Brasserie Piedboeuf

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Lager - European Pale
Ranked #286
Ranked #49,445
2.96 | pDev: 18.92%
Brasserie Piedboeuf
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Hamme from Netherlands

4.35/5  rDev +47%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Even though i wrote in a recent review Belgian pints tend to be watery, i went back (probably because of that lol) and bought a crate of Jupiler. I must admit it is less watery then it was in my recollection. The strongest is the aftertaste which is very bittersweet and rich and really stands out. Yes, before you know it, another bottle is empty. With 0,25 cl they are on the small side and that's why i didn't give this awesome pint 5 points!

Sep 12, 2020
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Steve555 from Wales

2.42/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

Looks and pours like a good Euro pale lager, decent clear gold body and two finger head. Smells of a little floral hop and sugar. The taste is very grainy and rough but the real humdinger is the feel which is an awful stickiness at the back of the throat. Not refreshing for a Euro pale lager and has some serious off notes. Perhaps my bottle was bad but judging by the reviews this isn't worth bothering with a second time.

Jul 06, 2020
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KooVee from Finland

3.75/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle, bb I guess in 1m, hard to decipher. Not fresh anyway.

Clear light golden yellow, bright white beautiful head leaving plenty of lace.

Nose is sweet, grainy, some hop aroma but not very distinctly.

Mouthfeel is pleasantly smooth, could have more substance, but not watery by any means. Nice aftertaste of grain and a hint of hop flavour. Fitting carbonation. Controlled malt sweetness.

A solid pils in the macro easy drinking style. No personality but has the basic elements in place in sufficient quality and quantity.

Jan 26, 2020
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the large can, it pours a clear light golden color with a nice white head. In the nose, it is fresh and grainy. In the mouth, light and grainy as well. Pleasant and unassuming.

Nov 17, 2019
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elnachooo from Spain

2.28/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

De color ámbar, con cuerpo ligero y carbonatación media, esta cerveza tiene una cabeza espumosa de poca retención. Aroma a malta y lúpulo, una vez en boca resulta agradable, mejor que muchas de su estilo y precio.

Nov 09, 2019
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eberesford from Canada (ON)

3.31/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pale gold with a nice head and good lacing. Unfortunately the positives end there. Sweetish nose, caramel. Flavour has some butteriness, bitter at the end. Overall a bit indistinct.

Jul 19, 2019
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edhardy22 from England

3.18/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Golden colour and medium head with a very short retention. Fresh hops and grass notes with slight bitterness. Quite enjoyable for it's style and holds up to it's competitors very well.

May 12, 2019
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.34/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

0.5l can. Actually german pilsener.
Clear golden with nice white head, good retention, some laces.
Malty smell with grassy notes.
Taste follows the nose, dry on palate, thin hop finish.
Light body, soft to medium carbonation.

Nov 28, 2018
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Wiffler27 from New Jersey

3.36/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

drank a ton of this in Amsterdam

pitchers go down easy and has a solid flavor. much better than nearly every AAL which is the class this beer belongs to

Jan 06, 2018
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josanguapo from Spain

3.27/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From Festival de las Naciones. In Teku glass. Playing Broken Age. Not the typical euro lager, more soft and smooth, maybe a bit flat but with a sugary sweetness and light bananas notes that give it some originality

Nov 14, 2017
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janubio from Spain

3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep golden colour, medium head with short retention. Good lace. Aroma of fresh hops, grains. Medium body, creamy palate, bitter finish. Taste is bitter, fresh hops, notes caramel. Correct for the style.

Apr 30, 2017
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FLima from Brazil

1.48/5  rDev -50%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Light golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of biscuit malt and sugar sweetness, orange in syrup and mild booze.
Sweet flavor with notes of glucose, faint herbal hops, booze, some cooked vegetables and cardboard. Medium dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Below average lager with some unpleasant notes that diminish drinkability. Who says it does not have bad beer in Belgium?

Mar 25, 2017
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djura from Serbia

2.19/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Can, 0,33 l

A - Very pale, light yellow color. White foam lasting 10 sec. Lots of bubbles at first. Classic industrial lager.
S - Highly unpleasant smell, cheapest malt, corn with skunk adjuncts.
T/M - Bitterness is the only taste i could define. Some sweetness also.

O - Rubbish

Mar 31, 2016
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Jow from Belgium

4.06/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an everyday beer which has no intense or special flavor but is straight forward and a good regular beer. In its genre I think one of the better beers for regular everyday use.

Feb 11, 2016
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Zet from Netherlands

2.76/5  rDev -6.8%
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....

Jun 30, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.36/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

25 cl bottle wth a twist cap.
This is a very enjoyable beer. Maybe it's because this is my first beer after a long day of hiking. Or maybe it's because I am drinking it from a seaside balcony in southern Crete. Or perhaps I've had too many mediocre Euro Pale lagers lately. It any case, it has a light, citrusy flavor that is quite refreshing. I do wish it was bolder, but it is certainly more enjoyable than the BA rating suggests.

May 20, 2015
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gmattkennedy from California

3.45/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

Dec 19, 2014
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LeDirtyPanda from Belgium

3/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

Nov 24, 2014
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BeerDrinkersWorldTour from Northern Ireland

2.9/5  rDev -2%

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.

Sep 27, 2014
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

2.89/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I had this a few times while in belgium - first on the plane all experience from a can.

This is a golden colored light looking and thick foam of white topping with visible carbonation -not much different than most -head retention is good. The smell is faint, but sweet without much in the way of hops but nothing offensive or off. The feel is light as expected but medium carbonation with mild sweet middle and semi-dry finish.

The taste is pretty ordinary and on the sweet side but not much malt depth and lacks any real hop flavor -pretty cookie cutter lager flavor which is low flavor and best enjoyed chilled. Overall I didn't mind this it is not metallic or grainy as some in the style but it does not stand out either.

Jul 23, 2014
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spoony from Colorado

3.19/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

May 31, 2013
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DoubleJ from Wisconsin

2.71/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

May 22, 2013
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metter98 from New York

3.21/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On-tap at Cafe Katoen, Amsterdam, Netherlands

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down but left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of bready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready and grainy malts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium- bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is easy to drink and tastes like an average pale lager, but without any flavors of adjunct malts.

Apr 13, 2013
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Jugs_McGhee from Louisiana

2.45/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on-draught into a 25cl glass in a bar in Belfort, France. Reviewed from notes taken in Summer 2011.

A: Pours a two finger head, fluffy white, with light cream, fair thickness, and good retention. Body colour is a semitransparent crystal yellow.

Sm: A light aroma of barley and crystal malts. Hopping is generic floral.

T: Light barley foundation with some pleasant smooth cream. A handful of crystal malts. Floral hops. Pretty simple but refreshing. Maybe a buried hint of lime? Balanced.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Complements the flavour profile okay.

Dr: Below average in quality. Priced highly at 3 euro for 25cl (by French standards). Hides its average ABV okay. Meh. Not very good stuff.


Mar 04, 2013
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eduardolinhalis from Switzerland

3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Feb 09, 2013
Jupiler from Brasserie Piedboeuf
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 348 ratings