Brewed by InBev Belgium
Style: Pale Lager
Leuven, Belgium


on tap

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RATINGS: 3309   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crockett (1116) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2004 I have to say, opposed to the marketing for it, this is pretty much a regular old boring lager. It does look real neato in the suggested glass with the gold lip (extra wow!!? :). The smell is usually a nice skunk (greeen bottle) with a little hoppy grass. The flavour is crisp and clean but then it stops. Sometimes all you can taste is the alcohol, if you can believe it. There's nothing going on here, and you really can tell after you've had anything fuller bodied (eg. a glass of water). It's always billed as the premium, and waiters and patrons alike, exhalt the wonders of this brew. Dull. A bit better in a can, 50/50 on tap. Belgian Budweiser.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2004
Tap. Another case of wanted a beer and this was one of the few choices that wasn't Blue or Canadian. Pale yellow with a mild aroma - difficult to discern exactly what - and no head to speak of. Passable flavour until it warmed up a little when it began to go downhill. I'm sure I'm just adding to the list of comments about Belgium having its bad beers too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2004
In Belgium, there comes a time (in this case after about 10 hours solid drinking) where the mind can no longer appreciate the complexities of classic Belgian beers and the body can't cope with high alcohol blockbusters when something wet, bland and weak(er) is called for. In these circumstances, Stella is your boy. Bland and boring, but clean and dry - just what was required. Top marks goes to the Stella advertising chaps, who have managed to successfully market this as a "premium" (i.e. expensive) product in the UK, when in Belgium it is regarded, at best, as nondescript. Dubliner bar, Antwerp (well, the England footy match was on the telly), September 2003.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Hey, they make crappy beer in Belgium too! I'd rather have a PBR or something.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - JAN 6, 2004
Very good overall. Tastes a lot like Hollande 1622. Very strong hops taste and a nice color. Pretty decent, but Heneiken doesn't taste too different either and costs a lot less.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2004
On draught at Maynerd's of Excelsior, MN. The beer was a gold color with some lace. The aroma was very subtle. The flavor was clean and sweet with a light body. Overall, it was OK, but only compared to others that fall under my less desirable categories.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bainer (45) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2003
Better than average Macros- a half-step up from standard fares. Nuttin' special- looks good, tastes okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2003
White splochy head. Nice lacing. Golden color. Aroma of rubber. Smooth clean flavor with a little bit of a bite. Tinge of sweetness, but overall, a typical European Pils. I do like the smoothness, reminds me of czech pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Daytona00 (154) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2003
Golden color, with little head. Decent flavor with a clean finish. Above the average for macro stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2003
Pale golden, ok head. Aroma from almond. Not much flavour, watery, with some sweetness.

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