Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium


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RATINGS: 3082   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2003
Medium-gold, with a fairly reliable head. Powerful aromas of vinyl and skunk are the inimitable calling card of this Belgian lager, plus an undercurrent of cereal and sweetness. Skunk and a generous hop bitterness immediately appear on the medium-weight palate, with a thin, watery finish that fades away to wood. Very refreshing and rewarding, this beer is the best mass-produced lager in the world, and its surge in popularity means there’s still hope for this increasingly homogenous planet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
garth (1) - ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2003 does not count
Not overrated, a very good pilsener, and cheap, it's my favorite pilsener !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wadde (2) - BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2003 does not count
Not overrated, a very good pilsener, and cheap, it's my favorite pilsener !

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2003
Hugely overrated beer but decent nonetheless. I can easily throw down three or four but any more and I reckon I'd quickly become sick of it. Don;t mind it on tap though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sillyrob (11) - USA - JUL 31, 2003
Stella is really inconsistent. For some reason, sometimes it's really good, and sometimes, you get skunky bottles. Nonetheless, if you're in England and you want to get drunk cheap, getting 6 500 mL cans of 5.2% alcoholic beer that tastes a little better than average for Ł5 is a great deal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
osubucks26 (30) - Seville, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Not great, but drinkable. Couldn't complain about it, but it did cost me a little more than some others that I'd rather drink.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
Not bad considering. Seems that about half the bottles I've had have been really skunky.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
noheinie4u (37) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Nothing special... decent look goes with decent taste... smooth and easy drink...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2003 Very light blonde with a small white head. Bread nose. Herbal taste with a watery texture, very easy to drink and clean. More hops would be enjoyable, but it's a decent mass-producted brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 22, 2003
Had one of these on tap at Riva (on the Wharf) while visiting Santa Cruz last Sunday. This brew pours light sparkling golden. The tight white creamy head is rocky with decent lacing and lasts to the bottom. The nose is straight pils - a touch of grass and grains. Keep in mind though I was on a wharf, where the smell of fish and cooked seafood predominates. The taste is cereal and bready grain, balanced but shallow. The palate was perfect for the day - light, creamy and soft, the finish feels clean.

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