Stella Artois | Stella Artois

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-13-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,295
Reviews:
1,483
Avg:
3.06
pDev:
20.59%
 
 
Wants:
85
Gots:
1,576
For Trade:
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Photo of jrfehon33
3.46/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.79/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - Had on draft, clear pale gold color, lots of carbonation, a thin cap of foamy white head.
Aroma - Grainy, wheat, minerals, vague sweetness.
Taste - Like the aroma, grainy up front, pale malt, not very sweet, white bread, very mild hop bitterness towards the end.
Feel - Thin body, very carbonated, refreshing.

Overall - One of the better mass produced Euro lagers. I don't care whatever stigmas it has, I like it. Reminds me of Heineken only with less residual sweetness and more crisp. A good choice at a restaurant with a small beer menu.

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Photo of Johncnh
2.79/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tvenne
4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
2.5/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Golfontap
4/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Atg1095
3.84/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyMan12
1.38/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

If you like having the aftertaste of dirty old vomit in your mouth that last for several days then this is the beer for you.

Taste decent going in, aftertaste and aroma in your mouth is completely foul.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.35/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMH73
3.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

By far the best aspect of this beer is how it looks in the glass. Certainly a step above the standard American macro but nothing to write home about. Can get a skunky bottle and tends to be better on tap. Solid choice at restaurants with a poor craft menu.

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Photo of harleyfriesen
3.21/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer is a nice lager for a nice time to be outside with friends. The smell of it may be a bit displeasing to some as it has a strong similar smell to cannabis due to the hops that were put into it. Other aromas include barley, earthy notes such as grass, and corn. The beer has a taste that is similar to the hop smell but is unique in flavor. Very refreshing and can be consumed in almost any sort of environment.

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Photo of bshefftz
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerManShip
4.84/5  rDev +58.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I would have to say that this is the pinnacle of what a lager should be. Long, long before hasty American craft brewers were taking aggressive and over-the-top stabs at brewing, the European brewers had mastered these styles of beer. Over all, Stella Artois has one thing that most craft lagers lack, and that is balance. I would call it light, refreshing, flavorful and crisp. It is malty with accents of citrus and hops. It could go with just about any meal or on its own. If you can not find the flavor here, I'm afraid your palate has been burnt out by the "exploding with flavor" style of beer that most American craft brewers are turning out. I truly appreciate it subtlety.

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Photo of Ferretferret
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Average, drinkable, and from an extremely like-able company. Sure, there are better, but, it's the safe go-to at bars across the country. There isn't much of a taste beyond the carbonated water flavoring, but, what there is - a monotone light malt, unroasted - is inoffensive. Be careful, though - something about the green bottles and their inability to filter out light makes them a bit, er, skunky, sometimes.

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Photo of kitekid
3.47/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

light, crisp
as (or more) drinkable than many American Lagers.
not my favorite beer, but if it is Stella or a Bud or a Coors, etc.it is a Stella hands down.

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Photo of jsbirnba
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JTomczak
2.67/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of EdwardIV84
3.9/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I got these refently in a can and have never really seen them before. They are 11.2 oz....in a can similar to a red bull, skinny.
Great beer for a cheap night! Its not th best but easy to find but cans are way better.

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Photo of BlueKurenai
2.35/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of movieclockstar
3.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hackattack
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is pretty good s--- ! Reminds of the days when imports were the rich man's brew. You youngsters never had to settle for imports to serve during special occasions. Now, these imports (for the most part) are blown away by American craft brews. I still like this one for the mellow/tart/malty flavor.

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Photo of craigbelly
3.46/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satorn
3.34/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spokenwheels
3.65/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Stella Artois from Stella Artois
3.06 out of 5 based on 5,295 ratings.
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