Stella Artois | Stella Artois

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71
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5,262 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stella Artois
Belgium
stellaartois.be

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,262
Reviews:
1,478
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
20.59%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
1,549
For Trade:
0
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Photo of pheoling
3.73/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

T: Slight malt taste with hints of grains - wheat with a hint of corn and a musky hops like finish that turns sweet.
S: Grainy , sweet almost like honey, hops
F: Pretty light , but still enjoyable with a nice mouth feel.
Overall i really enjoyed this beer for what it is , i could see myself buying this again and drinking it on a friday night. Not a bad beer at all too keep "in stock".

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Photo of JNPIII127
3.17/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of monkist
3.71/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I agree with the others when they label this beer as being okay. It is okay, and curse me out but actually this is the only Belgian beer that I consider drinkable! (okay, maybe also the Trappist from Westmalle, but that is an exceptionally good one not ruined by that typical sour toothpaste yeast...)
A lager in the sorts of Carlsberg and Heineken, something that you can accept and get away with drinking when there are no higher quality beers around.
Looks, smells and tastes generally okay: golden yellow in color, smelling of skunky hops and refreshingly mild in carbonation. Nothing to be ashamed about, really.

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Photo of rmarquardt17
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teamwiggum
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jortonsbeer
3.84/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Drinks alright after one or two. Reminds me of underage drinking and cleaning up warm beer the morning after.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.87/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of afroskully
2.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of IBUBrew
2.77/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Clear straw with some rising bubbles and a big foamy white head that quickly dissipates into a very thin ring, leaving only the occasional spot of lacing.

S: Very sweet grains, a lot of honey, white bread, perhaps some corn; straw, grass, clover, even white pepper.

T: A big honey sweetness upfront. Quite grainy with white bread and faint toasty notes. A big punch of apple on the mid-plate, tapering off to a crisp and grassy, stinky-sweet finish.

F: Pretty light, but heavily carbonated. Quite refreshing for a hot summer day.

O: I actually like--or at least tolerate--this beer. It's one of the best Euro pale/adjunct lagers, imo. The biggest concern is always skunking, so you should always drink it from can or on draft. This one is from a bottle, but fortunately it seems super fresh and not skunked. A crisp and refreshing beer that, while I would never go out of my way to buy or drink willingly, serves as an excellent beverage on a hot summer day or in a restaurant when no better options are available. All in all, a decent lager.

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2.88/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of baklo
3.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ross11359
3.78/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MSU_Swit
1.7/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerSexLove
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It's an upgrade from many of the standard grocery store finds and one I'll drink when out and the selection is limited but it isn't a beer I need to keep in the frig. Too much goodness out there to settle for generic.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jrfehon33
3.46/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kriztofuhr
3.79/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Had on draft, clear pale gold color, lots of carbonation, a thin cap of foamy white head.
Aroma - Grainy, wheat, minerals, vague sweetness.
Taste - Like the aroma, grainy up front, pale malt, not very sweet, white bread, very mild hop bitterness towards the end.
Feel - Thin body, very carbonated, refreshing.

Overall - One of the better mass produced Euro lagers. I don't care whatever stigmas it has, I like it. Reminds me of Heineken only with less residual sweetness and more crisp. A good choice at a restaurant with a small beer menu.

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Photo of Johncnh
2.79/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Golfontap
4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Atg1095
3.84/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyMan12
1.38/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

If you like having the aftertaste of dirty old vomit in your mouth that last for several days then this is the beer for you.

Taste decent going in, aftertaste and aroma in your mouth is completely foul.

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