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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3223   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tolik99 (47) - USA - DEC 15, 2002
I tried even Ukrainian and Hungarian versions: nothing really special.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
dwr1962 (47) - Wellsburg, West Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2004 There’s not much there- very light but fairly well balanced. It would be o.k. on a hot summer day, but not a sipper. I’d rate it above BMC and some of the Mexican beers. At it's price, it's certainly overpriced.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2006
A mini tasting of Orangeboom Premium Lager (NZ Breweries, Auckland) 5%, Stella Artois (NZ Breweries, Auckland) and Heineken (DB Breweries, Auckland). I tried all three of these licensed brews on a sunny afternoon. They are all similar and all pretty average. The Oranjeboom was the worst - and with sugar listed in the ingredients it should be - it had not much taste, fizz or head and poured the same golden lager colour as the other two. I had this beer in Holland and it was better than the Auckland version. Heineken was the next - slightly more head but not much carbonation. It had an astringent aftertaste that I associate with processed hops and industrial brewing. The Stella was the best of the three with a lasting head and a hint of hops. It amuses me that all three allude to a long brewing history on the labels - O associates itself with 1671, Stella with 1366 (hundreds of years before lager was invented) and H claimes to have been established in 1873 and won a Gold Medal in 1875. That surely must have been the last time it tasted of anything good. This long history is probably supposed to divert the punter from the fact that these beers are crap. These are office drinks beers - the boss gets to say he’s bought the help something exotic and everyone has to be thankful. The tragedy is that for just a pittance more per bottle you can pick up an excellent Macs Sassy Red or similar brew that really is quite tasty.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Rvrndmaynard (47) - Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2007
On tap at Mile Square in Hoboken. They don’t call it Belgian Bud for nothing. I’m sure this is the shame of Belgium. It is funny to see people drinking it, thinking that they are worldly and knowledgeable about beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rylaad (47) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
Smells very light, but the flavour is strong enough but not overpowering. A very clean tasting beer and well worth the extra money. Do not buy from the LCBO though because they always let them go skunky... buy a 24 in the box so it has never been exposed to light.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
loku (47) - Villa Nueva, GUATEMALA - MAR 8, 2013
Apariencia: Cabeza: Generosa, blanca, duración normal Lacing: escasa Cuerpo: burbujeante Particulas: no observo Color: amarillo claro Aroma: Dulce, promedio, afrutado casi olor a cidra Paladar: Cuerpo: ligero Textura: textura cremosa Carbonatación: bastante burbujeante Final: ligeramente astringente. Muy ligero Sabor: Ligerisimo sabor, similar a una bud pero sin arroz, Duración: escasa Comentarios: Una lager plana y muy ligera, ideal para días calurosos. No hay mucho que decir de esta cerveza. A quienes les gusta los sabores tenues que le entren Yo paso sin ver. appearance: Head: Generous, white, normal period Lacing: poor Body: bubbly Particles: not observed Color: light yellow Aroma: Sweet, average, almost fruity smell cider palate: Body: light Texture: creamy texture Carbonation: quite bubbly Final: slightly astringent. very light taste: Very slight taste similar to a bud but without rice, Duration: poor comments: A very light lager flat, ideal for hot days. Not much to say about this beer. People who like the subtle flavors that come I spend without seeing.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Mlkluther (47) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 29, 2013
500 ml can. Pours clear straw colour. White fluffy head. Very carbonated. Skunky nose. Skunky taste. Light and refreshing but not much going on. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2008
I love pilseners. The keg is the proper source as the keg is a direct extension of the brewery. Bottles and cans are pasteurized. That changes everything and one can only say how true their experience was. This beer is very satisfying for the style. I believe it is not a true pilsener as the following day after a few litres I have hangovers from this beer. I say this because I am suspicious that this beer is made with the addition of some type of sugar. Perhaps a light inverted sugar. I still love drinking it but a true pilsener will not cause pain for the small amount, such as 3 litres, consumed in an evening. I still recommend you find it on tap and hopefully the dispensing equipment will be clean.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wernesgruner (45) - USA - JAN 17, 2007
overpriced, it has a decent taste though, very smooth and dry leaves pallete with slight malt after taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bainer (45) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2003
Better than average Macros- a half-step up from standard fares. Nuttin' special- looks good, tastes okay.


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