Just like you, but different
I’m not above drinking any beer, and so I’m going to swallow me some of that pride and have some swallows of the Stella Artois. I’ve convinced myself that this is different to the cans and the small green bottles because it’s in the bog bottle with the cork and cage. Yes, that’s correct, it’s different
high quality is assured
The Stella Artois 750ml Limited Edition Bottle has a beer that is 5.0% ABV which is around that 150 calories a serve, this bottle would then be 2.96 standard drinks in NZ
It was named Stella from the star of Christmas, and Artois after Sebastian Artois, founder of the brewery. It is brewed to perfection using the original Stella Artois yeast and the celebrated Saaz hops.
So, What could possibly go wrong?
A very familiar pale lager bready yeast not on opening, and the pour is that golden yellow beer, and the head is all European and full of itself.
The aroma is quite strong really, I’ve probably noticed it but not paid attention to it.
Rating this as it you’d have to be happy with the colour and and the pour, the aroma might not be a bit of your thing, and the taste is fairly neutral. As a beer then this is dead set in the middle of the pack.
Could be that it is rather warm and that I’ve had some exercise and not re-hydrated properly but this is quick and easy drinking, although that dreary yeasty note is more apparent as it warms, and has the potential to be rather uncomfortable and a bit off-putting, Probably the reason they recommend that it’s ice cold serve, keep everything on the down-low.
But I drank it, probably way to quickly to be honest, but it was cold and it was warming up and that aroma was beginning to prickle a bit, best probably drunk from the bottle to throttle that in somewhat. Probably.
The pdubyah-o-meter rates this as 7 of its things from the thing. You know what you’re getting and you probably paid way over the odds for it because it’s ‘fancy’ beer. It is in fact a very consistent beer that don’t have faults but it doesn’t have things that others might aspire to.
The double dip review
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The colour of pale lager ranges from light bronze to nearly transparent and the alcohol anywhere from 4-6%. Adjunct usage may be quite high, though in some cases the beer is all-malt. Carbonation is typically forced, though not always. One thing that doesn’t vary is that neither the malt nor the hops make much of an impression on the palate. These beers are brewed for minimum character, though faint traces of hop or malt may show through. More likely though is that adjuncts like corn will show through, or you’ll find notes of higher alcohols (fuel notes) due to the use of high-gravity brewing. The body will be thin and watery, and the finish is typically non-existent.