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Stella Artois

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of oldpinecone
3.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Very pale yellow color with bright white one finger head. Bubbles raging the sides of the glass.

Smells like skunk got into ye olde flower shop. Its mild but its not the best smell around.

Taste isnt too bad. Once you can get past all the carbonation theres a sweetness there thats pleasant and inviting. Its what you would expect from a beer like this.

Mouthfeel is too carbonated and pretty thin.

Fairly priced and goes down smooth so it could be sessioned easily.

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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 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 julian1117
3.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Visual Appeal: very translucent, paler gold than Pilsner Urquell

Smell: pleasant pilsner hop aroma

Flavor: average hop bitterness, pilsner-like taste, but pretty thin

Mouthfeel: extremely thin, barely any zing available

Drinkability: I might have a few with some food, but I would not drink this by itself

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Photo of steanu
3.55/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-It's got a typical Lager look to it. Nothing great but also nothing horrible.

S-It's got a decent hoppy smell to it.

T- It has a nice clean taste that isnt overwhelming.

M-it's very fizzy but it does have a clean Finish

D-It's a good Brew.

It's a pretty good brew and it's probably best had with food. It's not a beer that I'd take on by itself really. It goes well with BBQ foods and Pizza.

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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 jderflinger
3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have had this beer quite a few different times both on tap and out of the bottle as it is one of my friends favorites.

A - It pours a nice golden color

S - smells to me a lot like a American Lager and average

T- taste is smooth. It is compared to Budlight and other cheap domestics but I do prefer it over most of them because I find the taste cleaner and smoother.

M - More watery then my taste prefers

D - It is overall a easy drinking beer. I have had it from different places and sometimes seems to be slightly skunked in the bottle at times but even then does not taste terrible.

Over all I would rank it an average beer. Not something I would go out of my way to get but if its there I don't mind drinking it.

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Photo of ssam
2.17/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 1.5

A- golden, low head retention --left a ring

S- awful smell, reminiscent of throwup

T- no real depth of flavor, tastes like a generic pale lager.

M- good mouthfeel, just the right amount of carbonation, it feels nice in your mouth

D- i dont want to drink anymore of these. it gave me a stomach ache its so bad

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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 TrinkGermanBier
4.22/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presently on tap at the house and drinking one right now. Definetly much better on draft than bottle. Very decent pour. Beautiful creamy head, even in a plastic cup. Very nice. The beer has a nice golden appearance. Definitely not a heavy European lager, a bit on the light side, not bitter at all. Would recommend this one to someone looking to get away from domestics and into the European market. Not bad for a mass marketed inexpensive European.

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Photo of Yaz8
2.13/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at a hotel restaurant. Poured into a pilsner glass, bright golden yellow with a small head that left no lacing. Nice champagne bubbles rising to the top, though.

Pungent aroma, skunky like a heineken. Flavor was less offensive - somewhere between cardboard and grains.

Watery mouthfeel, nice carbonation (best part of the beer), and dry aftertaste. A place that serves this probably also serves more appealing alternatives - go for the alternative.

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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 44ouncer
3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Somebody brought a six to a party tonight so I decided to try it out. Stella's the latest trendy beer with the super-look-at-me-I'm-so-hip-and-cool-in-my-black-turtleneck-and-shades-San-Francisco-types.

As usual, the hip and coolers are buying a label instead of thinking for themselves. I poured it into a glass. Very little smell. Head disappeared after a minute or two. Hmmm, tastes like a weak, lightly hopped American lager.

That's it! Appeal to the super cool hipsters with a sissy beer that tastes like Busch Light -- except charge 10 bucks a six. Either that or just punt and buy Bud -- because there's no difference.

Yes, it's a good, drinkable beer. Completely overpriced, though.

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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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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 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 OtisinAZ
3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i think you can tell by my scores that this an average beer at best. alittle to "grainy" for my taste considering it is supposed to be a smooth lager. the head was minimal, however that could have been due to glass and tap conditions.
it's drinkable just not memorable.

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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 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 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.


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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 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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