Stella | Al Ahram Beverages Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Al Ahram Beverages Company
Egypt
alahrambeverages.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-30-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,798
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
44
pDev:
23.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
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2.68/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

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2.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.45/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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2.31/5  rDev -8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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2.36/5  rDev -6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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1/5  rDev -60.2%

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2.72/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden color with an average white head that soon settles down to a ring around the edge.
There is hoppy aroma of avergae strength.
The taste is sinitially slightly sweet followed by a decent bitternes for a lager. Finishes nicely with enough bitterness.
Extra refreshing on the hot Egyptian sun, but otherwise nothing out of the ordinary really.

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3.25/5  rDev +29.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +39.4%

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2.56/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Stella is the Egyptian version of Budweiser. Contrary to some other reviews on here, it has no relation to Belgium's Stella Artois, or to Heineken. It is brewed by Al-Ahram, a government conglomerate that also publishes the most widely-read newspaper in Egypt. Stella is macrobrewed by young men doing their government service, and therefore varies widely from batch to batch. You never really know which kind of Stella you're going to get. I've had many of them during my study abroad semester in Egypt. It's relatively widely available (and especially in a city the size of Cairo, bars are too). Around 11% of Egyptians are not Muslims (and even many of those who are continue to drink alcohol), so there's a considerable alcohol-drinking minority in Egypt, far more than given credit.

Taste-wise, Stella is mediocre. At best, it tastes similar to a Heineken, and is slightly more drinkable, thanks to what tastes like a higher carbonation. At worst, you are better off switching mid-bottle to Sakkara, the second-most popular beer in Egypt, which is slightly more expensive. Stella really isn't the worst beer in the world; if you're a beer snob, you probably won't be drinking in Egypt at all, but if you're having a few with some friends, Stella works just as well as any other mass-produced lager you could find. They are also (by Western standards) quite cheap; at most, you'll pay about USD 2 in the swanky Zamalek and New Cairo bars, and less than a dollar at the hole-in-the-wall, drink-behind-a-screen joints downtown.

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2.75/5  rDev +9.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -0.4%

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2/5  rDev -20.3%

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1.48/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Brought back from a world cruise by my parents: green 330ml bottle poured into a 'Duvel' glass on a cold and wet May evening in Shropshire.

Oh dear: this is one bland brew and it doesn't hold it's looks for long either.

Clear body of very pale straw coloured liquid: the head that appeared disappeared just as quickly to leave a mini wisp and thin collar around the glass.

Wet cardboard aroma, dry and metallic taste: this isn't good. Wish I had someone to share it with (this is a live tasting).

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Stella from Al Ahram Beverages Company
Beer rating: 2.51 out of 5 with 44 ratings