Solstice Lager
Stella Artois

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From:
Stella Artois
 
Belgium
Style:
European Pale Lager
Ranked #128
ABV:
4.5%
Score:
73
Ranked #29,688
Avg:
3.11 | pDev: 23.47%
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
51
Status:
Active
Rated:
Thursday at 04:53 AM
Added:
Jun 01, 2020
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  4
SCORE
73
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Reviewed by pizzabutt from Maryland

3.45/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
appearance: clear gold. head when poured is good, 1-2cm, but fades quickly. minimal lacing, good nucleation.

smell: bread and honey, gentle floral hops.

taste: crackers and honey dominate. slight hops note on the finish.

feel: light, bubbly, clean, and crisp.

overall: i bought a 6 pack of this and a 6 pack of guinness blonde together. tried this, tried the blonde, tried this again and wrote a review. i definitely prefer this. it has the classic lager feel and flavors and the price of a decent one. i will definitely drink this again.
Thursday at 04:53 AM
 
Rated: 3 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Dec 18, 2022
 
Rated: 2.87 by Budlum from Maryland

Nov 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.12 by AlpacaAlpaca from New York

Aug 28, 2022
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Reviewed by nickb2000 from New Hampshire

3.91/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nucleated Pilsner
Look: Clear gold color, pouring a 1 finger head. Dissipated into a moderate ring with lacing
Smell: Some malt, hoppy citrus and sweat cereal grains
Taste: Citrus and malt up front. Fairly neutral bitterness. Fades into hoppy citrus and then into toasty cereal grains
Feel: Smooth, moderate mouthfeel with a crisp finish
Overall: Its good, very smooth easy sipper. Refreshing yet still simple.
Jul 16, 2022
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Reviewed by EdFred

2.97/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Thinner than regular Stella, which says it feels like a watered down version of Stella.
I enjoy Stella because it's easy drinking, but this has a little less mouth-feel, less satisfying, and probably less alcohol.
I'd skip it, for regular or dark or other more flavorful, more kick-for the buck, beers.
May 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.25 by scootercrabb from Illinois

May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Cotati

4.01/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
The best "gas station beer" I've ever had. Beautiful light color smells slightly skunky with a hint of citrus. Taste is citrusy but doesn't remain all the way through. Mouth feel is a bit chalky but not awful. I actively look for this beer. I often buy it over the "craft" options. Solid choice. It's a poolside in the summer beer that destroys all other beers of those types like michelob ultra etc. Someone else said "gasoline" smell. That literally made me laugh. Must have spilled a bit on their hands at the pump.
Apr 21, 2022
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Reviewed by workingclassbrew from Wisconsin

3.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Without ready other reviews I didn't know if this is a new Stella type or rebrand. My wife picked it up at our local Wal-Mart, the cashier exclaimed "Oh this is supposed to be real good"!, another one said "them lagers is all you really need, there so heavy".
Im expecting usual skunky foreign lager. Will See. I like the look of the bottles , and packaging. Let's pop a top. Using a small tap glass, lets pour. I took a whiff from the bottle, an smelt gasoline? Is it the wrapper? No, poured it. yes gas, putty, odd, what the heck.
Pouring. I got to say one of the most beautifull colors I've seen bright pale gold. Lots of bubbles.
Got to say, not European. Nice flavor, crisp start, slight sweetness, lemony smooth on the tongue finish. Let it sit in your mouth a bit, let it warm I get that gasoline flavor, yum. Well, I wouldnt turn it down despite the "gas". Overall not bad easy drinkin. Something different than my usual choices, overall enjoyable.
Apr 03, 2022
 
Rated: 3.08 by QuintusHorace from California

Mar 31, 2022
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.33/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Seemed like just the right vibe for the Spring Equinox '22.

Clear, crisp, golden snappy light pale lager with a hint of citrus. Not sure if the subtle citrus is from an adjunct addition or just from the hops?. Either way, it's seriously refreshing and will pair well with just about any food.

It's very simple with crisp and grainy malt, herbal yeast and citrus, green hops way down deep in the flavor.
Mar 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.43 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Mar 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.29 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 15, 2022
 
Rated: 3.55 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.3 by RichardOrmiston from North Carolina

Feb 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Dustin015 from Maryland

3.33/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L- Pale gold with moderate head that quickly dissipates. no lacing.

S- light hops and bready yeast

T- pretty standard lager pretty dry. slightly tart. kind of reminds me of budlight.

F- watery with moderate carbonation

O- Decent lager. save your money and buy light beer though.
Jan 28, 2022
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Reviewed by damnathan

1.9/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
Doesn't smell good. Watery. Doesn't taste like much. WAY overpriced. I figured it'd suck like their other beers, but I thought I'd give it a chance. Will not buy again.
Jan 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Valdez_Mescalito from Michigan

4.22/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Year-Round Release - 6 pack
11.2 oz. bottle with best before date 20FEB22 (2/20/22) - 4.5% ABV / ? IBU
Brewed and bottled in Baldwinsville, NY
Poured into an unbranded pilsner glass

Look - Pours a dense and fluffy white head that evaporates quickly. Crystal clear, pale yellow appearance with tons of streaming bubbles.
Smell - The scent is mostly barley malt with a hint of grassy hops and maybe some lager yeast.
Taste - The taste follows the nose and there's also some lemon citrus qualities. No bitterness to speak of.
Feel - Has a thin, crisp, and somewhat chalky mouthfeel and finishes pretty dry.
Overall - The flavors are good, but the slightly chalky mouthfeel brings the drinkability down a bit.
Dec 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Oct 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.63 by Bear1964 from Nebraska

Oct 27, 2021
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Rated by pkalix from California

1.13/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
oh this is terrible.... do i have to finish it???
Oct 17, 2021
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Reviewed by ZeroHero

1.42/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.25
Look: Pale gold appearance. Drank out of the bottle so can't comment on the head or lacing.

