Stella Artois
Stella Artois

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Stella Artois
 
Belgium
Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #133
ABV:
5%
Score:
72
Ranked #30,095
Avg:
3.1 | pDev: 20.32%
Reviews:
1,647
Ratings:
4,328
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 12, 2022
Added:
Sep 13, 2000
Wants:
  103
Gots:
  1,907
SCORE
72
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Stella ArtoisStella Artois
Notes: With its wonderful floral aroma, well-balanced malt sweetness, crisp hop bitterness, and a soft dry finish, Stella Artois is the perfect beer to pair with food and friends. Winner of the 2019 World Beer Award for World’s Best International Lager.
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Reviewed by KleinSchwein

2.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Poured into a 2/3 pint glass . 4.6% UK brewed version .

Smell : Alcohol and slightly astringent

Looks :Closer to yellow than amber, a fingers width head that bubbled down completely. No lacing.

Taste : A slight sweetness that moves into a slightly too sharp bitterness that lasts long after the mouth full.

Mouth feel : Decent , not too thin or thick. Carbonation is extra fizzy , bordering on pop like.

Overall: To use a sports analogy Stella Artois is even par in golf . Nothing to be upset about , nothing great but nothing awful. You can do a lot better and a lot worse .
Sep 12, 2022
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.21/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Had on tap at bout time pub & grub Arvada

On arrival the head was a bit disappointing, 1 finger of bone white average bubbles, that dissipated quickly to a vague ring. Body is a golden yellow, with lazy carbonation.

Aroma is light, with some vague and not very present euro bittering hops and a light light pale crackery malt. Very clean however.

Taste is once again pretty light but malts do come through clearly as malts, with just a bit of corniness. A light but clean and floral hop bitterness is present, but once again pretty light. There are some light esters in the mix, but I can't pinpoint quite weather it's off or just a quirk.

Feel is full bodied but drinkable. Not quite chuggable as it is quite filling, but it's a decent table beer. Medium finish and feels quite malty.

Overall if it was cheaper and less hyped up I'd like it a lot more, but for the impression it makes on non-beer drinkers I'd expect something a bit more crisp, amd refreshing. Everthing is there but I've certainly had a lot better. Closer to a hoppy American lager than a pils, although still better than a lot of euro cheapos.
Sep 12, 2022
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Reviewed by blankoimba

4.55/5  rDev +46.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
If there is no Carlsberg, this is my go to beer. I also have fond memories related to this beer as it was my beer of choice during my college years so it holds a special place in my heart. Taste is exceptional, smells fresh and grainy and its golden colour is a thing of beauty.
Sep 02, 2022
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Reviewed by GinJahkrautzeN

4.87/5  rDev +57.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Such a good beer this is my #1 goto.

Taste like a beer should taste, no added fancy flavors or crazy biterness, just a good European beer! Belgium sits between France and Germany, 2 countries who make arguably europes best beers. I can taste both influences, it is hard to describe. I have had atleast a thousand beers but I do not expect to find anything better than Stella. Good beer!
Sep 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.39 by SeabN

Aug 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.85 by JScoby

Aug 19, 2022
 
Rated: 3.51 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.21 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Jul 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Shan-man from New Jersey

Jul 16, 2022
 
Rated: 3.48 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 13, 2022
 
Rated: 2.83 by Sinister from New York

Jul 02, 2022
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Rated by sodavisions from Michigan

3.15/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
not really worth a full review, but for me it's a nice middle ground between cheap beer and more premium, complex offerings. It's like cheap beer+.
Jun 29, 2022
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Reviewed by MNJR from Illinois

2.09/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2
This used to be a pretty decent beer 20 years ago, as I recall, but now it is bad. Tastes like soap and burnt caramel with a hint of pee soaked diaper. I have never actually had a pee soaked diaper, but this must be what it tastes like. Very bad, embarrassingly bad. Not something I would ever want again. Really quite awful. Tart, metallic, oily, with a slight hint of barf. AVOID.
Jun 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.05 by Irish_Lush

Jun 24, 2022
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Reviewed by nickb2000

3.73/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Color is a light gold color, with a fine white foam. Pulls a nice head but dissipates fast. Carbonation is decent. Smells citrusy, light and a hint malty. Flavor is ok. Light citrus note, malty and smooth. Fairly boring though. Overall its a alright easy drinker, nothing special but not bad.
Jun 17, 2022
 
Rated: 3.21 by datstankadank from New Jersey

Jun 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.37 by bw2000 from Texas

Jun 05, 2022
 
Rated: 3.29 by kirkgarner

Jun 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.44 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

May 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3 by BTexpress from Georgia

Apr 29, 2022
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Reviewed by barneyrubble from Colorado

3.53/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From a can dated bb 3-23-23

Nice white sticky head with lace and clean looking pale gold color.

I'll get back to you on the smell, wheat crackers - orange rind hop notes, produce dept..

The malt is not too sweet but picks up a bit of honeyed barley, nice mild drying hops.

Smooth, slick, and refreshing with light carbonation.

I like this beer even compared to many $11 a six craft beers, yet when you get it on sale and get twice as much for the same price, well then it is really hard to beat.
Apr 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.17 by TP2MSU from Michigan

Apr 23, 2022
 
Rated: 2.23 by ALeX117

Apr 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Brook82 from Ohio

3.16/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Mi!d aroma with nothing really coming foward. Taste was balanced without any distinguishing character. A bit thin feel with a not much aftertaste. A good middle of the road beer. Too bad we can't drink the recipe from 600 years ago.
Apr 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Captain69 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
have not had this bee in years - tryed one and it was a nice lager =but nothing great - was let don that it was brewed in St Louis now rather fake advertizing
Mar 31, 2022
 
Rated: 2.43 by Legendary_Geko from Florida

Mar 27, 2022
 
Rated: 2.47 by Jwa11s

Mar 21, 2022
 
Rated: 2.78 by Sphagnicola from Belgium

Mar 14, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

2.44/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
This one has been ubiquitous throughout the years, and some folks find it delicious. I am not one of them. Perhaps too dry, perhaps hop characteristics not working for me. Yuck
Mar 06, 2022
 
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Reviewed by Mikulason

2.44/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
I first met Stella in Antwerp, Belgium in 1991 working on a merchant cargo ship during Desert Storm. After the first taste at the nearest pub in port we've been steady daily since then. I found it to be consistent worldwide until now. Can't explain but the tastes is off. St. Louis water source? Not as bad as canned Stella but I don't like it. Sorry girl I'm going to miss you.
Bring back the import.
Feb 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by ryand14 from Michigan

Feb 14, 2022
 
Rated: 2.26 by WlSH_YOU_WERE_BEER from Georgia

Feb 10, 2022
 
Rated: 2.7 by PapaGoom

Jan 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.04 by DavyDnIndy from Indiana

Jan 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.31 by arini10 from Oregon

Jan 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.43 by Xpe1738

Jan 08, 2022
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