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Stella Artois - Stella Artois

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BA SCORE
71
okay

3,973 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 3,973
Reviews: 1,311
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 20.13%
Wants: 28
Gots: 404 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2000)
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Photo of bluerabbit
4/5  rDev +29.9%

bluerabbit, May 30, 2012
Photo of nheinzie57
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

nheinzie57, May 30, 2012
Photo of wakajawaka76
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
Photo of WynnO
2.45/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Metallic dry taste
Decent mouthfeel
Lifeless head without a little help, but when you get one it hangs around. Decent lacing.
The aroma is near non-existent.

This beer reminds me of where Becks went in the past few years, but a closer examination proves that to be false. Stella ain't too bad--it's definitely no better than good though.

Nice Euro-Trash lager :-)

WynnO, May 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

joelavelle, May 30, 2012
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2/5  rDev -35.1%

brainiacd1spam, May 29, 2012
Photo of disruptor32
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

disruptor32, May 29, 2012
Photo of Brian15
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Brian15, May 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Gabbyaboutipa, May 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

DerwinWentworth, May 27, 2012
Photo of FlemingVSKing
3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a classic example of a better than average brew vs most light lagers and the pinnacle of that style. But standard pilsners don't typically offer much in the way of uniqueness and neither does this one, but it is far more crisp and refreshing with a slightly more hoppy aroma and a big foamy head that it's rivals don't offer. The head is like suds, not thick and creamy, but is enjoyable and brilliant to look at as it notches it's way down your glass.

I would recommend this over nearly any American lager and most European pilsners, but if you are looking for more flavor, you need look elsewhere.

FlemingVSKing, May 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Pelicanrocks, May 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

dfmishler, May 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

tedho21, May 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

standardcherry, May 25, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

Hawoh, May 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

joefinnigan15, May 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

sansho, May 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
Photo of sabinelr
3.48/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A co-worker gave me a six pack of this in gratitude for switching shifts. I had a hard time explaining what kind of beer would be nice, and she mentioned Stella, so I thought, hey why not, I need to return to my lager roots.
So I popped my first bottle, and poured it into a pint glass. The first thing I noticed was man, this smells like a brewery. It brought me back to a Saturday job I had in the old Seattle Malt and Brewing basement. Any beer that smells like a brewery, and not a model airplane glue factory, or the compost bucket, can't be all bad. So on to the taste - it's got a preponderance of bitter malt, but not strong hop flavor. I feared I would be up against another harsh Belgian farmhouse ale type, but this was rather more like putting a suit on the farmhouse ale and bringing it to the big city. Unlike the normal American standard lagers, the taste does not stick around making you wish you had an Altoid, but leaves you with a pleasant gustatory memory. This drinks real nice, and makes you want to knock back another one. It takes lager beer from a duty to a pleasure.

sabinelr, May 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

yankees31, May 22, 2012
Photo of lwillitz
3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11.2-oz bottle into weizen glass

A - crystal-clear straw yellow body under a bubbly pure white 2-finger head; lots of carbonation bubbles at first, a few continuing to rise throughout the experience

S - grassy hops, corny malt

T - lightly-toasted cornbread with just a touch of honey, nicely balanced by the grassy bitterness of the hops; cooked corn; hint of lemon; bitter finish

M - light/medium body, high carbonation, crisp, quite refreshing

O - I'm not a fan of Euro lagers, but for the style Stella Artois is decent.

lwillitz, May 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

pebbs, May 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

TJMcScmeebs, May 21, 2012
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2.38/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a tall flute glass. Two and half fingers of head. Clear, golden color body with lots of bubbles visible. The head quickly faded.

It smells like dry grain and rice.

Tastes like carbonated water with the mildest bitter note at the end.

Crisp and light body. Lower carbonation than I was expecting.

It is what it is.

Fatehunter, May 20, 2012
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