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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 3204   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2005
From the can (into a Stella Goblet): Pours a clear golden with bubbly medium white head. Aroma is slightly soapy and skunky. Flavour is fairly bland and mild with a slightly skunky aftertaste. Very popular beer but nothing special in my opinion. Nice goblet though.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2005
Standard lager color, little vanishing white head. Mildly fruity and alcoholic aroma. Medium bodied. Nice malty flavor with fruity and nicely hopped aftertaste. Mild alcohol comes up in the end, aftertaste lasts.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2005
This is Belgiums bud...... And that says alot. This is very skunky, and an unappealing drink

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Good beer. Definately not Belgium’s best. But a good smooth, light but flavorful beer.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 Ordered a glass of this stuff at the Denver airport on a layover. Paid $6.25 for one glass (I know it’s going to be expensive there, but still). It wasn’t what I expected, but that’s partially my fault (I saw Belgium and figured it was Belgian beer). This was a skunky tasting lager with a skunky smell, an unremarkable taste, and, at least at the Denver airport, a high price tag. If you’re a lager fan, try it. I’m not and wish I’d gotten something else.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Scarborough (17) - ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2005
Lager is now the most popular pub drink in the UK, and Stella is the best selling lager. Brits are very image conscious, and brewers have had a hard time keeping up with the current trends, but Europe is back in favour and Stella has been promoted hard in one of the most expensive, long-running and artistic advertising campaigns in recent years - pushing the acclaimed Guinness adverts into the background. Stella is seen as cultured, historic and very intelligent - the ads promote the idea that Stella drinkers are sophisticated and clever by using easily understood stories in French, and then complete the kick with the pay off line: Reassuringly Expensive. Mmmm, I may shave my head, support Millwall, live in a boarded-up council flat and beat up my crack-addict woman, but I drink Stella, therefore I exist in a fantasy world in which people think I matter. The British nickname for Stella is "Wife-beater" - at around 5% this is stronger than most Millwall supporters are used to (most British lagers being around 4% or less), so the yobs and thugs would get drunk and then go home and hit their partners. Having said all that, this is a fizzy but inoffensive drink of little character. The UK stuff is brewed in Wales rather than Belgium. In the same brewery as the "Irish" beer - Murphy’s. This must be the Global Village we keep hearing about.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TINOZACCA (146) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2005
It is a very thin beer, and thin on the palate. It has a regular golden color. But not much of a head. The taste is sweet, with almost no aftertaste. Nothing bad, but nothing special. I think alot of people who dont really like beer, get into this one because of the sweet taste.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
darkko (99) - Kingsport, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2005
Your average european lager. Pale yellow, bland finish with very little hop character. Nothing memorable.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cazort (558) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2005
UPDATED: APR 29, 2007 Extremely yeasty, rather malty. Hops are an afterthought. Like many lagers, too sweet--way too sweet. This tastes exactly like an American "pale lager" to me. When I get to the end of the bottle, it is seeming extremely thin and bland. There’s absolutely no excuse for the high price of this beer...why pay this much for an import when you can either buy an import, or buy a better, cheaper domestic, (e.g. yuengling lager).

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
highlandlad (1456) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2005
On a night when the Tigers wiped the floor with the Bulldogs at Telstra Stadium and even Tooheys New in plastic cups tasted like nectar, at the post-match celebrations this still seemed mediocre. It’s marginally better than most of the other big global brands, but not by much. Pale gold, skinny head. Plenty of cereal in the malty aroma. Very sweet in in the finish.


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