Stella Artois | Stella Artois

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Stella ArtoisStella Artois

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Stella Artois

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Azaitouna
4.8/5  rDev +56.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The look of Stella was gold. The smell was of oak and a refreshing smell. The taste was light and very smooth. I would definitely recommend as I enjoyed it.

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Photo of orcasteve
4.73/5  rDev +54.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this one is great, the grain is smouth and the hops roll in niceley, this is what a lager is suposta taste like. this pours a nice golden color with a big head that quickley disapers. this is the pinical of what green glass skunkey beer can be. this one always is in my beer rotation. try two or three you wont be disapointed.

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Photo of dakeynr
4.72/5  rDev +54.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Something about the aroma of this beer puts me in mind of wine. That's the first thing that I love about Stella Artois...when that aroma hits your nose.
Light, refreshing taste...a bit more complex than American Macro light lagers. Stella has a pleasant crisp finish with a slight hint of astringency. Pours from the bottle with a nice head that fades very slowly, with nice lacing.
The more I drink this beer, the more I enjoy it. I find it to be a great session beer. It goes great with anything from a steak to a simple salad. Some darker beers are great for having one or two and then, they get to be too much...they're too rich. (Not that that's a bad thing, but it's like eating cheesecake - a little goes a long way). With Stella, you can keep on drinking, and your palate never tires of the crisp refreshing taste.
Note, though, that it is a full 5% ABV. When I say it's a good session beer, still you will find yourself inebriated if you don't pace yourself accordingly. On the other hand, if you have a DD or you're at home...drink on!

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Photo of kdawg105
4.72/5  rDev +54.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is truly a premium lager. It has a light gold color and pours into a rather nice head that sticks to the glass. The smell is really nice with a rather sweet smell followed by hops. The mouthfeel is good nice though a little lighter that I suspected. The drinkablility is great it goes down super smooth and it is rather refreshing!! I really like this lager!!

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Photo of spacholl
4.7/5  rDev +53.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a perfect example of a lager style beer. the only thing i don't like about this beer is the price ($8.50 a sixer). this beer could only be improved if it where to be made right in minnesota in a brewpub run by german has the right color the right mouth feel and smells of hops and grains. very fresh. the flavor is brought out to its peak if you let it slightly warm out of the fridge to about 45 0r 50 degrees.

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Photo of ntgrant
4.65/5  rDev +52%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: A nice golden/yellow color. Head dissipates quickly.

Smell: Light and airy. Not much to it.

Taste: sweet, hops, slight citrus, and malty.

Feel: Very smooth and refreshing. Light-bodied, great for a meal or following a porter/stout.

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Photo of ChazEr
4.6/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Oh Stella I feel you've been my friend through the thick and thin of drinkhood. One of my first and hopefully one of my last you'll be the friend that catches me in your soft yet supple breasts of deliciousness.

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Photo of cjnuxoll
4.59/5  rDev +50%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

another light, crisp refreshing beer. one thing i hate about stella is the 11 oz bottles, so when you buy a case you spend more for the import and are already two beers light. that rant out of the way, stella is smooth with that hint of burnt after flavor that reminds you it's an import. there's a reason why this is one of the most popular beers in the world - good, smooth-drinking flavor.

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Photo of brewcitybeerman
4.53/5  rDev +48%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

If you like a good lager, this looks and tastes exactly like a good lager should. It has the distinct golden aura and smooth taste of many European lagers, but with that added bit of distinction that it has been brewed for over 600 years. This is by far my favorite beer to drink any time, with any fare.

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Photo of DevAJ
4.5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my go to beer because most places have it on tap and it's usually the best thing on tap. This is one of the first beers that actually allowed me to start to appreciate beer (along with Heineken). I tend to lean more toward the European beers though, so to each their own.

I would say that Stella and Heineken are both very good entry level beers for people who think they don't like beer. I started with those two just a year or so ago and now I'm learning to appreciate the Gulden Draaks, the Pauwel Kwaks, the EKU 28s, and the Samichlaus type beers. This is why I still like it a lot and it's my go to because most places aren't going to have the previously mentioned beers.

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Photo of jharper2189
4.37/5  rDev +42.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good smooth taste, with a little dryness to it. A great balanced beer, and not very acidic because it is brewed with Saaz hops. One of my favorite hops out there.

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Photo of ordybill
4.34/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a corn and citrus flavor, this is one of the few green bottled Euros that doesn’t have that skunky aroma. Appearance- Has a fairly bright straw yellow color with a thick white head. Taste- The taste is a nice combo of citrus, corn and spices. Palate- A light bodied brew with moderate carbonation. Has a semi dry finish. Overall- One of my favorite Euro Pale Lagers, this is getting quite a bit of notice in the States lately. I prefer this over Heineken by a country mile.

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Photo of Alexnzx
4.34/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I think this is an absolutely beautiful beer. Defenitely best consumed Ice Cold. Extremely refreshing and light beer. After a long stessful day, I find there is nothing better than popping back a few of these.

I think this is probably the best out of all the major advertised lagers here in Ireland (.ie Fosters, Carling, Heineken, Budweiser). As well as that, it is sold for an extremely good price. Basically, if I just wanted to have a few cans of beer to relax, this would be the one I would buy every time.

