Tag Archive: Lager

Jul 26

Stella Artois Premium Lager Beer

Stella Artois

Stella Artois

Name: Stella Artois Premium Lager Beer

Country: Belgium

Brewer: Stella Artois Brewery, Leuven, Belgium

Type: Lager Beer

ABV: 5.2% (USA)

Packaging: Green glass bottle

Bottle Info: Belgium’s Original – Over 600 Years of brewing experience.


First Impressions:

The nose is slightly sweet and fruity.  The pour creates a moderate head.  The initial taste is best described as middle-of-the-road.


There is very little in the way of a definitive hops or malt taste.  I can’t resist saying that this is a beer that would never offend anybody.  It’s an easy drinker  to an extreme.

After Word:

I can’t say that this is my favorite beer.  However, it is so inoffensive that I would never refuse one if offered. Certainly, there is no hint of “malt beverage” taste.  It’s simply a beer that aims not to shock or assault your taste buds.

Who Should Try:

This beer might be a good introduction to lager for those who aren’t 100% sure that they like beer.  For the rest of us, it’s simply another choice for smooth, easy drinking.

[important]Cocktail and Beer’s 0-10 Ratings:

Malt: 5

Hops: 5

Bitter: 3

Acidic: 3

Carbonation: 6

Easy Drinker: 9

Beerness:  6

Overall: 6

Recommended: Yes


Jul 21

Jever Original Friesland Pilsener Review

Jever Lager

Jever Lager

Name: Jever Original Friesland Pilsener

Brewer: Dortmunder Brau & Brunnen Group (Oetker Group)

Country: Germany

Importer (US): Raven Import Co.

Type: Pilsener

ABV: 4.9%

Packaging: Green glass bottle

Bottle Info: Jever Original Friesland Pilsener, Premium Lager Beer, Product of Germany, Since 1848





First Impressions:

Bitter, but not in an annoying way.  Subtle hops taste with little malt.  Good nose.  Slightly challenging to the American palate.


Bitter aftertaste lasts and lasts.  Hops forward, but tough to nail down the taste profile.

After Word:

Leaves no doubt it’s a German beer.  Interesting enough that I will want to try it again.

Who Should Try:

Anyone who can stand some bitterness and a beer with some backbone.

[important]Cocktail and Beer’s 0-10 Ratings:

Malt: 4

Hops: 7

Bitter: 6

Acidic: 7

Easy Drinker: 6

Beerness: 8

Overall: 7

Recommended:Yes [/important]