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Jupiler - Brasserie Piedboeuf

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82 Reviews
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Reviews: 82
Hads: 266
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 17.47%
Wants: 7
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998

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Photo of Douberd
2.8/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle of 250 ml.
Pours a golden yellow color with a two finger head that slowly dissolves, leaving light to almost none lacing on the glass. Medium amount of bubbles rising and lots of them on the glass's wall.
Malty aroma and some hops.
Taste is very flat, nothing distinguishable.
Medium thickness and light carbonation. (323 characters)

Photo of juju7
2.85/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can't believe this was actually RECOMMENDED to me at a Belgian beer cafe. It's not a terrible beer but just a fairly unremarkable Belgian lager. Some hop action and body but really I could've got that anywhere. Excessively disappointed because it was recommended but tring not be too harsh. Tis what it is. (306 characters)

Photo of mobyfann
2.65/5  rDev -9.2%
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. (780 characters)

Photo of warmstorage
1.62/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Our story about coming to drink the Bud/Miller/Coors of Belgium goes like this: we were in a falafel shop in Brussels eating a quick, cheap snack, and their tap list was all of two, one of which was not available at the time, and the other was Jupiler. So in short, we weren't surprised when the beer was light fizzy crap, brewed to mass market tastes and drunken binge level.

A: Bright, crystal clear, fizzy, with white head. For style, it had a solid appearance. Limited lacing and head retention. For anyone who loves good beer, and especially sitting in Belgium, it's appalling. Nevertheless, I rated it for style.

S: Limited, close to non-existent, slightly grainy, sour hint. Bodes badly for what's to come...

T: Truly craptastic. Dry, clean, tart/sour, lagery THIN blech. In Belgium, of all places, this beer being so prominent and available so extensively kind of makes one wonder about Belgium's true beer culture. But back to the taste of the beer: well, it sucks. Grainy, thin, lager with a distinctly acidic tang.

M: Fizzy and dry, leaves an unpleasant dirt like taste in my mouth and brain. More blech.

D: Deeply undrinkable, and not something I'd ever bother with again. But in bar after bar, and walking by bar after bar, we saw signs, propaganda, and tap handles just rolling this swill out by the bucketload. A perfect example of the triumph of marketing over substance.

Now, not that I want to pick a fight here, but for anyone who thinks that all beer from Belgium is magical, this sort of B/M/C quality garbage makes clear that it is not. And all of the non-Americans who are so fond of bashing "American beer" should try this crap and then talk about Belgium.

Crap, crap, crap. (1,726 characters)

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

Sampled from at Caracole glass.

Pours a straw color , very clear, with very little head on top...I'm assuming much of what is accumulating at the top (which isn't much) is from the agitation in the glass.

Right up front, the aroma gives of a green grape smell. It's a very mild aroma, subtle fruited notes alongside some malted sweetness. It reminds me of this lemon-lime gatorade gum I used to chew when I played little league...very muted flavor.

The flavor of this one is like a Budweiser with some funky yeast and slight earthy notes. Bubblegum comes to mind, as well as tart grapes, lime, sweet malty notes, and maybe a slight presence of candy sugar.

The mouthfeel of this beer is quite active, giving a nice lift across the palate. However, the flavors are so muted and sweetly malty, that there is little to make it stand out.

In terms of drinkability, this one stands up against the best American macro-brews on a hot summer day (which it is, currently). Nothing to knock you off of your feet, and no unique characteristics about it. It's pretty plain, malty, bready, and basic.

This one was sent to me via a friend in Belgium along with a few other beers. In terms of what I've come to expect from a good Belgian ale, this one is forgettable. (1,259 characters)

Photo of benfons
3.2/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle

A: Nice head light golden, pale straw colour, nice carbonation, overall looks like it shoulkd look

S: hops, malts, sweet bread

T: Basically the same thing as the smell only with a slight metallic taste

M/D: Good mouthfeel, very drinkable.

