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Is Stella Artois a premium beer

#1
The reason I ask is this. I was in Belgium recently with Mrs Driver and as I had showered and shaved before she had, she said go down to the bar of the hotel and I'll see you there. As I knew we would be in for a long night booze wise and knowing that some Belgian beers can knock your socks off, I asked the barman for a glass of 'ordinary' beer he. I was served with a glass of Stella and he said it was just an average, everyday beer. Over here we tend to big it up a bit and pay through the hooter for it.
 
#2
Traditionally we Brits like our Beer.

Therefore beer for the UK market was made with a lower alcohol content; as we wouldn't appreciate quality and it was harder to get bladdered on weak beer (liquid consumption being massive).

So "continental" lagers are stronger and have been classed as premium in this country.
 
#6
It's only a premium beer because that is their marketing strategy. They want you to have the idea that because your paying more, it's better quality. But it's not, it's just another beer! Brewed in the UK as well.
 
#7
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A "Premium" beer is nowt to do with quality; its all about how much £extra the Marketing Bods can get away with charging gullible punters.
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#9
make_safe!! said:
It's only a premium beer because that is their marketing strategy. They want you to have the idea that because your paying more, it's better quality. But it's not, it's just another beer! Brewed in the UK as well.
Must you shatter all my bloody dreams and illusions, brewed in the UK!
 
#14
I do like a drop or two of Stella, but having spent 2 years at SHAPE I sampled many fine Belgian beers. Leffe is good but my personal favorite, which you need to re-mortgage your house for in the UK is Hoegarden (sp), if you haven't tried it - do so, blows your socks off.

MB
 
#15
MARKETING BOLLOCKS!!!

another example...mexican pish "SOL CERVEZA" served with a fruit bowl in the bottles neck.....mexican version of kestrel lager!!! no-one out there would drink it!
 
#16
datumhead said:
MARKETING BOLLOCKS!!!

another example...mexican pish "SOL CERVEZA" served with a fruit bowl in the bottles neck.....mexican version of kestrel lager!!! no-one out there would drink it!


Definitely - Dos Equis all the way. Mind, after a few weeks of Beliken it probably would've been really good too.
 
#20
caubeen said:
DieHard said:
Stella is fine but only if mixed with extra strong cider blackcurrant and pernod then drunk through a straw :twisted:
Jeeze!

Have ye any liver left at all at all?

Have some o' this Bushmills. Far less messy.
Bushmills? The Irish heresy!
Give the man a Laphroaig!

always have trouble spelling that!
 

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