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Stella Artois
Belgium | website

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 04-01-2004

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164
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
37.99%
 
 
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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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Photo of DaveHS
2.95/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is better than Carlsberg and Kronenbourg. That's the best I can say for it. I drank alot of it when I lived in London for a few months. In bottles, it is inconsistent (sometimes skunked) but on draft, it's smooth, the corn taste isn't too bad, and it's really cheap. A good session beer, if you aren't out to really pay attention to what you are drinking.

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Photo of treehugger02010
3.19/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The only thing that I was dissapointed with was the smell which was pretty bad. There wasn't much head, and no lace to go along with it. There was thin, thin, thin lacing that wasn't sticky either. It went down really smooth, and was pretty solid for a Euro Pale Lager. Don't drink and review.

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Photo of GDBEERMAN
2.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

11.2 oz botlle into a pint glass.
A: A pale golden appearance, with a white head. Head does not stay long
S; A fishy aroma mixed with a bold corn/grain aroma.
T/M: A vey typical lager mouthfeel, with a basic grainy taste. Not much to the body of this beer. Mouthfeek is a bit bland.
D: easy to put down, but not calling me back from the taste.

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Photo of ludachris
3.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this from LCBO's Beligan beer gift set. Pours pale gold with about a two finger white head that dissipates quickly. Smell is fairly standard for this style lager with a malty accent. A bit of spice up front with a little bite to it in the end. Minimal lacing. This beer is very well balanced but I found it (not suprisingly) to be fairly watered down. Very refreshing and very quaffable, but like most people say, the price is too high for this standard lager.

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Photo of jadpsu
1.71/5  rDev -44.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours pale straw yellow with a decent white head that has average to poor retention but little side lacing.
Aroma- Wow, talk about skunky beer. I asked my wife to check out the odor and she told me that my PEE will end up smelling like a skunk.
When it comes to taste it is just hard to get by the odor.
This beer has a very offensive odor, that dominates its otherwise mediocre to poor qualities.

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Photo of hdofu
3.9/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I can't complain about this beer, wasn't anything exceptional, but it also wasn't a bad beer either. Had a spicy taste in front of a crisp wheet taste. Smell was kind of grainy. Appearance was golden yellow with a 3 cm foam head pure white. Mouthfeel was crisp, sort of wattery though. Very drinkable though, finished a tall of it with some salmon for dinner.

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Photo of Wrigfen
3.98/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A great beer. Drink it often when available. Have found it on tap and it really is up there with some of the premium beers. Love Stella and know many fans of it. No over powering tastes of any type. Just a rich beer. There are a few better full body beers in my opinion but not many. Would never turn down a Stella. Now I just have to go out and find a locale that has their light version so I can try it, hopefully enjoy it and possibly unseat my Miller Lite as my favorite light beer. Hard to find but I am persistent.
Enjoy Stella!

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Serving Type: 500 ml can

Despite this being a Belgian beer, it clearly steers away from the taste/style that the region is known for.

A: Pours an extremely pale, piss colour that is akin to Budweiser. 2 finger head that dissipates fairly quickly. Lots of lacing on the glass

S- Nothing special here, that's for sure. Notes of corn and fruit shine through in this one.

T- Opens with a near citrus taste that quickly turns in to a grainy explosion. Slight Hop near the end with a medium dry finish.

M- This beer is very refreshing and would go great on a hot summer day. Average carbonation.

O- IMO, Stella serves a similar purpose to Corona and might benefit from a lime. While I say that, I should mention that this is definitely a superior beer to Corona and I'm not knocking either beer in any way. Stella Artois is by no means the best beer I have ever had, but it is pretty good nontheless.

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Photo of kristenrae8
2.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This was my go-to beer before I discovered anything besides this the american standards. The fun gold trimmmed glass they served it in made me feel special and looking back, that was all pretensious. Hind sight is 20/20

It's good enough for a 20 something who doesn't care about flavors, pairing with food and is drinking something besides the other american standards.

The appearance is honey and light

The smell is sweet. earty, faint.

The taste is a little on the bland side of things, knowing what I know now- I don't know if I would order this beer. But back when I knew everything - this beer was great.

The mouthfeel is carbonation overload, sweet, simple.

The overall - this beer is drinkable, maybe not likeable, but it's drinkable.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Pours a light golden color with a small off-white head with not much retention or lacing, but a nice fizzy body.

S: Smells very light as a light lager should.

T: Watery but stronger on the hop characteristic, little bit of a floral taste, not bad.

Overall: A pretty good restaurant beer, goes great with most food and is highly drinkable, one of the better lagers.

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Photo of BerkeleyBeerMan
3.06/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: straw thin hello golden. medium carbonation. No head. Crystal clear in complexion.

Smell: mild corn hints. Hints of alcohol. Fruity notes. Grapes.