They have a lot of bad ones. (286 characters)

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

served on tap

A- pale golden colour with some visible carbonation. Perfectly white 1 and a half finger head, decent retention and nice amounts of lacing

S- Grainy malts with a bit of a herbal feel on the back, slightly metallic

T- Slightly crisp grainy/crackery malts. Herbal/grassy hops with a touch of lemon in the finish. maybe some faint floral notes. Some real bitterness can be easily detected, this is actually a decently solid, real beer

M- Light, quite watery in body, appropriate for the style. Average carbonation, not overwhelmingly fizzy like most pale lagers

O- Easy drinker, decent taste. Good as a quick refreshing beer (640 characters)

Photo of IPAcraig
3.13/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This 25cl can was a gift from a pair of Belgians who came to Nashville.

A typical euro lager. Pours a clear yellow with a bubbly head that left some lacing.

This has a bit of bitterness in the finish. Otherwise it is barely discernible from Stella.

A highly drinkable beer and quaffable for sure, but not much here. (319 characters)

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
2.9/5  rDev -0.7%

Served in a branded Pilsner glass in De Prins Leeuwarden (Nethernalnd)

A – Light golden in colour with pretty big Dutch head and a lot of lacing left over. Pretty standard for the style and place.

S – Smell was dominated by a lot of malt with some hints of clove and banana. This is the second time I have come across this in a Dutch bar. The first was with a Heineken in an Irish pub.

T – The taste is as you would expect mild sweet malts but not overly sweet a little bitter hop finish that is slightly drying but there is the same odd banana middle I found with the Heineken.

MF – Astringent and drying. Not overly full in the mouth but not exactly thin either.

O – Meehhh. This is okay, it is drinkable and I suppose it is doing a fine job for what it is but it just feels and little dull to me. In short it is nothing to write home about. (859 characters)

Photo of AlexLMS
2.54/5  rDev -13%
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. (448 characters)

Photo of foles
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This blonde beer deserves a little more credit than it gets. Its uncomplicated, yet much better than your average lager. However it suffers on draught when not kept well.

I had this on tap in Gent and it was very good. Its a nice change from the stronger, tastier belgian beers. (279 characters)

Photo of uno99
2.09/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Well, this seems to be the everyman's drink in brussels. In fact everytime I saw a lag on the street drinking a beer, it was the familar red can of Jupiler.

I was curious... How bad could the Belgian equivalent of Budweiser be? I bought a can from a vending machine from Gare Midi and intended to drink it on the train home from Bruges the following day. However It followed me all the way back to Canada!

A: Not too bad looking... I mean I guess its to style. very pale, kind of still, not much head. but actually good lacing...

S: Hmm.. smells horrible. cooked veggies and sulfur. Could be worse than the macro trash we get here...

T: Dosent taste quite as bad as it smells... hey at least it tastes like something! Unlike many American lagers.

M: Thin, kind of still and stale feeling... quite bad indeed.

D: I suppose this is average undrinkability for the style, Although I'd probably reach for something with less off flavours if I want an easy drinking lager. (972 characters)

Photo of AmberMan22
2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Overall, this is a very average beer, hence my scores. It tastes just about like any other Euro pale lager, which is generally unimpressive.

However, it is far from repulsive, so if it isn't too pricey, it's a safe bet.

A: Flat saffron color, not much of a head or lace.

S: grainy, grassy...like a euro pale lager.

T: Fairly unassertive, everything is there but nothing stands out.

M & D: Overall this merits a below average drinkability because it feels like not much effort was put into it. I didn't really know what to expect when I ordered it, but I did expect better. (577 characters)

Photo of joedon
3.68/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer was on tap in nearly every restaurant we visited in Belgium and several in Netherlands.

Basically a macro-lager but still better than BMC. Pretty gold with big white head. Served cold (apparently for the American tourist crowd?). Inoffensive aroma and taste but very refreshing.

Worked pretty well as a thirst quencher or as a "woman's beer". (355 characters)

Photo of IPA35
3.22/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this yesterday.

