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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: 3258   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Poured a pale yellow color with a white head. Malty doughy aroma. Malty flavor with a raw dough tartness. Not really a lager fan but not a bad beer.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jzzbassman (1587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2005
It sucks to live in Oklahoma. Just played at a brunch, and the manager knows I’m a big beer geek. When we were on a break, he says "Boy do I have a surprise for you. We got a new beer from Belgium." He then pours it in a wine glass. I thought it was a joke. Slightly darker than my drummer’s Bud Light, but nothing worth taking seriously.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2005
11.2 oz green bottle, poured into a Stella glass.
Pours a clear straw yellow with a fizzy, short lived head. patchy lacing
Aroma is cookie dough under skunk pee. a little wet hay also.
Flavor is malty, a little sweet with a slight bittering finish.
Better than BMC but not by much. Tastes better on tap.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dredd (812) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2005
Well i might be rating this too high, but as a Lager goes, it is a nice pleasent easy drinking beer. NIce hop aroma and palate, not much malt, but that isn’t expected either. I guess it is a beer that is easy to rubbish since it is so damn successful and popular.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 20, 2005
The most overrated beer in history doesn’t deserve a real rating. Instead I offer a variety of quotes from my session with this beer. ’"This is the sweatervest of beers" "No one would like this if I called it Budweiser" "No one would drink this if it was served in a shaker" "Proof that every country in the world is capable of crappy beer" "Hey man I’m not drinking any more of this, can I get one of your Unibroue’s?"

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - SEP 20, 2005
Bottle, 33cl. With so many good beers why would the belgians drink a beer like this? Beats me! Classic european lager, a litlle better than most macro lagers and also better than Jupiler. This said, nothing much else to tell. Body is yellow with a big disappearing white head. Aoma and flavour are just normal. Not bad but if you want a belgium beer, you’ll easily find something better than this.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2005
330ml bottle. One of my favourite mass commercial lagers. It has nice distinctive hops which carry on through the beer. Could do with more flavour and the palate isn’t great, but otherwise ok

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
harmless (20) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2005
This has surprisingly little flavor for a belgian beer. I had heard good things about it, but it tastes just like most flavorless American lagers. Carbonated water with a slight beer taste. I’d drink it in a pinch, but it is certainly not worth the premium price.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - SEP 13, 2005
A light lager with a hit of that characteristic belgian yeast flavor. Not too bad on a hot day, but nothing to write home about. Quite malty.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 Draught. At - shudder - Red Lobster. Poured clear yellow with initial bubbling and an average soapy white head that lasted quite a while and left a sticky soap-scum "lacing" behind. Aroma of icing sugar and stale grains, a little sour and vegetal on warming. Taste - whoa! - burnt straw and burnt sugar, incredibly thin mouthfeel, very fizzy and incredibly harsh - I couldn’t finish it. I know, I know - "it’s better in Belgium." Right.


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