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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2947   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.


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 (5099) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Audio (18) - san diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2004
If you look at my profile you will notice that i am a lager drinker. The cheap stuff, simple all american stuff. I have to say though, that this is probably the best import i've ever had. Most imports seem to try to hard for me. Too much flavor, too much color, too much aroma. Stella is nice and gentle, just the way i like it.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
gluedupcow (10) - london, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2004
Weak and very overrated beer ,nothing special,its ok to have one or two cans after work,but its a beer drink,my off licence does 6 for £5 deal, so I buy it once in a while,in my opinion its a bit weak for the belgs

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
To me Stella Artois is like the parchment paper of beer. It is light, thin, crisp, almost waffe like. The color is the faintest golden yellow of any beer I've seen. It pours with a nice dense head that seems to dissipate after the first sip. There is a slight fresh 2 row malt aroma. There is little to no body, the beer is almost saline like, it is so soft. Crisp clean dry finish, almost like you've not even taken a drink. Stella Artois is truly a work of art, a real shinning star.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2004
Not too shabby. Nice flavour - bit of hops in there. Pale yellow, a decent nicely balanced mass market pilsener. Something about the Belgians and beer - even their macros are decent.


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