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Jupiler - Brasserie Piedboeuf

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BA SCORE
69
poor

215 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 19.45%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | 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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dcmchew

Romania

3/5  rDev +2.4%

11-05-2013 16:42:02 | More by dcmchew
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

2.95/5  rDev +0.7%

Presentation: Small 25cl (8oz +/-) brown bottle. - Brasserie Jupiler Brouwerij

Appearance: Crystal clear, yellow straw colour with a fine white lace.

Smell: A bit grassy from the hops, probably aged Saaz hops, very mellow and distinct. Touch of pale malt aroma.

Taste: Very light, crisp, smooth with a touch of mouth coating diacetyl. Faint malt flavour, grassy bitterness, turning dry at the end. Cotton mouth finish, which is not pleasant.

Notes: Not too bad. Not fantastic either, but, we would definitely not dump this.

08-26-1998 00:00:01 | More by BeerAdvocate
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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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Ciocanelu

Romania

2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

07-11-2013 19:17:42 | More by Ciocanelu
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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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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

03-02-2012 02:27:50 | More by mdillon86
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thierrynantes

France

3/5  rDev +2.4%

Beer on tap (33cl), tasted in 1999.

Appearance: clear blond color, good sparkle
Smell: well hoppy
Taste and mouthfeel : malted
Drinkability: a slight and balanced beer in the style Pilsener, correct but without more

Review translated from french 6-1-2008.

11-24-2007 18:29:30 | More by thierrynantes
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Todd

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev +17.7%

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.

12-30-2000 09:56:21 | More by Todd
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev +10.2%

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.

06-02-2011 03:50:01 | More by kwjd
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +2.4%

04-14-2014 18:43:20 | More by cfalovo97
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dar482

New York

3/5  rDev +2.4%

04-17-2013 13:27:43 | More by dar482
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +36.5%

11-15-2011 22:29:52 | More by Adamostella
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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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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -13.7%

500 ml red can with "50cl MAXI' on band around top - brought back direct from Belgium (Thanks for sharing, Jeff). Pours OK, clear, blonde color, with a 1 inch head. Although it is highly carbonated, foam quickly disappears. Smell is of some grain and alcohol. Not much taste to speak of. Obviously meant to be light and refreshing - like water on a hot day. Overall, a pretty basic brew, comparable toaother macros here. I do like the crest on the label - a bull doing his best Karate Kid stance.

04-09-2005 22:35:14 | More by BigBry
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FreshHawk

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev -5.1%

A - Clear, golden staw color.

S - Pretty mild, grain and grassy smell.

T - Fairly light and similar to the scent. A bit of mild malt and grainy base with a hint of grassy hops.

M - Crisp and clean taste. Light bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D - Easy to drink with its mild, inoffensive flavors and mouthfeel.

Notes: Seems like this is one of the Macro-like offerings in Belgium. Not bad and probably slightly more flavor than Macros in the US, but if you are in Belgium there are so many better beers. I got this as a last resort eating in a fast food place because I wanted a beer to go with it, and this is what they had.

02-17-2010 11:02:29 | More by FreshHawk
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adamette

Ohio

2.28/5  rDev -22.2%

On tap at the Cafe Leffe in the Sablon area of Brussels, just down the street from our hotel.

A Lager look under a 2 inch head.

S Slightly sweet lager. Not interesting.

T As I suspected (which is why I put off tasting and rating this beer until the last moments of my trip) very close to water, a hint of sweetness and some barley. That is about it.

M Thin, weak.

D Good drinkability but then again so is water.

Notes: I had to try it when in Belgium but now I will not likely again!

07-03-2009 21:52:10 | More by adamette
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +2.4%

07-08-2013 05:21:44 | More by Stevedore
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tbryan5

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -31.7%

07-13-2013 21:53:59 | More by tbryan5
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2.4%

04-26-2013 22:46:43 | More by randylangford
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paterlodie

Belgium

2.35/5  rDev -19.8%

BB 31-12-05. Hardly any foam and collapsing fast. Pale golden beercolor. Smell is creamy, unfresh malty, papery and hardly any hoparome. Very oxidated and unenjoyable.
Taste is like nose was being oxidated, empty, creamy and aftertaste is litle sweet-bitter. Lack of taste and lots of off tastes make this brew unenjoyable.

06-20-2005 13:39:30 | More by paterlodie
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

08-23-2014 20:50:54 | More by bostonryan
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.13/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

08-20-2012 17:22:19 | More by TheBrewo
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patre_tim

China

3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

06-20-2014 15:52:44 | More by patre_tim
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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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BeerBelcher

Ohio

2.05/5  rDev -30%

This beer is advertised everywhere in Belgium. Every bar, even ones with great beer selections, have a Jupiler (or a Maes...or SAS Pils) sign in the window. At a very touristy Brussels bar with a very limited beer selection (King of Spain on the Grande Place) I decided to have one out of curiousity. And I am sad that I did. While the beer looked pretty good, this is a beer that a country with the brewing heritage and vibrancy of Belgium should be ashamed to have spawned.

The beer looks pretty good; it is an attractive brilliant gold color with fluffy white head. Aroma is non-existent. Flavor is totally unnoticeable. Mouthfeel is thin. I had a lot of buyer's remorse at having ordered this.

I would not recommend this beer.

10-24-2008 13:39:55 | More by BeerBelcher
Jupiler from Brasserie Piedboeuf
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