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Photo of Schuttna221
4.33/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoy a nice ice cold Stell Artois especially on a hot day. Its smooth, delicious and I recommend it to others all the time because of the fact that it is a good tasting beer and the Cidre from Stella Artois is just as good. I got a 4 pack of Stella Artois Cidre for my birthday and I really enjoyed drinking them and sharing one with my fiancee. She is not a real big fan of beer but she enjoys Stella Artois just as much as I do.

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Photo of the42ndtourist
4.3/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

best drunk on tap or out of a can. The bottles are clear and thus lead to much Heineken-esque skunkiness.
It's probably the best straight lager I've had to date. Everything's much like all the standard macros, except it all works a bit better.
Good golden colour, good head, good taste, and definitely drinkable.

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Photo of BeerBob
4.3/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours as gold as gold can be from a light green glass 11.2 FL. OZ bottle. Creamy white foam head went to over three fingers.

Nose is of damp grains and sweet barley malts. Pallet is a smooth combination of malts and alcohol.

This one goes down with the best of them. I can through Stella Artois down 24/7/365 and not regret it.

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Photo of pirates
4.28/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a golden hue.

S - Of hops an malts.

T - crisp and clean malt.

M - Ultra smooth and creamy, Stellar.

D - Highly drinkable on tap. Goes down with good company.

One of my fav beers. I found this one to be a tad better on tap than in the bottle.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.27/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stella Artois | Stella Artois. Poured from a can into a Belgian chalice, this beer's head is three fingers thick with webbed lacing, and a clear medium gold body.

I smell grassy/funky malts with delicate floral hops.

Tastes like honey biscuit malts with some peach or peach jam flavor mid-palate. Hop bitterness is very unpronounced.

The mouthfeel is medium-light with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll give Stella Artois | Stella Artois a 4.25. A very clean Euro lager with mass appeal that most AAL regulars can dig.

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Photo of DoctorStrangiato
4.27/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 500-ml can into a Stella Artois chalice. Chalice rests on a glass Stella Artois coaster.

Appearance - golden straw colour with sudsy lacing up the sides. Moderate carbonation.

Smell - Corn and straw dominate the bouquet here, with some grassy notes thrown in. A great partner for nosing some Scotch - brings back objectivity during an intermission.

Taste - much better from a can than the bottle. More depth to the straw-grassy malt flavours with less overt bitterness than the bottle version. Light waves of a slightly bitter finish continue.

Mouthfeel - peppery up front with smoothing effects along the sides of the mouth just seconds later.

Drinkability - a few cans like this in an evening is never a bad thing, just don't over-do it. The taste and refreshment doesn't go out on this great beer.

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Photo of Maiora13
4.26/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful packaging and marketing scheme. Probably why it is so expensive. It is tasty and smooth. Goes down easy. It is kind of bitter. Almost pallet cleansing... or as much as a beer can be

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Photo of Butter14
4.26/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Frothy head, medium body and a pleasant but mild noble hop aroma. It's a sessionable beer and one that has a hint of sweetness towards the end. If you're a fan of lagers this should be a beer that should be on your tasted list.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.25/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Stella Artois brewed by Stella Artois, with an ABV of 5.00% This Euro Pale Lager pours out a nice golden amber color with a nice white head. There is a decent amount of lacing to Stella Artois . The smell is rich with grains and malts . You also pick up on some earthly hop bitterness in the smell. The look and smell of this brew is re inviting, puts you in the mind set of other Lagers on the market. So far so good. Now for the taste it is crisp with grains and malts. The hops tie it all together. Stella Artois has a super nice balance to it. There is nothing overpowering about this lager brew. I like how smooth this brew goes down. Just the right amount of bitterness. There is a lot going on in this brew. The mouth feel of Stella Artois is Light, Crisp, Clean, Smooth and Refreshing. This brew would go with just about anything. Overall I'm giving Stella Artois a 4.25 out of 5. I would definitely buy this brew again. Stella Artois did a real nice job with this one. If you are looking for a smooth clean lager brew, look this one up.

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Photo of hehndogg
4.25/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

If you are not served this Belgian lager in the appropriate Stella glass, you will get an entirely different drinking experience. This is a very good mass produced lager. Crisp with a slightly skunky aroma, which is something that true lager/pilsner lovers should appreciate. If you know what to expect from this style of lager, it is a very pleasing and easy to drink beer.

The bottle serving is also good, but do pay attention to bottling dates.

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Photo of rjimlad
4.25/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love Stella. OK, there are no doubt better euros in terms of complexity and body but for drinkability Stella has no peer.
Pours crystal clear straw with coarse carbonation that gives a rich foamy white head. Grassy notes on the nose and a nice clean and crisp taste with a very slight yeastiness or breadiness and a slight bitter finish. This is the perfect beer for Australians and yet we drink astonishingly vile macro swill. So this is not my absolute favourite beer of all time but I love you Stella. Love you long time.

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Photo of RobertTaylor
4.25/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It is a 33cl bottle drank out of a pint glass.

A:Ok,not the best that i have seen but above standard.

S:Kinda like wet paper,Overall I nice smell to go with the beer.

T:The taste is just like what i was looking from a lager.I mean thin and refreshing,Very nice

M:I little better then what I was thinking.Like I said before very refreshing.

D:I very drinkable beer and nice on a hot day.I dont think this beer would go good with a big meal.

If I see another I think I will pick it up,but not going to go out of my way to pick some up.

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