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Reviews: 47
Hads: 162
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 12.58%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 04-01-2004

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Photo of jrallen34
1.21/5  rDev -61%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I have had from a bottle and tap in America, and on tap in Belgium. Sadly, no matter the country, same crappy taste.

Ok, head nothing great, kinda fluffy, gold in color.

Aroma- skunky

Color is straw, normal color.

Taste is very bland and skunky. One of my least favorite beers. (282 characters)

Photo of iamdooser
1.46/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Stella is quite possibly the worst beer I've ever had. It looks fine, has a mediocre nose, and the mouthfeel is nothing to write complaints about. The taste, however, is where this brew fails miserably. Approaching the average aspects of its presentation otherwise (appearance, nose), one would expect something smooth with little to write home about. Frankly, I expected this beer to be drinkable. The flavor is so off it makes me wonder what they used to brew it, it couldn't have been barley for I can't find a hint of those flavors. The hops are no where to be seen, tasted, or smelled. This brew fails with flying colours. (627 characters)

Photo of jadpsu
1.71/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours pale straw yellow with a decent white head that has average to poor retention but little side lacing.
Aroma- Wow, talk about skunky beer. I asked my wife to check out the odor and she told me that my PEE will end up smelling like a skunk.
When it comes to taste it is just hard to get by the odor.
This beer has a very offensive odor, that dominates its otherwise mediocre to poor qualities. (397 characters)

Photo of Yaz8
2.13/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at a hotel restaurant. Poured into a pilsner glass, bright golden yellow with a small head that left no lacing. Nice champagne bubbles rising to the top, though.

Pungent aroma, skunky like a heineken. Flavor was less offensive - somewhere between cardboard and grains.

Watery mouthfeel, nice carbonation (best part of the beer), and dry aftertaste. A place that serves this probably also serves more appealing alternatives - go for the alternative. (457 characters)

Photo of ssam
2.17/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.5

A- golden, low head retention --left a ring

S- awful smell, reminiscent of throwup

T- no real depth of flavor, tastes like a generic pale lager.

M- good mouthfeel, just the right amount of carbonation, it feels nice in your mouth

D- i dont want to drink anymore of these. it gave me a stomach ache its so bad (312 characters)

Photo of BrewMaven
2.26/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

My latest desperation beer choice at a restaurant that basically has good food but swill for beer.

Had a paper thin head when the waiter brought it to me. Nice clear gold appearance. Smelled of...Nothing, really except maybe a hint of skunk.

Taste was grainy, slightly sweet and very dull. Nothing grabbed my attention or kept my interest. Watery mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation.

It's been a while since a had a beer so boring I kept forgetting it was sitting in front of me! Never again. (506 characters)

Photo of MadElf25
2.47/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Although light and airy this beer has a very bad after taste to it. the appearance of it is good, if poured correctly the head usually is about 1/2 and inch thick smell is very desireable but i personlly can not sit and enjoy this beer like i would with other ones of its style (277 characters)

Photo of emd
2.49/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Stella is a highly carbonated golden yellow beer with an oddly metallic taste. It has a champagne-like appearance at times. I find it acceptable in the same circumstances as other pale lagers, however it is not something I prefer by any means. While leagues ahead of domestic counterparts, I feel that Stella Artois is a Budweiser or Corona of Europe. If you're expecting complexity, this is not a good beer for you- it is simple, thin, crisp, and sparkly. (456 characters)

Photo of mndlssphlsphr
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Report me a review, is a beer you ask me? No not really. This is what I drink for the beach. Not too few or out of reach. This is better than anything here in Costa (aside a rare dark), this includes the locales, hermano. The visual is clear regardless the tint. There is nothing more to this stint. Taste and mouthfeel out beat any male prostitute, looks better than my piss. I finalize this retort. (400 characters)

Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
2.56/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I picked this up around Christmas of 2013 at the HEB in McAllen, Texas, there was nothing special to it, and it is one of the pourest beers from Belgium. It poured golden, was cloudy, with a soapy head, and lots of carbonation. It tasted like any other massed pale ale, with a watery taste, little edge, low alcohol content, and not filling. (341 characters)

Photo of tab021
2.62/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Looks like it does on the commercial even with the special glass and everything. The clear golden color and white 2 finger head looks pretty good.

S: Its kinda down hill from here. smells like a regular american lager

T: not much difference from say a Heineken... well maybe, just a little less pungent on the taste... slightly everything... a tiny bit sweet, hoppy, just light with a slightly bitter finish

M: it does feel nice though. the carbonation is not too harsh and it lingers just a little bit. Its weird how a beer i really didn't enjoy can feel very good

D: I would definitely not go drop the near 10 bucks on a six pack again. but if someone were to offer one, I wouldn't turn 'em down unless something more my taste was there as well...

OK at best (769 characters)

Photo of ADZA
2.66/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer pours a pale yellow colour with an average one finger fluffy head that fades slowly with hardly any lacing,it smells quite funky really like off watery hops,it has a below average mouthfeel and just tastes like water,malty hops nothing really too it here,and its funny too cos in australia this is considered as a big euro beer which usually goes for $60 a carton or more so yeah i definately cant see what all the fuss is about with it definately not for me. (469 characters)

Photo of kristenrae8
2.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was my go-to beer before I discovered anything besides this the american standards. The fun gold trimmmed glass they served it in made me feel special and looking back, that was all pretensious. Hind sight is 20/20

It's good enough for a 20 something who doesn't care about flavors, pairing with food and is drinking something besides the other american standards.

