Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3234   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
This stuff kind of sucks. It wasn't to bad when i started drinking it but as it warmed up a little it was like drinking cat urine.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Tap. Surprised to find the Stella taphandle nestled in with a bevy of BMC at local watering hole. Came looking fine, yellow-hay color, pretty nice looking head, fine white foam. I'm not sure the beer had any aroma, it must have, maybe it was the smoke in the bar. Flavor was somewhat malty, smooth, bit of a lemongrass bite that is nice. A fine beer, but for the money I'll take the water next time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - JAN 16, 2004
A decent lager. Nothing too special. Clean...smooth...not really noteworthy in any way though. Not a bad beer...just not a stand out beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2004
Green bottle skunkiness throughout not a good beer, but to be fair this is somewhat better on tap or in a can

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2004
Plain old fashioned beer in a fancy bottle and from a fancy glass. Nothing special.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crockett (1076) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2004 I have to say, opposed to the marketing for it, this is pretty much a regular old boring lager. It does look real neato in the suggested glass with the gold lip (extra wow!!? :). The smell is usually a nice skunk (greeen bottle) with a little hoppy grass. The flavour is crisp and clean but then it stops. Sometimes all you can taste is the alcohol, if you can believe it. There's nothing going on here, and you really can tell after you've had anything fuller bodied (eg. a glass of water). It's always billed as the premium, and waiters and patrons alike, exhalt the wonders of this brew. Dull. A bit better in a can, 50/50 on tap. Belgian Budweiser.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2004
Tap. Another case of wanted a beer and this was one of the few choices that wasn't Blue or Canadian. Pale yellow with a mild aroma - difficult to discern exactly what - and no head to speak of. Passable flavour until it warmed up a little when it began to go downhill. I'm sure I'm just adding to the list of comments about Belgium having its bad beers too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2004
In Belgium, there comes a time (in this case after about 10 hours solid drinking) where the mind can no longer appreciate the complexities of classic Belgian beers and the body can't cope with high alcohol blockbusters when something wet, bland and weak(er) is called for. In these circumstances, Stella is your boy. Bland and boring, but clean and dry - just what was required. Top marks goes to the Stella advertising chaps, who have managed to successfully market this as a "premium" (i.e. expensive) product in the UK, when in Belgium it is regarded, at best, as nondescript. Dubliner bar, Antwerp (well, the England footy match was on the telly), September 2003.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Hey, they make crappy beer in Belgium too! I'd rather have a PBR or something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - JAN 6, 2004
Very good overall. Tastes a lot like Hollande 1622. Very strong hops taste and a nice color. Pretty decent, but Heneiken doesn't taste too different either and costs a lot less.

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