Scarborough (17) - ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Lager is now the most popular pub drink in the UK, and Stella is the best selling lager. Brits are very image conscious, and brewers have had a hard time keeping up with the current trends, but Europe is back in favour and Stella has been promoted hard in one of the most expensive, long-running and artistic advertising campaigns in recent years - pushing the acclaimed Guinness adverts into the background. Stella is seen as cultured, historic and very intelligent - the ads promote the idea that Stella drinkers are sophisticated and clever by using easily understood stories in French, and then complete the kick with the pay off line: Reassuringly Expensive. Mmmm, I may shave my head, support Millwall, live in a boarded-up council flat and beat up my crack-addict woman, but I drink Stella, therefore I exist in a fantasy world in which people think I matter. The British nickname for Stella is "Wife-beater" - at around 5% this is stronger than most Millwall supporters are used to (most British lagers being around 4% or less), so the yobs and thugs would get drunk and then go home and hit their partners.
Having said all that, this is a fizzy but inoffensive drink of little character.
The UK stuff is brewed in Wales rather than Belgium. In the same brewery as the "Irish" beer - Murphy’s. This must be the Global Village we keep hearing about.
IPA (17) - Leominster, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
highly carbonated, yellow color. Light body and mouthfeel and noticible sourness.
wrxkaboom (17) - juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had it on tap, poors a golden color with a thick head. Very smooth in taste lacking bitterness. Not a very complex taste, but good and refreshing on a hot day.
roboequator (17) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale straw coloured beer, very clear. Head dissipated rapidly. Very low malt and hop aroma - saaz, not particularly pleasant.
Medium bitterness dry, low carbonation not fitting with style - perhaps due to intial big pour to attain head.
Sweetness coming through after a third mouthful, good balance, morish.
Slight tingling on the tip of the tongue, possibly some phenolic fault - possibly from grain.
After warming a light hop aroma comes through of blueberries.
sparkster (17) - , SPAIN - AUG 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly good. Nice hoppy finnish, really refreshing. Light bodied, suited for long drinking sessions.
tmc90 (17) - BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Considering that this beer is 20 euro cents per 25cl bottle you can’t expect too much of the flavour and Stella pretty much delivers on those expectations.
However in my opinion it is refreshing and significantly better than many of its other rivals.
DvcTrader (17) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2010
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a nice golden clear with minimal head, not much of smell, your typical macro brewer pale lager smell. Taste is malty, hay, corn, not great but i got a soft spot for this beer because i use to think this was the greatest beer ever but as you get older and experience other types of beer you quickly realize this beer isn’t that great at all. I’m giving it a bit of high score here. Not much of an aftertaste, pretty bland, drink it ice cold on a really hot day!
rwilcox42 (17) - Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
First off I will say that I do really enjoy Stella Artois. The problem with it as with most mass produced beer is it loses some character. Stella is a pale lager that offers a refreshing crispness, a light dance on the tongue if you will. What Stella lacks is a full body, strong aroma, or any complexity. It pours pale straw yellow with a thick white bubbly head. There is little to no aroma as well. It does have more flavor than most US macro brew or alot of common lagers. Light taste with easy going hop character. It is bubbly and light in the mouth and is very drinkable. If you are in a bar with a limited selection, you are in the mood for larger, a Stella will not do you wrong. Keeping in mind that there are many lagers with way more complexity, however Stella is easy to find.
oknos (17) - GREECE - JUL 1, 2011
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Simple beer with a medium bitter taste and a clear yellow color. An average beer that is easily consumed.
taco8888 (17) - cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite beers out there. I was lucky enough to be at a wedding that had this at an open bar!!! Oh yeah!!