Shaney (2352) - Köln / Cologne, - NOV 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Das Jupiler Tauro kommt zu mir in einer schönen Relief-Flasche mit einem Stier als Motiv, der dem Lamborghini Emblem ähnelt. Im Glas ist es goldgelb mit reichlich Schaum, der auch etwas länger bleibt. Der Geruch ist malzig mit Hopfen im Hintergrund; typisch für ein Jupiler. Der Antrunk ist wiederum malzig und ziemlich knackig nach Alkohol geraten. Da ist Jupiler definitiv übers Ziel hinausgeschossen, 8,3% sind schlichtweg zuviel des Guten. Der Hopfen im Abgang federt den Alk. etwas ab, aber weniger wäre hier mehr gewesen. Erstaunlich gut trinkbar ist der Tauro-Stier trotzalledem!
Test vom 17.11.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 10,9,9,9,12,9 - 9,25
Swaroga (950) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 6, 2013
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
This is a little late review of that retired beer. I was a bit surprised I haven’t rated it before. As I remember well this was a very boring taste of pale malts reminding a bread flavor with a delicate floral hop aroma. The finish was short and leaving an acidic aftertaste that was just awful. The beer was quite easy to drink despite high alcohol and I’m sure that was what they ware aiming at. Booze. But in a country of Belgium a boozy lager is a really bad idea since people here, if they need boozy beer they will reach for an ale and not for a lager. Further on they made a 7% version of it and it was, well, the same. Maybe a bit more fresh and easy to drink. Comparing to other industrial strong lagers, Jupiler must have an edge of quality but they should export it then. Belgium is not a great market for strong lagers.
DavidBe (7) - BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2013 does not count
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
It was pretty nice to drink another beer from ’Jupille’. But I think this beer illustrates the big problem Inbev. They think they can introduce a new beer and making it popular, just with marketing and big campagnes.. But for it’s price in the supermarket, no thanks.
Taste is okay, but not really worth it’s price.
JefVerstraete (668) - BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Dark golden, a lot of carbonation, white foam. Very bad beer, Like a lager with lots of alcohol. Very unbalanced, sweet and malty.
swapp (58) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - MAR 4, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
this one is worst beer i have ever tasted being in Belgia. strong taste of alcohol. im glad that this beer is retired and replaceder a better taste of tauro
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2012
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
This must have been one of the last remaining in date bottles about: found and drank on 19th Oct 2012 in ’t Puur Genot, Diest.
Looked like a normal pilsner/lager: bright, clean and clear, golden with a thin white head on top.
Pils with steriods is the smell and taste: not too pleasant, I bet people on park benches used to use brown paper bags when downing this: just so their mates thought they were drinking ’Special Brew’ and not Tauro!
Unfair to call it odourless and tasteless maybe but grain soaked in alcohol with a hop pellet lying close by doesn’t do it justice either! take your pick.
The brewery deciding to drop this and produce a new 6.2% ABV version has got to be good for the unwary and alcoholics who used to purchase this surely?
kraddel (1898) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
how to destroy a beer with a lack of taste...
drank this at a bottle ( one of the six some guy forgot at my housewarming party 2 years ago ) from what i remember, it has all the bad tastes of a jupiler, isolated, highlighted. made the mistake to drop one to the floor, so i could very well conclude the ’ aroma’s ’ of these beer are not perticulary good neiter.. i wonder if the new one is better? but i doubt it. in these 2 years, working as a bartender , i actualy found a ( 1 ) person who likes this...
why would it be retired?
inbev, man yourself up and stopp destroying all your beers in all posible ways !
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
An original 8.3% bottle found at Charleroi Airport. I can see why this was discontinued. Pours a dark golden colour with a huge white head. An aroma of grain alcohol and hops. Similar flavours and fairly bitter with heavy carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Not too sweet with very prominent alcohol throughout.
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Legacy bottle? I still got this at April 2012.
Very lager looking beer, clear orange/yellow with white head. Smell has hops and alcohol. Considering the alc vol taste is surprising mild, but without any doubt there’s plenty of it. Due the alcohol this has certain sweetness, other than that there is not much aromas which makes the beer rather boring.
vipinvelp (1608) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Quite strong alcohol and that is the only thing that makes this beer outstanding from other pilseners. Good color, good foam, bitter but nothing special, won’t buy again.