Club De Stella Artois | Stella Artois

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stella Artois
Belgium
stellaartois.be

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 04-01-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
164
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
20.45%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
10
For Trade:
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Ratings: 164 |  Reviews: 47
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of jrallen34
1.21/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I have had from a bottle and tap in America, and on tap in Belgium. Sadly, no matter the country, same crappy taste.

Ok, head nothing great, kinda fluffy, gold in color.

Aroma- skunky

Color is straw, normal color.

Taste is very bland and skunky. One of my least favorite beers.

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Photo of cdwil
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of thagr81us
3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Weizen glass. Pours a golden yellow with one finger white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout. The aroma was comprised of wheat and citrus. The flavor was of citrus and slight malt. It was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this was a very refreshing brew. Not my favorite brew I've had, but definitely not the worst. This is the one I go with for a lighter brew when the other options are not good.

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ADZA
2.66/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer pours a pale yellow colour with an average one finger fluffy head that fades slowly with hardly any lacing,it smells quite funky really like off watery hops,it has a below average mouthfeel and just tastes like water,malty hops nothing really too it here,and its funny too cos in australia this is considered as a big euro beer which usually goes for $60 a carton or more so yeah i definately cant see what all the fuss is about with it definately not for me.

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Photo of Keith_R
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of DOCRW
4.25/5  rDev +38%

Photo of secondtooth
3.79/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Belgian in origin, but not at all representative of the region's preferred/famous style, this pale golden lager with a thick lace does manage to stand out among the plethora of mainstream lagers out there. The scent is almost floral - a definite spicy, hoppy sharpness and presence. The taste follows this, with more complexity and depth than similar brews. Not half bad, and a solid step in-between mainstream and craft beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of stephens101
2.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this sitting in the fridge for a few months. Don't remember how it got there, which is not a good sign. Checked the freshness dating and it's still ok. Pours pale straw with fluffy white head. Little retention. Bit of skunk in the nose, but just slightly. Tastes malty, a little bitter and some background sweetness, but overall dull and dry and a bit metallic. Crisp drinker for the pseudo-trendy bar crowd. And how trendy that is for me to say.

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3.04/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of neenerzig
3.68/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer comes in a green tinted bottle so there may be some skunking. Mine appeared to be and tasted fine though. It pours a clear gold color with a frothy looking head well over a inch thick that dwindles in size considerabely after 5 minutes, and is all but gone about 15 minutes after being poured. Left some decent lacing. Not much going on smell wise but aromas of hops and grains are somewhat present with maybe a hint of corn or some other vegetable. No other aromas that I could determine. Tastewise it is mildly sweet and grainy upfront with a slightly bitter hop finish. It has a medium, crisp mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. I found it to be very easy to drink. A good solid euro lager, but nothing special or out of the ordinary here as far as euro lagers go.

Eric

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Photo of SaxmanRick
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Dirtinabottle
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of civicm87
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of phishbone23
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of instinct2
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Beerswag
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mmilyko
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of addiwilliams
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of therica
3.33/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Having had this in its hometown Leuven Belgium and various other places in Belgium, on-tap, I had to try it in bottle purchased back home in the USA. You can see my on-tap rating, separately.

Not bad. The appearance was golden when poured, with a nicely separated foamy head which stayed longer than I expected. Consider that this beer is described as "like Budweiser" in some Belgium travel books written by Americans. It's better, though-- much much better.

The beer has a nice taste, nothing amazing or outstanding, but... very drinkable for the average beer-drinker. I'd recommend this as a good "intro to foreign beers" if you're trying to ply a US-beer swiller.

The hops are modest but present. There's a flavor in the taste that i can't quite identify-- maybe another reviewer has already easily identified it. It's nice, it brings a much more pleasant taste than many run-of-the-mill name-brand American beers, and it's nothing that would put anyone off. There's no overt flavor or taste, positive or negative. It's in the line of something mildly floral-- maybe rose-hips or something, but very subtly.

Stella is simply a very drinkable beer in bottles, and even more so on-tap, if you're not looking for anything overly interesting, exotic or exciting.

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3.08 out of 5 based on 164 ratings.
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