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Jupiler - Brasserie Piedboeuf

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BA SCORE
69
poor

214 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 19.45%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | 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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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

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!

01-07-2011 21:10:54 | More by BlackHaddock
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

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.

10-02-2011 17:00:44 | More by OWSLEY069
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mobyfann

Ohio

2.65/5  rDev -9.6%

Paid .75EUR for a 500mL can.

*Reviewed on 06.07.2005

Starts off with a golden clear base, medium white fluffy head, head retention for all 60 minutes and impressive lacing effects. Smells like any typical American lager, but this is from Belgium?!?

The taste is a one-dimensional lager. No destinct characteristics at all, but nothing bad about it. It's pretty good in the mouth, never really any sense of harshness and the head made every taste a little cremey like, so it was good. This isn't by any means a session beer due to it's lack of distinction. However I could drink them back to back if necessary.

Final Thought: This is a major disspointment to come from the country known for it's beer. Luckily it wasn't a typcial Belgian ale but a cheap Bud-like lager.

07-08-2005 17:14:37 | More by mobyfann
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EPICAC

Massachusetts

2.7/5  rDev -7.8%

Appearance: Pours a clear, straw color with a foamy white head that fades leaving heavy lace.

Smell: Pretty standard lager smell. Light hops, sweet malt, with a little graininess.

Taste: Standard. Malty sweetness followed by light grain and a mild hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, with moderate carbonation, somewhat watery.

Drinkability: Easy to drink because it's boring.

12-03-2006 07:01:00 | More by EPICAC
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -7.8%

Pale blonde with one finger of white head, lots of lace left on the glass. Smell is malty and not particularly aromatic, lightly grassy, mild sazz hops as well. Taste is malty up front, touches of caramel throughout, mild hop profile, there is also a cardboard like taste that comes and goes and was more noticeable towards the end. Average feel for the style, med carbonation, light body and feel. This isn't bad for what it is, its pretty close to being stella or lowenbrau or anything similar, one was ok on a hot day sitting on a patio but i will take a pass on this next time.

07-07-2011 15:06:13 | More by peensteen
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DoubleJ

California

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.

05-22-2013 04:58:13 | More by DoubleJ
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

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?!

05-11-2005 01:37:32 | More by wl0307
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

09-29-2013 03:04:19 | More by cam477
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PretzelCity

California

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

04-28-2014 18:50:12 | More by PretzelCity
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Foulon


2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

01-04-2013 20:47:59 | More by Foulon
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Jose9e

Netherlands

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

07-30-2012 11:27:35 | More by Jose9e
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Eman17

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

07-19-2014 08:05:17 | More by Eman17
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Blumstein

Spain

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

07-07-2014 21:57:15 | More by Blumstein
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rarbring

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

The brew is clear golden straw colored, has a white head that settles rather quickly but leaves good lacing, some curtains.

Smelling sweet corn flakes and boiled vegetables.

Starting with some white bread, lemon and orange peel.

Medium carbonation, medium sized bubbles, rather refreshing, medium body, a dry finish.

An average pale lager, on the plus side not too sweet.

06-08-2012 07:22:35 | More by rarbring
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Nyczj

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

07-27-2013 19:30:31 | More by Nyczj
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Anacross

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

06-01-2012 18:44:57 | More by Anacross
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

03-08-2013 09:05:33 | More by tbeckett
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celoleite

Brazil

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

05-13-2014 12:52:03 | More by celoleite
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dwagner003

California

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

07-18-2014 18:49:58 | More by dwagner003
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samEBC

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

01-22-2012 17:52:33 | More by samEBC
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jkball01

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

04-30-2013 03:16:52 | More by jkball01
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

10-19-2013 12:35:43 | More by mikehillman
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smithj4

New York

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

10-17-2013 22:01:49 | More by smithj4
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edhizdeid

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

10-16-2013 20:29:12 | More by edhizdeid
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cnwillis31

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

05-02-2013 21:21:53 | More by cnwillis31
Jupiler from Brasserie Piedboeuf
69 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.