread

T: Basically the same thing as the smell only with a slight metallic taste

M/D: Good mouthfeel, very drinkable.

They have a lot of bad ones. (286 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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. (590 characters)

Photo of IPA35
3.22/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this yesterday.

A pale lager with a white head, as expected.
Good retention.

Smells grainy and quite hoppy. Pleasant.

The taste is very grainy and quite bitter, but it has this sort of chemical thing to it which is a big shame.

Not THAT watery, and well carbonated.

OK lager.

Don't believe those Belgians who will tell you how this and Stella Artois are a thousand times better than Heineken or any other Dutch lager. That's not true. (444 characters)

Photo of kwjd
3.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Fionn MacCool's. Waitress just said it was called Jupiler, so I'm assuming it is the standard one. Served in a branded glass. Pours a clear golden yellow colour with thin white head. Nice enough head retention, mild lacing. Smells pretty clean, some mild grassy hops and a bit grainy. Flavour has a hint of bitterness. This is a pretty nice lager on a hot day on a patio, so it hit the spot. Nothing worth seeking out, but I enjoyed it. (455 characters)

Photo of Ashmada
3.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Being Belgian means this beer is very familiar.

L: To style: golden, relatively low carbonation but with an above-average head and lacing.

S: Nothing wild, a mild grainy smell.

T: Grainy and bitter, though not overpoweringly so.

M: Thin, even for a Lager.

D: Nicely refreshing and cheap, it's fairly uncommon to drink only one.

Jupiler is an everyday thirst-quencher or a beer you drink in large quantities in folk events (Doudou de Mons, Carnaval de Binche,...), never does it claim greatness; but as far as Lagers go, though I might be biased on this, it seems slightly ahead of the bunch.

Best served on tap. (619 characters)

Photo of BucBasil
3.31/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had to have this at some point in Belgium because it's everywhere. I had it on tap at a small restaurant over some lunch.

A: Slightly hazy pure gold. Offwhite 2 finger head with great retention.

S: Very clean with hints of floral hops. Some soap. Grass.

T: Basic and grainy with a bit of grass. Hint of sourdough bread with a touch of yeast.

Better than your typical euro pale... but still unmistakeably a euro pale. (422 characters)

Photo of chinchill
3.36/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

25 cl bottle wth a twist cap.
This is a very enjoyable beer. Maybe it's because this is my first beer after a long day of hiking. Or maybe it's because I am drinking it from a seaside balcony in southern Crete. Or perhaps I've had too many mediocre Euro Pale lagers lately. It any case, it has a light, citrusy flavor that is quite refreshing. I do wish it was bolder, but it is certainly more enjoyable than the BA rating suggests. (435 characters)

Photo of jrallen34
3.37/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (348 characters)

Photo of BEERME528
3.38/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed a night full of Jupiler in Belgium. A fair amount of head sat atop the brew for a short period of time. There were not many noteworthy smells and the taste was somewhat bland, yet pleasant at the same time. I'm not sure if I would buy this in a store if I saw it, but I wouldn't hesitate to order it on tap in a Belgian bar. (332 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
3.38/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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! (716 characters)

Photo of Todd
3.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this several times in Belgium. It was commonly served in small, ridged glasses which would raise the fingers from the glass surface and keep the beer cooler, for longer. Not a bad brew, refreshing. (201 characters)

Photo of jneiswender
3.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer out of the can. Served cool in a hotel water glass.

A-pale gold body, thick eggshell like head.

S-Saaz hop smell, metallic

T-sweet malt front, some funny corn flavor to boot

M-light

D-nice and drinkable for sure but nothing really interesting going on here. I might pass next time. (300 characters)

Photo of gmattkennedy
3.45/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first beer; as a teen living in Belgium back in the 80s, this is what I thought a beer tasted like. It's a bit bitter, but thats what made it so memorable. Not to shabby, but age has made me realize that it's been above average. But you don't talk bad about your first kiss either. (287 characters)

Photo of Brabander
3.45/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Drank this beer during a bowling evening in Holland. Jupiler is a beer which is very available in Holland, not only on bottle but also on tap. It is a good and very drinkable pilsener.

The only thing which is a bit less is that it gave me a slight headache the next morning! (275 characters)

Photo of Wegomlegging
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks good poured the standard Belgian bar way, 2-finger head scraped off at the top. Light hop scent. Great beer for an all night social event, nothing too serious here, very fresh and dry, even tinny. Like its sister brands (Stella, Maes, Martens, etc.), soft texture and goes down fast. My personal choice for a fun night out. (329 characters)

Photo of foles
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This blonde beer deserves a little more credit than it gets. Its uncomplicated, yet much better than your average lager. However it suffers on draught when not kept well.

I had this on tap in Gent and it was very good. Its a nice change from the stronger, tastier belgian beers. (279 characters)

Photo of Bierman9
3.55/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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 (937 characters)

Photo of yesferro
3.56/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is by all means not a complex beer but as far as macro lagers go, this is my favorite out of all. Impossible to pour without a nice head, even decent out of a can and not pricey at all if you get it in Belgium. I prefer it to Stella or Maes because it lacks that mass produced aftertaste the other 2 have it. It even has a bit of a nutty taste to it somewhere in the back. It barely has any smell or aftertaste, but in case of euro lagers that can be a good thing (think heineken).
Don't spend to much on a bottle of this but if you ever make it to Belgium, give it a shot ! (579 characters)

Jupiler from Brasserie Piedboeuf
70 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.