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Those Stella Artois Ads (filmed in Poland)


isthatu 3 | 1,164  
1 Apr 2008 /  #1
Hi a year or so back here in the UK we had a fantastic advert for Stella Artois lager. the one with the Priests ice skating,staring the great Z B (hey,its late,the fella from three colours white :) ) obviously filmed in Poland. We now have one showing that features a olde worlde bar ,the people in it have a certain "polish look" is this also filmed in Poland?
Buddy 7 | 167  
1 Apr 2008 /  #2
My wife says many of the priest were well known polish actors. And there was me thinking they were real priests, duh...
Goonie 8 | 242  
1 Apr 2008 /  #3
does the beer have polish roots?
OP isthatu 3 | 1,164  
1 Apr 2008 /  #4
no,French I think,maybe belgium...anyway,thanks to the name day ...its Zbigniew Brzsummat:)
Buddy 7 | 167  
2 Apr 2008 /  #6
In the Uk we call it "wife beater"
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Apr 2008 /  #7
Stella Artois is Belgian. I thought a wife beater was an American word for a vest. Stella is a quality beer.
djf 18 | 166  
2 Apr 2008 /  #8
wife beater

Its called wife beater because it is known to make people aggressive after a few pints.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
2 Apr 2008 /  #9
I figured that djf, not just Stella surely? LOL It is a little stronger than British brews. Many European brews average over 5%.
djf 18 | 166  
2 Apr 2008 /  #10
I dont know why but it does seem to make people more aggressive than the typical lagers. Even the ones which are stronger like Becks (not vier).

Similar to the depressive effects of Gin on most people.
Brentano 2 | 5  
2 Apr 2008 /  #11
Stella Artois was originally brewed in Leuven/Louvain, in Belgium. I lived in Leuven for a while when studying, and the Belgians themselves are not particularly enthusiastic about the overseas reputation of Stella Artois because it is a lager; the majority of Belgians prefer the darker beers as their usual tipple (though I should add that it took me quite a while to get used to the sight of Belgian workers at the rail station cafe drinking a lager - Stella, or Maes - at 7.00 am along with their breakfast). I suspect Stella only took off in Europe, and beyond, once Heineken became popular and something a a battle of the lagers broke out in Europe (and we shouldn't forget New Zealand's outstanding contribution, Steinlager). But in Belgium, lager is what you drink when you are wanting to slake your thirst in a hurry (more of a palate-cleanser than anything else): serious beer-drinking centres around the so-called 'abbey-beers.' And I think - but may be mistaken - that Stella Artois is now owned by a South American consortium.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
2 Apr 2008 /  #12
I tried that beer and it tastes worse than Heineken..bla
OP isthatu 3 | 1,164  
2 Apr 2008 /  #13
Sorry sledz,its a well known fact that Americans couldnt tell a good beer from toffee,come on,whats that rats pish you all drink :) (with the noble exeption of miller high life,yum yum.)
sledz 23 | 2,250  
2 Apr 2008 /  #14
Sorry sledz,its a well known fact that Americans couldnt tell a good beer

Thats why I try only to drink Polish Beer:)

(with the noble exeption of miller high life,yum yum.)

That s the rat pish youre talking about,
If you like that, I`m sure you would enjoy Budwieser also..lol
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893  
2 Apr 2008 /  #15
Sorry sledz,its a well known fact that Americans couldnt tell a good beer from toffee,come on,whats that rats pish you all drink :) (with the noble exeption of miller high life,yum yum.)

For once I have to agree...for some reason American beer gives me a spanking banking rotten head in the morning (I've tried Bud once or twice) so I just dont go near it plus that I its tastes vile...I forget the name but I love a certain spanish beer...But Stella is very nice on a hot sunny day :)
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
2 Apr 2008 /  #16
But Stella is very nice on a hot sunny day :)

If Stella brought some beer with her that would be an added bonus.
OP isthatu 3 | 1,164  
2 Apr 2008 /  #17
"STELLA!!!!" *rips T *****......
Kilkline 1 | 689  
2 Apr 2008 /  #18
But Stella is very nice on a hot sunny day :)

True. I love Stella although people try to warn me away from it if its going to be a big day of drinking as the alcohol content gets me buzzing by the second pint. Those first two Stellas on a hot day put me in a great mood. Its the other 6 or 7 that get me hugging the table.
miranda  
2 Apr 2008 /  #19
I love Stella!!!!

Stella!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LondonChick 31 | 1,134  
2 Apr 2008 /  #20
Stella - vile stuff... thankfully I can get lots of tasty Polish beer at my local pubs.
Kemaleon 3 | 122  
2 Apr 2008 /  #21
In the Uk we call it "wife beater"

I was just about to post this!!

Drank a lot of it in my late teens, evil, evil stuff....

What makes it worse is that i cannot think of a beer that smells so much worse the second time you see it, if you know what i mean...
MareGaea 29 | 2,752  
2 Apr 2008 /  #22
belgium

It's Belgian and Stella Artois means "The Star of Artois" (Artois = Atrecht in Dutch), for the ones a bit familiar with the history of the LowLands: De Unie van Utrecht en de Unie van Atrecht (the Union of Utrecht and the Union of Artois) is THE classic historic example of the division of Protestantism and Catholisism in the LowLands, divided and still within the same country :)

M-G (Grolsch, the beer of his area in Holland - parents live about 5 km from that brewery)
OP isthatu 3 | 1,164  
2 Apr 2008 /  #23
ANYWAY, WHAT ABOUT THE ADVERTS ??? :)
miranda  
2 Apr 2008 /  #24
It's from a great area :)

for sure. I had a match of tennis is the summer with my cousin and then we went for a beer. It was Grolsch. I will never forget that taste. One of those things I will remeber forever, not to mention the bottle. Very nice:)

ANYWAY, WHAT ABOUT THE ADVERTS ??? :)

patience man, patience, your turn will come;)
OP isthatu 3 | 1,164  
2 Apr 2008 /  #25
patience man, patience, your turn will come;)

its "my" bloomin thread :) all I wanted to know was are the new stella ads filmed in Poland as well as the cool ice skating sky pilots one :)
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386  
2 Apr 2008 /  #26
After reading this thread I've just been to the Stella Artois site and the artoisblog.
Both worth a visit.
szkotja2007 27 | 1,498  
2 Apr 2008 /  #27
This is beginning to bug me now. There is a lot of info.

about the skating priests but no info on location.
The latest one set in the bar might be called "pass it on", its supposed to be set in an old French bar but I dont know the location where it was actually filmed.
OP isthatu 3 | 1,164  
2 Apr 2008 /  #28
It was actually the location that first made me think the skating one was Poland.You know how you half watch adverts?It was only the 2nd or so time I saw it that I spotted Zbigniew Zamachowski in it,not really expecting such a great actor to pop up on brit TV :)

Thats it,Pass it on,its just a sort of "look" about the people that made me wonder if it also was filmed in Poland ( I know that sounds odd,but there must be somthing in it as the guy who directed Master and Commander specifically hired Polish extras for that,as he says,untouched by western life look....that may come across as condisending but,I sorta got what he meant )

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