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4,383 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,383
Reviews: 1,362
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 20.13%
Wants: 44
Gots: 651 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2000

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of thydarkprevails
2.55/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Draft pint at a ball game. Clear golden yellow with a thin white head with surprisingly decent lacing. Aroma is bread, yeast, biscuit, lemongrass, and some spice, probably coriander. Taste is bready, malty, and Belgian yeast with a spicy lemon twist. Kinda adjunct lagerish but ok.

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
2.91/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at Earl of Sandwich (EWR) in Newark, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear bright yellow in color with some very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall soapy white head that reduces to an extremely thin film with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Moderate aromas of adjunct malts (mostly corn) with some light sweetness. There is a lighter aroma of grassy hops.

T: The taste rather follows the smell, with the flavors of corn adjunct malts being dominant and contributing a light amount of sweetness. Then the light lingering bitterness from the grassy hops becomes apparent. The beer is actually pretty well balanced.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Refreshing and easy to drink but has more of the feeling of BMC than craft beer. Very sessionable as the flavors/aromas are not too intense and the ABV is moderate.

Photo of CloudStrife
3.06/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

14.9 oz can poured into Stella Artois Chalice. 03/2012 on the bottom.

A: Pours a crystal clear golden-straw with a 2 finger puffy white head. Lots of visible carbonation. Head fizzles to a film in 4-5 minutes. Some lacing on the glass.

S: Pale malts, lager yeast, a sweet corn quality.

T: Mild sweet malt in the background, some yeast is present. Light taste, lingering carmel notes.

M: Thin body with mild carbonation. Light on the palate, perhaps a tad watery.

Overall certainly a drinkable lager. Would rather drink this over the macro lagers of America. For a Euro Pale Lager it accomplishes what it needs to.

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2.18/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got a chance to give it a try at a party. From bottle to a pilsener glass.

A: Pale Yellow with almost no head.
S: Hoppy / Corn
T: Clean. Almost no taste. Mostly corn flavor.
M: Crisp like water.
O: Only worth buying over macro American lagers. Seems to have a lot of presentation. It's basically corn flavored water.

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
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 :-)

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4/5  rDev +29.9%

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2/5  rDev -35.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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