arsol (607) - NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Lys gul farge med lite skum. Lukter malt og ikke særlig annet. Vannete og lite kullsyre. Lettdrikkelig.
Vighals (1324) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Gulbrun klar med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter lite, noe honning. Søtlige smaker, malt og honning. Svært lett bitter avslutning.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pilsner. Not bad, not very good. Similar beers are commonplace all over the world.
adamnowek (192) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
What do you expect? It’s a big macro lager. Just because it’s from Belgium doesn’t mean that it’s going to differ any from the other usual suspects: slightly chemical, slightly corny, slight taste of the can it just came in. It’s pretty passable, though, as far as the big lagers from the Benelux go.
Pacool (39) - - OCT 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Porządzne, uczciwe jasne piwo. Gęsta biała piana i złoty kolor zachęcają mocno do spróbowania. Przyjemny pełny i chmielowy posmak potwierdzają, że warto było sięgnąć po Jupilera.
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can shared in Belgium. Pours clearish, yellow-gold with a light, white cream head. Lots of sugary, pale bread in here, some lightly bitter hay, cereal. Light bodied with average carbonation and airy mouthfeel. Finishes with light biscuits, cereal, general pale bread, minimal bitterness. Simple, classic pale lager. Belgium’s national treasure.
Alengrin (2351) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Well, here it is then: even a beer nation like Belgium apparently has its national standard lager, and this is it. Cleverly marketed by Interbrew, now AB InBev, as the "men know why" macho beer par excellence on the domestic market (whereas the more ’refined’ image of Stella Artois is primarily marketed abroad nowadays), this is immensely popular, I even know people who hardly drink anything else when it comes to beer. Having grown up with it and tasted it from bottles, tap and cans, it is time for an objective rating now, and for that purpose I open a can with ridges all around which are apparently intended to reduce the contact with the skin and thus the drinking temperature... Thinnish, off-white, regular head diminishing and opening after a short while, colour light golden blond, cristal clear with calm fizz (I admit the carbonation looks better, both in fizz and in head, when it comes out of a bottle). Aroma displays pale malt sweetness but also corn, which I detest in this type of beers, as well as some grassy and cheesy hops, minerals, a very vague sulphuric accent linked with the typical ’cooked’ pasteurization smell and a dry graininess. Taste begins neutral with sharpish, sourish carbonation, soft and slick mouthfeel, some faint metallic tones, and grainy sweetishness further enhanced by the corn; finish bitter but more so because of a somewhat wry chemicality than because of noble hops, though a grassy hop bitterishness is certainly there. I never quite liked either the imagery surrounding this beer or the beer itself and it is hard to taste this without prejudice, but I have to admit there is worse on the market - though not so much in Belgium. Too cornish, too industrial and too chemical for me, the bland standard lagers from the family brewers are usually better, or at least more honest.
Tarosama (49) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I like Jupiler more than Stella, Maes or Primus. It has special feeling about it. I haven’t yet found what it is. Maybe because it is a popular choice among the Belgian lorry drivers(?) Sorry, I’m just making it up. A refreshing beer with strong carbonation. Brutal finish.
Syfher (80) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Average beer again, good to party with friends in front of sports...
Pretty cheap, "c’est un plus" as we said in Belgium.
gwizdek1990 (45) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Barwa jasnego złota, piana gęsta miejscami kremowa, zostawia ładną koronkę na szkle. W armacie nic poza słodem. W smaku słód, jakaś dziwna lekka słodycz (diacetyl ?). Goryczki praktycznie nie ma. po kilku łykach coraz bardziej skłaniam się ku diacetylowi który po prostu zaczyna przeszkadzać.