Stella Artois
Stella Artois

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Style:
Lager - European Pale
Ranked #145
ABV:
5%
Score:
72
Ranked #49,948
Avg:
3.11 | pDev: 20.26%
Reviews:
1,619
Ratings:
5,880
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Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
72
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lagrluvr

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

NIce golden clear beer, looks decent. Head dissolves quickly, as expected for mass produced swill.
Smells kinda unique and funky, even from can. Used to sell better a few years ago.
Taste is barley malt, kinda sweet, and not as clean as it used to be....
Feel is a little medium heavy for what I want in this style (euro-pale lager)
Overall, not terrible but not nearly as good as it was, and not good enough for the wal-mart 12 pack price.

Saturday at 12:04 AM
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Sigmund from Norway

3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Rating from 2002: "Among commercial pilseners from giant breweries, this is one of the best. Very drinkable." Well, my beer preferences have developed considerably since then, but I am still able to down a Stella as a thirstquencher now and then.

Apr 14, 2021
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alexaedita from Utah

2.48/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

It is worth mentioning that this was a lot better beer back in the day. It has lost whatever it have had. The flavor is not there anymore. Traces of it, yes, but nowhere the flavor of what it was. Since it's reaching a 10$ six pack price point , it is easily an average beer, you can do a lot better at 10$. Another couple of brews I can name that fall victims to it's overhyped markets are Heineken and Grolsch. All three of these beers could be easily avoided.

Mar 06, 2021
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Jesot128 from Venezuela

4.59/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had heard and read some reviews of this Birra, Belgium Beer. I really liked it. Soon I could try Duvel...the strong ones. Another popular Belgium bier. For me is a beer for special time or to celebrating.

Mar 05, 2021
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jkblr from Indiana

3.29/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

19.2oz can stamped 12/10/21 poured into a signature Stella Artois chalice at fridge temp 5% ABV. The beer brilliantly bright golden yellow with nearly white head. The head builds quickly then recedes to a thin ring and single layer of bubbles. Slight lacing. The aroma is faint with barley malt and yeast. The taste is also subdued with pils type malt sweetness up front and a slightly metallic, slightly watery, skunk and floral hop finish. That all probably sounds bad, but it's not. It all mostly works. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with above average carbonation and a dry finish. Cleanly lagered. Overall, good. I have to say this is better cold, so if you go for the 19.2, you need to be quick about it. This can was brewed in Belgium BTW, not sure how much longer that will be the case.

Feb 25, 2021
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md3kcn from Ohio

2.81/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Poured into a pils glass. Purchased as a six-pack at Kroger for $7.

L - Straw yellow with a one-finger bright eggshell head.
S - A very mild fruitiness hit my nose first, followed by a pretty tame barley. Uncooked steel cut oats.
T - Honey Nut Cheerios. A slight hoppiness, along with a base note of bread yeast. A ghost of citrus. Sort of sweet. Not exactly complex, though.
F - Very crisp and refreshing. Nice and bubbly.
O - Probably one of the more inoffensive beers I've had. It doesn't really make a lasting impression, nor is it cheap enough to warrant it a "party beer". I'd say Stella is a great thing to bring to a neighbors' BBQ, or as a sort of "hair of the dog" beverage. It's okay, but not much else.

Feb 15, 2021
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dingers from England

5/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a juicy fruity delight no craft nonce could manage - distinguished belgian taste with heavy council house undertones. would heavily recommend to any man woman or child!

Feb 12, 2021
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JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

So, from this a Beer Empire that conquered the world. Poured into a clear glass pint mug, it shows itself as a translucent, bright and light amber. It has that European smell that's close to skunkiness, but it's not. Although there's not much head, it's well carbonated and leaves a little lacing. Breadlike sweet, lightly smooth, a bit yeasty and a nice pilsner hop finish runs the taste from front to back. Not outstanding in any way, but better than mass produced commercial beers.

Feb 09, 2021
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Bilch from California

3.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz green bottle. bbd 14/10/21. into 24 oz kitchen glass

look: straw yellow, classic beer look. 2 inch head fades quickly l. no lacing.

smell: slight malty biscuit and faint citrus or grass.

taste: slight malty biscuit. slight sweetness, with trace of hoppy bitter citrus.

feel: medium carbonation, malty wateriness, crisp and refreshing.

overall: its not my go to style or brand, but it is a well crafted lager. not a bad find at a party

Feb 07, 2021
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HopMaester from Canada (ON)

3.74/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good european lager. Lovely in the fall.
You dont want to always have extra hoppy, strong beers. Sometimes a nice lager is all you need.

I remember the 1st time i had this, i thought it was the best beer in the world

Jan 31, 2021
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1009 from Massachusetts

2.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

You think this is quality because you’ve been told that by the old breed. It's a high(er) level Euro lager. Sweet and very skunked. A drinkable beer for sure that has been the staple of holiday parties and gatherings for years. It is what it is. If it’s there I’ll drink it. Won’t go out of my way to buy it, but if people are drinking them I will surly join in.

Dec 25, 2020
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JRybacki from Pennsylvania

3.32/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle.
Two-finger head easily poured, but dissipated within a minute, with little or no lacing left on the glass.
Aroma is very mild and malty.
Taste is what you want out of the 'Belgian Miller'; little bit of malt and tiny bit of hops but mostly neutral.
Mouthfeel is crisp up front with maltiness throughout.
Overall, this is a very drinkable beer that honestly reminds one of Miller beer, but a better beer overall. I buy this from time to time as my easy drinking 'base' beer to keep around the house and am never disappointed.

