pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Silk City. Yep, I broke down and had a Stella. Before I had no respect for Stella drinkers - now even less. Upscale schlabberwasser with some malt and hops - but you guys should stick with Heineken or Grolsch.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught. Shame that, in the UK, this became a mass market draught lager as many pubs ruin it (and others) by serving too cold and too fizzy. Some pubs do manage to get the best out of Stella - a malty bite, a steady head, a lasting hoppiness. Not as good as the adverts make it out to be!
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 25, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was kind of disappointed with this one. Had that Heineken skunkness to it. Wasn't too flavorful and very carbonated. Thumbs down for the cost.
swiseman (472) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I didn't mind the taste of this beer, but the aroma is very skunky. nice foamy head and lots of bubbles; I have to agree with many of the other raters who said there is a "metallic" aftertaste. It is very hard to explain. It's like Corona with a bit of a bite.
Eructoblaster (3705) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2004
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned - 500ml. Limpid golden body topped with a dense white head. Fair malty and hopsy aroma. Ordinary carbonated bitter taste with a metallic final. Nothing to impress me (can't believe they call it "bière de luxe"...), but it is still a step above Heineken.
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. OK pilsener. Aroma has light malt, kind of corny, faint herbal hops. Flavor is same as aroma. Lacks rich maltiness that a pilsener should showcase, and the hops don't taste like the classic Saaz or German noble varieties. Definitely better than BMC, but not on the same tier as true Czech or German pilseners.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Overcold, overcarbonated lager with faint chemical taste. When it warms up and loses the fizz pleasant hoppy aroma of pepper and grassy herbs. Reasonably full body with decent balance. Best enjoyed flat and warm!
envane (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clean eurolager, and even has a bit of hops in there, although not enough to call it a pilsener, sorry. Still, dull dull dull.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a Belgian green-bottle layman's beer similar to the Dutch Heineken in many ways. I'd imagine this is what a lot of Belgians drink in an everyday fashion on return from work in the evening. Although not a true micro-brew, there are indeed some traditional elements to this beer - unlike many actual micros who throw around the term "Old-World Tradition" along with the mass-produced outfits, this seems to actually possess elements of an older style. Typical European spiced skunk aroma. The color of this beer is a unique, semi-opaque copper-gold. The head pours thin and dissipates fairly rapidly, yet the remaining trace-head laces well to the end of the glass. It could perhaps use just a little more carbonation. The body is surprisingly light, like tonic water that's lost its fizz (taste elements aside, of course), yet Stella offers a similar crisp alcohol "kick". Despite the thin texture and too much initial sweetness, there is a pronounced peppery aftertaste which is balanced ever so slightly in the negative by a vague, colorcrayon quasi-waxiness.
heemer77 (5283) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 16, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 Appears a very light gold with almost no head. Aroma and taste are both a little sweet with corn. No real character here. This is a mass produced brew that is no better than any other light macro lager.