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.
nmcnair (5) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2015 does not count
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer pours and looks well in a glass but I’ve always found it skunky, whether bottled or on tap.
klm1 (341) - - APR 15, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nothing special: an average industrial beer: Golden colour with white head, aroma and flavours of hops, metal, medium carbonation and bitterness, sligthy salty finish.
Tyche (2) - seoul, SOUTH KOREA - APR 13, 2015 does not count
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
33cl bottle. Pours clear gold with a white head which lasts for a long time relatively. Aroma has corn and grass. Taste is a little mild and carbonation is moderate. In my opinion, this is a typical lager and I can not find out the characteristic about this.
Helsdon (244) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I guess I’m a jerk. I’m drinking a St. Feuillien Grand Cru, and my wife who is actually an owner of a Belgian citizenship is drinking a Stella. I can only think of Savannah’s The Distillery mention of something like no Bud, Coors no Stella. And while an Import it’s certainly not a much of a beer. It’s a clear blond with a sustained white head, so it looks like a beer. But the nose says it all. A malt that smells more like corn syrup than beer. As my friend Freaky_tiki said about another beer "it tastes like balls dipped in sweet corn water." Well maybe not that bad, but it’s not so good.
Turtles (155) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Tudor Arms. Almost no aroma, perhaps because it is so cold. The taste is watery and slightly malty. Easy to drink thirst quencher.
Vestlake (181) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 9, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Clear golden color with minimal head. Aroma is a faint malt with caramel. Taste is somewhat the same. Decent and very drinkable.
BeAndrews (16) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear light gold with a thin head. Decent lacing. Aroma is a faint malt with mild caramel sweetness. Taste is somewhat the same. Medium body & carbonation. Refreshing and drinkable.
Mikeyaponte (33) - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Avoid at all costs in bottle form. Only acceptable on tap. Not bad on tap. Good watered down pils/lager if you're into this type of beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dayz2112 (12) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Easy drinking, refreshing and inoffensive pale lager. Not a lot of complexity with fruits or spice, just the mildly herbal and floral scents, malt and yeast to taste, slightly bitter. A safe lager to try.
kolo269 (25) - aulnay sous bois, FRANCE - APR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
slaba piana,koloz bladozolty,w zapachu slod,cos jakby kolendra,moze tez jakies owoce,w smaku lekki slod,przyjemna goryczka