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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,104
Reviews:
1,517
Ratings:
5,451
pDev:
20.06%
Bros Score:
3.13
 
 
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Photo of GreenBayBA
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SFNC
3.26/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.38/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

16oz can. Aroma is corny and malty - taste follows the aroma light, malty, crips and slightly bitter. Better than a Bud but nothing to "write home about" - an easy drinking summery lager for sure - probably best pared after a nice West Coast IPA.

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Batman11
4.05/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SB2017
4.19/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Utterly distinct smell and taste to this classic light beer. Grassy, weedy, very interesting. This is, in my eyes, the easiest beer there has ever been to just pound down one after the other. What a godsend. Just an incredibly enjoyable experience.

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Photo of Rostie
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AndrewAK
2.76/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JdubsNY
2.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Beany75
3.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Its an alcoholic beverage of good quality. Not going into details but its a lager with alcohol in it which is of decent quality. So if looking for a drink containing alcohol then this is always a good option. People who turn their noses up should remember that if you are having an alcoholic drink then reasonable quality is all that is required. End of.

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Photo of KennethBeer
3.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hephaestos
3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Rabideeyore
3.62/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goingbrokeonbeer
3.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the can into improper hotel glassware. It's a clear golden color with a finger and a half quickly dissipating white head. The taste is a slightly sweet malt. I've had many of these over the years and it's not a bad beer for an occasional revisit.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
3.3/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thin like William Powelll in a leading role, this one is not off to a promising start. Feel is like Myrna Loy in a corset, again, thin like. But the taste, you know what, like a Fatty Arbuckle feature, it’s not all that bad. Light grains, light malts...

Ok!

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Photo of angrybabboon
2.77/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Consumed 1/20/18

A: Golden yellow - crystal clear - pours with a medium sized white head, fades to a wispy cap, retains a small collar and leaves some lacing

S: Overwhelming skunk after pouring, but gradually the stank fades - some light malts - some light malty sweetness, like breakfast cereal or corn - light hints of grassy hops - some more lightly sweet malt lingers

T: Light malty sweetness - as the aroma suggests, it has some pale malt flavor, but it also has an odd sweetness to it that is tastes too light to be residual sugar, and seems oddly reminiscent of corn - slight hint of grass presumably from the hops, and a mild, lightly earthy bitterness - an undercurrent of sour as well, which I do not think was intentional

M: Light body, crisp, medium carbonation, finishes mostly clean

O: Can't you hear me yell-a? You're puttin' me through Hell-a? Stella, STELLA!!!!

I probably tried Stella about 9-10 years ago, and I haven't revisited it since. And now I remember. This is a fresh bottle that I am pretty sure has been in constant refrigeration and has not seen sunlight. Yet this was skunk city after pouring it. Ignoring the skunk, it's just a very light, nearly tasteless pale lager.

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2.29/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JimmyG21189
3.75/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light bodied and very drinkable. Good easy drinking beer.

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Photo of chitoryu12
2.49/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Look: Pale yellow, with a decent and thick white head. Looks like a perfect lager.

Smell: Ugh. Reminds me of unwashed gym socks. A surprisingly intense, skunky smell that overpowers anything else that could be in this.

Taste: Slightly better than the smell, but only slightly. The skunk fades away quickly to give the impression of beer-flavored water. If only it faded faster.

Mouthfeel: Thin, but surprisingly not very carbonated.

Overall: Absolutely dreadful. I was honestly shocked at how horrid it smelled when I opened the bottle, and was merely thankful that the taste wasn't quite as bad.

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.14/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle to Pilsner glass. Pale yellow color, crystal clear, with nice carbonation and a few fingers of soapy white head. As expected of a green-bottle beer, there's a cooked veggie aroma with cracker and grassy notes. Flavor is corn, sweet, crackery, and herbal/grassy. I was surprised at the amount of flavor Stella has. You can do a helluva lot worse than a Stella.

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Photo of Johnkeg
3.75/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TonyD504
3.41/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Raphy
1.23/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

There's something that makes me feel sick only by smelling it.
I feel nauseated shortly after drinking it. Not trying to be pedantic, it really happens.

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Photo of Slack
3.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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