Appearance: Bright opening. pale bitter taste. Burst of bubbles with a dry finish. Taste somewhat hollow watery feel. It basically taste like beer. Better than heineken but nothing spectacular.

Mouthfeel: bubbly. Somewhat sharp burning feel. Dissolves quickly.

Drinkability: Light.crisp refreshing. Drinkable but not very interesting. Good in it's category. Good beer for watching sports and snacking.

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Photo of BrewMaven
2.26/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

My latest desperation beer choice at a restaurant that basically has good food but swill for beer.

Had a paper thin head when the waiter brought it to me. Nice clear gold appearance. Smelled of...Nothing, really except maybe a hint of skunk.

Taste was grainy, slightly sweet and very dull. Nothing grabbed my attention or kept my interest. Watery mouthfeel with a decent amount of carbonation.

It's been a while since a had a beer so boring I kept forgetting it was sitting in front of me! Never again.

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Photo of wknight167
3.2/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Apearance - Pours a crystal clear golden yellow with a 1.5 finger white head with low staying power.

Nose- Sweet malt with a hint of herbal, spicy hops. Not skunky.

Palate- Sweet light malt with some mild hop bitterness in the middle. Finishes sweet.

Mouthfeel- light bodied, on the lower side of carbonation.

Drinkability- Easy going, but pretty nondiscript.

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Photo of Vashtar
4.21/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The taste is probably slightly under average, but then in finishes sweet and leaves you feeling satisfied. It's supposedly a girly beer, but I don't think many girls would appreciate it. It starts out slightly too bitter but then gets better. It's a good lightly above average beer when nothing interesting is around.

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

Light white head good carbination light yellow clear color with nice lacing in the glass

Good bitterness and medium vol clean crisp taste that is very refreshing

Good taste of malts and smells of malt and bitterness from hops

Good light to medium body that is clean and refreshing

Good drinkablity this is a pretty good beer and would recommended to someone that hasn't tried it yet

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Photo of ChristopherWIU-UTPA
2.56/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I picked this up around Christmas of 2013 at the HEB in McAllen, Texas, there was nothing special to it, and it is one of the pourest beers from Belgium. It poured golden, was cloudy, with a soapy head, and lots of carbonation. It tasted like any other massed pale ale, with a watery taste, little edge, low alcohol content, and not filling.

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Photo of casualbeerman
3.35/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 5

Make no mistake about it, this is a session beer. If you get home after a long shitty day, and you're tired and need one really good beer before you go to bed, this is one is not it. This is for picnicing in the sun, lawn mowing, or tossing off half a dozen with your buddies and a plate of wings on Friday night. Its appearance is a gold-yellow that's almost bright enough to put me off. In fact, since I didn't have the side by side, it may be the exact same color as a Budwieser or somesuch for all I really know. But it didn't smell bad, so the color didn't put me off. Still if you put this next to a Amber lager, the color would look kind of weak. Anyway, the smell was fine. It was light, with a tiny bit of grain and some mild hops (slightly sour but not in a bad way). Taste was also fine but light. Very slightly sweet, a little bit of grains, hops that are more sour than bitter (the bitter only comes in the finish). This is a light enough beer that you can actually taste the carbonation a little. Mouthfeel was a little thin, but at least thick enough that it didn't make me think of a bad light beer. Drinkability is awesome. Anyone could throw their head back and make Stella Artois disappear like water on a hot day. That's really the strength of this beer. If you want something with flavor, something with distinction, this is not what you are looking for. But if you want something light, thirst quenching, agreeable, and completely inoffensive then this is a good idea (Assuming its cheap. Since I got mine at an inexpensive restaraunt, I don't know what this costs at a liqour store. If this runs you the same money as German or Dutch imports do here in the states, get something else because it is NOT worth a premium price). I could have done better, but I'm not sorry I tried this, its a pretty decent beer. A lot like Labatts, but a little cleaner, and even more drinkable. Maybe this is what they water down to make Dos Eques.
*Side note, before I said this would not get you hammered. I had 16 oz with a big meal and I weigh about 240lbs. ABV is listed at 5.90% on this site. Assuming that's true (and I have seen them change ratings before) then this may get you hammered pretty quick after all. If you have to have a beer and are driving, this isn't the one.

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Photo of tab021
2.62/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: Looks like it does on the commercial even with the special glass and everything. The clear golden color and white 2 finger head looks pretty good.

S: Its kinda down hill from here. smells like a regular american lager

T: not much difference from say a Heineken... well maybe, just a little less pungent on the taste... slightly everything... a tiny bit sweet, hoppy, just light with a slightly bitter finish

M: it does feel nice though. the carbonation is not too harsh and it lingers just a little bit. Its weird how a beer i really didn't enjoy can feel very good

D: I would definitely not go drop the near 10 bucks on a six pack again. but if someone were to offer one, I wouldn't turn 'em down unless something more my taste was there as well...

OK at best

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