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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:
#44,408
Reviews:
1,506
Ratings:
5,403
pDev:
20.39%
Bros Score:
3.13
 
 
Wants:
83
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1,650
Trade:
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Photo of Davit
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spencer96
1/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Sucked

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Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.66/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Why the high specifics and the low overall? Not the type of brew for me. Yes, high quality. But it is way too refined, like everything from Belgium northwards in that region. I want a little bit, a little resistance, albeit not to the point of being unpalatable. This one give you none of that.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
2.52/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.34/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer4Mike
3.75/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acab1312
2.35/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I suppose the look and smell is fine, or at least hasn't stood out to me as unpleasant in any way, but the taste seemed more akin to Budweiser. I picked up a case of Belgium beers that had 12 Stella Artois, 6 Leffe, and 6 Hoegaarden, because it was on sale and seemed like a good deal on beers that normally cost quite more than what I paid. Definitely not what I was expecting, and it certainly isn't horrible, but when I look at the more common retail price, I think what's being sold is a label and a brand, and that's what you're paying for, not the quality.

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Photo of Alexc11
2.85/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I've hear so much about this beer and had it a long time ago and decided to give it another try. I was a little underwhelmed given the list of great Belgian beers. It was just okay to me. Nothing stuck out to make it a unique pilsner. Medium carbonation, nondescript aromas, weak lace. I'm normally not a harsh critic but I expected more.

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Photo of JoeyJellico
3.04/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Paradox1000
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good clean lager.

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Photo of brewnme
2.26/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

The best review I can give this brew is that they should seriously consider using brown bottles. I dumped my SKUNKY ARTOIS!

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Photo of Pretendeer
1.5/5  rDev -51.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of dh15grub
3.79/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rindir
3.31/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dctarga
2.8/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A perfectly "ok" Euro lager I guess. Kinda bland to me. I choose it when the other choices are stuff I can't stand. Then I keep looking at the taps trying to figure out if one of them might actually be better.

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Photo of jwarsenal9
2.27/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.17/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of McBraniel
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
3.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, best before 6/4/2018. Pours crystal clear pale golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of cracker, corn, white bread, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Bit of skunky notes in the aromas that dissipated as it sat in the glass. Okay aromas of pale malt and minimal hop notes; with poor strength. Taste of cracker, corn, white bread, lightly toasted biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness. Mild herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, corn, white bread, lightly toasted biscuit, and mild herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Lightly increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery feeling. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with zero yeast notes present. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a solid pale lager. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Nicely flavorful and clean pils malt/grain presence with decent hop balance. An enjoyable offering.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eyeet7
3.64/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Taste is more premium than other beers the same price. Not as hoppy as other lager. Not overly carbonated but far from flat so it has a very nice mouth-feel. Smells of skunk but doesn't taste like it at all. Always a beer you can rely on.

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Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
3.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of G-Style
2.7/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of McWooze
2.5/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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