Jupiler | Brasserie Piedboeuf

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69
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316 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:
316
Reviews:
87
Avg:
2.89
pDev:
19.72%
 
 
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9
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87
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Photo of Giangio
3.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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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Photo of movingtrain
2.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from at Caracole glass.

Pours a straw color , very clear, with very little head on top...I'm assuming much of what is accumulating at the top (which isn't much) is from the agitation in the glass.

Right up front, the aroma gives of a green grape smell. It's a very mild aroma, subtle fruited notes alongside some malted sweetness. It reminds me of this lemon-lime gatorade gum I used to chew when I played little league...very muted flavor.

The flavor of this one is like a Budweiser with some funky yeast and slight earthy notes. Bubblegum comes to mind, as well as tart grapes, lime, sweet malty notes, and maybe a slight presence of candy sugar.

The mouthfeel of this beer is quite active, giving a nice lift across the palate. However, the flavors are so muted and sweetly malty, that there is little to make it stand out.

In terms of drinkability, this one stands up against the best American macro-brews on a hot summer day (which it is, currently). Nothing to knock you off of your feet, and no unique characteristics about it. It's pretty plain, malty, bready, and basic.

This one was sent to me via a friend in Belgium along with a few other beers. In terms of what I've come to expect from a good Belgian ale, this one is forgettable.

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Photo of Idrankthat
3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of petluo
2.5/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of BartMcStout
3.5/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of cmrillo
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.04/5  rDev +5.2%
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 lhwjanssen
2.79/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Dreizhen
1.91/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
3.32/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of JakeScully
3.52/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A mediocre pale lager, come on, there are much better brews available in Belgium,!

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Photo of Anacross
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of IPAcraig
3.13/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This 25cl can was a gift from a pair of Belgians who came to Nashville.

A typical euro lager. Pours a clear yellow with a bubbly head that left some lacing.

This has a bit of bitterness in the finish. Otherwise it is barely discernible from Stella.

A highly drinkable beer and quaffable for sure, but not much here.

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Photo of Blumstein
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of adityashekhar
3.17/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
2.9/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

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Photo of Saind
3/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of AlexLMS
2.54/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: brilliant with a light golden colour. White and foamy head with moderate size and good retention (a little bit of lacing).
Aroma: kind of weak. Grains with some citrus notes.
Taste: simple bitter herbal hops flavour.
Mouthfeel: drying sensation. Medium to low carbonation, average alcoholic strength, medium to light body.
Finish: lingering bitter aftertaste.
Overall: refreshing and crisp lager. Enjoyable quenching beer for a hot day.

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Photo of cnwillis31
2.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Rickus
3.25/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of foles
3.5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This blonde beer deserves a little more credit than it gets. Its uncomplicated, yet much better than your average lager. However it suffers on draught when not kept well.

I had this on tap in Gent and it was very good. Its a nice change from the stronger, tastier belgian beers.

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Photo of uno99
2.09/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Well, this seems to be the everyman's drink in brussels. In fact everytime I saw a lag on the street drinking a beer, it was the familar red can of Jupiler.

I was curious... How bad could the Belgian equivalent of Budweiser be? I bought a can from a vending machine from Gare Midi and intended to drink it on the train home from Bruges the following day. However It followed me all the way back to Canada!

A: Not too bad looking... I mean I guess its to style. very pale, kind of still, not much head. but actually good lacing...

S: Hmm.. smells horrible. cooked veggies and sulfur. Could be worse than the macro trash we get here...

T: Dosent taste quite as bad as it smells... hey at least it tastes like something! Unlike many American lagers.

M: Thin, kind of still and stale feeling... quite bad indeed.

D: I suppose this is average undrinkability for the style, Although I'd probably reach for something with less off flavours if I want an easy drinking lager.

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Photo of AmberMan22
2.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Overall, this is a very average beer, hence my scores. It tastes just about like any other Euro pale lager, which is generally unimpressive.

However, it is far from repulsive, so if it isn't too pricey, it's a safe bet.

A: Flat saffron color, not much of a head or lace.

S: grainy, grassy...like a euro pale lager.

T: Fairly unassertive, everything is there but nothing stands out.

M & D: Overall this merits a below average drinkability because it feels like not much effort was put into it. I didn't really know what to expect when I ordered it, but I did expect better.

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Photo of Miket13
3.46/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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