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.
PugUglyBrewer (77) - - AUG 31, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
For what it is this is a great beer on tap compared to the bottle. This a highly refined brew with a light body and crisp texture from the lively carbonation. Light floral aromas and subtle sweet grain character sets this a few bars above Macro Lager swill.
ZxWx (11) - MEXICO - AUG 28, 2016
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: skunky, little floral,
Appearance: golden, clear, regular head, white foam,
Taste: lightly bitter,
Palate: light body, thin feel, lively, bitter,
hatzer (139) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
When the moon is full at midnight I go out in the garden and chop wood work up a filthy sweat then come back into the house run a deep bath light some candles and drink a whole can of this to myself and it makes me feel a million dollars for sure in fact the emperor of Nuneaton for sure is liquid poetry nectar of the gods maybe one day I’ll drink 2 whole cans and go cuckoo a piece up and down the. Long. Shoot naked in my C5 YES PL eAsE
nephirem (222) - CROATIA - AUG 27, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can 0.5l. Clear yellow pour with regular sized, soapy white head. Some laving on the glass, nice. Smell is sweet and malty with some hops in the background.
Thin body, highly carbonated. Watery on the tongue. Mild taste, nicely balanced bittersweet combination. Aroma of malts, yeast, hops, grains. A bit grassy. Regular finish.
Overall, not a bad choice on hot summer day. Nice.
Zilb (152) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - AUG 25, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bue en pression en Dordogne. Blonde transparente, carbo moyenne. Mousse stable quelques minutes. Malt au nez et en final. Leger gout mettalique apres rechauffement mais moins que les bieres standards industrielle.
wojownik17 (234) - Kraków, POLAND - AUG 24, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Butelka 660 ml (zielona!). Ubogie, jak na tak znaną markę. Wodniste, bardziej słodowe niż goryczkowe, eurolager.
Skarecrow (169) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
300ml can BB 31/1/17
Grainy aroma. Gold appearance with plenty of head.
Medium bitterness with thin finish.
msbernac (1854) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 14, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Appearance-golden, clear, white foam,
Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour,
Palate-light body, thin feel, lively, abrupt finish
Niller (1398) - Hammel, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2016
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Meny, Thorsø. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malt, corn, grass. Watery. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Light bitter finish.
angel77 (2350) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Botella 33 cl de el c. ingles. Lote DKBP hasta 03..2002. La ver Sin más ni más belga. Algunos sabores maltosos. Cuerpo ligero con 5.2 vol. Corriente.