GuideDogSaint (1720) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 23, 2017 PlinyHarris (28) - - NOV 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A beloved friend of mine came over from California and I took him to one of my favourite Yorkshire places. He spurned the whisky and the Timothy Taylor’s for a Stella. I was a bit upset that he’d come over here and have something so mass-produced when we’re back into some golden age for brewing real ales in the UK.
He took the term "real ale" as a "No True Scotsman" fallacy and thought I was putting down his beloved Stella for some artificially valued "realness," so I had to explain to him that it was a lot like craft beer in the USA, independently-brewed to a method I don’t quite understand which classifies it as a real ale, like how real cider is basically actually made from fruit rather than radon. Unfortunately I couldn’t get through to him, and things were dampened somewhat until we met up with another friend who came up with the perfect analogy for it. It was like your girlfriend telling you she was into philosophy, and you going "Ah! Who do you like then?" and her going "Oh, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison."
Stella Artois is to beer what Kurt Cobain is to philosophy.
About time I rated the first beer I got completely pissed on! 330ml bottle from Tesco in Xiamen. Pours clear yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt and grain. Sweet taste. A little bitterness. Mariox (298) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
Backlog, ocena wystawiona na podstawie wspomnień z degustacji oraz przepisana z profilu na Untappd. woda wheldfond18 (12) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 13, 2017
Elegant light beer with a little bite at the end. It's like a classy bud-light with a little more robust flavor profile. Worth paying $2-3 extra dollars for over the other light beers. barman2198 (1) - - OCT 13, 2017 does not count
Tastes better in a bottle than on tap. Better in an ice cold glass. Reasonably priced
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone springcorgi (2) - - OCT 11, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2017 I find with growing list of packed beer, it’s one of the better ones. Good flavour, great colour and sometimes reasonably priced.
Jingis (218) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 6, 2017
Zakupene v tescu plechovka. Vona nic vyrazne. Klasicka pivova. Chut obstojna. Grumbo (3847) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Super excited to be rating this for the first time, hadn't realised I'd not done so before til now. Poured pale gold with an average sized frothy white head. Aroma of malt with some hay and grass. Quite heavy sweetness, light bitterness.
Light to medium body, oily and watery texture, average carbonation. Really isn't as good as the TV adverts suggest. rodenbachvintage (148) - Roeselare, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2017
Overgewaardeerde pils. Te zoet voor mij. Vooral de metaalachtige nasmaak is hinderlijk. Bestfootie (3) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2017 Nasty beer with strong tannins that's only redeeming factor is that it gets you plastered very quickly if that's what you're going for. MartinNaxera (87) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 23, 2017
Do not like the palate and sour tones of it but not a bad mainstream beer...