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.
IvanMoscow (13) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 30, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
pale yellow colour, small white head. Aroma of malt, grain and hops. Dry sweet taste with lightly bitter hoppy finish and aftertaste. Thin body and average carbonation. Decent pale lager.
Banksiz (78) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the Belgian product at 5.0% ABV. Faint malty nose, no hoppiness or spritziness. Medium-light body with a mild bitterness and a pleasant bitter finish. No off-flavors. Nothing objectionable, but just an ordinary North Sea lager.
cityzen (152) - FRANCE - MAY 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Une lager très facile et légére. Bu en terrasse à la pression, lors d’une happy hour. Tout est dit, c’est la seule raison d’en boire une.
fuzzcro (182) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2016
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very pale nearly clear yellow. Aroma was skunky. Taste made me wonder if it was colored water. Definitely not something i will revisit.
GSH1976 (296) - Delaware, USA - MAY 20, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It was free so I can’t complain. Better than the American macros but that isn’t saying much. I enjoyed having a couple of these after cutting the grass but wouldn’t purchase it. The premium price compared to other beers in its class is not justified.
Popoff91 (64) - Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2-ounce bottles in a stemmed glass. Really light flavor, not nearly as bad as Heinken. Very easy drinking. Pretty good for a mass-produced lager.
MetalMurphy (334) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle @ supermarket. pale colour, light body, high carbonated, an average pilsener beer, nothing special
OnTheTrail (288) - Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear yellow, decent, medium white head. Light aroma, straw. Taste is very light malt, some tang which may be hops. Crisp, lightly carbonated.
llucmaduell (136) - barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 11, 2016
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Where is the beer? A little taste, but too much alcohol for a short beer. This is a product I do not understand how you say beer, soda would say with a slight taste of beer.
Maits (50) - ESTONIA - APR 27, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very light golden color, descent frothy white head. Aroma has some strange old grass notes. Quite light bodied and very simple lager. Tastes like any other mainstream lager, maybe little bit sweet notes at the end. Nothing special.