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


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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Aldaris Luksus (Lux) Super Premium pale beer is brewed from a unique kind of hops grown only in one part of Europe. Its taste can not be compared to any other beer types. Aldaris Luksus Beer is served in the bottles especially developed for protecting its unique taste from the effect of the sun.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
MiP (15034) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2008
Can, 5.2%. Clear golden colour. Quite grainy flavour. The flavour is rough, a lot like other macro lagers. Grainy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (3955) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 20, 2008
NOt imressing ither, but creamy and refreshing. Taditional north-east Eruopean lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SaintMatty (6515) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2009 Draught (Orange Bar, Riga) - Golden in colour with a large white head and lively carbonation. Fresh grassy aroma with some malt and citrues. Clean tasting with malt and and mild hoppiness. Inoffensive but bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joet (2502) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Deep golden color and pillowy white head. Some malt feel from heavy sugars, medium grassy lightly herbal hop aroma, soft mouthfeel - light medium effervescence. Light caramels. My favorite Latvian beer. Although itís not easy drinking, itís a good light lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 This is decent, but more bland and mroe American-tasting than I expected, lacking the herbal hop character I usually enjoy in European lagers. Itís gold with a huge white head that steadily shrinks to a thin lasting head and leaves a little weak lace. The aroma is mostly corn tortillas with some grain, bread, grass, and pine. Itís full and pleasant, but defintiely heavy on the corn quality and lacking on hops. The taste is similar,grain, especially corn tortillas again, a light alcoholic quality, very light herbal bitterness, light zestiness, a hint of spiciness, hint of grass, and a grain-corn finish. The corn quality gets a little tiresome by the end. Itís more like a US macro lager with more flavour than many, and seems like a higher quality, cleaner, more well-crafted Red Dog, because of the dominant corn character. This also remidns me of Colt 45. Luksus is clearly better than both, but not a lot. I was hoping for something more along the lines of Svyturus, from neighbouring Lithuania, butthis lacks the herbal hop quality.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 29, 2008
In the bottle from HyVee CB. Bright yellow gold with a white head. Slightly skunky, yet perfumey aroma. Medium carbonation, medium palate. No skunk flavor. Very smooth. Slightly sweet. A good pale lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2008
bottle. pale gold color with a rocky white head. smells of grass and grain. sweet grainy favor with a bitter grassy finish. nice head retention. certainly not the best beer Iíve ever had but it is better than I thought it would be. sort of straddles the line between pale lager and German pilsener.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - APR 8, 2008
0,5lt can thanks to KnutAlbert. An average lager (but hey another country in the statistics). I liked the light taste and flowery notes of this lager too. Hoppy. I couldeasily think itís lighter than 5%. Nice aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blipp (7863) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with a white head. Aroma is mostly malt, some hops, and a note of grass. Light body. Malty but fresh flavor with notes of grain, very light caramel, and hops. Not that bad, much better than I expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
KnutAlbert (6604) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2008
Another pale lager, this one sampled at Riga airport. Quite soft, sweet flowers, smooth and easy drinking. Some grassy hops, too. Not unpleasant, but I would save the luxury claim for something better.

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