Stella Artois - Stella Artois
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Reviews by doktorhops:
2.97/5 rDev -3.6%
I wonder if Stella conjures up a myriad of pop culture references for anyone else like it does for me (Streetcar named desire, Seinfeld, The Simpsons). Every time I get this beer at the pub I have to restrain myself from letting out a loud "STELLLLLA!" lucky for me I don't drink it that often.
This 330ml bottle was poured into a tulip shaped pint glass (yeah yeah I don't have a Pokal vessel yet - now, 3 years later, I do have one, nay several Pokals, Stanges and Steins!).
A: The body presents a typical Lager hue of gold and yellow. The white head began at around 2cm and ended at 0.2cm with minimal lacing - no I didn't actually physically measure it, these figures are approximates. 5/10.
S: Sweet malt with a bit of cut grass - no surprises. I'm also picking up an aspect of grain too. 6/10.
T: Bold notes of full sweet malts backed up by grain characters. There is very little hints of hops apart from a slight bitterness overall (nor should there be in a Lager - take note Aussie brewers!). The malts completely dominate this beer in triumphant fashion. 6/10.
M: Lighter on carbonation than Australian Lagers - I would say as far as carbonation goes this beer is spot on for its style. It's bordering on being watery but hey it's a Lager so I'm not going to deduct points there. 6/10
D: Very drinkable as far as Lagers go for me; possibly my least favourite style due to the amount of bad Lagers I've had - Australia is notorious as the world capital of rubbish Lagers *cough*VB*cough*. On that note I was concerned when I read that this beer was brewed at Fosters *boo-hiss* but it still tastes as the Belgian original does. Top marks! 6/10. Total: 5.95/10.
Food match: Roast pork, roast chicken or a casserole dish. As for vegetarians: fried potatoes, green beans and tofurkey.
01-19-2011 15:44:02 | More by doktorhops
More User Reviews:
3.13/5 rDev +1.6%
At the place I went and had this the yuppie folk were buying this up left and right,I guess its the sheek beer around here.Poured into a fancy glass a straw yellow color with pretty nice head,smell was nothing in particular maybe a little hop?Taste was nothing spectacular a little malty with some thrown in at the end.Belgian Budweiser maybe?Anyways not offended by it but nothing to write home about.
05-07-2003 10:50:28 | More by oberon
2.42/5 rDev -21.4%
Appearance This one poured a bright yellow in color with a huge, foamy head that left clumps all over the inside of my glass.
Smell This Belgian skunk has a bit of grain to it, but mostly it just reeks. I can hardly sit here and type with this thing two feet away from me.
Taste The light grain, nasty hop grass, and dead skunk make up this flavor profile. The finish is vomitish in nature and literally made me gag.
Mouthfeel This is light-bodied with good carbonation.
Sinkability I couldnt finish this one if my life depended on it.
01-20-2005 02:31:25 | More by RoyalT
2.98/5 rDev -3.2%
Poured into a large Ommegang fute from a can that is best by 02/2013.
a: Brilliant clarity with a straw color and a frothy white head the quickly dissipated leaving a little ring of foam floating around the edge. There was a huge collection of large bubbles lining inside my glass.
s: Right after the pour there was a moderate yeasty aroma that went away quickly leaving little else. There is a faint graininess and a low spicy hop aroma with a slight green apple aroma.
t: There is a low malt sweetness with low levels of spicy hops flavor and a moderately low hops bitterness. The balance slightly favors the bitterness with a crispy dry finish. There is that slight acidic characteristic from high carbonation levels.
m: This is a medium-light body beer with lots of carbonation.
o: There isn't a lot going on in this beer but there isn't supposed to be much with this style. It's a decent example and a good thirst quenching beer but it's kind of flat and lifeless. The nose is clean with out any defects but it is so faint while there is a bit more substance to the flavor it's not by much.
07-19-2012 02:24:29 | More by MadScientist
3.48/5 rDev +13%
Pours a pale straw color with a small, white head.
Aroma isn't too bad, though a little skunky. It has a honeyish malt character with a hint of herbal hops.
Taste is malty, slightly grainy with a kiss of lemon, making for a pleasant note.
Not great but it has enough flavor and body to justify its exsistance. I imagine this could be better on-tap.
01-23-2010 02:11:10 | More by brownbeer
2.7/5 rDev -12.3%
This beer looks like a classic pilsner with a head that is very thin but hangs on for the long haul. It gives a musty bread and soap aroma. The taste is a light bodied cracker-tasting malt base and opening lemon-lime sensations have light berry notes that grow to an overall impression of a mouthfull of cheap gummy bears before they are all drowned in a forcefull metallic bitter. In other words, this shit is funky. It has none of the clean, crisp characteristics I look for in this style. I syrupy mouthfeel with stingy carbonation don't help matters, but this is a refreshing brew inspite of itself.
06-07-2006 04:56:38 | More by JudgeRoughneck
3.03/5 rDev -1.6%
A- Pours a very clear light yellow liquid that is followed by a fluffy quarter inch head that leaves behind nice mild lacing.
S- Smell is mostly metallic scents, malts and maybe even a little yeast hints. Smells very similar to a Heinekin.
T- First taste is a bitter corn flake flavor followed by malty kicks and finished with a very mild barley there hop bitterness.
M-D- Very dry on the taste buds and rolls over the the tongue very smoothly with no real problem. This beer is drinkable in every way but the price. Good beer but i've had better.
05-04-2009 04:15:07 | More by wesbrownyeah
3.15/5 rDev +2.3%
Pours a crystal clear light golden yellow color with minimal head. Lacing hardly present. The smell gives hints of light malt but otherwise uneventful. The initial hit to the palate is an interesting hop bitterness that gives way rather quickly to something a touch sweeter, but still a bit on the dry side. Carbonation is relatively light and the finish is quick, leaving an interesting linger of just a touch of some sort of sweetness.
The body of this one a tad more than light but definitely not "medium". I found it mostly average but it has it's limited charm.
02-03-2008 03:26:45 | More by SIRIUS2
3.58/5 rDev +16.2%
This is a very drinkable beer with a solid mouthfeel. It's very good with a nice dish featuring fish or chicken. I appreciate the history of this beer and the craftsmanship. (Even though some consider it a macro beer.) It's also a good studying/relaxing beer.
07-20-2010 03:17:43 | More by newcastleme
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