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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2959   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.


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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PlinyHarris (28) - - NOV 18, 2012
A beloved friend of mine came over from California and I took him to one of my favourite Yorkshire places. He spurned the whisky and the Timothy Taylor’s for a Stella. I was a bit upset that he’d come over here and have something so mass-produced when we’re back into some golden age for brewing real ales in the UK. He took the term "real ale" as a "No True Scotsman" fallacy and thought I was putting down his beloved Stella for some artificially valued "realness," so I had to explain to him that it was a lot like craft beer in the USA, independently-brewed to a method I don’t quite understand which classifies it as a real ale, like how real cider is basically actually made from fruit rather than radon. Unfortunately I couldn’t get through to him, and things were dampened somewhat until we met up with another friend who came up with the perfect analogy for it. It was like your girlfriend telling you she was into philosophy, and you going "Ah! Who do you like then?" and her going "Oh, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison." Stella Artois is to beer what Kurt Cobain is to philosophy.


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DavidBe (26) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Gewoon een simpel biertje dat gedronken wordt om geen smaken te ontdekken. Minder scherp als zijn grotere broer jupiler, dat vertaalt zich uiteraard ook in de (iets) duurdere prijs. Studentenbier, het soort bier waarvan je er vijftien op een avond drinkt zonder nadenken. Hoe InBev dit ooit een premium beer wilt maken, zal me een raadsel blijven.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
PeatyPete (387) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2014
Lager that tastes like lager and nothing more. Good drinkable and an excellent companion on a night at the pub.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1068) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Clear gold pour with minimal head. Aroma and taste are plain and grainy. Could drink this in volume, but really not a good beer. Above average, but barely.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
dunno (1) - Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
Sure wish I got a full 12 ounces in the bottle instead of the 11.2 ounces given.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (1788) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2014
woah, cat believe I abe t rated this before, , bottle found in my frige that someone left here last night, never really realized , this stuffs pretty god, funky aroma, taste is crisp, easy drnking

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ZacM612 (136) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2014
On tap at Indy airport. Pale yellow with thin white head, a little lacing. Mild aroma of malt and light hops. Easy drinking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerlover19 (7) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014 does not count
people don’t realize good beer is like good wine, u have to be careful what food u pair it with. Sometimes when I read reviews on beer, I wonder, did u try this beer a couple of times, or did u try this beer 1000 times with all sorts of different food pairings. I am no beer expert, but, I have consumed a lot of beer in my 20 year adventure.

1.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Luvystypotables (651) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Did not have much of an aroma, maybe a hint of corn. Clear light amber color, without much head, moderate carbonation. Watery feel with a touch of malt and grain in the taste. An un pleasant soapy malt aftertaste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kurtos (100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a pale straw yellow with many fizzy bubbles. Aroma. Smells of sweet creamed corn. Taste. a slight sweetness with some nice bitter lemon notes. Overall. quite good for a mass produced lager, and given you can quite regularly get this for $40 and under where i live, its a better bet then other mass produced lagers in the price range.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
adasko (317) - Poznan, POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
I took it from tap in one small restaurant in the centre of Brussels, only because there was nothing else. It’s unbelievably refreshing in a hot day, but that is really all. Nothing else. It’s exactly the same as every other popular lager.


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