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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Best by July, 2012

Pours a light golden ale with a finger of fleeting loose white foam and brilliant clarity. Spotty lace. Smells of some skunk, white grapes, grain and a hint of hay. Taste is smooth with sweet grains and little else. Really quite drinkable, particularly from a green bottle. Light body with moderately hi carb. Not a bad beer for green bottle and potentially long light exposure, the moderate skunk sucks, but overall this beer isn't too shabby, and I particularly like it on tap during warmer months.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted On: 02-08-2012
Freshness: Best by 09-29-2012
Packaging: 330ml green bottle
Glassware: Stella Artois chalice
Purchased: 6-pack from Kroger

So I received a free Stella glass and felt like returning the favor by buying some of their beer...

Appearance is a clear, golden color with a small amount of bubbles seen in the glass. The head is medium size and shows very nice lacing and low retention.

Aromas are of grass and hay, sweet, but are not very powerful or pleasant.

Taste is slightly sweet, with biscuit malts, but is not overly flavorful. The mouthfeel is crisp, with high carbonation on a thin body. Somewhat dry in the finish.

Overall, an easy drinking lager, but not very impressive.

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

A: A very pale straw gold pour - completely clear. Medium sized white head, decently fluffy. Retention is halfway decent. There is a touch of lacing too.

S: Some cereal grain is apparent along with some grassy hops maybe? Quite subtle but not unpleasant.

T: Again, very mild cereal grain throughout. Tastes like corn a bit. A very brief hit of grassy hops at the front.

M: Very high carbonation. Otherwise clean and crisp.

O: Given the category this honestly isn't bad. Granted, the chances of getting a non-skunked pour due to the insane green bottles is very slim. But when it isn't skunked, it's a pretty inoffensive and subtle beer. That's putting it really nicely.

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

Poured from 22.4 oz. bottle into Stella Artois chalice.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden with a two-finger bone white head that quickly dissipates. Very minimal lacing left on the glass, but it's there.

Smell: First thing that comes to mind: this smells like what I just finished smoking. Skunky as hell, undoubtedly from the green bottle. Slight grassy note.

Taste: Not bad, a bit above average. It's skunky, but behind the skunk there is a slight hop flavor with a decent amount of bitterness, much more than I was expecting. Also there is a slight malt profile, with grass and water in the backend.

Mouthfeel: It's easy as hell to drink. Light body and high carbonation, could drink so many of these.

Overall: Not bad. An easy drinking, more flavorful alternative to AALs, but similar enough to please AAL drinkers. It's high price is a big turn off, however.

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look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Unfortunately, my Stella chalice is still packed up from moving, and I'm not about to dig it out from the other 60 pieces still boxed up. Poured into my Stone nonic.

Pours clear, fizzy and yellow. Looks like a pale lager to me. Head was bone white, 2 fingers and leaves a lot of foam in it's wake.

Aroma was slightly corny, with some biscuity tones, but they're muted. Standard crisp, clean, cold lager aroma.

Taste was near the same, albeit with a bit more of a pale malt character and a crisp, ever so slight bitter, grassy finish.

Near watery body, but not quite that of say a light lager. Still very light bodied, with a clean finish. Medium carbonation level. Decent feel overall for what it is.

Overall: I drank Stella a lot when I was learning that there were other beers out there besides Miller Lite. I enjoyed it then, but today, it's just an easy drinking, chuggable lager; nothing special, nothing desirable.

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