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4,329 Ratings
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Ratings: 4,329
Reviews: 1,340
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 20.39%
Wants: 35
Gots: 576 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2000)
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Reviews by jamiejohnson:
Photo of jamiejohnson
3.85/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Traveling around Belgium I rarely drank this due to the abundance of superstar brews. I think being a mass lager in the land of giants puts this beer in a precarious position--Imagine a baseball player with two brothers who went to the major leagues and he only advances to the minors. Actually this brew can grow on you. It's got the typical European lager characteristics. There's a lot worse lagers on the continent, that's for sure. Like Sam Adams, it's the only decent beer in a crunch in many locations. I say let's keep it around.

It's not great,
That's for sure.
But in a pinch
It's the cure

More User Reviews:
Photo of metter98
3.08/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pouring with a finger high bright white head, the beer is crystal clear straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. The head quickly died down but never completely faded away and left a thin layer of bubbles consistently covering the surface.
S: There are light aromas of floral hops and spicy yeast in the nose.
T: The taste shares a lot of similarities with the smell and also has flavors of grainy malts along with some hints of sweetness and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate with a slight amount of crispness and dryness. There is a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer isn't that difficult to drink, although I'm not sure if I would try another because the taste wasn't very interesting.

Photo of Gajo74
2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

Before I got into craft beer, I used to drink this one frequently. In fact, it was at one point arguably my favorite. I had heard of the reputation Belgian beers had and I this thought I was being sophisticated. Since then, I have discovered the Belgian style dubbels, trippels, quadruplels, strong ales etc that are truly at another level. Knowing this, I went back to give Stella a try for old times sake, knowing full well that it doesn't hold a candle to Duvel, Chimay, St. Bernadus etc. Nevertheless, I was expecting a pleasant crisp and refreshing change of pace as I used to remember it. I was sorely disappointed. This Stella thatbI tried had a grainy and skunky aroma that truly bothered me. The carbonation was low and the taste was watery and lacking flavor. I couldn't finish it. Have my taste buds grown so sophisticated that I've become a beer snob? Or has the manufacturing of this product changed for the worst. Either way, I did not enjoy it at all.

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

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.

Photo of RoyalT
2.42/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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 couldn’t finish this one if my life depended on it.

Photo of cam477
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of legalag11
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of DanGeo
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Turbo
2.75/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tectactoe
2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of MadScientist
2.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of brownbeer
3.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
2.7/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 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.

Photo of ccapurso
2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

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

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.

Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of GameOfBeers
2.75/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Shakerman
2.75/5  rDev -11%

Photo of SkiBum22
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.15/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Photo of jdg_0887
3.28/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of otvomadeut
2/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of MikeC144
3/5  rDev -2.9%

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