JorisPPattyn (8015) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very pale yellow, extremely light-yellow head, good density & leaving some lace. Duff nose, chaff-like, a bit meaty. Hayish, grassy taste, slight acidity a bit lemony in flavour. There’s a note of adstringency in the MF, corresponding to a solvent flavour in the taste. Watery texture, and as said, adstringency. Well, bland and rough at the same time, as expected. To add insult to injury, this came out of a plastic bottle!
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
i thought this was an ok beer. poured out light gold, with a very large head. didnt have the most pleasent aroma, but overall was a very drinkable beer from a macro.
Gorbalev (2943) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A decent choice on a hot day. On tap on an outdoor patio. Not a bad aroma, at least it had one, sort of grassy I suppose. Taste was pretty watery and crisp, but refreshing enough. Slight bitterness at the end. Oh yeah, it had a huge white head. Not bad for a macro really, especially on a warm day, and will always be a decent alternative at places with macro like tap lists.
oldmonk420 (26) - New York, USA - JUL 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well Stella Artios Premium Lager Beer. Definately delicious!! Clean crisp taste to it. I’m more of a simple lager drinker than anything else. Pretty refreshing and goes down smooth. Nice light aromatic aroma. Not too much not to little in everything. Just right. Although it seems to have a dry aftertaste in the finish, which makes me thirsty? Thus, I need to chug more Stella!! I like to drink it when I wanna feel a little different.
UNCCTF (488) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Poured a clear golden color with virtually no head. Smelled a little bit like Heineken, but flavor wasn’t as skunky. A fairly crisp beer, though Belgium can do way better.
TheBeerGod (5315) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a golden blond with a moderate white head. Aroma is a bit skunky and hoppy a la Heinenken or Becks. Honestly I think all three of these are brewed from the same batch and bottled differently. At any rate, taste is mildy grassy and crisp with some malt notes. A bit thinner than expected. But what can you really expect from a Belgian macro? Sort of refreshing and thirst quenching on this hot-ass night. The mouthfeel is a bit overcarbonated while still retaining some whispiness to it. The finish was a bit crisp while having some wateriness to it. Not a bad beer but still too much a macro to really enjoy.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Must say that the bottled version can get that old Heinken skunkiness. There is much difference in a clean line tap version; almost another beer entirely. Tap version has above average body and flavor, okay nose and a little deeper amber hue than more massed produce product. Drink on a hot sweltering day. It’s all good.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2004
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
crisp and refreshing not a lot of flavor but again, compared to american macros this is great. on tap served in a really nice looking goblet
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours pale gold with a large white head. Aroma is malty and grassy. Flavor is typical Euro lager. A little sweet, a little grassy and a slightly dry finish. A little skunky in the aroma and flavor, but I will write that off on the green bottle. Not one that I will have anytime soon.
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, not stella[r]. 500ml can in Canada. tasted very similar to Holstein N/A, which was bad, but I could drink it. Maybe I’m just not used to a beer this "dry" yet, but I’ll take a Bass Ale anyday!