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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 2974   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.


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 (5104) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2004
Clear greenish yellow with thick fizzy white head. Grainy skunky and adjunct laden aroma. Bland watery flavor that’s drinkable but lightly metallic and grainy like rotten cereal. Finishes watery & metallic.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianAmLa (4) - Hanover, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2004 does not count
You think its hugely common in the UK, try living in Leuven where it's made. Cheaper than water, I kid you not. Definately not a what I would call an overly fabulous beer but very drinkable and enjoyable. Great for kicking back and relaxing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2004
Ah, the great and notorious Stella Artois. It will always be there for you. A smooth drink, only slightly watery, but always a reliable benchmark of getting messed up by degrees. Stella floods the UK market, by far the biggest beer sold over there. What amazes me is how such a hugely common popular brew in England is considered something of a posh beer here. In any event, Stella has a mild taste and nice light amber color. Not too distinctive, but certainly trustworthy.


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