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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3246   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stella Artois is one of the world’s best-selling beers and is enjoyed in more than 80 countries. Its full, characteristic flavour and high quality is assured through a superior brewing process and by using the finest ingredients available.
The UK version is brewed, filtered and kegged at Samlesbury. Batches are sent to Magor for pasteurising before being canned or bottled.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 15, 2005
On tap. Yellowy gold with a substantial white head. Grainy nose. Weak grain flavor. Crisp finish, and it is oddly drinkable, but not a good lager, for sure. Maybe you keep drinking it to try to find some flavor.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2005
Draught at Federal in Durham, NC. Clear, golden color with thin white head. Subtle piney hop aroma. Grainy flavor with a hint of hops. Metallic aftertaste. Not particularly good.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 2, 2005
Part of a mix-a-six. 11.2 green bottle. Served at ~49° in a lager glass. Super pale yellow/gold with a white, hazy head. Aroma is noble hops, grassy, some (corny?) sweetness. Initial taste is mildly sweet, quite possibly nothing else. The midtaste is grassy, nearly skunky, with some offsetting sweetness. Finish is light and assuming with some grassiness at the end. I have to assume this beer once tasted better than this, but who knows? Better than american macros, though.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rsans (125) - Pont-Rouge, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
Bottle (green). Had this beer at a family gathering. My beer was skunked. So were the other guest’s SA beers but that did not seem to bother them. When I asked them what they like about this beer here some of the answers I received : Seem to be popular these days, nice bottle, good commercial ads on TV, it is imported ….To each his own I guess. No need to go any further. Why should I drink a smelly beer when there are outstanding Belgians and local beers on the market.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Clear golden straw colored, white fizzy head. Nose was corny, white bread, spicy, grassy hops, and lightly floral. Corn flavored, some metallic spicy hoppiness throughout. Light bodied, watery and thin, adjunct laden finish. Belgian Budweiser...

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Stove (8) - Hamilton, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2005 does not count
Long-necked stubbie. Nice summery lager- pale straw colour. Light, grassy flavour with a little hop to it. "Premium Lager" it is. Not the best though- suffers in comparison to locally-brewed Heineken for starters

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Krasulak (88) - Wapadrand, Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 9, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2006 Bottle. Pours clear, pale golden with ample white head that susided slowly into a thin layer. Quite skunky sour smell. Sweetish malty flavour with a rather disagreable touch of maize. Short finish with a pronounced hop bitterness. Not a memorable lager. I beg to disagree with mrchug645 of alb (?) New Mexico: if you really like Pilsner Urquell (and I do) you must NEVER try Stella Artois Lager as it would constitute a cruel and unusual punishment. I did actually have a bottle of Pilsner Urquell after having Stella Artois and the pilsner tasted divine and renewed my faith in beer.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - APR 9, 2006
Bottled. Pale yellow, full head when poured. Strong hops, good carbonation. The nose is sweet malts, vegetables and grass... not to apetizing.. looks and feels better than it tastes. A good girls beer i guess.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2006
People made such a big deal about resturaunts and bar’s here getting Stella. I finally couldn’t avoid it any longer when my selection recently was bud or bud light, miller, or stella. SO I finally caved in. Somewhat skunky nose,followed by some astringent type corn and malt. Never really opens up. Taste is the same, some floral hints to pick out but mostly a skunk who just dined on a few leftover citric fruits. yawn

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bartzilla (617) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 7, 2006
Nothing to see here. Move along. Still reading? OK. This is Belgium’s version of Heineken. A tiny bit stronger. If this is the best a bar has, I’ll drink it. Otherwise, blech. I’ll pass. Girls like it. That’s how it got an 8 on the overall. Gets them too hammered though. It can get ugly, so keep an eye on her and switch her over to Fat Tire before she does too much damage and starts to cry or causes a scene or hits on your friends.


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