martjoobolut (959) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 14, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,25L bottle (InBev Belgium version). Pours clear golden with white head. The head stays for some moments. Aroma is very sweet, somewhat chemical maize syrup, malt. Flavor is very sweet, malt, some metallic notes, citric notes. Finish has some hoppy notes, but is mostly watery. Overall: sweetness hides some of the flaws, but still not very good.
dtobon (1) - COLOMBIA - NOV 13, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Para mi excelente cerveza. De buen sabor y suave para tomarse varias. Buena opción para la playa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
AntoineGRD (62) - - NOV 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Robe limpide d'une couleur jaune paille
Nez de houblon accompagné de senteurs plus céréalières
Saveurs herbacées, présence des malts et fine amertume
Diabobale (242) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Una lager molto comune. Sarŗ anche la piý distribuita al mondo, ma non ha certo il primato di essere la migliore nel suo stile
rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2014
1.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle to glass. Pee yellow with a puffy white head. Smells like a beagle fart. Tastes like pool water. Truly awful.
Tca21 (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2014
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Appearance: golden color. Good carbonatation. Aroma: a little of hop aroma. Favor: it has citric and grassy notes but nothing more special. Definitely the european lager you will find.
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 Belgiumís best known lager started its life as a first-generation ípilsí in the twenties - and as a Christmas beer. When its brewery Artois joined with Jupilerís Piedboeuf to form Interbrew, a company policy was established to keep the latter on the home market and to promote Stella primarily as the international brand, which, needless to say, proved very successful. It pours a clear light golden blonde with delicate fizz and builds a snow white, moussy head with good retention and cobweb lacing on the edge of the glass. The aroma has some corn but less disturbingly so than in many other mass marketed macro lagers (including Jupiler) and supported by a bready malt sweetness, a slight hint of iron and some cheesy and grassy hops. Taste is crisp and clean, corn and bready maltiness again, slick with a slight sourishness, minerally carbonation and a gentle, yet pleasant íEuropeaní leafy and aromatic (Czech) hop bitterness in the finish, in which the initial maltiness also continues. In all: though just another bland standard lager, this very clearly has a more ínobleí and refined character than Jupiler, if one has to compare. It has a cleaner maltiness, less disturbing corn, less chemical wryness and more genuine hoppiness. I only know one pub which serves both from tap, but if you were to find another one and feel like having a pale lager, be sure to choose this one.
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Its beer, lager, hoppy, palate is weak but good biterness. Bottle, brewed in the u.k 4.8%. Bizarrely this abv seems to be creeping up on a lot of mass produced beer in the u.k. Iím not going to slate this beer any more than I would cadbury chocolates or a ready meal pizza cos I like chocolate and I like pizza. Its a ready meal, cheap beer and sometimes they are the most satisfying on a Friday after work. I like beer.
UNLVBeerGuy (2) - Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I should start calling this the ďGreen Bottle Review Session,Ē but here we are. Iím going to review a Stella Artois that I happened to find without the case puncturedóno holes in it, so there should be no light that has gotten to it. As you can see, it pours fairly nice, as you would expect; nice carbonation with the bubbles; head retentionís moderateówent away fairly quickly, but it does leave a little white tiny head on the top.
Letís get some aroma here Ö mainly getting some malt, thatís about it. There could be a tiny hint of skunk, which leads me to believe that, maybe, something in the way they produce these in the factory lets the UV light in them, but Iím not sure. Mostly malt is all Iím getting; Iím getting no hop at all on this.
The flavoróagain, Iím getting that undercurrent of a little bit of skunkiness, very tiny amount. I do get a lot of malt, but it goes into a little bit of hop bitterness. Stays pretty malty with a slight, slight bit of hop bitterness to it; I donít really get any hop flavor.
Get another little aroma here since it warmed up a bit Ö still nothing but malt, to me. Could be a tiny, tiny hint of some floral hop on there.
Again, Iím getting some malt in the flavor, but I do get this tiniest hint of skunk, which leads me to just wonderóIím not sure what their packaging procedures are, or how it got skunky, but somehow it did. I can guarantee that package was sealed, or I wouldnít have bought it, because I donít need to prove to myself that green bottles get skunky.
My impression of this beer is itís definitely a lot better than the skunky ones you getónot as good as the stuff I had when I was over in Antwerp. Iíd probably give this about a thirty out of fifty. Itís not terrible. The skunk is not really overpowering. Like I say, I barely get it. Not a great example of this beer, because I know it tastes a lot better in Belgium.
There is actually, now that Iíve had it for a little bit in my mouthóIím getting a tiny bit of paper. I should have checked the date on that one. I donít have the box anymore, but I donít believe it was out of date. One thing to look out for isówhen youíre buying beer, especially beers that you donít want to age, if they have a date on them, and most European beers will have that, just make sure itís not expired. The closer you get to fresh, the better.
Iíd basically say itís drinkable, but certainly not like I remember it. Again, green bottle beer is terrible. I wish these marketing people would get that in their thick heads and let the brew masters tell them, ďWe donít want any more green bottles.Ē They look stupid. Everybody knows now in America that green beer sucks, so letís start putting your good beer in a good container.
aumentm (100) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Great on a summer afternoon or with tacos. Crisp taste. Even palate. No aroma. Decent bland appearance.