Brewed by Al Ahram (Heineken)
Style: Pale Lager
Giza, Egypt


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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.95   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Introduced in 1897, Stella was born 100 years ago, and has since been an icon in Egyptian history. Bringing modern brewing methods into Egyptian beer making, it has become a part of the daily life, and close to the hearts of Egyptian consumers.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ComradeK (1068) - The Vale of Dundas, - OCT 13, 2012
330ml can. Pours a clear and quite light gold, with a small white head, which fades rapidly and leaves no lace. The aroma is mercifully faint: what is there is soapy and over-sweet. There are no noticeable hops flavours, merely soap and a syrupy sweetness, with the expected metallic aftertaste. A terrible lager, not even redeemed by the surrounding Egyptian heat, since it was served lukewarm.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Grumbo (823) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
Can brought back to UK by friends and consumed on a sunny English afternoon in vain attaempt to mirror Egyptian climate. Poured a clear light gold colour with a white head, quickly dissipating. Aroma is moderately malty and grassy. Moderate sweetness, with a metallic bitter finish. Thin lager texture. Had worse.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Manslow (336) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 19, 2015
Kolor jasnozłoty, klarowne. Aromat lekko chmielowy, kwaskowe, smak słodki, wyczuwalny alkohol.Słabe piwo.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rgf001 (191) - München, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2015
As its twin with a bit less alcohol, Sakara, aromas of grainy malt and flowery noble hop, probably from oil extracts. Perfect appearance with abundant head for a 4% lager. The bitterness is not perfectly clean, tastes exactly like bitterness extract. Below this bitterness one can taste grainy maltiness. Dry finish. Some astringency from hop bitterness extract. Not as bad as the scores would suggest. The Brewer is doing an awesome job considering no real hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Martinus (3573) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2015
Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of malts, cat pee, vegetable, bread. Sweet flavour, malt syrup. Meh, but still, another country :)
(from 33cL can @ El Manana’s first 9050 tasting. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ElManana (986) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2015
Can at ElManana's 1st 9050 tasting, thanks Benzai for this one. Yeast, cat piss, malty, sugared, horrible.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sibarh (149) - Białystok, POLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Kolor - złocisty, klarowny. Piana - drobniutka, średnio wysoka, trwała. Zapach - wyraźny słodowo-chmielowy. Smak - średni słód, spory chmiel, średnia słodycz, średnia goryczka. Poprawny lager do gaszenia pragnienia.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
dnicolaescu (1165) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 19, 2015
CAN 33 CL. Light malty aroma, some harsh sulphur. The flavour starts rather watery, yet with a certain creaminess in the body, light sweetness, light but harsh bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bierkoning (10945) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Can. Licorice and cardboard in the aroma. Pale blonde. Grainy apple flavor, indifferent aroma, Just bad. Watery.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dEnk (4181) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Can @ ZZTX. Aroma is cardboard, malt, wort, grains. Flavour is watery cardboard grainy malt. Meh.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
MrHangover (3111) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Can @ ZZT X, courtesey of Benzai. Another country tick.. Pours a clear golden beer with a medium sized white head. Aroma of poo and skunk. Flavor is very watery, light bitter and boring. Just another country tick.

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