Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow colour with white head and some good legs. Aroma is a bit grassy with a slight hint of pear. You know its a Stella from the smell. Fairly balanced if not too distinctive flavour. Overall not too bad.
Parrothead (294) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Hilltop Inn. Ephrata, PA. Served in an Artois glass, no less. Not much in the nose, I was expecting more hops. Beautiful golden color, thick, white, long-lasting head that left a wonderful lace down the glass. Great mouthfeel - full but not chewy. Mellow but rich malt flavor, balanced well by hops. Better on tap than in bottle.
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A real surprise, and in a good way. Nice crisp aroma and a nice bitter finish for a lager. Slight sweetness in the finish that I foung interesting.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Run of the mill canned shelf tackle, but saying that it’s better than most. The bottom run of the Belgium ladder.
NachlamSie (3297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2005
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
draught. Gold, medium carbonation, no head. Corny nose. Corn, sugar, cardboard, just noticeable level of hops. Nothing special here, just Belgian swill. Better than American swill though.
Stove (8) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2005 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Long-necked stubbie. Nice summery lager- pale straw colour. Light, grassy flavour with a little hop to it. "Premium Lager" it is. Not the best though- suffers in comparison to locally-brewed Heineken for starters
zombywoof (462) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2006 A golden clear glass of slightly sweet corn tastin’ beer with a sticky sour finish-yum. And well worth $9 a six pack.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Clear straw-yellow color with a thin,spotty white head. Faint aromas of light malt, corn, cut grass and hops. Nose overall disappointing. Plate was fairly thin and watery. Lightweight flavors of sweetish malt, corn and some hops barely sneak through. Taste reminded me somewhat of Becks; having a German lager character (same yeast perhaps?). Quick, somewhat dry finish. Nothing offensive, but very forgettable.
webjedi (250) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was not impressed at all with this beer, but maybe I’m not a Belgian fan. This had too much bite from the bottle than I care for, but flavor-wise it wasn’t too bad. This is not a good beer when warmed and should best be servered as cold as possible (maybe the bite will go away if served warmer?)
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Sweet, malty. ... Appearance: Deep gold, with diminishing head. ... Flavor: Crisp, consistent, lighlty sweet, but slightly watery. ... Palate: dry, pleasing. ... Overall: Decent stuff, but I won’t go out of my way to seek it.