A pale lager with a white head, as expected.
Good retention.

Smells grainy and quite hoppy. Pleasant.

The taste is very grainy and quite bitter, but it has this sort of chemical thing to it which is a big shame.

Not THAT watery, and well carbonated.

OK lager.

Don't believe those Belgians who will tell you how this and Stella Artois are a thousand times better than Heineken or any other Dutch lager. That's not true. (444 characters)

Photo of ipogios
3.7/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fine belgian Beer. Tried it when on vacation since we don't have this beer in Cyprus. I think i should to order a couple of packs from the internet 'cause i want to taste it this beer again and i mean... NOW


Cheers from Cyprus (231 characters)

Photo of PapaEugene
2.3/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It was on tap at the Italian trattoria Zilli in Arnhem.

Just a ordinairy pilsener to me. Bright yellow wit a medium head. Very light body, hardly any hops, some grains and a bittersweet aftertaste.
A typical beer to flush away some food or to drink on a hot summernight when any cold pilsener will do. (304 characters)

Photo of Zet
2.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Okay in its style i guess, but altogether as a beer not very impressive. The smell is very weak (hints of malt and sugar) and the taste is watery and sweet; not a lot of flavour going on here....It is like drinking a diluted liquid digestive biscuit basically.... (263 characters)

Photo of Wegomlegging
3.5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks good poured the standard Belgian bar way, 2-finger head scraped off at the top. Light hop scent. Great beer for an all night social event, nothing too serious here, very fresh and dry, even tinny. Like its sister brands (Stella, Maes, Martens, etc.), soft texture and goes down fast. My personal choice for a fun night out. (329 characters)

Photo of yesferro
3.56/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is by all means not a complex beer but as far as macro lagers go, this is my favorite out of all. Impossible to pour without a nice head, even decent out of a can and not pricey at all if you get it in Belgium. I prefer it to Stella or Maes because it lacks that mass produced aftertaste the other 2 have it. It even has a bit of a nutty taste to it somewhere in the back. It barely has any smell or aftertaste, but in case of euro lagers that can be a good thing (think heineken).
Don't spend to much on a bottle of this but if you ever make it to Belgium, give it a shot ! (579 characters)

Photo of BEERME528
3.38/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed a night full of Jupiler in Belgium. A fair amount of head sat atop the brew for a short period of time. There were not many noteworthy smells and the taste was somewhat bland, yet pleasant at the same time. I'm not sure if I would buy this in a store if I saw it, but I wouldn't hesitate to order it on tap in a Belgian bar. (332 characters)

Photo of TStandley13
2.4/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Light color, minimal head, no retention.

Light smell as well - a standard lager.

Mild taste. Pretty bland. Near end of glass is straight up gross tasting.

Watery, moderate carbonation

Easy to drink just to drink lots. Would never sit down and "enjoy" a jupiler.

I like to call this a drinking game beer. (309 characters)

Photo of helloloser12345
3.13/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: On tap at local Wetherspoons during the beer festival.

Appearance: Usual macro lager colour – golden amber (similar to miller, bud, tennents etc….) Light foamy head with good retention and slight lacing.

Smell: Not much here. Slight sweet smell and that’s about it.

Flavour: I thought the flavour wasn’t too bad – better than most macro lagers IMO. Slight hoppy bit with a balanced malt flavour

Overall: Not too bad. I would have this over Stella, Tennants, Harp etc. (498 characters)

Photo of LeDirtyPanda
3/5  rDev +2.7%

It's your average pale lager, with a golden hue and a faint aroma, it does what you want it to do. It's like a better tasting Stella Artois. For the price, it's definitely worth it. (181 characters)

Photo of gmattkennedy
3.45/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first beer; as a teen living in Belgium back in the 80s, this is what I thought a beer tasted like. It's a bit bitter, but thats what made it so memorable. Not to shabby, but age has made me realize that it's been above average. But you don't talk bad about your first kiss either. (287 characters)

Jupiler from Brasserie Piedboeuf
70 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.