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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2951   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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Dorwart (2371) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2003
Decent white head with great lacing. Plenty of carbonation also. Light gold in color. Slight malt/hop aroma. Flavor is light and crisp and not offensive. Finish is slightly dry and a little bitter. A typical european pilsner but is actually better than a lot since it seems that they forgot to throw the skunk in the vat.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2003
On draught: Looks like your average Pils clear light gold with snow white head. Tastes just like a German Pils in every way. Crisp clean light body with high effervescence. Subtle malt flavor and ever so slightly bitter.Very refreshing but not a great Pils. More recently I've had Pils from Ayinger and Pinkus which were both far better.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGreatKen (76) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 11, 2003
It is very crisp. This reminds me of Czech lagers like Staropramen and Pilsner Urquell. It's drinkable, but stronger than most American lagers.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Blake (396) - Orange, California, USA - MAY 9, 2003
Had on tap on May 7th, 2003 at Callahan's
The beer poured a golden color with slight carbonation. The aroma wasn't anythign special - perhaps some hops and grain - but weak. Taste is nothing to write home about - it was easy to drink, but the taste was a bit acidic with a weak aftertaste.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2003
This beer poured a dark straw color and formed a nice bubbly white head that didn't leave much lace as it subsided. The aroma was of green apples and had a slight skunkiness to it, which couldn't have been from the store since Columbus just got this stuff in a few weeks ago. A medium amount of carbonation was present. The flavor was of hops and grain. For a lager, it had a surprising amount of taste to it and the finish actually had a bit of body to it. I can see where people would compare this more to something like a Heineken.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Frank (2830) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2005 Had this a couple of times now and my feelings have changed quite a bit. For one, I don’t think it’s skunky at all on tap. For two, I’ve noticed some interesting clove and banana flavors lurking in there. Maybe it’s the Belgian influence but the smart money says they need to lager it longer.

Original rating: Pours a pale golden. Decent head and lace. Somehat grainy aroma, a bit skunky even on tap. Pretty sweet, almost sticky. Strongly bitter. Some citrus notes. Well balanced. A good pilsner.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tkaufman (129) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2003
Poured a nice bright yellow with a good white head. Little aroma present. Flavor was very subtle. A decent tasting clean lager with a little complexity.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PushEject (42) - Palmdale, California, USA - APR 16, 2003
A fancy Budweiser with a harsher bite and higher alchohol content. Typical lager clean & dry finish. A good beer if you like mass-produced American lagers, but not stellar.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Panzuriel (1298) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2003
Golden yellow with a fine but quickly disappearing head. Smells of hops and sharpness. Some flora hops with a tangy bite. Finishes sharply. Smooth. Decent beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
larsniclas (5591) - Billdal, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2007 Nice looking head, but it disappears almost instantly. A citruslike aroma, with a sour flavor. Too much acid. An international standard lager.


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