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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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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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