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Club De Stella Artois - Stella Artois

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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 20%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 04-01-2004)
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

2.88/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 01:14:37 | More by GDBEERMAN
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Slygato

Minnesota

3.18/5  rDev +1%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 00:01:11 | More by Slygato
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Weizen glass. Pours a golden yellow with one finger white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of wheat and citrus. The flavor was of citrus and slight malt. It was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a very refreshing brew. Not my favorite brew I've had, but definitely not the worst. This is the one I go with for a lighter brew when the other options are not good.

Serving type: on-tap

06-15-2010 00:14:01 | More by thagr81us
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abastardfinn

Oregon

4.28/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an amazing pale lager from Europe. This is a great beer if you are a fan of European style lagers. It is really light in color and it is smooth. A good summer beer. The only down side to the beer is it' s scent because it smells a little burnt. Aside from the smell it is a nice refreshing pale lager.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 21:46:50 | More by abastardfinn
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helensf

Ohio

4.8/5  rDev +52.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you're looking for a light lager, this is it! This is definitely my favorite beer - although I have recently getting into beer tasting. Love how foamy it is (and it lasts too!) and the flavor is just right! It's not too strong like dark beers thankfully (although I like that at times), and it has an awesome drinkability.

I understand it seems a lot of people in this website like strong heavy beers, so if that's the case I guess this is not it for you, but to me this beer is perfect!

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2010 19:28:10 | More by helensf
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MadElf25

New York

2.4/5  rDev -23.8%
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

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2010 21:24:50 | More by MadElf25
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remmyreel

California

2.98/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2009 03:56:06 | More by remmyreel
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wknight167

California

3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Apearance - Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a 1.5 finger white head with low staying power.

Nose- Sweet malt with a hint of herbal, spicy hops. Not skunky.

Palate- Sweet light malt with some mild hop bitterness in the middle. Finishes sweet.

Mouthfeel- light bodied, on the lower side of carbonation.

Drinkability- Easy going, but pretty nondiscript.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2009 03:42:10 | More by wknight167
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iamdooser

New York

1.4/5  rDev -55.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2009 20:37:13 | More by iamdooser
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Sheeeeeeep

Mississippi

3.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good beer. Nice yellow color. Short head. Non intrusive. Goes well with less savory meals. Cheeses, garlic, etc. Prefer it with a meal more than drinking alone. Not usually a beer to pull out for a visit.

Prefer on tap instead of bottle.

Has a stinky smell to it that can be off putting.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2009 16:50:37 | More by Sheeeeeeep
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BBri

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2009 13:51:38 | More by BBri
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JBmadera

California

2.68/5  rDev -14.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2009 17:45:17 | More by JBmadera
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ADZA

Australia

2.7/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 08:33:15 | More by ADZA
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oldpinecone

New York

3.23/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 09:53:02 | More by oldpinecone
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jadpsu

Georgia

1.75/5  rDev -44.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 01:49:23 | More by jadpsu
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jrallen34

Illinois

1.18/5  rDev -62.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 20:51:25 | More by jrallen34
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julian1117

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Visual Appeal: very translucent, paler gold than Pilsner Urquell

Smell: pleasant pilsner hop aroma

Flavor: average hop bitterness, pilsner-like taste, but pretty thin

Mouthfeel: extremely thin, barely any zing available

Drinkability: I might have a few with some food, but I would not drink this by itself

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2009 21:15:44 | More by julian1117
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steanu

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-It's got a typical Lager look to it. Nothing great but also nothing horrible.

S-It's got a decent hoppy smell to it.

T- It has a nice clean taste that isnt overwhelming.

M-it's very fizzy but it does have a clean Finish

D-It's a good Brew.

It's a pretty good brew and it's probably best had with food. It's not a beer that I'd take on by itself really. It goes well with BBQ foods and Pizza.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2009 07:04:07 | More by steanu
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AdmiralDiaz

Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2009 02:19:40 | More by AdmiralDiaz
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jderflinger

Tennessee

3.33/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have had this beer quite a few different times both on tap and out of the bottle as it is one of my friends favorites.

A - It pours a nice golden color

S - smells to me a lot like a American Lager and average

T- taste is smooth. It is compared to Budlight and other cheap domestics but I do prefer it over most of them because I find the taste cleaner and smoother.

M - More watery then my taste prefers

D - It is overall a easy drinking beer. I have had it from different places and sometimes seems to be slightly skunked in the bottle at times but even then does not taste terrible.

Over all I would rank it an average beer. Not something I would go out of my way to get but if its there I don't mind drinking it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2009 04:05:35 | More by jderflinger
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ssam

California

2.23/5  rDev -29.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 02:06:38 | More by ssam
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this from LCBO's Beligan beer gift set. Pours pale gold with about a two finger white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is fairly standard for this style lager with a malty accent. A bit of spice up front with a little bite to it in the end. Minimal lacing. This beer is very well balanced but I found it (not suprisingly) to be fairly watered down. Very refreshing and very quaffable, but like most people say, the price is too high for this standard lager.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2008 00:53:54 | More by ludachris
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TrinkGermanBier

New York

4.28/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presently on tap at the house and drinking one right now. Definetly much better on draft than bottle. Very decent pour. Beautiful creamy head, even in a plastic cup. Very nice. The beer has a nice golden appearance. Definitely not a heavy European lager, a bit on the light side, not bitter at all. Would recommend this one to someone looking to get away from domestics and into the European market. Not bad for a mass marketed inexpensive European.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2008 22:29:44 | More by TrinkGermanBier
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Yaz8

California

2.17/5  rDev -31.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2008 05:39:49 | More by Yaz8
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hdofu

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't complain about this beer, wasn't anything exceptional, but it also wasn't a bad beer either. Had a spicy taste in front of a crisp wheet taste. Smell was kind of grainy. Appearance was golden yellow with a 3 cm foam head pure white. Mouthfeel was crisp, sort of wattery though. Very drinkable though, finished a tall of it with some salmon for dinner.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2008 03:31:08 | More by hdofu
Club De Stella Artois from Stella Artois
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