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Stella Artois Black - Stella Artois

Stella Artois Black
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 24.59%

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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: PartyBear on 07-31-2011)
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Reviews by brewskifan55:
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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed at the Conan Doyle pub, Edinburgh

A: Clear, darkly golden with a half finger head that quickly dissipates.

S: Citrus abounds, much like the smell of regular Stella. Although some Belgian yeast may have popped up in the mix.

T: Crisp, lager-ish, malty, smooth. A step up from little sister Stella.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: Even better than its predecessor. I was happily surprised. Would drink again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2012 18:26:53 | More by brewskifan55
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3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not very aromatic beer. Too much sweet but it looks nice and it have a nice head mouthfeel is ok, medium body. had high expectations and I must admit I was a little disappointed, probably will not buy it because in the market there are better stouts.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 20:12:02 | More by fede_glodo
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3.5/5  rDev +14.8%

08-19-2012 17:42:22 | More by Bandi
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United Kingdom (England)

3.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Half pint taken on the bank of the river Thames in London.

This is a bit drier and has a darker golden hue than the standard Stella: otherwise not a lot of difference. I'm sure the brewery will claim all sorts of differences in the brewing process and ingrediants, but I bet it's from the same base brew and tweaked a little to make it have the changes already mentioned.

You could say (as a previous reviewer almost stated) it is a German Pilsner meets Belgian Lager for the British market.

It was cold and refreshing and not unpleasant, makes a change for me to have a lager when in an English pub.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2011 09:18:33 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on a recent trip to England. It is one of the typical non-English ale choices at a lot of the pubs. As another member wrote, the presentation is very slick, with the pretty, custom glass with black logo and obvious nucleation sites.

I felt it was better than Stella and actually not bad at all. It was a little like a combination of a stella and a German Pilsner.

Overall I thought it was pretty good. It was my go-to beer when I wasn't in the mood for a cask pull.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2011 19:42:01 | More by david18
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United Kingdom (England)

2.08/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The glasses are sleek and stylish, as is pretty much everything to do with the presentation and advertising of the beer, unfortunately the beer itself does not follow suit. The best way I can describe it is empty, it lacked any sort of substance or body, it felt like there was the potential to be more but the taste was just out of reach. There was some very light citrusy flavours along with a mild spiciness but this never manages to materialise into anything more than a passing hint, while a bread-like maltiness hovered in the background throughout. It's cold, it's drinkable, and in the end it is just another run of the mill commercial lager but you have to appreciate that the intention to do something different was almost there. Would be interesting to see how it stands up to some spicy food though, it may compliment and bring out the flavours in the beer more but I don't think a curry house beer is the image that A-B InBev were shooting for here but then again I don't really think they knew what they wanted.

Serving type: on-tap

07-31-2011 11:52:44 | More by PartyBear
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