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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 2921   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2004
Draught. Shame that, in the UK, this became a mass market draught lager as many pubs ruin it (and others) by serving too cold and too fizzy. Some pubs do manage to get the best out of Stella - a malty bite, a steady head, a lasting hoppiness. Not as good as the adverts make it out to be!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 25, 2004
I was kind of disappointed with this one. Had that Heineken skunkness to it. Wasn't too flavorful and very carbonated. Thumbs down for the cost.

2.4
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
swiseman (424) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
I didn't mind the taste of this beer, but the aroma is very skunky. nice foamy head and lots of bubbles; I have to agree with many of the other raters who said there is a "metallic" aftertaste. It is very hard to explain. It's like Corona with a bit of a bite.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eructoblaster (2948) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
Canned - 500ml. Limpid golden body topped with a dense white head. Fair malty and hopsy aroma. Ordinary carbonated bitter taste with a metallic final. Nothing to impress me (can't believe they call it "bière de luxe"...), but it is still a step above Heineken.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2004
Draft. OK pilsener. Aroma has light malt, kind of corny, faint herbal hops. Flavor is same as aroma. Lacks rich maltiness that a pilsener should showcase, and the hops don't taste like the classic Saaz or German noble varieties. Definitely better than BMC, but not on the same tier as true Czech or German pilseners.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2004
Draught. Overcold, overcarbonated lager with faint chemical taste. When it warms up and loses the fizz pleasant hoppy aroma of pepper and grassy herbs. Reasonably full body with decent balance. Best enjoyed flat and warm!

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
envane (567) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2004
Tap. Clean eurolager, and even has a bit of hops in there, although not enough to call it a pilsener, sorry. Still, dull dull dull.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2004
This is a Belgian green-bottle layman's beer similar to the Dutch Heineken in many ways. I'd imagine this is what a lot of Belgians drink in an everyday fashion on return from work in the evening. Although not a true micro-brew, there are indeed some traditional elements to this beer - unlike many actual micros who throw around the term "Old-World Tradition" along with the mass-produced outfits, this seems to actually possess elements of an older style. Typical European spiced skunk aroma. The color of this beer is a unique, semi-opaque copper-gold. The head pours thin and dissipates fairly rapidly, yet the remaining trace-head laces well to the end of the glass. It could perhaps use just a little more carbonation. The body is surprisingly light, like tonic water that's lost its fizz (taste elements aside, of course), yet Stella offers a similar crisp alcohol "kick". Despite the thin texture and too much initial sweetness, there is a pronounced peppery aftertaste which is balanced ever so slightly in the negative by a vague, colorcrayon quasi-waxiness.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 Appears a very light gold with almost no head. Aroma and taste are both a little sweet with corn. No real character here. This is a mass produced brew that is no better than any other light macro lager.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2004
This beer is a very underated beer especially on this website. It may not the most flavorful beer, but this beer is an extremely refreshing beer. It is a very drinkable brew, with faint hop flavors. Very good for a comercial mass produced beer to say the least.


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