Stella Artois - Stella Artois
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Reviews by nofalltoofar:
3.13/5 rDev +1.6%
Poured into Belgian tulip glass
A: It's a beautiful looking beer. Nice thick head. Golden with a constant stream of bubbles surging to the top. Leaves a nice trace around the edge of the glass.
S: A very distinct smell. I would describe it as musty. Kind of like your grandfather's wood shop in his basement. Not a bad smell, just very distinct and very familiar
T: Here is where I was disappointed. This tastes like a very average lager. It is very mild with very little distinct taste of anything. It barely even has the "grainy" taste of the most simple blue-collar beer
M: A very smooth beer, slides down the throat easily. Not too much carbonation. Doesn't have that annoying "oily" texture too often found in some lagers that leaves your mouth feeling sticky
I tried one of these because I felt I had to, just for the experience. Honestly, I feel like calling it the Budweiser of Belgium. But their Budweiser is still better than our Budweiser (Team Fourstar's mockery of Raditz comes to mind).
This beer is more potent than I thought it would be. Perhaps it is because I poured myself a glass after getting home for dinner before I had something to eat, but this seems to support the war stories circulating around the UK that Stella was what fueled a large number of Football (yeah, the non-American kind) riots.
Overall, a decent sipping beer. But for the price I could do a lot better. Or I could get a comparable quality beer for a lot less. It's an entirely unremarkable beer. Avoid it in favor of its competitors, unless you really want to try it.
07-15-2011 02:19:07 | More by nofalltoofar
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
Stella Artois from Stella Artois
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