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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:
#47,047
Reviews:
1,534
Ratings:
5,541
pDev:
20.06%
Bros Score:
3.13
 
 
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Photo of oline73
2/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Tweezerjam
1.86/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

For such a prestigious and expensive beer it really comes up short. The value just ain't there.

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Photo of Chilmer
4.16/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of runbase
2.14/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2.25

For something that advertises itself as a world class beer it tastes like a bad batch of Naragansett.

Disclaimer: We drank this in a paper cup like it deserves.

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Photo of Jdsissonii
4.01/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kootenays88
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GIZ204
3.74/5  rDev +21%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.84/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tried beer out of bottle. Initial smell is corn, hops, and some skunky notes. Taste is very mellow in the beginning, but the spicy hops come out in the end of the mouthful. Beer has a light feel, medium carbonation, and almost no aftertaste. Beer seems to be refreshing overall.

This beer is a good alternative to the American Macrobrews, especially in the summer as this beer has a very light feel to it. I picked up a 12pack for $13.99, so price is a big bonus. Overall the beer is okay, which is the best way to describe it-- not offensive at all, can be refreshing, but nothing is great about this at all. It is almost like they perfected the American Adjunct Lager in Belgium.

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Photo of Jesterr44
2.49/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Uck. I don't drink regular beer anymore but was out & the father-in-law bought me one. So I drank it. Yes, it was pretty cold. Yes, it needed to be. Yes, the last sip tasted worse than the first obviously because it had warmed some and so the flavour could in fact be tasted. Quite likely better than Coors Light et al but still full of metallic and adjunct flavours. Yeah, they use corn to brew this, and yeah, it tastes like it.

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Photo of GrandpaBub
3.76/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, crisp larger. The best green bottle beer out there.

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Photo of WDWAoT
2.75/5  rDev -11%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

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

A thin lace rises above the amber brew. A mild and grainy hop aroma is present. Light bodied with a decent hop note. The lager is dry and had a bright carbination. There is a sour flavor which help raise this above many other simple lagers.

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Photo of bltsys
2.88/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Scott17Taylor
2.65/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've had much worse, but this beer doesn't really stand out even for the style.
It pours a pale straw color with a fluffy head that sticks around for a while. Honestly the appearance is perfect.
The aroma is faint skunkiness and light crackers malts without a whole lot of any kind of happiness.
The flavor is crisp and clean. It starts out with a light sweetness and a slight bitterness. The only thing that ruins it is the skunkiness.
The mouthfeel is light and crisp, exactly what you'd expect.
Overall, I like American adjunct lagers better than this. It just isn't worth trying to me.

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Photo of dataslal
2.67/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mcarter76
2.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

This used to be one of my go-to lagers, but lately it tastes watery and dull, especially from a can. I'm not sure if it's my preference for IPA's and Ales, but I'd almost rather drink a Budweiser than this. Even Pabst Blue Ribbon or Coors Banquet has more to deliver in the flavor department. Still, I'd probably choose Stella over Heineken.

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Photo of AlanReynolds
4.04/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a much better beer than most reviewers here seem to appreciate. I'm an IPA guy but that doesn't mean I can't appreciate a fine lager like Stella or Heineken. Of those two, Stella starts out with more color and head and goes on to also have more depth of flavor - rather dry, malty even metallic. I 've tasted a lot of high-end (& high alcohol) Belgian beers in Brussels and at a great Belgian restaurant in D.C. Stella is cheaper, but still has that distinct Belgian taste. Bars serve it a special Stella glass, which looks like a big wine glass (12 ounces at best), so I almost always go for something else - in a pint.

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Photo of CosmicArtifact
4/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kyle1234
3.05/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of shrimply_pibbles
2.39/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of bluestringer
3.28/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tomvon
3.84/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Monk287
2.54/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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