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Jon Tupper
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Username: Jon_up_north

Post Number: 30
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 04:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Last night I sad down with a 6 pack of Stella (having run out of my own goods). I love Stella.

What would your best guess be as far as starting and finishing hops on this fine fine beer?
 

Doug Pescatore
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Username: Doug_p

Post Number: 1330
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 05:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jon,
I don't know about the hops but that stuff gives me the same headache as Bud when it is on tap. Recently I had 2 in one night with no other beers and I woke up feeling like a drank 15 beers.

I do like how it tastes on tap though.

-Doug

(Message edited by doug_p on April 25, 2005)
 

Paul Edwards
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Username: Pedwards

Post Number: 672
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 05:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've never had a bottled Stella in the states that wasn't skunked. I've given up on green bottled beers shipped from Europe.

Only had it once on tap in Belgium. Only a so-so lager, IMHO. Esp when faced with all the other fabulous beers in the country.

Hops are Saaz. I'd guess slightly more than Bud for bitterness, maybe 20 IBU's tops.
 

Craig Henry
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Username: Sail

Post Number: 201
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 05:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

And I thought that I was the only one who loved Stella. I need to get together a pilgrimage to Leuven. You have to love a country where Stella flows like water, where chocolate is outstanding and waffles smothered in ice cream and chocolate syrup for an afternoon snack are the norm.

The trick to good Stella in bottles lies in the fairly light-tight 12 pack. The six packs ARE a a bad idea and often skunked. Out of the tap it is under served and probably coming from dirty taps which may encourage bad hangovers.

I think Dave Miller had a clone using Saaz but I doubt you could reproduce the stuff. Any better clones out there?
 

Jon Tupper
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Username: Jon_up_north

Post Number: 31
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 05:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was wondering if the finishing hops were fugles. It has just a slight nutty nose on the finish which I like. Good malty body as well.
 

Craig Henry
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Username: Sail

Post Number: 202
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Monday, April 25, 2005 - 05:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

check out this link

http://www.freewebs.com/stella-artois/members.htm
 

Craig Henry
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Username: Sail

Post Number: 203
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 02:55 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Funny you mention nutty Jon. I have often thought that as well.

Has anyone reproduced a decent clone of Stella?
 

JimTanguay
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Username: Pizzaman

Post Number: 441
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 03:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it just me? I'm not all that impressed with Stella... and fuggles
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 1420
Registered: 03-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 03:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had stella on tap last week and didn't care for it much, sort of like their version of budweiser, which may explain DP's headache phenomenon... :-)
 

Herman Holtrop
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Username: Iluvhops

Post Number: 4
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

quote: http://www.stellaartois.be/nl/brewery/b_31.asp Stella Artois selecteert enkel de fijnste soorten hop. Die halen we in BelgiŽ, Duitsland, TsjechiŽ, SlovakijeÖ

Stella uses only the finest hopvarieties. Which we get in Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia.
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 2934
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 07:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Stella Artois is getting to be common in these parts. The local brewpub/bistro has it on tap, along with both Leffe Blonde and Brune, and Hoegaarden, as well as four of their own beers. The bartender tells me it's shipped by air now and we get it within a few of weeks of leaving the brewery, so it's relatively fresh.

I had a Stella the other night; it was the only import on tap at a local Thai restaurant. I thought it was all right for a Euro lager, if hardly spectacular; my wife said it actually tasted like beer compared to her bottled Singha. You could taste both malt and hops, about 20 IBUs to my palate. I would have said Saaz and Hallertauer were the varieties, although there could have been a touch of Fuggle-like flavor, perhaps from Styrian Goldings, which are a continental variant of Fuggles.
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 125
Registered: 05-2001
Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 07:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Stella is a beer my wife likes, I would say its the Belgian BMC. If I was going for that type of beer I would rather have a Stiegl. Not Belgian but Stella is not what I would consider a good belgian beer either.

(Message edited by perbe on April 26, 2005)

(Message edited by perbe on April 26, 2005)
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Beerboy AKA The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

Post Number: 667
Registered: 03-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 11:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Stella in on every tap in every pub in the UK. It's horrible stuff IMO, tastes horrible, gives you horrible hangovers and makes people act crazy. It is known as 'wife beater' here, and with good reason. Eurgh!
 

Craig Henry
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Username: Sail

Post Number: 204
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2005 - 12:30 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I must say after consuming it in the UK (in some quantity) I would swear it had some extra kick not found in the US. Almost a hallucinatory effect or THC.

So I wouldn't disagree with the stuff served in the UK. I don't believe it is identical to the product in the US. That extra special ingredient seems absent here.