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Jupiler - Brasserie Piedboeuf

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BA SCORE
69
poor

205 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 19.52%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | 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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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

1.88/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 13:30:08 | More by flyingpig
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safaricook

Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-29-2013 22:48:37 | More by safaricook
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

01-26-2014 04:19:27 | More by TheBigBoy
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patre_tim

China

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-20-2014 15:52:44 | More by patre_tim
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jkball01

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-30-2013 03:16:52 | More by jkball01
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dwagner003

California

2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

Colorado

3.16/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: can

05-31-2013 02:30:19 | More by spoony
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carteravebrew

Colorado

3/5  rDev +2.7%

07-23-2013 19:29:35 | More by carteravebrew
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soupyman10

District of Columbia

2.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

09-13-2008 21:22:17 | More by soupyman10
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soulgrowl

United Kingdom (England)

2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

07-20-2008 14:40:01 | More by soulgrowl
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Nolen12

Kentucky

2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

05-18-2013 18:43:30 | More by Nolen12
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drseamus

New York

3.03/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2007 02:34:40 | More by drseamus
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therica

Maryland

3.6/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-19-2006 00:34:08 | More by therica
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +26%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2009 23:14:55 | More by ericj551
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

2.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2005 17:04:47 | More by cypressbob
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stevoj

Germany

3/5  rDev +2.7%

12-15-2011 19:57:59 | More by stevoj
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rekel

Netherlands

3/5  rDev +2.7%

11-30-2011 18:12:52 | More by rekel
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev +18.2%
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.

Serving type: can

08-11-2010 03:36:19 | More by jneiswender
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JohnQVD

New York

3/5  rDev +2.7%

08-22-2013 02:36:49 | More by JohnQVD
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prisdefer

New York

2/5  rDev -31.5%

08-03-2013 17:14:46 | More by prisdefer
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

06-01-2014 17:19:08 | More by endless1408
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

2.6/5  rDev -11%
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....

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2009 15:21:42 | More by rvdoorn
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Andreji

Colombia

3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Although it certainly does it above oh-so-many lagers wordwide, Belgium's bar-sponsoring-king (again, IMO. It's everywhere in brussels' street signs) certainly is a macro with a tad more taste- certainly not taking it to a <<higher level>>.

Pour is translucid golden tone no carbonation except for an easy-fade-off medium head, smell is a bit strong malty and hoppy, taste is full with a nice comfy body, a bit extra bitterness at the end.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2004 11:36:20 | More by Andreji
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2010 08:16:29 | More by BucBasil
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watermelonman

California

2.88/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This poured to a decent light and bright golden yellow with a small head that quickly faded. There's no lace.

The smell isn't very good, but still not as offensive as some others in this style. The taste follows that up in a similar manner. Hops come through in the wrong sort of way, and it's definitely too sharp in the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2005 04:29:53 | More by watermelonman
Jupiler from Brasserie Piedboeuf
69 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.