Stella Artois Reviewed by Brandon C. Hovey

Beer: Stella Artois

Beer Style: Pale Lager

Brewery: Anheuser-Busch InBev

Abv: 5%

Country of Origin: Belgium (Leuven, Belgium)

Serving Methodology: 12 oz bottle poured into eight oz plastic cup

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Background: Pale colored lagers are fine beers when they’re made the right way. Full-bodied, full-flavored, and far from light. Stella Artois by Anheuser-Busch InBev is an excellent example of a pale lager. Macro-brewed, yes. Is it quality? It most certainly is!

Taste & Aroma: The nose is of wet grain, biscuity malt, and a fruity crispness. The flavor is sharp, fruity and dry. The finish is tart and crisp! Reminiscent of a white wine, perhaps? A bigger gulp, reveals a more grainy character that I love to see in lagers. This is certainly refreshing.

Final Analysis: This is a beer that is a superb example of what a lager beer should be alongside Budweiser. If you are going to drink macro brewed beer: seek Budweiser or Stella Artois. Stella is superb on draught or from the bottle. I’ve had this from a can once, and I can say it is most impressive. IMG_0363

 

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