Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2004
A decent choice on a hot day. On tap on an outdoor patio. Not a bad aroma, at least it had one, sort of grassy I suppose. Taste was pretty watery and crisp, but refreshing enough. Slight bitterness at the end. Oh yeah, it had a huge white head. Not bad for a macro really, especially on a warm day, and will always be a decent alternative at places with macro like tap lists. oldmonk420 (26) - New York, USA - JUL 6, 2004
Well Stella Artios Premium Lager Beer. Definately delicious!! Clean crisp taste to it. I’m more of a simple lager drinker than anything else. Pretty refreshing and goes down smooth. Nice light aromatic aroma. Not too much not to little in everything. Just right. Although it seems to have a dry aftertaste in the finish, which makes me thirsty? Thus, I need to chug more Stella!! I like to drink it when I wanna feel a little different. UNCCTF (587) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2004
On tap. Poured a clear golden color with virtually no head. Smelled a little bit like Heineken, but flavor wasn’t as skunky. A fairly crisp beer, though Belgium can do way better. TheBeerGod (6253) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Pours a golden blond with a moderate white head. Aroma is a bit skunky and hoppy a la Heinenken or Becks. Honestly I think all three of these are brewed from the same batch and bottled differently. At any rate, taste is mildy grassy and crisp with some malt notes. A bit thinner than expected. But what can you really expect from a Belgian macro? Sort of refreshing and thirst quenching on this hot-ass night. The mouthfeel is a bit overcarbonated while still retaining some whispiness to it. The finish was a bit crisp while having some wateriness to it. Not a bad beer but still too much a macro to really enjoy. iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2004
Must say that the bottled version can get that old Heinken skunkiness. There is much difference in a clean line tap version; almost another beer entirely. Tap version has above average body and flavor, okay nose and a little deeper amber hue than more massed produce product. Drink on a hot sweltering day. It’s all good.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2004
crisp and refreshing not a lot of flavor but again, compared to american macros this is great. on tap served in a really nice looking goblet wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Pours pale gold with a large white head. Aroma is malty and grassy. Flavor is typical Euro lager. A little sweet, a little grassy and a slightly dry finish. A little skunky in the aroma and flavor, but I will write that off on the green bottle. Not one that I will have anytime soon. Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2004
Well, not stella[r]. 500ml can in Canada. tasted very similar to Holstein N/A, which was bad, but I could drink it. Maybe I’m just not used to a beer this "dry" yet, but I’ll take a Bass Ale anyday! hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2004
On tap. Belgian macro brew - not much else to say. It was a choice between Stella, Coors or Bud at the restaurant. Of course Stella blows Coors and Bud out of the water, but that is not saying much. Light yellow in color with no head. Not much to smell or taste or comment on. pootzboy (1784) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
I really can’t tell if there is anything truly destinctive about this Euro macro lager....it’s like so many others in shared character. If I was pressed for aa answer, I would say the malt body is a tad heavier than most macro light lagers and the hop delivery is late (perhaps over stated) and bites too hard in the finish leaving the tongue very dry.
Poured a light gold with a smallish white cap that dissipated quickly. Aromas of boiled grian hulls with slight sweetness and a mild floral tone from the long boil of the hops. Very carbonated...slightly thin in the upfront mouth feel then mellows a bit as the malt sweetness and bready taste is departed then the finish is crashingly dry.
Not bad but hyped too much. A standard Euro-macro lager...the type of thing you would expect to see shamelessly marketed in cans.