Stella Artois | Stella Artois

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Brewed by:
Stella Artois
Belgium
stellaartois.be

Style: European 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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Ranking:
#44,093
Reviews:
1,547
Ratings:
5,591
pDev:
20.06%
 
 
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Ratings: 5,591 |  Reviews: 1,547
Photo of kreg02
2.59/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.84/5  rDev +56.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Don_Sancho
4.39/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Stella Artois know as beer called from Teacher from university and that beer was called the wife beater don't know why stella artois was called the wife beater but I guess he did not like stella artois.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.18/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fear
3.46/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Polmoro
2.68/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Over-rated pedestrian beer. Too bland for my taste. A more basic Heineken.

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Photo of soundaurora
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WTFReport
4.25/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JTracy97
2.56/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Upon pouring my 11.2 Fl. Oz. can of Stella Artois I missed over how much the beer looked like apple juice. However, the head formed a modest white foam in my glass that lasted about 35 seconds. Then the head quickly dissipated to form a thin white ring. The bubbles from the carbonation rose with low-medium velocity. Overall, I was much more impressed by the simple, yet elegant artwork of the can.

As for the smell, I could barely detect anything, except perhaps some fading notes of raw dough.

The taste was malt forward, definitely reminding me of apple juice, with mild tartness. Almost simultaneously hops took the stage and balanced decently with fruity flavors. And finishing, the hoppiness closed with a bittersweet after taste.

The feel is quite watery, easily sliding around the mouth, and leaves an astringent trail behind it. The carbonation is on the lower end of medium velocity, and helps to spruce up the wateriness.

Overall, Stella Artois is a decent beer if it was priced in a lower strata. Unlike, other beers that command such a price tag, this beer fell short of truly being a premium beer. It's quality certainly surpasses many macro brew beers, but it should not be priced as high as it is.

I am someone who enjoys all beer including Rolling Rock which is the cheapest in my area. If I had to choose between Stella Artois and Rolling Rock in terms of bang for my buck, Rolling Rock would win.

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

Photo of tb77
3.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of eluvah
3.37/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hottenot
4.3/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is much better than the (OH GOD AN AAL) crowd will ever admit. It is nothing like Heineken which is a skunk bomb no matter where you get it.
Very smooth and a summer must. Kind of sweet, somewhat biscuit and a trace of hops. I like a trace of hops because hops are overrated. I hate strong hoppy flavor. Thus, this is a great beer for me. Nothing to fear in this beer.
Based on a can I got at the QT, which is not known for selling anything really beer like. Lots of shitty AALS all over the place.
Forgot to mention the incredible head this bier raises and keeps, a true European Trait!

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Photo of rsuarez1982
2.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Aj21
3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bsimpson91
4.26/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A high-end competitor to Heineken. It doesn't come close. Plus its over priced
The overall presentation of this beer is very nice. Up class and priced above most premiums and craft brews. However its marketing is all that's going for this beer.
The look is beautiful with a nice cap and some good lace. The smell is that of pale euro lager, very much like Heineken. The taste falls short. Although this beer is good, it basically barks up the tree of Heineken. Less maltiness, no green apple floral notes. Top end sweetness that is minimal with a super dry finish. I don't know who was first, but Heineken is extremely superior in every way imaginable. Thats my opinion of course. This is still a good beer but way overpriced. The feel is light to medium. Overall, good but not better than Heineken.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
2.54/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Donovanj
1.15/5  rDev -62.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

The best way to describe this beer is to call it what it truly is: Belgian budweiser. This is a typical industrial light lager using cheap adjuncts and is in no way special or different than your run of the mill bud/miller/coors crap lager.

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Photo of matthewbrown324
3.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DarkStar75
1.88/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light skunky unpleasant flavor..tastes cheap, watery, corn and grass; overpriced too. Heineken is significantly better if you want a euro lager. Hell, I'd take a budweiser or a moosehead over this stuff any day.. Two thumbs down.

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

Photo of GIftofgod4u1
3.11/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of teslagod6
2.65/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Beer rating: 3.09 out of 5 with 5,591 ratings