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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 Brabander
3.45/5  rDev +17.7%

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!

Brabander, Jan 01, 2010
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3/5  rDev +2.4%

330ml bottle served in a Weizen glass.

A: Pours a pale and clear yellow color forming a beg bubbled and aired white head. Medium retention and tons of lacings formed and left

S: Very grainy and bready in the nose. Sweet grains. Some notes of adjunct malts and honey. Lager yeasts and light notes flowery hops in the end

T: Sweet grains upfront. Slightly sweet. Very grainy and a bit hoppy bitter finish. Notes of bready and biscuity Lager yeasts

M: Light body. Good carbonation. Grainy and slightly bitter aftertaste

O: Medium drinkability

eduardolinhalis, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
1.88/5  rDev -35.8%

A very light, golden amber colour with a very thin, bubbly white head that is more lacing than anything else.

Very grainy with some lager malts and a basic malty base coupled with some vegetable adjuncts on top.

Sweet malts and some citrus with a hint of skunk in there. Quite grainy with some bread and light hops.

Quite light bodied, fairly skunky and cheap tasting with a sweet but not overly pleasant tang to it.

Cheap and nasty tasting lager, I'm amazed that this is the best selling beer in Belgium and quite frankly it is an awful lager.

flyingpig, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev +2.4%

mattfancett, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of safaricook
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

safaricook, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of dwagner003
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

dwagner003, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of TheBigBoy
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

TheBigBoy, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of jkball01
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

jkball01, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of spoony
3.16/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

spoony, May 31, 2013
Photo of Nolen12
2.25/5  rDev -23.2%

Nolen12, May 18, 2013
Photo of carteravebrew
3/5  rDev +2.4%

carteravebrew, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of soupyman10
2.98/5  rDev +1.7%

Got a tiny (25 cl) can of this from some Belgian friends who came and visited. Not really my thing, to be honest, but it's the thought that counts. It's basically your standard euro lager, with maybe a little less skunkiness in the odor and flavor than most, and a little spiciness in terms of the malt, especially in the nose. Mediocre, if a little above average for the style, and you could drink a bunch of them if in need.

soupyman10, Sep 13, 2008
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3/5  rDev +2.4%

millelacsmark, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of soulgrowl
2.9/5  rDev -1%

Appearance: Meringue-white head, fairly solid yet rough and spotty, above a plain, yellow-orange body.

Smell: Pale malts with a light fruity sweetness and a touch of sour bread, offset by a mild, herbal hop character.

Taste: Distractingly metallic - not at first, but the taste of coins comes in mid-sip and lingers on beyond the finish. Besides that it's fairly plain but not too bad, with a nice bitter/dry German Pilsener-like edge, put together from light malts and mildly spicy, resinous hops.

Mouthfeel: Very dry, very light, and well-carbonated; not too fizzy (but far from flat).

Drinkability: Pretty good! A refreshing, if flawed and unremarkable, light lager.

soulgrowl, Jul 20, 2008
Photo of drseamus
3.03/5  rDev +3.4%

My impression of this beer is that it is the Budweiser of Belgium. Every crappy bar in Belgium has a Juplier sign out front. I eventually gave in and had one (in Amsterdam though) just to see how it was. It has a very light crystal clear amber body with a pure white head. So far, the Bud comparison holds true. The taste is where they differ. It has a light malty body with slight hop bitterness. The nice thing about this beer versus Bud is that you can actually taste the malt profile; even if it isn’t the best beer flavor I’ve tasted. The body is as light as a Bud would be, but it has slightly better drinkability.

drseamus, Jul 30, 2007
Photo of therica
3.6/5  rDev +22.9%

My first experience with this beer was visually-- seeing crowds of people drinking it from tap, cans, glass and plastic bottles, on New Years Eve in the Grand Marketsquare in Leuven Belgium 2005/6. The trashy-flashy red-orange label and what I thought I was reading- "JupiTer" made me want to avoid it.

A week later I was in an old tavern in Brugge Belgium, and I asked what beers they might have on-tap. I'd had all the ones they named except one that I couldn't quite understand-- HOOPILET ?!? She said it three times-- never heard of it, I thought. Okay, I'll try it. Yum. I was really impressed. Not bad-- sort of like many American beers in taste but far far FAR superior. I asked them to write down the name-- Jupiler?!?!? I started laughing.

Okay-- so I went and bought a bottle at the local grocery store back in Leuven-- hmmm, not bad indeed! I went out to a local beerhall advertising it on-tap and had another. Yes, 3 for 3.

I brought a plastic bottle of it home with me to the USA. That was 2 months ago. I just cranked it open-- 4 for 4, yep great stuff.

I'm also sharing the bottle, and it's getting 2 thumbs up. Consider that we're just beginning our "tour" of the 20-plus Belgian beers in-bottle that I brought along on the flight, and we've all spent time in Belgium and are Belgian beer fanatics.

This stuff is really excellent drinking beer-- nothing outstanding, no noteably unique traits-- just WELL-MADE BEER, and very drinkable.

therica, Mar 19, 2006
Photo of stevoj
3/5  rDev +2.4%

stevoj, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of ericj551
3.68/5  rDev +25.6%

Purchased from the Coke machine at Gare De Midi in Brussels for $1.20. I can't seem to find it on Beerfly. Jupiler pours a light yellow with hints of gold and a thin white head that doesn't stick around. The aroma is mostly grainy but there are some floral hops in background. The flavor is light and dry but there is a pretty decent bitterness and some hop flavor hiding in there. Hints of honey linger in the after taste. When I was in Belgium (at least where we visited), this was the everyday beer, if you asked for a beer it's what you got. It's certainly nothing special, especially compared to the alternatives in the country, but I would much prefer it to its American equivalents.

ericj551, Nov 02, 2009
Photo of cypressbob
2.78/5  rDev -5.1%

On tap, wetherspoons beer festival

Pours with a medium yellow body, fizzy body, pretty creamy and tight white head, good retention

Smell, pretty limited. Some hint of grain, some sweetness.

Taste, some basic malt flavour, a little hop bitterness on the palette. Very limited, very similar to stella inmo

Pretty average-crap macro lager

cypressbob, May 12, 2005
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2/5  rDev -31.7%

prisdefer, Aug 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2.4%

rekel, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of jneiswender
3.45/5  rDev +17.7%

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.

jneiswender, Aug 11, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

endless1408, Jun 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev +2.4%

JohnQVD, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of rvdoorn
2.6/5  rDev -11.3%

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
Jupiler from Brasserie Piedboeuf
69 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.