Nov 15, 2020
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LT5 from Georgia

5/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this on tap at the hotel bar from the Atlanta Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in February 2020. First time trying and it was amazing. Original taste and smooth to drink.

Sep 30, 2020
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hamptonbrandon from Wales

4.16/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I think it's a wonderful beer. Not the best by any means, but it is incredibly smooth going down. The taste is that of a classic pale lager with some sweetness to it. The smell is also sweet and pleasant, but not really apparent unfortunately. I can't comment on look because I drank out of the bottle, don't hate.

The beer is a classic brew for a nice summer night, hot or cool. You can find it anywhere. The partygoers will thank you.

Sep 12, 2020
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EvershineDan from Michigan

4.76/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

Very surprising that this gets such a low score. Not only is this the most enjoyable European Pale Lager I've had, but it's the smoothest BEER I've ever had.
I've had the #1 European Pale Lager, and to me, Stella is a superior brew.

Sep 09, 2020
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BelgianHops from Belgium

3.82/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great fresh lager. Crisp and lively. Perhaps a bit to sweet. The best way to drink this is, is from a draft. Top 3 lagers from Belgium, Jupiler is still better.

Aug 13, 2020
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altstadt from Canada (BC)

3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear pale straw color. Pours a short head that collapses to a patchy skiff in half a minute. Low-medium flow of small and medium sized bubbles from the bottom of the glass. Left no lacing.

Slightly sweet green vegetable smell dominant. Something yeasty and a little bit malty for a secondary scent. Swirling the glass kicked up a light barnyard which went away after a few seconds, leaving a stronger malt scent.

Starts off with a mild bitter and some light malt. After a few seconds the sweet green vegetable flavor shows up and takes over most of the flavor. As it warms the bitter slowly returns. The aftertaste is a stronger bitter with the green vegetable. These fade down to a light malt and faint bitter.

Some tongue tingling as it turns into a coarse foam. It felt a little sticky, but I might have been a little dehydrated at the time.

Pretty basic middle of the road lager. On the plus side, there is a little more malt than an average lager. On the minus side, the green vegetable flavor is a little strange and the barnyard a bit too strong. Firmly in the middle of the pack, so I would likely buy this in a pub that had limited selection, but I wouldn't buy this for home.

Aug 03, 2020
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BoiseBoiseBop from Texas

1.95/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

This review is for Stella Artois Summer Limited Edition Solstice Lager
This junk is aweful. Think Budwesier with a touch more heft and body. Beer-water. I will never again buy another Steall product. This swill is a slap in the face. I'm gonna chill it to 32.1 degrees and try and down it, because I cannot afford to throw 10 bucks down the drain.
OTOH, It doesn't drink worse than Bud , and if you can afford the incredible price differential, you WILL get ever so slightly more taste and body , but what you do get is in no way , shape, or form worth it over the price of Bud if you can get Bud like I can at amazing prices IMO. Your Miles May Vanish.

For me, Both Bud and this Stella Product are blazing hot summer day crushers at best.

Jul 27, 2020
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GoBearsWalter from Illinois

3.48/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden straw with a thin white head.
Nice grain smell with malt backing.
A refreshing lager with light Belgian yeast and hop. This is a nice Belgian Lager.

Jul 26, 2020
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dapatriot1 from New York

4.27/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very good tasting beer this is a neutral beer with a light taste but can be filling
from talking to friends and other beer drinkers you either love it or hate it....
It is one of my go to beers i wont lie
I enjoy it

Jul 13, 2020
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Steve555 from Wales

3.41/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden clear hue, nice soapy white head. Aroma of more or less nothing, faint corn perhaps. Taste slightly grainy, heavy dose of corn syrup, saaz hops are quite distinctive here with bitter but strangely chemical aftertaste in accompaniment. Personally I find the aftertaste appealing as it's the beer I've drunk the most and am accustomed to it.

Quite heavy and filling for a macro beer and the best of the mass produced high selling lagers in my opinion. Easily better than it's mass produced US counterpart Budweiser. Sadly the beer has been slammed down a couple of percentage notches over the years (in UK) and it isn't as good as it was. Stella is a decent beer despite what the craft beer beardies say about it.

Jul 05, 2020
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HighestBAC1015 from Nebraska

1.39/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

I can’t believe people actually pay for this swill I could make it in my basement!!! And I’d charge less just saying....,, literally tastes like pissy yeast and before you ask I’ve have to change the diapers of many many boys so sometimes it splashed in mouth, what did it taste like????? STELLA!!!!

Jun 22, 2020
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IceChuggington from Canada (AB)

3.33/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice, neutral beer with a refreshing, light taste and colour. Brewed in Belgian heartlands, this beer was in fact taken to the moon by Lance Armstrong, who founded the company Belgian Moon after discovering a zero gravity taste. Stella leaves little aftertaste and is a perfect entry beer for those who have neutral tasting paladdins. There may be a story in here that is not real. 7 Smirnoff Ices/10

Jun 19, 2020
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

2.85/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a basic pilsner yellow with a nice foamy white head. The smell is a mixture of straw, very little hops & skunk. The taste is pretty clean, taste kinda like straw or wheat with a little biting finish of hops; has an unpleasant aftertaste that i can't quite put a name on. It's a smooth easy drinking beer that is very crisp, thin & heavily carbonated. This isn't the best pilsner out there, but it is easy to slam a few of these while grilling or relaxing by the pool on a hot day.

Jun 18, 2020
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beerguy04 from Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a straw yellow with much head and lacing. Smells like a lawn. Taste is generic non offensive hop and barley mixture. Mouthfeel is very light and crisp, which helps make it okay.
Overall, slightly better than most in its style family.

Jun 14, 2020
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