Jupiler
Brasserie Piedboeuf

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Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #276
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
69
Ranked #47,614
Avg:
2.95 | pDev: 18.98%
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
341
From:
Brasserie Piedboeuf
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  10
Gots
  97
SCORE
69
Poor
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Reviews by flyingpig:
Photo of flyingpig
1.87/5  rDev -36.6%
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.

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2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of vfgccp
3.63/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbauer
3.27/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of djura
2.19/5  rDev -25.8%
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

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Photo of JohnQVD
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of DuffDaddy
3.25/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of orz
3.85/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To begin with, I would like to say that this is not a proper tasting. I bought a few bottles of Jupiler for the evening because it was only 30c per bottle. I've just opened one and started sipping from it and surprisingly this beer is really good from a bottle. I've had it a couple times before but on-tap and it was terrible.
Because I'm drinking it from a bottle it is difficult to say anything about appearance and smell, but the rest of the features is extraordinarily nice for a cheap commercial beer. It is worth stressing that it has something from Belgian ales - sweetness and banana aftertaste. I will definitely buy a crate of Jupiler the next time instead of Grolsch, Heineken or Hertog Jan.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.04/5  rDev +3.1%
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

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Photo of Wegomlegging
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

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Photo of CyR
2.78/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Transparent

S: Smells of classic Pilsener

T: Pilsener basic, no surprises

M: not last long, slightly bitter but also sweet enough

D: Getting drunk easily but without much flavor

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Lager number one in Belgium, without strong business and great flavor without much originality. Often mixed with syrups to reduce the taste unpleasant.
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Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of prisdefer
2/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of leffeblind
2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of IPA35
3.22/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of KevinSP
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of bruceb
3.09/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEERME528
3.38/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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Photo of DutchBeerDrinker
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%

Photo of baldiegooner
4.2/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having grown up in brussels on jupiler, and the rest, I know the standards of this beer can vary wildly. If served correctly, ice cold, in an immaculately clean 25cl glass, and in a bar full of friendly belgians, jupiler is hard to beat. I dont know what their export beer may taste like, but I think it is a lager that is balanced, maintains its head to the bottom of the glass, has lacing that runs the length of the glass, balances bitterness at the end with the sweetness that first hits your lips, and is really quite refreshing. Looks like lager should look like, served with a two-finger head that hangs around long enough. As far as commerical lagers go, it wins hands down against all the terrible commercial lagers from anywhere but belgium and germany.

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2.75/5  rDev -6.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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3/5  rDev +1.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Jupiler from Brasserie Piedboeuf
Beer rating: 69 out of 100 with 341 ratings