Jupiler | Brasserie Piedboeuf

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Brasserie Piedboeuf

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-26-1998

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Ratings: 322 |  Reviews: 89
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.65/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

33cl Brown bottle (best before 21 Sep 2001) drank and reviewed 7 Jan 2011.

So this is Belgiums best selling beer, lets see why!

Poured into my stemmed 'Veltins' pilsner glass.

Pale golden in colour, clear and bright. Large snowy white head on top. Looked like a lager/pilsner/etc.

Minute hop aroma with a touch of cereal grain type esters.

Fairly bland, with only a hint of hops to give it any true flavours. It isn't sweet, nor is it bitter or sour. It does become a mouth drying lager as the beer leaves your throat, but it isn't a hop bitterness type of dryness, more a cardboard sort of dryness.

The sort of beer you'd want to quench your thirst after some hard labour and before having something you liked!

So why is so popular with Belgians? I blame the advertising industry (and InBev or whatever their name is at the moment), plus the ignorance of some Belgians when it comes to matters about beer. I'm sure that something simular could be said about the most popular beer in your country, no matter what it is!

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Photo of DucksFan16
2.03/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

06/28/2017, in Tilburg, Netherlands.

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Photo of bylerteck
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of wl0307
2.7/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted this beer on tap by half-pint at my local pub. I truly regret to have it for 1.05pounds instead of any decent ale at simply 75pence for half-pint during the beerfestival.

It pours a light golden colour, with abundant carbonation and a negligible head... The nose is dominated by water-biscuity to light cider kind of sourness, while on palate it's refreshingly malty, with lime-peel kind of hoppy bitterness and finished with exactly the same taste. The body is extremely light against its strength(5.2%abv) and overall the mouthfeel and structure is at best mediocre. I can't quite grasp the fact, so it's claimed in the beer catalogue for Wetherspoon's May Beerfestival, that it's the "most popular lager in Belgium"...surely the Belgians know much better and deserve better, even Interbrew's Stella Artois is less boring than this lager?!

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Photo of Fettpopps
1.5/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Dactrius
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of samEBC
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of FLima
1.48/5  rDev -49.5%
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 DrJay
3/5  rDev +2.4%
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 BMMillsy
2.5/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of stcules
2.1/5  rDev -28.3%
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 jera1350
2.75/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jrallen34
3.37/5  rDev +15%
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 -46.1%
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 +2.4%
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 BdM
2.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

2.5/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of josanguapo
3.27/5  rDev +11.6%
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

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Photo of tbryan5
2/5  rDev -31.7%

Photo of Marius
3/5  rDev +2.4%
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 patre_tim
3.25/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of OWSLEY069
2.65/5  rDev -9.6%
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 Bierman9
3.55/5  rDev +21.2%
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 crob3888
3.5/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of francisweizen
2.8/5  rDev -4.4%
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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