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Stella Artois - Stella Artois

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1,388 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,388
Hads: 4,835
Avg: 3.06
pDev: 37.91%
Wants: 67
Gots: 1,150 | 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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Photo of SenorElRaz
2.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This stuff isn't bad, but it is not nearly as good as it needs to be to justify its high price. I'd honestly rather drink Pabst than this, and it'd cost me much less. Overall, it's ok but WAY overpriced.

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Photo of predikit
2.49/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clear yellow. Left a fizzy white head that dissipated quickly, no lacing left on the glass.

This bottled was skunked, may re-review with a better batch.

Beer had no particular scents or flavor to distinguish itself.

Light bodied, light carbonation.

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Photo of bwood06
3.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Clear, pale straw in color. Frothy and bubbly white head that is very thick even with a slow pour. Head dissipates slowly. Moderate carbonation. 4/5

S - Corn. White bread. Grassy hops. Skunk. Slight spiciness. 3.25/5

T - Main tasting notes are white bread and grassy hops. Not a whole lot going on but a decent session beer. Ever so slight sweet note. 3.25/5

M - Very light and crisp. Finishes very clean. Carbonation is not over the top. 3.5/5

O - This is a beer that would go well with anything and nothing at all. If not pairing with anything, then it becomes more of a summer beer in my opinion. Very light and will not fill you up. 3.25/5

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Photo of supervike
3.46/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Easy to find lager. It's a clear golden color, and has a slight skunk smell. It's a crisp light beer with a good hoppy taste upfront. There is a clean finish at the end. It's a solid beer in the style that I like.

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Photo of vikinggary28
2.93/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is the go to light pale euro lager, although I will only purchase it on sale, a little too pricey if not on sale. Look is pale amber with a white head and a little lacing. Smell is a pleasant hopped aroma. Taste is similar, very light. Good mouthfeel, not heavy at all. A good dinner beer, goes with most everything, without the aftertaste you get with some American pilsners. Not the best, but when your unsure of which euro light lager to pick up, you can't go wrong with it.

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Photo of Mtcarini
2.56/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 1 | smell: 5 | taste: 1 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

When Marlon Brando famously exclaimed "Stellaaaaaa!!!!!" In the classic film On The Waterfront, he was almost certainly NOT talking about this beer. Stella the woman is classy, sexy, playful, firm. Stella the beer is...not. She's gassy, she's tasteless, she's haughty for her age and level of sophistication. I get it - she's foreign, but if she's bad in the (hop) sack I don't see the point of coming back for seconds. At the end of the day, Stella is eminently forgettable and doesn't hold a candle to a nice American girl of a similar price.

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Photo of Butter14
4.26/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Frothy head, medium body and a pleasant but mild noble hop aroma. It's a sessionable beer and one that has a hint of sweetness towards the end. If you're a fan of lagers this should be a beer that should be on your tasted list.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
2.62/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A little better than a heineken, but not a good beer imo. Pours pale, straw with a nice white foam head that quickly disippates. Aroma and taste are very mild, bitternes is not so refreshing.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
2.37/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Brilliant straw color. Rich thick extra foamy 2 finger white head, lasting 2 - 3 minutes and sticking on the glass in a unique way.

Faint aromas and flavors of citrus, corn, slightly skunky with some floral spices. Very faint taste but well balanced in sweetness and bitterness with a little sugary feel.

Light slick body with faint carbonation but a prickly finish. Short and faint finish on the bitter side.

Overall : Too delicate, missing some freshness and lots of flavors, I find this beer a little off. In comparison, the Heineken is better in my opinion.

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Photo of ntgrant
4.65/5  rDev +52%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: A nice golden/yellow color. Head dissipates quickly.

Smell: Light and airy. Not much to it.

Taste: sweet, hops, slight citrus, and malty.

Feel: Very smooth and refreshing. Light-bodied, great for a meal or following a porter/stout.

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Photo of tumblingpenguin
1.92/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer simply has nothing to offer except, I suppose, a means of consuming alcohol. The lack of aroma followed by the absence of flavor makes this the beer equivalent of eating cardboard. I give it a 2 overall because it isn't bad per se, it just isn't good. One could drink this without any real complaint but I don't know why when there are so many other, better options.

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Photo of Ranger337
3.17/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One of my favs. Nice light taste, easy drinking. Tastes like an American Lager, but there seems to be more body to it. As long as the price stays low, I will continue to buy this nice beer.

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Photo of archyquaffer
2.58/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A moderate pour produces hardly any head which leaves very little lace. The beer is a pale straw color with light carbonation.

There's not much of an aroma, but I get something that reminds me of butter. The flavor is rather sweet, with a little bit of DMS, skunk and herbal hops. A little citrus shows through. Also, just a touch of barnyard funk reminds you that it's a Belgian.

I've never been a huge fan of this stuff. It's a little insipid. If this wasn't part of a variety pack, I would have never bought it.

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Photo of dodge408
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well this was ok. Reminds me of a skunked beer but with some for flavor of hops that not common. So honestly it's get what you pay for and I respect that. Just try it and judge it yourself.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
2.71/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Last sampled on 1/16/15 with a good friend, though had this before in a small 11.2 ounce bottle and even on tap. This is a special commemorative 750ml (25.3 ounce) bottle that is embossed that I found on sale at the local Walgreen's for $4.99 with a FREE Stella glass that they even etched with your name on it also. Awesome deal about a month ago right before Christmas. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees and poured in to a Stella Artois gold-rimmed glass. Has a cork with a metal band.

