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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: 3307   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (753) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2003
Aroma from both bottle but primarily tap is hoppy with a small amount of spice which immediatly differentiates it from most macro lagers (in my limited experience.) Looks clear yellow but a bit on the lighter side that I expected. Drinks similar to other lagers with small amounts of malt and a bit of hops but very little body. Aftertaste was similar to the aroma (which was pleasing) just a hint of spice and a bit of hop. I give this extra points in overall impression as it manages to wind up beside all the other macro stuff on tap in Australia, I think it's real beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hotstuff (5077) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Draft at Coasters Brewpub. This beer's appearance consisted of a small sized white frothy head with fine-medium bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was uncarbonated and transparent with a yellow-gold hue. The nose was lightly malty and the flavor was malty and somewhat bitey with an aftertaste. The palate was tingly and bitey and this was a light-medium bodied beer with fair lacing.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighlanderOne (1296) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2007 Had this on tap in a NYC restaurant. Aroma of malt and spice. A bit of a Heineken-like quality in the flavor, but not too similar. The flavor is dominated by malt, with that bit of spice and some hop in the aftertaste. A good beer, but dont drink more than a pitcher at a time. RE-RATE: Poured from bottle. Aroma a dead ringer for Heineken - not a good start. Appearance of a light lager, but paper-thin head persists. Flavor is pretty much as I called it in the 1st review. Has clean feel - very easy to drink. Finished OK. Decent.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
thedm (6045) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 17, 2003
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 62. This draft brew was enjoyed at Coasters in Eau Gallie Florida out of 1 of their 32 taps. This brew poured a medium sized head of finely sized white colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a transparen very softly carbonated yellow orange colored body. It had a medium strength malt hop aroma and a chewey mellow malt mouthfeel. The flavor was that of a medium strength malt.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DanielBrown (4474) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2003
Draught, at Hogshead, Birmingham. Boring, tedious lager, which is omnipresent in the UK, and is indeed the no. 1 lager. Skunky falvour, dishwater aroma, looks like shandy and stronger than it needs to be as a session lager. Yawn...

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Trogdor (197) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2003 another overrated lager, it's the only beer that i've tried from belgium i wont pay money for, maybe a more complex [if faint]flavour than most standard mainstream lagers.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Pours a golden yellow with a thin head. Decent lacing. Aroma is sweet and malty. A touch of hops on the tongue. Not a bad brew. Actually, it's pretty good for it's class. I expected this beer to be complete swill.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2003
(bottle) Pale gold. Little aroma. Reasonably refreshing lager/pilsner. I didn't detect any skunkiness/metallic tastes--perhaps I had a fresh bottle. I'm sure the green glass doesn't help.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2003
I was pretty impressed with this brew. A little too expensive to geta lot but a nice change of pace. Really like the flavor once I had a few.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2003
Skunky, sweet and with that metallic cling-to-the-front-of-your-tongue type thing that comes with skunking. OK head retention and perfect clarity obviously, slightly creamy mouthfeel. Didn't think it was any good but then I had a Tooheys New and this killed in comparison.


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