ganache (5848) - 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]beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2006
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. I’m surprised that they’re 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. I’ve 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 it’s all about. Fond memories of this one.
UPDATED: APR 17, 2012 Bottle and Tap - Various places in England. This is trendy beer, both in the U.S. and in the U.K. In almost every nightclub and pub in Oxford. Those of my age bracket (20s) drink it all the time. Color is pale yellow to gold. High carbonation, with a foamy, thick, white head, which was surprising for a lager. Strong hop aroma. Refreshing, clean, but sharp to the palate. Left no noteworthy flavors behind, but not the harsh aftertaste as is found in many American macros. Was as fresh out of the green bottle as it was from the tap. Not good enough though for me to fork out the money, although my friends drink it like water. Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - FEB 12, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 Pours a lively gold color. Medium sized head, though not many bubbles. Smell of butter, vanilla, and hops. Taste is smooth, creamy, finish is slightly hoppy and clean. Just enough character to distinguish it from many other mass-produced beers. I love Stella. Quinten (1062) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2006
golden color, medium not lasting head, nice hop bitterness,it taste like a better pilsener! the best "regular" belgian beer i ever had. ingredients on the bottle, pure natural. hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2010 over priced clydesdaleurine from bud.
made from CORN,drink a 40 oz. instead.
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. smckinley (3) - CANADA - FEB 7, 2006 does not count
When you first open this and pour it into a glass, it has a rather distinct skunky smell/taste as noted in other comments that slowly goes away. Not so bad. jrohn92 (105) - USA - FEB 6, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2006 A very nice beer to have on tap. Goes down so smoothe. Stella Artois have a nice thick head of foam. Skinnyviking (9550) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2006
Bottle. White and surprisingly lasting head. Yellow clear body with a good deal of carbon dioxide. Malt flavor. Some hops flavor unfortunately rounded by the use of corn. Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is pretty skunky though. A light to medium fruit hop taste.