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 (1128) - 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.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. Pale golden color with a decent off white head. Strange aroma that I honestly couldn’t pinpoint. Flavor of wet
straw, with a mild hop bitterness. I think
Belgium should stick with ales and let Germany handle the lagers. They do it
Sammy (10556) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
mediocre OK interbrew that’s not metallic tasting. Had a pint on the patio at end of a hot afternoon and could cope. Malt lager that is pale and on bitter side.
shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice smooth macro import. No indication of subsurface taste like malt or citrus.
chriswa (5) - WALES - JUL 12, 2004 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well you certainly can’t fault the appearance. Can leave a lingering after taste that’s unpleasant though
JorisPPattyn (9081) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very pale yellow, extremely light-yellow head, good density & leaving some lace. Duff nose, chaff-like, a bit meaty. Hayish, grassy taste, slight acidity a bit lemony in flavour. There’s a note of adstringency in the MF, corresponding to a solvent flavour in the taste. Watery texture, and as said, adstringency. Well, bland and rough at the same time, as expected. To add insult to injury, this came out of a plastic bottle!