April 25, 2007

Stella Artois

Tonightís beer is one that I had been meaning to try for a while now, and just hadnít done it yet. Iíve seen it around at various bars and restaurants, but there was always something else Iíd rather try. This time while I was at the store, I figured what the hell. Letís stick with an imported beer. I picked up a six-pack of Stella Artois by the Stella Artois Brewery in Belgium.

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It comes in an 11.2 ounce green bottle that has a horn design molded into the base of the neck. The label is white with a gold border and the name of the beer on a red banner in the middle of it. The next label covers up over the bottle cap.

There is a nice clean yellow gold color to the beer. It is clear with absolutely no hint of impurity or haze to it. It pours a quarter inch white head that fades into a film on the top of the beer. There is minimal lacing on the side of the glass.

To the nose there is a pleasant scent of sweet malts with an earthy undertone. It has a nice pleasant aroma that is pleasing. The taste is a mix of subtle malts with mild hop notes. Nothing that is over powering, but definitely pleasant on the palate. There is a slight bitter after taste that fades.

It is a light bodied beer with an almost perfect amount of carbonation. It makes this a beer that is very easy to drink. I could see myself drinking one on a hot summer day or while watching a game.

I was pleasantly surprised by Stella Artois. It really is a good beer. I guess I figured that it would be a weak, unpleasant one. Iím going to give this 5.5 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at April 25, 2007 06:08 PM | TrackBack

So... it's "pleasant", then...

Posted by: Harvey at April 30, 2007 05:52 AM