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Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3308   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stella Artois is one of the worlds 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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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2006
On tap at Morgans Chicago. Pale yellow body with a medium white head - this looks like any Pale Lager. Aroma wasnt much. Flavor was decent, I didnt detect any of the skunkiness endemic to many lagers. One of the better lagers Ive tasted.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
smcd (366) - USA - FEB 26, 2006
I admit it. I like Stella Artois. There is almost nothing better on a hot, muggy New York day than to be greeted with a proper glass of ice-cold Stella. Beautiful clear gold.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sturcott (3) - Brighton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 24, 2006 does not count
Yeah, I like this stuff, loathe the marketing campaign and the hipsters that have adopted it. Just like frat-dudes took Jager, hipsters are taking this as their sub-cultural beverage. It is usually offered in its own, proprietary glass which probably adds to the extreme cost. On the taste, BUY A MILLER HIGH-LIFE!!! One of these at a barll get you a six pack of high-life bottles. The head is usually outstanding. Whereas high life tastes like creamed corn, this tastes like kettle corn. Seriously, someone please do a blind taste test with stella and high-life head to head.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - FEB 24, 2006
An off yellow pour with no head. Aroma was as previously stated, a bit skunky. Taste was that of a bad pils with extra carbonation, reminded me of the one time I tasted Bud Ice. In the category of belgium beers it is at the bottom. It seems to be an acceptable replacement to bud, when ordering a bud isnt acceptable.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rebelbrewer (125) - Lithonia, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2006
I discovered Belgian beers back in December 2005. Never seen any sold in a 12 pack. I should have known better. This beer has an earthy, skunky aroma, pours a crystal clear straw color and shows good carbonation. It has very little to offer the palate. Is this the Belgians answer to Bud? No wait, thats not fair to Bud.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lewdass (12) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2006
this has become very popular for some reason. skunky aroma, smalll white head. piss-yellow appearnce, very thin. bit of bitterness, hoppy taste. there are many belgian beers superior to stella, thats for sure

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Poured from tap. Slightly skunky odor. Fairly pale in appearance with moderate carbonation. Picked up the light skunky taste immediately. Just not a real quality drinking experience for me.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fightfire4beer (132) - Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2006
Bottle. Poured a gold color with a medium white head. Maybe my nose is broke, but I cant make out the smell. It certainly did not have the skunky smell I have heard and read about. Nice clean taste with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Not a great beer, but it was OK. Better than Heineken which I have heard it compared to.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinnhead (93) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2006
another generic but drinkable beer. jumped itself into popularity 6 or so years ago and has become an acceptable staple.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2010 Draught in the suburbs of Paris. Malt aroma, golden fizzy pour. Hopped, much more bitter than expected, essentially a Pilsner. Treeeeendy, but a good quaffer and easy to find. [3.3]

Re-rate after some time. Green-glassed bottle here in Bloomington in late May 08, best before Jan 09 - can they really mean that? Lightly grassy and grainy aroma, sweet with a touch of caramel. Pale, nearly clear yellow pour with a soapy white head. Taste is very sweet, nearly cloying, with reminders of syrupy corn. Light bitterness lurking along the bottom, a touch of grain and metal, nary a whiff of hops. Im surprised that theyre able to get this kind of bitterness without obvious hopping, this actually has a little in common with a North German Pilsner; soft water? Light body but not watery, crispish taste. A good example of why we should all re-try our earliest ratings; Bass, for example has stood up to my improving palate reasonably well; by comparison, Stella is a failure. [1.9]

Re-rate in August 2010. Ive had this maybe ten times since on tap, and am midway through a sixer of fresh bottles - there really is no comparison. An insipid little money waster in glass, really needs that fresh, ebullient crispness from a pull to showcase what its all about. Fond memories of this one.


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