mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 20, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a classic golden/yellow color. Has a sweet grainy aroma. Has a normal lager taste to it. Can’t really tell it apart from most brew of this style. Maybe a little more flavor than some. Also not offensive at all. Certainly drinkable, but it is really expensive for what you get.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yellow hue, with a very subtle malt and fruit aroma. Smooth and light mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Almost no hop presence with a finish that disappears rather ingloriously. A pretty good session beer though. If I could get this for $2 a pint I would drink it more often, but it’s always overpriced for what you are getting.
dwr1962 (47) - Wellsburg, West Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2004 There’s not much there- very light but fairly well balanced. It would be o.k. on a hot summer day, but not a sipper. I’d rate it above BMC and some of the Mexican beers. At it's price, it's certainly overpriced.
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 6, 2004
1.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2006 Rerate. Pours pale straw yeloow with a film of a white head left afeter it settles. Smells musty to me. Not much for flavor. Fairly watery, reminds me of Molson or Bud. It goes down easy but it’s like drinking water.
DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2004
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. This was among the "premium beers" offered at a trendy nightclub. Served in a bottle that was nearly frozen. Even then, I must admit, there was a pleasant little hoppiness that even made itself felt through the cold. And there is something of a malt profile, perhaps like a watered down Duvel. Still, it’s a beer that’s trying to be the Belgian Heineken.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2004
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
So this is the famed Stella Artois, that I have always heard so much about. Well I expected much more than what it really was, but it was still quite good. I love good Belgian brews, but I think this is a little more commercialized than a lot of the other really good Belgian ales and such. Nice light gold color with a somewhat hoppy bite.
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 27, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this on tap. Not a bad lager. Light but has some bite to it, which I like. Definitely a big step up from the typical macro lagers.
isellhauntedhouses (3) - Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2004 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think that this is a good every day beer. fairly bitter, good medium taste that dosen’t stick around too long.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2004
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Golden color, light weak aroma and taste, light body, light bitter finish.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 20, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nothing much happening here. Your standard lager with a small bit of bitterness.