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.
Danev76 (222) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet honey aroma. Clear golden colour with good head. Bitter up front with smooth honey aftertaste. Light body with medium carbonation.
slylon (7) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Usually for cooler weather and maxing out around 5 or 6 of these, due to the bitterness. hay, herbs, leaves, alcohol, Pretty decent
christhoel (19) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
looks good when poured on draught but i don’t consider it to be that good a beer i much prefer the 4% range you can get !
Bork (31) - Rockmart, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well-balanced lager with some noticeable pleasant malt. Good body although a wee tad watery. Crisp.
johnth (16) - - JUL 17, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Could be my taste buds but stella is a pretty lifeless beer. Looks good, tastes bad. Far far better beers are produced by the belgians. Treat yourself and buy one of them.
drfabulous (3844) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jenny bought a bottle in a mini market in Haifa because the kids drive us crazy all day and she wanted beer for the hotel. Straw and corn. Slight sweetness. That tick is done.
orionx (2) - BRAZIL - JUL 11, 2014 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Química. Gosto de fermentação em larga escala. Aroma fraco, boa aparência, gosto com fundo azedo que altera o paladar.
maledictum (613) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUL 10, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Golden yellow color. Citrusy aroma. Watery. What is that aftertaste. A Belgian disappointment
ARH (314) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
11.2 oz bottle poured into a wine glass. It has a solvent-lemon note to the nose with a bread dough, light spice, and corn. It pours a sparkling pale honey color with a white fluffy head that reduces down to a medium fluffy ring with a dusting of head floating in the middle. It leaves a good amount of fluffy lacing on the glass. It’s a light sweet and bitter combination on the tongue. There’s quite a bit of fluffy carbonation with a thin texture and a light-medium body, so it goes down really easily. A lemon, banana, orange, and light spice and bread crust flavor finish it off. A spicy and grassy character stick around in the aftertaste, but is light and brief.
waiake (23) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle pale golden colour very little head, faint grainy flowery aroma with a hint of hops, tastes clear, crisp & refreshing with slight bitterness as always, old fav from time in london