Appearance: Extremely pale/straw white gold. Tons of carbonation. Forms
a bright white, frothy head which mostly evaporates, but does leave
good lacing all the way down the glass.
Smell: Lemon honey cough drops plus raw, wet grain (similar to a "bran" cereal).
Taste: Take any "natural" type brand of lemon honey cough drops,
liquefy it, and that’s what Jupiler Force is. Very sweet with what
seems to be real honey flavor, but the lemon seems overly-lightened and
artificial. Much closer to what you get in a 7-Up or Sprite than any
kind of lemon peel or zest you’d get in a hefeweizen or citrus flavors
from highly-hopped IPAs. Personally, I’m not a fan of honey so I found
this very cloying, although the soda-like taste made it tolerable. I
did notice an underlying barley flavor, which does tell me this is a
Mouthfeel: Light, thin, crispy.
Drinkability: Fairly easy to drink if you can tolerate the high level
of honey sweetness. Thin, crisp body makes it literally feel and go
down as if it were a soda or maybe a pilsner. As it warms the flavor
grows more cloying and slightly sour. Supposedly 0.0% ABV, I’m not sure
how that’s possible - although I don’t detect any alcohol whatsoever.
Overall, another strange European beer product. I’d recommend this only
for people who REALLY love honey and lemon together. Otherwise,
there’s not much to enjoy here.