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Stella Artois

Posted: April 21, 2012 in Euro Pale Lager, Reviews, Stella Artois

So, Katie and I ended up at Country Night. I pretty much watched the Yankees game while listening to music. As usual for this place, every craft beer I went to order off the menu they didn’t have. So, I gave up. It had a decent selection of macros and imports, so I figured I would just order some of them to review since I haven’t yet. This is a brew that I’ve had out of the bottle a few times and wasn’t exactly thrilled with. This time, I’m trying it on draft to review it.

ABV: 5.00%

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Tax records exist from 1366 for Leuven’s Den Horen Brewery. In 1708, Sebastianus Artois became the master brewer at Den Horen, and gave his name to the brewery in 1717. In 1926, Stella Artois was launched initially as a seasonal beer especially for the Christmas holiday market. First sold in Canada, it was such a commercial success it became available year round and, apart from the duration of the Second World War, has been produced ever since. The first Stella Artois beer was exported to the European market in 1930. By 1960, 100 million litres of Stella Artois were being produced annually. InBev opened a new fully automated brewery in Leuven in 1993, and by 2006, total production volume was over a billion litres annually.”

Random: I wish it was served in the actual “Stella” glass. That’s the best part of it.

This brew poured with a head that had a fluffy egg white consistency and a pure white color that was about one finger high. It didn’t leave a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, straw yellow with little carbonation. The nose was a bit boring with a bit of skunk and metal. The taste was more mild than I expected. The skunkiness wasn’t all that pronounced and I got more grain than anything. I got some honey sweetness as well. The body was medium, with more than expected carbonation and a sweet, quick finish. It was much better on draft than I remember out of the bottle. I would have it again if there were no other options. But, as a whole, only a mediocre brew.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0