Stella Artois | Stella Artois

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Stella Artois

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2000

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Turbnator from the near-pounder sized can.

A: Clear deep straw yellow with a twofinger head that dissipates to a thin disk. Carbonation is present all the way through the quaffing. active. Nice looking Euro pale lager.

S: Pretty neutral on malts, yeast and hop fronts. It's not as skunky as some Euro pale lagers. Inoffensive. Slightly seweresque on initial smell.

T: Gentle hops are very subtle. Malts are also lighter side of biscuity. Yeast is definitely not a strong variety with respect to breadiness or banana/clove/etc. Very subtle taste profile. There is a gentle metallic note at ultimate finish as it warms.

M: Creamy as carbonation indicates and per style. spritely carbonation lends to a neat clean finish with very a pleasant little bitterness at the end.

O: I really like Stella for sittin' around & having a few beers. It's interesting enough to keep it good, but not so strong in ABV nor flavor to overwhelm your palate. It's the European pale lager favorite for me.

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3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a clear yellow with lively carbonation bubbles going up the glass and a half-finger white head that receded to a thin ring of white lace very quickly. Standard for a pale lager, nothing special. Scents of lager yeast, maize, some bready malt and faint grassiness. Typical adjunct lager aromas. Nothing special. Flavor begins sweet, with strong flavors of maize, moving into some bready malt and grainy flavors and some dank herbal hops, finish is grainy with a decent level of earthy hop bitterness. Its a fairly typical adjunct lager flavor, made a bit better by the higher level of hop flavor than usual in American lagers. Mouthfeel is light bodied with high carbonation and a semi-drying mouthfeel. Fairly standard for the style. Overall this is a standard pale lager. Its nothing special, but its better than most American lagers and Heineken by a large margin.

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3.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nice half inch head of pure white foam. Good show of carbonation bubbles. Pale straw yellow hued. Brilliant clarity. Faint pale malt aroma. Definitely get the well water lager flavor. Think light club cracker with the pale malt flavor. Very light in body. Great beer for hot summer weather.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear golden body with pillowy thick white head. Leaves nice amount of lacing on goblet glass into which it was poured.
S: Light malt and bready nose along with grassy notes.
T: Biscuity malt, grain, grassy flavors.
M: Light bodied, crisp and well-carbonated. Smooth mouthfeel.
O: Decent Euro Lager.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 fl oz. bottle, with best by date 07/16/2014 printed on the label. Ah yes, finally I've acquired a single bottle of Stella Artois to review here on BeerAdvocate. Expectations are fairly low, but I know what I'm getting myself into.

Poured into a miniature Victorian carriage pint glass that I acquired from the local Goodwill.

A - Pours a clear lagered golden straw color with one finger of bone white froth and just a few tiny flakes of sediment in the glass. Some thin stringy lacing. Not half bad looking, for what it is.

S - Smell remains pretty neutral: dark grains, dirty earthiness, wheat, corn & husk, wet paperboard, some must, and some mineral water.

T - Taste follows the nose: clean, crisp pilsner malt, soggy grains, wheat, corn husk, & some mineral water. Light and refreshing.

M - Feel is thin and watery, smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing. Some soggy corn / grains lingering on the palate. Light-bodied, with moderately high carbonation. Slightly bloating, but otherwise an easy drinker.

Overall, it goes down smooth after a long day, and for being what it is, it is a nice light lager. Certainly light-years ahead of the swill that is Bud Light and Miller Lite, but that might not be saying much. Definitely recommended for what it is, and I would choose it over plenty of these cheap adjunct lagers brewed in America any day.

Stella Artois ---3/5.

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