Smell: Not much here, simply a light, fleeting citrus scent.

Taste: Extremely sharp, harsh, and had to pour out after a couple sips. The citrus scent was not followed through in the taste for me.

Feel: Medium carbonation, overall light mouth feel.

Overall: Absolutely terrible. Unfortunately, I had to pour this out after the first couple sips. A hard pass for me.
Oct 11, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Oct 10, 2021
 
Rated: 2.63 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Oct 08, 2021
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Reviewed by UncleReemus78 from Texas

2.61/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
Nothing special about this beer. Although it's Stella Artois it is not much more appealing than a Miller Highlife. There isn't any real positive things I can say about it except it sure beats the he'll out of a Natural Light and it would make a good light beer to drink with a meal. I just don't care for lagers much if they come out of an American brewery. European lagers are best. Stella Artois is being brewed anheisser Busch now. They can fuck up just about any beer with decency and character. Ales are the the way to go. Most all ales have a better flavor profile than lagers. Even the crappiest ones
Oct 04, 2021
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Rated by Johnnyc3 from Florida

1.45/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1
Tasteless is the best thing I can say!
Aug 30, 2021
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Reviewed by hamptonbrandon from Wales

1.38/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1
Quite pitiful. It looks good, pours good and has an average feel. The taste is utter shite however. Tastes like carbonated mango juice and urine. Incredibly bitter and sharp upon initial mouthful. Solstice Day is the shortest day of the year, if only my experience with this beer was just that.
Aug 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.43 by markallmon from Tennessee

Aug 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Reidrover from Oregon

2.65/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
25 oz can from Roth's Market in West Salem OR.
$3
Sadly brewed in the USA .
Actually pours a slightly darker gold then expected. Nice white head.Goes fast though.Some lacing.
Aroma is of light barley..malts. NOt too bad,least not corny.
Taste is sweet at first then fuller and malty slight bitterness.
Mouth feel is light but the carbonation isnt good for the style. Way too weak.
Not great but not awful.
Jul 12, 2021
 
Rated: 3.34 by Giggy from Michigan

Jul 01, 2021
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Reviewed by Leighton_ from Minnesota

3.04/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Clear orangish-gold, head produced coarse foam that vanished quickly.
Thin yet bright citrus and spice on the nose and equally on the tongue.
A bit watery, kind of reminiscent of a blue moon.
A wimpy body and underwhelming carbonation makes the watery problem even worse.

An okay summer chugger that just isn't worth the premium price
Jun 19, 2021
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Reviewed by lagrluvr

3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Looks like a medium gold lager in a clear bottle, from which it should be enjoyed - pours a nice head, but will be flat as fartwater by the end, if you pour it into a pilsner glass as I did.

Smells were - was- lightly present for a nanosecond, fresh light clean, and gone even before the head fell out.

Taste is clean and fresh when cold and lively, but kinda falls off to watery liquid before the end, so drink it quick.

Like all else in the brew, it feels fine at first, then becomes water. it's a flash

Overall, worth the $7/sixpack? Barely, but it's really just InBev US summer beer in a stella bottle,'''
A good lite beer if you like 105 calorie/4.5 abv chuggers.
May 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

May 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.17 by Griphon from Florida

May 18, 2021
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Rated by spieg83

1.57/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25
No noticeable taste whatsoever.... maybe it’s the Covid...
May 03, 2021
 
Rated: 2.57 by megamick from Iowa

May 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Squire from Mississippi

3.4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A light shade of gold color with a creamy white cap.

Aroma is on the mild side. I get light citrus in a sort of lemony way. There is a hop edge in the scent but it's mild.

Taste is straight forward Euro lager which is to say hoppy enough to notice but not enough to scare children or frighten horses. I get some grain flavor which reminds me of Miller High Life without the sweetness. It really does not stand up well against common ice beer and at twice the price it's an easy future pass.

Texture is a shade past medium with decent carbonation.

Overall this beer gives me the impression of a promising child who's too shy to step forward. I get the concept of repackaging to stimulate sales but changing the name of a horse doesn't make it run any faster.
May 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.05 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Apr 24, 2021
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Reviewed by Dr_Bahmbay13 from Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75
Busch beer in new packaging. The high reviews for this are laughable. Lemongrass? Been smoking to much lemongrass.. corn rice adjuncts grass.
Do yourself a favor and buy a icehouse for 1.15. This is very bad
Apr 22, 2021
 
Rated: 2.76 by 22Blue from Kansas

Apr 22, 2021
Solstice Lager from Stella Artois
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 91 ratings