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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2837   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Stella Artois is one of the world’s best-selling beers and is enjoyed in more than 80 countries. Its full, characteristic flavour and high quality is assured through a superior brewing process and by using the finest ingredients available.
The UK version is brewed, filtered and kegged at Samlesbury. Batches are sent to Magor for pasteurising before being canned or bottled.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
run20six2 (119) - USA - DEC 5, 2003
Very nice dark lager. Had one in Niagara Falls. Nice finish, very smooth. Comparable to a heineken

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2003
Dark straw color with a lid of white bubbles. Grass and malt aromas. Dry clight caramel flavors with a floral/dry rose finish. Nothing earth shattering for sure. Just another plain psuedo pils.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
bhindbluis (17) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2003
It was ok. Very strong aroma, almost too strong.Nice foamy head. Very light yellow color.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2003
I think this beer is also terribly overrated, even if it is one of the best sellers in its demographic market or whatever. It is still suffering from the green bottle blues. A very sweaty musty skunk aroma and taste, but not as bad as some others.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2003 I think this beer mostly suffers from being terribly overrated. Its gaining increasing popularity (at least here on the East Coast) and even though it is gaining the status of newest beer snob beer at many sports and dive bars, I find it a little disappointing. Its better than a becks or heineken, but has a bit of a skunky aroma (re: gym socks) with a very watery, corny, grainy taste. Hint of apple cider as well. Nice, unassuming finish. Not bad, just not terribly great!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mike 10 (2) - Scarborough, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2003 does not count
The REAL king of beers, aka "shoe loser" as well as "wife beater"

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2003
Very much like becks/heineken w/a strange offtaste.Not as bad as expected.Nothing to really seek out neither.It reminded me of this beer called Peter's pilsener.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
markymark (82) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2003
I really don't know what the fuss was all about? I had it in bottle so maybe I will have to try on tap.....will keep you posted!

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2003
Quite a popular beer here in the UK. Also affectionately known as 'wife beater'. Not bad for one of the larger brewers, I could taste some hops and a little of the grain, but, obviously, there are better Belgian beers out there.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Pale yellow gold with a frothy white head. Fresh pale malt aromas have a sweet herbal note. Flavors of grain are present in the background. Clean and crisp with a soft finish.


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