Stella | Al Ahram Beverages Company

StellaStella
BA SCORE
2.6%
Liked This Beer
2.49 w/ 39 ratings
StellaStella
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Al Ahram Beverages Company
Egypt
alahrambeverages.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 12-30-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,213
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
39
Liked:
1
Avg:
2.49/5
pDev:
24.9%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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Photo of Sammy
2.98/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours yellow with some white head. Malt though a touch cheese in aroma. Some malt in taste, clean,a tad of bitterness lower than average mouthfeel.AVerage carbonation.I could drink this on a hot day in the dessert.Can from Egypt, thanks for sharing Radek.

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Photo of WoodBrew
2.87/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

When your in Egypt there is really only two beers to pick from....and generally these are only at Hotels or main stream restaurants that cater to the West...so beggars really cant be choosers. Stella is the typical American Adjunct/Euro Pale beer. The color is clear crisp golden with great carbonation that keeps rejuvinating the white head. Smell is typical grain, malt, and hops. The taste mirrore the smell. Mouthfeel is fine its easy on the pallet and drinkable. Overall its ok.

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Photo of Latarnik
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of Rhettroactive
2.45/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of BlackHaddock
1.48/5  rDev -40.6%
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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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.66/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Very pale yellow-gold, with no head and lots of verry coarse carbonation. Looks pretty unpleasant - but here goes anyway...

Hmm... Not bad on the nose. Slightly tangy zesty citrus and metallic hops. A little bit of that soda water flavour, but apart from that, reasonable.

Extremely carbonated on the palate, very spritzy, and rather refreshing. The taste itself is a little less pleasant, however, quite sweet, with a yeastiness. It's drinkable, but there's this empty, airy sorta of flavour in there. Almost a dried fruit character, which makes it rather sweeter than it should be.

Not great, but not really that offensive.

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Photo of kwjd
2.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is my first beer from Egypt, so I'm intrigued. It pours a straw-yellow with small white head and a little bit of lacing. The smell is faint, but I get a small amount of grassy hops. Taste again is pretty muted, but there is nothing off about it. Carbonation is pretty understated. This could work well for a hot day, which I guess happens frequently in Egypt. Nothing special, but I did prefer this to many macro lagers and even the other Stella.

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Photo of strongaf
2/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4/5  rDev +60.6%

Photo of randylangford
2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of Globetrotter
2.18/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Also referred to as "Stella Local," this is the Budweiser of Egypt. My sample, purchased and consumed in Sharm el Sheikh, came in a blue and gold can with a five-pointed star above the name in English and Arabic. Ingredients conform to the purity law (or, at least, the ingredients listed on the can do...). Best before 09/06, I tried it on 12/27/05.

Pours a clear light gold under a one finger white head that fades quickly to collar, leaving a few spots of lace. Metallic hops blend with sweet adjunct grain in the nose. The mouth is light and very prickly. The heavy carbonation overwhelms the tongue at first, making it impossible to taste anything. By the time the stinging clears, only metallic bitterness remains. A hint of espresso emerges briefly in the aftertaste. Overall, a bland macro product worthy of little respect.

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Photo of Brabander
3.35/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I brought this beercan home from the airport in Hurghada when i came back from my holidays. It stayed in my fridge for some months but tonoght Mrs. Brabander and i decided to drink this one.

Pouerd in a simple Dutch beerglass the beer looks good. Some carbonation and a decent head.

I drank the Sakara beer when i was in Egypt but this Stella is a bit better. Somewhat dry taste and i got some orange smell with it.

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Photo of Rihup
2.75/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of shivtim
2.13/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had this quite a few times while in Cairo, due to it being much much cheaper than most other beers. It's a lager that tastes about as expected: not much to it. A bit of mild yeast strains over metal. Quite watery. Still, easy to drink quite a few in one setting, especially considering the low alcohol content and low price paired with the hot climate.
Goes well with hummus.

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Photo of abcdefghijkyle
2/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
1/5  rDev -59.8%

Photo of aforbes10
1.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to shivtim for the little can. Very clear, sparkling apple juice look, with a puffy white head that shortens up quickly. Very little odor..hint of alcohol, mild hops. Crisp, strangely grainy tasting. Basic barley-malt, notes of apple, butter, ethanol. Crisp, bitter bite. Thin bodied, not much to it. Eh. Stella re-brewed for an Egyptian audience. Who cares (besides the awesome can)

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Photo of BJSmit
3.25/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of 54V4G3
2.31/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of fizzyted
2/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of jeranbrews
2.8/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A - A blue can with a white star inside a gold label. English and Arabic writing on the can. There was a lot of white foamy American adjunct style head. And good continued carbonation that continued for a few min. The head retained well too staying until the end of the party. The beer itself was very clear and lemonade yellow.

S - Foamy, straw, adjunct malts (although the ingredients on the can don't mention them). Surprisingly none of the normal can aluminum smell and just a fair amount of pale malt smell.

T - Pale malt flavor. Not bad but not complex. There was a sharp aftertaste. The balance from the begining to the end was not that great.

M - A bit thin in the middle and rough on the edges.

D - A beer for people who can't drink beer or even find beer. Not a bad average-ish flavor. It's a compromise, in a country where 99%+ of people don't drink alcohol this is a good enough substitute for the few that do.

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Photo of pascilla
2.36/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of WMEugene
2.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Photo of nleaders
1/5  rDev -59.8%

Photo of MarkoNm
2.72/5  rDev +9.2%
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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Stella from Al Ahram Beverages Company
Beer rating: 2.6% out of 100 with 39 ratings
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