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Stella Artois Black - Stella Artois

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Stella Artois Black
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BA SCORE
76
okay

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 23.86%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PartyBear on 07-31-2011)
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Reviews by brewskifan55:
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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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.

brewskifan55, Jul 28, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of standardcherry
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

standardcherry, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

falconxman, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.03/5  rDev -1%

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.

BlackHaddock, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

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.

david18, Sep 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +38.9%

hanwong, Aug 06, 2012
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2/5  rDev -34.6%

NorthernSoul, Mar 14, 2014
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1/5  rDev -67.3%

pinkysup, Nov 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

Scottie_A25, Aug 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

Bandi, Aug 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

SimonTHGolfer, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Mr_Pink_152
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Mr_Pink_152, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of PartyBear
2.08/5  rDev -32%

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.

PartyBear, Jul 31, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev +6.2%

blueiguana86, Aug 04, 2013
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3.23/5  rDev +5.6%

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.

fede_glodo, Jul 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2%

rmargeson, Nov 08, 2013
Stella Artois Black from Stella Artois
76 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.