BeerBaronLS (85) - Grove City, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was certainly the least of the beers I had while in Belgium. I heard it refered to as the "wife beaterís beer" while I was there. I wish our mainstream beers tasted like this though. Poor as a belgium beer; but I would probably drink it if it was a local.
SDalkoholic (2237) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 5, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gold tinted water is what it looks like. cotton head that lingers around. Little skunk aroma not like the other imports. Not at all flavourful and very low carbonation. Grass sourness whiel very watery.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a bad lager, but nothing exceptional. A pale gold color with a decent head (immediately after pouring), itís got a sweet malty aroma with a hint of bitter hops. Better than U.S. macros, but Iím still tasting some corn-syrup sweetness here. Clean, crisp finish.
Dimitri99 (63) - USA - OCT 2, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ooh, I liked this one. It was tasty.
I remember it as flavorful, with a good taste. The bottle it came in seemed very "upper class" if you will, and it was actually kind of a pain in the ass to get open... but very enjoyable none the less.
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have had this beer several times a while back, but recently had it at a high-end restaurant in my area who had it on tap. This beer explodes with flavor with a great meal. Filet Mignon was the choice that night, and I have not had a beer/food combo this good in a while. A pleasant surprise.
The Etruscan (583) - Tuscany, ITALY - SEP 24, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
White medium lasting head. Pale golden color. Aroma is malty with corn and light hoppy notes. Flavor is moderately herbal with hoppy and cereal tones, ending in a balanced, slightly hoppy finish. Light bodied.
seeknay36 (110) - DC, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice head with a golden color. Smooth taste with a light body and a bit malty. Has a bit of a skunk to it but that is the green bottle, I am convinced. I do not think it is as bland as some, and I do get it only when on tap. I refuse the green bottle!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: clear, golden color, with a prodigious, snow-white head of foam, pristine, creamy, inviting.
Aroma: slightly hoppy, with a typical lager smell, dry and clean, still fresh, though this is the very last pour from this keg.
Taste: Crisp, tidy hop bite up front, slowly fading off, but returning with each sip, very smooth, eminently refreshing. A sweetish taste emerges, with notes of honey and citrus. Light bodied. Snappy, tasty, with a pleasant finish.
I anticipated liking this less. In fact my first try was from a sample bottle provided free. Wasnít moved, even disliked it, at first, but it grew on me. On tap, as you can tell from other reviews, itís quite a nice, simple, thirst-quenching, quaffable pils. I can easily understand itís popularity. Thereís just enough flavor to make this well worth drinking, and not be just another "pizza chaser", bland lager.
ohknaks (44) - USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle: pours straw yellow with a white head. A bit of a hoppy taste, nothing too special, but not bad. Iíd prefer this over most domestics, but Iím notabout to pay a premium price when there are far better beers around.
Marko (4321) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 18, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2006 New review:
The old reviewís a bit embarrasing so I decided to rerate this. And is there better way to do it than fromm one of the fancy 0.75l champagne Christmas/New Year bottles of this, brewed in Belgium (Zagrebačka Pivovara brews Stella for Croatian market) ? The cork was damn hard to get out, and the pop in the end was weak. Poured a pale yellow/golden colour with a big white head that went away fast leaving scattered lacing (App: -1). Nose... malt and peanuts with hints of maybe cabbage, sulphur and dust. (Aroma: -1). Taste... fairly inconspicuous, flat, some nice lemony hoppines covering a malty body, some weak fruit, a hint of olive oil, and a nice herbal/grapeseed hoppy aftertaste. The flavor/palate ratings remain the same. You can certainly find a lot worse macro Pale/Premium Lagers, and I can dig the hops used in this, but Iíve had better. I was thinking of reducing the score a little more because they didnít go with Stella NoŽl, and they only put the regular Stella in a fancy bottle, but nah. Itís a 2.5.
Well, itís not bad, the colourís nice, the taste is a bit malty, and watery, but not too much, sometimes even pleasant, passable for a lager. It wasnít offensive at all, but I drank far better ones.