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Brewed by Aldaris (Carlsberg)
Style: Pale Lager
Riga, Latvia

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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aldara Gaišais (Aldaris pale beer) is a classical quality light beer with a fresh hops aroma and a soft bitter taste. This type of beer is an ideal thirst quencher and a perfect companion for a night out with friends.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 18, 2008
Bottle. It pours a quite pale golden, clear body under a small white head. Pale malt and a distinct fruity sweetness, as well as a surprising touch of alcohol in the aroma. Fruity-sweet flavor, almost like syrup from canned pears, with some malt and a little alcohol. Not much bitterness, but some in the finish. Medium mouthfeel, slightly papery. Sure, it’s drinkable for sure, serves it’s purpose quite well, but it’s a boring one. A bit on the sweet side too. (080618)

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
Had this at Pocono Beerfest. Nothing grand, but not bad either. The aroma was faint, maybe a minor bit of hop. Appearance is prototypical clean yellow, adequate head that diminishes rather quickly. It’s flavor is nothing extra special, hoppy a bit tart as well. It’s ok, but not super smooth. Ok.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6136) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 3, 2008
Light lager, but very well hopped, making it very refreshing. Quite similar to a North German pils like Jever. For once the commercial description describes the actual beer and not something the marketing detp has cooked up!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hotstuff (4142) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Bottle.Small very fizzy white head that quickly dissipated, spotty amounts of lacing, fast rising carbonation, transparent, and a yellow hue. Nose was hoppy, semi-sweet and some grassy notes. Flavor was hoppy, bitter, semi-sweet, and somewhat harsh tasting.Mouthfeel was spritey and medium in body.Did not enjoy the taste of this beer due to it being somewhat harsh tasting, boring nothing exciting about it IMO and not one that I recommend spending your time or money on.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 16, 2008
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a large sized head of foamy with a frothy top bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a hazy softly carbonated yellow colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The mild aroma was floral and malty. crisp . The flavor contained notes of malt hops and grassy. An OK brew just nothing special.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 29, 2008
Can. 4,5%. Clear golden with a small short lasting head. Weak grainy and malty aroma. Malty bit dry flavour with some hops and sweetness. Dry maltish finish.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Tranquillity (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2008
Shared with fatphil, thanks!Very pale yellow, pee & water-like. Doesn’t really smell much. Doesn’t taste much either. My girlfriend came up with the perfect description: BORING.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (9407) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2008 500ml can. Shared with Tranquillity - sorry! Light lager colour, thin head. Thin lagery aroma, most nondescript. Taste very thin, slight hint of lemonade, but fortunately without any nastiness. No noticeable finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 27, 2007
Bottle 500 ml
Appearance : br>Sunny gold medium carbonation with rater thin white head.
Nose : Simple aroma of pale malt with mineral grassy hops.
Flavour/Palate : Light bodied , thin sweet malty base with out much following. Digging deeper you might fins some proper character . Straight forward medium oily finish. Forgettable easy going finish. Knajpa brew.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2007
Bottle. 1PT. 09 oz. Pours pale yellow with nearly zero head. Aroma has a vegetable quality to it, lightly unpleasant at times but with enough hoppiness to save it and a sweet maltiness that comes through once it gets enough air. The palate is fairly good, medium carbonation, medium in body. Flavor is somewhat sour cabbage, some carrot, mildly bitter but after a sweet and malty front. Finish is light and almost okay, it leans towards something nicely hopped and fairly dry but gets screwed up with a couple off flavors I can’t define. Good bitterness, good palate, everything else is lacking. It gives me that malt liquor type corn flavor I’ve grown to hate. Better than the last few beers off the same shelf though. Just a touch more hops might have covered up all that vegetable yuckiness. I guess I got quite a ways to go before I kill the eastern bloc section at Topp’s because I’ve not even gotten through the first half case. Hope this one will continue a streak of unskunks.


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