joet (2603) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2001
Almost Mexican tasting in it’s malt and near-spicy bitter. Prone to skunk. Not entirely bad for a macro. Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 11, 2002
Watery, no taste. I was not able to really to appreciate it. Need to re-rate. Erol99 (24) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2002
Primium? I couldn’t taste anything. Sure it looks nice goes down easy, but a little too easy. Very timid.... Its a weak drink. mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2002
I’m sure the original stella(if there was one) tasted exactly like this. they must have had boring lagers in the 1300’s. duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2002
This time i’m having one brewed by New Zealand breweries in Auckland, NZ, i think this is a bit blander than the Belgian version, sweet, with a slight bitter edge on the finish, better than most macro lagers, similiar to the Belgian brewed Stella, not too much difference.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2001lucy99 (21) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2001
no comment. pilsnerrogge (2932) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2002
UPDATED: APR 18, 2011 Bottled:OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2002
Pours a golden colour with a lacing head. Aroma is sweet malt, glue and grass. Grainy flavour with some citrus notes. Dry finish.
On tap at Brussells airport. Well I decided to try it one more time before I left Belgium especially when someone recommended trying it on tap. Visually its the same pale gold clear but this time under a large medium lasting white head and faint lacing. Served too cold to discern anything other than s faint hop straw aroma. Same old thinnish watery body and faint bitter palate. From what I can see there’s no real difference between on tap and bottle versions of this beer.
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - SEP 21, 2002
First rating 6/17/2002 2.1
Bright gold clear colour with almost zero head. Faint malty corn syrup and hops aroma. Thin watery body and light bitter hops flavours. Faint bitter hops and soft sweet finish and wimpy aftertaste. Fortunately I only have to drink this once (for rating purposes only) while living in beer heaven - so for now it’s back to the strong Belgians.
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2010 Well, it was advertised as the best selling Belgian beer, and if that’s the case, that’s a shame. On the other hand, it’s pretty drinkable. Not bad for a yellow beer, but it could definitely use some more... something.. On a positive note, the paper wrapper that goes all the way up to the cap is as classy as classy gets.