Jupiler | Brasserie Piedboeuf

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69
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310 Ratings
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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:
310
Reviews:
87
Avg:
2.89
pDev:
19.72%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
82
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Photo of Hayley_86
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bylerteck
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Pale yellow with brilliant clarity and a dense, but slightly rocky, white head. Quickly reduces to a small ring, but produces some nice lacing. Noble hop aroma with a marshmallow sweetness in the flavour and aroma. Light yeasty character and mild bitterness. Balanced towards sweetness. Finishes on the dry side with some hop character. Light body and high carbonation. Starts with crisp CO2 then becomes moderately creamy. This beer is light and simple, fine for sitting on the patio in the summer, but nothing special.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.37/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap into a Juliper glass at a random bar in Oostvletern...Pours a piss clear gold, a white head with ok retention, but nice sticky lacing...The aroma is light grain and skunk, not terrible but I'm not happy either...The taste is light skunk, really pretty boring, a Belgian BMC but about 50 times better than BMC. No reason to ever drink though.

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

I had this on tap at a bar in Amsterdam, which was sort of criminal given the fine Dutch and Belgian ale choices elsewhere in town. This looks, smells, and tastes like Miller to me, which is objectionable. Budweiser is at least 2x better than this. You'll see it available everywhere in Belgium or the Netherlands, I recommend a pass.

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Photo of stcules
2.1/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Deep blonde. Not so much carbonation, but also not so much foam, and not persistent.
In the smell a resolute maltiness. No hops.
Even in the taste, not so much beside the malt.
Not very much to say about this one.
Drinkable, but for sure not a beer to search for.

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Photo of BMMillsy
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of WOLFGANG
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

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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Photo of samEBC
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl bottle. Pale golden with a white head. A typical Belgian pale ale aroma with a mediocre taste.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, basic and standard European lager smells. In the taste, a sweet to dry corn taste, but basically a standard lager. A small bite and medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a lightly dry aftertaste. I just drank this on the bus from brewery to brewery just so I would not lose my buzz.

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Photo of tbryan5
2/5  rDev -30.8%

Photo of francisweizen
2.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad. I had this one on tap at a Karaoke bar in Brussels, I was already drunk out of my mind, and this was all they had on tap, so we went for it. It's a dark golden colour with an off-white head. The aromas are simple and consist of light hops, light malts, and a bit of grapiness. The taste is a bit fruity, dry, and stella-like. The drinkability is good, as the mouthfeel is very light and refreshing.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.55/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Checked into my youth hostel in Liege on 26SEP11, but my room wasn't ready. Having an hour to kill, and being hungry, I roamed the vicinity and stopped into a sandwich shop nearby called "Chez Ali". Needing something to wash down my tasty Merguez-Frittes, I opted for a 0.25l of Juliper Blonde, at €2.00.

Poured into a short rock-glass, it was a clear, pale golden/straw colored brew. Very effervescent, with a rocky, white head that puffed up quickly then right back down. Carbo was steady, but lacing was minimal. Aroma was grassy and herbal, though mild. Medium body, surprisingly, though it was fairly prickly on the tongue. Still solid, though.

Tasted a little bready and crackery, with verrry subtle pear and green apple. The herbal finish also had a hint of spiciness. Not bad; not a keeper by any means, but it did the job at hand. Prosit!!

3.55 rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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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Photo of BeerAdvocate
2.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: Small 25cl (8oz +/-) brown bottle. - Brasserie Jupiler Brouwerij

Appearance: Crystal clear, yellow straw colour with a fine white lace.

Smell: A bit grassy from the hops, probably aged Saaz hops, very mellow and distinct. Touch of pale malt aroma.

Taste: Very light, crisp, smooth with a touch of mouth coating diacetyl. Faint malt flavour, grassy bitterness, turning dry at the end. Cotton mouth finish, which is not pleasant.

Notes: Not too bad. Not fantastic either, but, we would definitely not dump this.

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Photo of woosterbill
3.38/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at a little café halfway between De Heeren van Liedekerke and the Liedekerke train station. I got a bottle of Hanssens Geuze to pass the time, but when my friend offered me some of her Jupiler to do a review I couldn't say no.

A: Clear straw body with fizzy carbonation filling out the thin white head. Ok retention, decent lace. Not bad.

S: Rather heavy, husky malt. Just pure grain. Pretty average.

T: Smooth malt, with both grainy and bready notes. Some light toffee toward the finish, and solid bitterness on the end. Pleasant enough.

M: Light and fizzy, becoming creamy after a moment. Ok.

O: Nothing I'd ever order when in Belgium, but somewhat better than your average fizzy yellow beer.

Cheers!

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Photo of whartontallboy
1.5/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of kwjd
3.25/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Fionn MacCool's. Waitress just said it was called Jupiler, so I'm assuming it is the standard one. Served in a branded glass. Pours a clear golden yellow colour with thin white head. Nice enough head retention, mild lacing. Smells pretty clean, some mild grassy hops and a bit grainy. Flavour has a hint of bitterness. This is a pretty nice lager on a hot day on a patio, so it hit the spot. Nothing worth seeking out, but I enjoyed it.

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Photo of peensteen
2.71/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale blonde with one finger of white head, lots of lace left on the glass. Smell is malty and not particularly aromatic, lightly grassy, mild sazz hops as well. Taste is malty up front, touches of caramel throughout, mild hop profile, there is also a cardboard like taste that comes and goes and was more noticeable towards the end. Average feel for the style, med carbonation, light body and feel. This isn't bad for what it is, its pretty close to being stella or lowenbrau or anything similar, one was ok on a hot day sitting on a patio but i will take a pass on this next time.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of BdM
2.72/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Jupiler from Brasserie Piedboeuf
2.89 out of 5 based on 310 ratings.
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