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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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RATINGS: 3077   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.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2004
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.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
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!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2004
On tap. Belgian macro brew - not much else to say. It was a choice between Stella, Coors or Bud at the restaurant. Of course Stella blows Coors and Bud out of the water, but that is not saying much. Light yellow in color with no head. Not much to smell or taste or comment on.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pootzboy (1611) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
I really can’t tell if there is anything truly destinctive about this Euro macro lager....it’s like so many others in shared character. If I was pressed for aa answer, I would say the malt body is a tad heavier than most macro light lagers and the hop delivery is late (perhaps over stated) and bites too hard in the finish leaving the tongue very dry. Poured a light gold with a smallish white cap that dissipated quickly. Aromas of boiled grian hulls with slight sweetness and a mild floral tone from the long boil of the hops. Very carbonated...slightly thin in the upfront mouth feel then mellows a bit as the malt sweetness and bready taste is departed then the finish is crashingly dry. Not bad but hyped too much. A standard Euro-macro lager...the type of thing you would expect to see shamelessly marketed in cans.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pineypower (2667) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Seeing it was from Belgium I had to give it a try (also being that the only other things to drink were dirty water.....by that I mean Bud and Coors.). Anyway it has a light gold color with a medium head. Typical lager aroma, but much less harsh than Bud. Tastes worlds better than the average beer at this bar, but still not that great. Alright at best.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2004
UPDATED: APR 8, 2005 Had this one on a plane (and a few too many at that... jet lag is a fickle mistress, my friends-- especially after a few brews) that was bound for Paris and then Stuttgart, Germany. It was probably better at the time because of the anticipation of being in the Holy Land Of Beer- GERMANY. I’d have it again, of course... Typical lager with a hoppy finish and sllightly citrusy.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2004
A European Swill Beer. Had this in London I believe. Gold Coloring, no Head. Possibly fruity... not much to quench the tongue...next please...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2004
Bottle pours light golden, medium white fizzly head, spotty lacing, with minor carbonation.   Aroma of malts, but mainly grass.   Flavor is crisp, easy, slightly grassy but without much grain.   Finishes grassy, but clean.   A definite summer beer.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2004
66 cl green bottle. Very cold which is a must for thr style(& especially on a midSummer evening.Poured a clear straw with nice fat bubbles & white short lived head like most macro lagers.Crisp fruity & refreshing but not at all bitter. Full mouthfeel not a bit watery.Alcohol finish. A nice beer in its place. My wife buys it for me in the supermarket when she’s unsure.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
haf (525) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUN 14, 2004
Cerveza normal, no es escepcional, pero tampoco mala.Poco aroma, Poca espuma, sabor forzado.


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