Pours a straw-yellow in color with about a good 1-finger foamy white head that settles down to around 2mm after a while with some sticky lacing seen after each sip. Lots of tiny streaming bubbles rising the whole time until the end. The aroma has that typical 'skunk' aroma that is so common in green bottles for some reason and also just grains. The taste is pretty much just of grains and sweet grass with a hint of corn. Slight dry finish but it is drinkable. Lighter to medium-bodied with lots of carbonation. Nothing really special and is just OK.

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Photo of Beer-Revelry
2.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

A - Pours an incredibly pale yellow, gives off about a finger of head.
S - Very light touches of grain and hops, however, keep this one right above freezing temperature, otherwise the skunk smell will come through as is commonplace with green bottle beers.
T - Has a bit more yeast, bitterness and hop presence than your average domestic draught, but still a definite, easy drinking working man's beer. Once again, don't allow this one to warm up or you'll be getting a mouthful of skunk.
O - Personally I myself have a craving for one of the skunky, green bottle beers every once in awhile, this is my first choice when I have such a craving.
V - Not good. Let the champagne style wrapping on the bottle be a sign, this is considered one of the "classiest" beers of the domestics, it isn't cheap, and until you're actually craving one, it's seldom worth the price.

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Photo of DaverCS
3.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Specialty bottle Christmas set: 2 glasses and 1 champagne-like corked bottle.
Appearance is a pale straw colored beer. Medium carbonation with a 1 ½ to 2 inch white head. Surprisingly nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma is rather boring. I primarily get grain. Definitely get the skunkiness due to the green bottle.

The beer tastes like a macro-lager. A tad bit better than an average macro-lager however. I primarily get the nose in the taste: grain and skunk. Rather watery in my opinion with a lesser amount of carbonation than expected. Dry biscuity notes. The beer is pretty bland. I almost get a corn flavor, which may be the yeast or the grain. Strange hop flavor at the end. No bitterness, rather just an off-flavored hop presence.

Overall, this beer wouldn’t be terrible to drink at a hockey game. There is much more hype about this beer than there should be. The glassware however is pretty cool! I would pair this beer with something salty – typical pub fare anything from mixed nuts to wings to popcorn. I give it a 68/100.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.17/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Drank cold straight from 284ml green bottle.

Once considered a premium beer in the UK, continuous reductions in strength due to taxing have left it instead as a fairly solid standby beer when nothing else takes your fancy.

S) Slightly skunked, dank hops.

T) Bitter Saars hops take the forefront. Only light bready malt flavour if any back it up. Some metallic flavours.

M) Light and very fizzy - would be refreshing if it were not for the slightly bitter aftertaste.

O) Still a much better beer than the other standard UK lagers (Carling, Fosters) etc.

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Photo of Baltimore_Adam
3.49/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is my wife's favorite beer, so we almost always have it in the house. It's very drinkable and significantly more enjoyable than most lagers out there. Recently we have been enjoying the 14.9oz cans poured into Stella chalices. The combination of the can and the chalice provides a nice lasting frothy head; nose is slightly sweet with a slight but not unpleasant “skunk” smell; mild hop flavor with some grain, generally very enjoyable. Drinks like a light beer, but tastes and has the ABV of a “real” beer.

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Photo of jharper2189
4.37/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good smooth taste, with a little dryness to it. A great balanced beer, and not very acidic because it is brewed with Saaz hops. One of my favorite hops out there.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear dark golden body with a thin white head.

Honey sweet malt with herbal hop.

Light bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly dry.

Little thin on the flavor but better than I thought.

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Photo of Gajo74
2.25/5  rDev -26.5%

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.

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Photo of baconfromwalmart
3.13/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

L: Really light yellow with slightly amber undertones. Good initial head, leaves lacing on the glass and really small islands in the middle of the beer.
S: Grains and some skunk.
T: Grains initially, then skunk during exhale, then a mix of the two at the end.
O: Definitely not the worst for a Euro Lager in the US.

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Photo of titvs
2.2/5  rDev -28.1%

Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 1C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 52 02:32. AROMA: low grainy aroma with a kind of sulphury background mixed with DMS. no hop aroma. APPEARANCE: very pale straw color and translucent. average white head with average retention. TASTE: mild grainy sweet flavour with low bitterness. finishes somewhat dry. PALATE: thin body with low carbonation. OVERALL: another bulk pale lager with some odd aromas.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
4/5  rDev +30.7%

Review: Can of Stella Artois Pilsner Beer 5.2%ABV

Stella Artois is a nice clean and easy to drink beer, perfect to bring along for a party since its a beer that everyone can drink and enjoy.

The appearance was perfectly clear of a nice yellow colour, with a good sized white head and some decent lacing. It’s certainly looks the part.

The aroma was nice and sweet but faint, smelling of a malty and hoppy smell.

Stella Artois had a nice crisp and refreshing taste to it which I found very easy to drink, was clean tasting with with no real offensive flavours. It is a very sweet grainy beer yet smooth enough to enjoy.

A great session beer with your mates, light and very drinkable, an absolutely beautiful Belgian lager beer.

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71 out of 100 based on 1,388 ratings.