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Jupiler - Brasserie Piedboeuf

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BA SCORE
69
poor

225 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 19.39%
Wants: 6
Gots: 25 | 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 AlexLMS
2.55/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: brilliant with a light golden colour. White and foamy head with moderate size and good retention (a little bit of lacing).
Aroma: kind of weak. Grains with some citrus notes.
Taste: simple bitter herbal hops flavour.
Mouthfeel: drying sensation. Medium to low carbonation, average alcoholic strength, medium to light body.
Finish: lingering bitter aftertaste.
Overall: refreshing and crisp lager. Enjoyable quenching beer for a hot day.

AlexLMS, Jul 14, 2008
Photo of rvdoorn
2.6/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap in the European Union Area of Brussels. The beer looks like a typical pilsner, with a nice white head. The smell is nothing special, and the taste has some strange malty sweetness mixed with the regular bitterness that a pilsner should have. A decent beer for a hot summer day, where as other people also mentioned, any other pilsner would do. Only I didn't like the this type of sweetness in this beer....

rvdoorn, Sep 26, 2009
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.63/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 OWSLEY069
2.63/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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
Photo of mobyfann
2.65/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

mobyfann, Jul 08, 2005
Photo of EPICAC
2.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

EPICAC, Dec 03, 2006
Photo of peensteen
2.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

peensteen, Jul 07, 2011
Photo of DoubleJ
2.71/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 wl0307
2.73/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 cam477
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

cam477, Sep 29, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

PretzelCity, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of Foulon
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Foulon, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of Jose9e
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Jose9e, Jul 30, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Eman17, Jul 19, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Blumstein, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of rarbring
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

rarbring, Jun 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Nyczj, Jul 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Anacross, Jun 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

tbeckett, Mar 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

celoleite, May 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

dwagner003, Jul 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

samEBC, Jan 22, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

jkball01, Apr 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

mikehillman, Oct 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

smithj4, Oct 17, 2013
Jupiler from Brasserie Piedboeuf
69 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.