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Stella Artois - Stella Artois

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Ratings: 4,591
Reviews: 1,458
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 20.06%
Wants: 58
Gots: 899 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2000

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Ratings: 4,591 | Reviews: 1,458
Photo of HamdenHector
3.85/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: crystal clear; pale gold; 1 finger moussy white head that receded quickly to a thin collar; very nice lacing;

S: malt sweetness; some corn; a little grainy; a little DMS;

T: corn sweetness for a moment, then pilsner malt mixes in; corn sweetness and light bitterness on the finish;

M; light to medium bodied; highly carbonated; moderately dry finish;

O: thirst quenching; for what it is, it's good;

Photo of barnzy78
3.07/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

11.2oz green bottle
A - creamy & rocky white head holds good retention atop a pale golden body
S - grass, pilsner malt, lager yeast
T - grassy & spicy hops, biscuity grain, slightly tart, yeast
M - creamy and smooth, crisp finish
O - I've had this many times, but never reviewed it. There's nothing wrong with it, but it's nothing special.

Photo of m_hall
2.65/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pour from a green 12 oz bottle into a pilsner. Clear, very light yellow-gold, topped by a quite substantial pillowy-white head that falls slowly, leaving filmy lacing.

Aroma is slightly musty hops and fermented malts. For want of a more eloquent term, it smells like beer. Nothing fancy but not terribly offensive either.

Flavor is crisp, well-fermented malts (very mildly sweet) with grassy-funky hops and a bit of a sulfur-like tang leading towards a fairly dry finish.

Mouthfeel is light, well-carbonated, with little alcohol. Prototypical euro-lager.

This could be called the Euro-Budweiser, I guess? That being said, I think the best way to take this beer is as a slightly better version of Heineken. It's certainly not amazing, but it's easy to get, gets along easy with most food (a classic "beer and pizza" beer, which is how I'm currently partaking of it) easy to drink... easy in general. It's not great but it's not bad either, even if it's becoming kind of hip to hate on it right now. Hopefully the mass-marketing of this won't lead to it becoming absolutely horrible, a la Bass Ale.

Photo of dditto2
2.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Still 8 mos. until the expiration date but already mildly skunked, as with many low hop imports. Idk. It is light and crisp. Not too bad for a warm day. Foamy head. This is a hard beer to review...it has a mild smell and taste...a little skunky...light on the pallette. Hardly any hops. Hard to review a skunky beer. I'd like to try it fresh. It is not too bad but is noticeably skunky, it has to be the green bottle....

Photo of beerinabottle
4.47/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Up there either the better Euro pale lagers.

Photo of StretchZep
3.94/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had it on tab. Fancy Schmancy glass and featured beer at Damons. I found it tobe very smooth and sweet. No bitterness at all like other have noted. I actually found it to have somewhat of a "perfumey" taste? Is that even possible? I liked it but will not seek it out.

Photo of BangkokBacchus
3.71/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great looking draft beer...always a good evening with a few pints

Photo of baile208
3.6/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold color with a fruity but moldy smell. Tasted of oatmeal with a tangy undertone. Slightly hoppy. Is crisp.

Photo of DanielleHazard
3.95/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very good summer beer! light

Photo of Azaitouna
4.8/5  rDev +55.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The look of Stella was gold. The smell was of oak and a refreshing smell. The taste was light and very smooth. I would definitely recommend as I enjoyed it.

Photo of KatieS5643
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

gold color beer, not too bad of a flavor, slight taste of hops, easy to drink, very smooth.

Photo of Maiora13
4.26/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful packaging and marketing scheme. Probably why it is so expensive. It is tasty and smooth. Goes down easy. It is kind of bitter. Almost pallet cleansing... or as much as a beer can be

Photo of Muscatjo
4.09/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bright with champagne notes. Goes down very easy

Photo of rbjorkman
2.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

- Bright yellow color
- smells yeasty
- slightly bitter
- goes down easy
- light

Photo of Kirsten_Ann92
3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer is a really light golden yellow, when poured it looks crisp and refreshing. It has a strong yeasty and wheaty smell and is bitter to the taste giving it almost a hopsy taste to it. Overall not a bad beer but not one of my favorites either.

Photo of claudialeshok
3.21/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

This beer is refreshing and light. It is pale in color and has a more whole taste. It is slightly bitter.

Photo of partains
2.95/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look: Light golden
Smell: wheaty, harvest
Taste: hoppy, wheat
Overall: Indifferent about this beer, do not really care for hops

Photo of QueenDiva2015
3.23/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Stella is an okay beer. I can definitely taste the hops and the bitterness but overall drinkable.

Photo of CashChel
3.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

light golden color, light smell, the aftertaste lingers on the tongue.

Photo of Sydney10
3.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Visual: Golden color with a lot of carbonation.
Smell: Cornstarch and grassy notes. Herb and floral scents.
Taste: Light caramel and sweetness. Yeasty taste.
Overall: Decent beer, very drinkable.

Photo of carolynschaf
3.26/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stella is filtered. You should drink it in a chalice. There are Czech hops in the scent. It is good for vinaigrette. It has dialed up malt and hops.

Photo of Joseph01
3.16/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color - Gold, light yellow

Aroma - Floral, Hoppy

Palate - Mildly bitter, hops and lemon

Overall - Not a bad lager

Photo of whitephi
3.7/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clean and fresh pale lager that is slightly bitter.

Photo of meganrosso
3.61/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smooth taste and a strong after taste.

Photo of gumbee86
3.3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Alright for a lager. Smooth and easy to drink

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Stella Artois from Stella Artois
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