brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer reeked of skunk apon opening. Faint grain/hop aroma. Taste pretty bland with some hop tingle. Weak malt flavor. Somewhat crisp. Overall, blah.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 10, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
ok. i pounded this and a warsteiner at the same concert. both on tap, and pretty fresh. this beer loses. it might as well be PBR or Old Style. drinkable, poundable, but not soul quenching. ok. thin on the flavor, but not on the palate. i bet this would be good with chips, though. THE SHAH SLEEPS IN LEE HARVEY’S GRAVE.
MrKevvie (29) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly decent clean tasting beer. Wish I could find it a bit more often around here! Sadly can’t. Has a bit of eau de skunk to the odour and flavour, but chilled down on a hot day it can’t be beaten.
madquacker (1050) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
My favourite commercial beer. A good and lasting head. For a mass produced beer this is top notch.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Silk City. Yep, I broke down and had a Stella. Before I had no respect for Stella drinkers - now even less. Upscale schlabberwasser with some malt and hops - but you guys should stick with Heineken or Grolsch.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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!
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 25, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
swiseman (431) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Eructoblaster (3103) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.