Jupiler | Brasserie Piedboeuf

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69
poor
316 Ratings
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73
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Piedboeuf
Belgium
interbrew.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
316
Reviews:
87
Avg:
2.89
pDev:
19.72%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
87
For Trade:
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1.25/5  rDev -56.7%

Photo of FLima
1.48/5  rDev -48.8%
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?

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1.5/5  rDev -48.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of Fettpopps
1.5/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of drpimento
1.58/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

got this can at a shop across from the train station in Schaerbeek, Brussels, Belgium today. I don't like stinky beer and this one stinks, literally, like cabbage farts. Poured with a really nice big foamy textured head and a little lace. Pale clear gold color. the aroma shows up in the flavor too, but not as bad. Still. Hard to get around that.

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Photo of warmstorage
1.62/5  rDev -43.9%
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.

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1.75/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of RobeyStreet
1.75/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Well, I guess I found Belgium's answer to Schlitz! This beer was absolutely boring and tasted pretty gross. I got a can of it for my train ride out of Brussels and I wasn't expecting much, quite honestly, but I figured that the Belgians could at least make a cheapo beer more palatable. I was wrong. This was definitely a no-go. I drank it right from the head, so I didn't get a really good look at it but it was quite light from what I could see. Kind of a rank smell, but I think that's just how it is supposed to smell. Don't bother with this one, folks!

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1.75/5  rDev -39.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -39.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of TheLongBeachBum
1.76/5  rDev -39.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

“People in Belgium must drink Trappist beers, Sour Browns, Reds, Lambics, Abbeys, Dubbels, Wheats, Trippels and all those other great beers all the time, surely??” someone once asked me.
Err.. Sorry, but NO. Sadly Not.

Your average “Johnny Belgianer” drinks Jupiler Pils, and they drink it copiously by the gallon. It is everywhere. The red and white Jupiler sign is a staple attachment to most Belgium Bars, cans of Jupiler are even available in 24 hour automated shops, it is also available from booths on Railway Station platforms in Belgium – it is all reaching and truly ubiquitous. A remarkably popular, but unremarkable beer.

A bland light yellow fizzy liquid that degrades the name Pils, and has the uncanny ability not to change color, texture, alcoholic strength, appearance and maybe even taste, as it passes through your Kidneys and on its way to where it truly belongs.

It serves its purpose well as a mass-produced inoffensive beverage that upsets no one.

Closest Analogy – American Budweiser, maybe it's worse.

A simply awful diuretic that degrades Belgium beer. Nuff Said.

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1.87/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of TwiggyCZ
1.87/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

Nothing special, poor Belgian beer.

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1.87/5  rDev -35.3%
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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1.91/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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1.92/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.25

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1.97/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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2/5  rDev -30.8%

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2/5  rDev -30.8%

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2/5  rDev -30.8%

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2/5  rDev -30.8%

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2/5  rDev -30.8%

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2/5  rDev -30.8%

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Jupiler from Brasserie Piedboeuf
2.89 out of 5 based on 316 ratings.
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