PlinyHarris (28) - - NOV 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Calisky (1120) - ALSACE, FRANCE - DEC 20, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Couleur jaune dorée, légère mousse blanche qui disparait. Nez leger malté, typique lager. Gout leger avec petite amertume, rien de plus, juste buvable.
RichTheVillan (3478) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Low value scoop from JDW Charlie Hall served in a chalice; fizzy golden yellow pour with a frothy white head, sweet corn aroma, taste has corn, grass, refreshing but so is water.
Obfuscate (98) - Minneapolis, - DEC 13, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Maynards. These type of beers always have that off copper aftertaste. Pretty easy to drink but there are better Macros that are less expensive.
dnicolaescu (941) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
BOTTLE 50 CL by Inbev Ukraine. Clean herbal and slightly spicy hops with just a bit of warm malt sweetness to balance. The body is slightly creamy and I think I caught a hint of saltiness.
scarletfire65 (979) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Skunky aroma. Sweet, course grains. Slightly dry finish. This one was skunked so I wouldn’t mind trying a fresher example.
Gary (1448) - the hood Brentford, London,, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 canned and draught ,but canned r8. not too bad , easy to sink, kinda generic sweet and shitty grainy textured ,kinda dry finish . i can see the popularity ,its ok swill .
asimeow (111) - Sandsli, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
0,33l bottle. 5%. Aroma of watery pilsner,mild and hoppy. Flavour mild,watery,fresh and pleasant,but dull. For a pale lager this is ok, but slightly metallic and anonymous.
juanzanon (5) - BRAZIL - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Garrafa de 990ml, excelente proporção!!
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jeremie123456 (11) - BELGIUM - DEC 3, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Common Belgian lager. Sweet and malty with light bitter finish. Not very good.
LizardKing (3) - East Peoria, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My new favorite. Very impressive. For me, this lager has a very, very nice taste. The aroma is way better than average. When poured, the head is thick enough and lasts a while.