Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3041   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 28, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2003 RERATE 11/12/03: Golden body, medium white head receding, mild Saaz nose. This is Heineken without the off-flavors and with slightly more assertive hops. While it is no Budvar or Prima Pils, it is nonetheless a decent, drinkable mainstream pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stijn Cuylle99 (37) - Oostende, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2002
Another typical belgian pils. Maybe a little bit better than Jupiler, but not special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - APR 18, 2002
There are other, better pilsener, but this one is really good in hard places

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2003 After repeatedly telling the waitress I wanted the ’stout’ she was conviced I wanted a ’Stella.’ Not surprising considering the high concentration of yuppies in that neighborhood. Anyway, the beer could have been worse, but I was not pleasently surpirsed either. Slighter richer in flavor than your american standard, but nothing too speical. They had it on tap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2002
Not at all what I had expected. Flavor started out bitter and skunky and turned to bland by the end of the pint. Even so, it still beats the heck out of American mega-pilsners.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 Didn't impress me at all. Everything was shy in this beer. The malts, the hops? Not much taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - APR 9, 2002
This stuff is pretty far removed from anything else from Belgium. I got ripped off, I was in this pub in Chicago on the one free night that I had on a business trip. Didn’t have time to make it over to Goose Creek before it closed, so I stopped in some random bar and had everything that they had on tap that I hadn’t had before. It wasn’t a very good experience, and the bartender told me that this was a Belgian Ale. Uhh, no. It did have an okay smell, albeit a bit skunky. Not much else nice to say, it was pretty bland. Are there any good pilsners out there??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - APR 8, 2002
Clear,golden. Better then average head and lace. Nose is a bit skunky with a tad of flowery hops. Decent body,oxidized to all hell. Some ok malt flavors,smooth,drinkable. Will I ever buy it again? Nope.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 8, 2002
Bottled. Big disappearing head, clear light golden color. Nose slightly hoppy, pleasant, weak. Flavor a bit bitter given that there is little malt to counterbalance it, and that the body is pretty thin. Better than most cheap American swill, but not by much; certainly goes to show that not all Belgian beer deserves to find a place on the American market.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fatherpierre (62) - Leeds, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2002
An acquired taste for many palates. The abrasive flavour can be off-putting to new takers. Most drinkers graduate to this tipple from nasty Carling. One of the few beers in my experience that tastes better from a can than from draught. Can’t beat the real stuff from Belgium though!

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