Stella Artois - Stella Artois

Not Rated.
Stella ArtoisStella Artois

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

4,337 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,337
Reviews: 1,343
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 20.45%
Wants: 35
Gots: 582 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stella Artois visit their website

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Stella Artois Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,337 | Reviews: 1,343 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of smakawhat
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the can into an official Stella Artois glass. Call it a take home present en masse.

Out of the can pours a very brassy clear gold with large cola rising bubbles. Head seems quite together at first and small bubbles for the appearance, but as it settles it gets very soapy white and can't hold itself together. Later on some small rising carbonation bubbles are present.

Nose is very sweet smelling, it reminds me of Genny beer. Corny sweet, light bread but not much.

Taste is sweet malts, very light bread and light hop. Slightly crisp but not really much going on.

Overall pretty easy drinking, kind of ordinary, but about as basic as a simple lager gets I would say. I've had lots of this in my life on occasion, and out of the can it works out fine. Stay away from the bottles though, they are more than likely going to be skunked.

Photo of waiting4lunch
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Gobstopper15
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of mantione27
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of BEERnBUD
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of zachturner39
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of freewill35
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of djcreepshow
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jeffthepony
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of tammy829
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of bpfrush
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Lawnboy33
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of ROGUE16
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of LoveBeerNo7
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of shaburnke
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of doughanson78
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of AlexM
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of garuda
3.23/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Fizzy yellow beer. But wait, this head actually stays around for more than a second and has some decent lace.

S/T - Clean cereal grain sweetness. Even a touch of hops in the finish.

M - Light body, high carbonation, but it maintains a smooth, fluffy consistency. Not bad, and finishes mostly clean.

O - I couldn't really find much of anything wrong with this beer. With all the not so great publicity this gets around these parts, it's not all that bad, especially considering the style.

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of allstar255
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Thehuntmaster
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of beerme411
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of UnderPressure
2.3/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

14.9 fl oz can

Extremely clear, nearly colorless slightly yellow. Minimal fizzy 1/2 finger "head" melts instantly.

Weak pilsner malt aroma. Not much else to say.

Nearly empty pilsner malt flavor with a slight touch of Belgian funk, and a trace of bitterness.

Thin, heavily carbonated mouthfeel, but not completely contradictory to the style.

I'm not sure what I expected here, but overall I'm not impressed. It's a step above the typical "big three."

Photo of JoLight
3.9/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light golden, medium frothy/soapy head.

The aroma is slightly toasted barley malt and some floral, maybe earthy hops.

The taste is a nice balance of the malt, a little more hop presence than Heineken, but finishes very smooth and bready, and almost has a sweetness to it, much like Heineken.

I compare this to Heineken because it's almost exactly the same as far as aroma and taste profiles go.

Photo of dunit697
3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This is the best of the economical beers I have tasted. Some people say the bud light of belgium, but Belgium has some of the best beer in the world, so I am fine drinking quite possibly one of the best value beers out there. I do recommend this beer if u don't want to spend more on high class stuff.

Stella Artois from Stella Artois
71 out of 100 based on 4,337 ratings.