Beer: Stella Artois
Beer Style: Pale Lager
Brewery: Anheuser-Busch InBev
Country of Origin: Belgium (Leuven, Belgium)
Serving Methodology: 12 oz bottle poured into eight oz plastic cup
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.