The appearance is honey and light

The smell is sweet. earty, faint.

The taste is a little on the bland side of things, knowing what I know now- I don't know if I would order this beer. But back when I knew everything - this beer was great.

The mouthfeel is carbonation overload, sweet, simple.

The overall - this beer is drinkable, maybe not likeable, but it's drinkable. (750 characters)

Photo of JBmadera
2.7/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

drank a lot of this when I was working in EMEA....not sure why!

A - lite straw, decent 1 finger head a bit of lacing

S - mild grass/malt unremarkable really

T - I guess it was much better on tap at the hotel I regularly stayed at in paris (I think it was paris, may have been the hilton at the ariport at heathrow), lite lager taste, again unremarkable

M - mild carbonation, not bad

D - we drank this stuff like water years ago, guess it's an ok rep for the style but it won't end up in my cart again (505 characters)

Photo of stephens101
2.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this sitting in the fridge for a few months. Don't remember how it got there, which is not a good sign. Checked the freshness dating and it's still ok. Pours pale straw with fluffy white head. Little retention. Bit of skunk in the nose, but just slightly. Tastes malty, a little bitter and some background sweetness, but overall dull and dry and a bit metallic. Crisp drinker for the pseudo-trendy bar crowd. And how trendy that is for me to say. (450 characters)

Photo of GDBEERMAN
2.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2 oz botlle into a pint glass.
A: A pale golden appearance, with a white head. Head does not stay long
S; A fishy aroma mixed with a bold corn/grain aroma.
T/M: A vey typical lager mouthfeel, with a basic grainy taste. Not much to the body of this beer. Mouthfeek is a bit bland.
D: easy to put down, but not calling me back from the taste. (343 characters)

Photo of DaveHS
2.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is better than Carlsberg and Kronenbourg. That's the best I can say for it. I drank alot of it when I lived in London for a few months. In bottles, it is inconsistent (sometimes skunked) but on draft, it's smooth, the corn taste isn't too bad, and it's really cheap. A good session beer, if you aren't out to really pay attention to what you are drinking. (360 characters)

Photo of remmyreel
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It's sort of a "beginner's beer". If somebody is knew to drinking and they're not quite into the taste, this one goes down easily, it's light and you can drink a few bottles and not feel completely bloated, making it a good experience...which is perhaps why so many people latch onto it rather than moving onto more delicious brews.

Start here...but move on, kids. (365 characters)

Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Pours a light golden color with a small off-white head with not much retention or lacing, but a nice fizzy body.

S: Smells very light as a light lager should.

T: Watery but stronger on the hop characteristic, little bit of a floral taste, not bad.

Overall: A pretty good restaurant beer, goes great with most food and is highly drinkable, one of the better lagers. (410 characters)

Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
3.06/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: straw thin hello golden. medium carbonation. No head. Crystal clear in complexion.

Smell: mild corn hints. Hints of alcohol. Fruity notes. Grapes.

Appearance: Bright opening. pale bitter taste. Burst of bubbles with a dry finish. Taste somewhat hollow watery feel. It basically taste like beer. Better than heineken but nothing spectacular.

Mouthfeel: bubbly. Somewhat sharp burning feel. Dissolves quickly.

Drinkability: Light.crisp refreshing. Drinkable but not very interesting. Good in it's category. Good beer for watching sports and snacking. (567 characters)

Photo of BBri
3.06/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A little skunky smell. Color is pale yellow with a small one-finger head. Loads of bubbles. Taste is average, but a little different than what I expected. It's got an almost "buttery" flavor with hints of pepper with some lemon zest. Beer is better on tap than in a bottle. (273 characters)

Photo of OtisinAZ
3.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i think you can tell by my scores that this an average beer at best. alittle to "grainy" for my taste considering it is supposed to be a smooth lager. the head was minimal, however that could have been due to glass and tap conditions.
it's drinkable just not memorable. (269 characters)

Photo of oldpinecone
3.18/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Very pale yellow color with bright white one finger head. Bubbles raging the sides of the glass.

Smells like skunk got into ye olde flower shop. Its mild but its not the best smell around.

Taste isnt too bad. Once you can get past all the carbonation theres a sweetness there thats pleasant and inviting. Its what you would expect from a beer like this.

Mouthfeel is too carbonated and pretty thin.

Fairly priced and goes down smooth so it could be sessioned easily. (497 characters)

Photo of Slygato
3.18/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apperance- The tint is a light golden yellow with little head

Smell- Smell some malt and some herbs

Taste- The taste is about average has a slight malt taste and some bitterness

Mouthfeel- A light beer goes down smooth

Drinkability- Is drinkable because it's a light beer but would drink other beers instead (311 characters)

Photo of treehugger02010
3.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The only thing that I was dissapointed with was the smell which was pretty bad. There wasn't much head, and no lace to go along with it. There was thin, thin, thin lacing that wasn't sticky either. It went down really smooth, and was pretty solid for a Euro Pale Lager. Don't drink and review. (293 characters)

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