blatz (138) - Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2005
nothing special. a good light lager that held its held long enough, didn’t taste skunked, and like Forrest Gump says "and thats all I have to say about that". tjthresh (1873) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Golden. Few bubbles. Light rim of foam. Grainy adjunct aroma. Sweet. Crisp. Good balance between sweet and dry. I’d drink this anytime actually. larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2005
Dark yellow with fine head. Sweet aroma and taste with an unfortunate cardbord flavour. dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2005
I think one of the rateberians said it best when he called it "Belgiums Budwieser". this is better than the bud but that is not saying a whole lot. it is golden in color with a large head that is not thick. Light hops in the smell and the taste this is most assuredly a lager beer. This beer seems to be getting the same attention as the brits are giving it... seems all of the "upper class" are drinking this beer because it the beer to drink (not because of it’s flavor). At least it is that way here in Dallas. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2005
From the can (into a Stella Goblet): Pours a clear golden with bubbly medium white head. Aroma is slightly soapy and skunky.
Flavour is fairly bland and mild with a slightly skunky aftertaste. Very popular beer but nothing special in my opinion.
Nice goblet though.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2005
Standard lager color, little vanishing white head. Mildly fruity and alcoholic aroma. Medium bodied. Nice malty flavor with fruity and nicely hopped aftertaste. Mild alcohol comes up in the end, aftertaste lasts. REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2005
This is Belgiums bud...... And that says alot. This is very skunky, and an unappealing drink gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Good beer. Definately not Belgium’s best. But a good smooth, light but flavorful beer. fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 Ordered a glass of this stuff at the Denver airport on a layover. Paid $6.25 for one glass (I know it’s going to be expensive there, but still). It wasn’t what I expected, but that’s partially my fault (I saw Belgium and figured it was Belgian beer). This was a skunky tasting lager with a skunky smell, an unremarkable taste, and, at least at the Denver airport, a high price tag. If you’re a lager fan, try it. I’m not and wish I’d gotten something else. Scarborough (17) - ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2005
Lager is now the most popular pub drink in the UK, and Stella is the best selling lager. Brits are very image conscious, and brewers have had a hard time keeping up with the current trends, but Europe is back in favour and Stella has been promoted hard in one of the most expensive, long-running and artistic advertising campaigns in recent years - pushing the acclaimed Guinness adverts into the background. Stella is seen as cultured, historic and very intelligent - the ads promote the idea that Stella drinkers are sophisticated and clever by using easily understood stories in French, and then complete the kick with the pay off line: Reassuringly Expensive. Mmmm, I may shave my head, support Millwall, live in a boarded-up council flat and beat up my crack-addict woman, but I drink Stella, therefore I exist in a fantasy world in which people think I matter. The British nickname for Stella is "Wife-beater" - at around 5% this is stronger than most Millwall supporters are used to (most British lagers being around 4% or less), so the yobs and thugs would get drunk and then go home and hit their partners.
Having said all that, this is a fizzy but inoffensive drink of little character.
The UK stuff is brewed in Wales rather than Belgium. In the same brewery as the "Irish" beer - Murphy’s. This must be the Global Village we keep hearing about.