JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium-gold with a continual stream of bubbles rising towards the paper-thin head. Aromas and flavours work in unison, offering a solid dose of malt and confectionery sugar. The round malt flavour even holds out on the medium-length finish. Quite nice.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2005
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Zelta Gold, says the label, brewed by Aldaris, pride of Latvia.
Pale yellow coloration, clear, slimmish white head, leaving some lace...eh, rather regular...
...aroma? skunkitty-skunk! Flat, to putrid...foul...not nice...searching, searching...nope, not good...
Taste (if I dare!)...not that great...grainy, but very limp...not horrible, but very wan, very ugh, very hoo-daddy, that ain’t so hot!
Faint body, no finish, just a mess, me no like...
...their porter’s good, though!
heemer77 (5208) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - OCT 21, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Medium gold body that is slightly hazy. A white head on top. The aroma has celery and carrots. There is also a note of tangy citrus. The taste is very sweet with corn and some carrots. There is also a light finish of green bell peppers. Needs more hops to balance the sweet body.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy light golden with a fully receding white head. Aroma is biscuit, bready yeast with flowery hops. This is intriguing... Taste starts mildly sweet with pleasant bitterness. This beer has enjoyable qualities that are hard to describe. Light bodied with medium carbonation. My favorite pale lager thus far. Perhaps in Latvia the best selling beer also tastes good. What a novel concept.
HogTownHarry (6371) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2005 Bottle (500ml). Poured clear gold with a decent sized soapy white head. Very vegetal-grainy, but not too sour, not to corny - it’s even a bit perfumy and there is a grassy hop aroma too. Taste is a bit lemony, sweet but not malty, and fresh-cut clover. Light but okay. Not much going on palate-wise. Incredibly quick finish and no aftertaste. Easy to drink, not offensive - beats many generic euro/pale lagers.
TheBeerGod (5685) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2011 Bottle. Hazed yellow. Small foamy and bubbly white head. Nose is slightly malted with light citrus, dried hops, light grassiness, and light graininess. Taste has some light grains, some thinned melon-like flavors, light citrus, sweet malts and mild grassy notes. Body is light and contains minimal carbonation feel. Finishes with more fruit notes, sweet malts, grains, and almost a hint of alcohol. Not too bad.
RE-RATEBottle - 500mL pull-top. Gold bodied with a tall, fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet malt, grains, light grass and corn syrup. Taste is also sweet malt with grassy hops, grains, cereal notes and corn syrup. Light buttered toast with honey as well. Body is light-medium with a bubbly carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt notes, corn syrup, grains, cereal, and light grass.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
had sort of a flowery aroma, but a nice golden color with a big, white, long-lasting head. i detected a citric taste, but mostly tasted grain, with a slightly sweet aftertaste. not a favorite of mine, but not bad either. refreshing on a hot day.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 Mildly husky, grainy malt and grassy, herbal hops in the nose. Clear brilliant gold with huge and lasting white head that leaves some lace. Sweet grainy flavour with a lemon-citrus character and fair finishing bitterness. Some mild vegetal and perfumey, soap-like floral notes emerge as it warms. Light, refreshing body with strong carbonation that attacks the tongue. Bottle (LCBO, May-05).
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 7, 2005
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(11.2oz bottle) Big white head atop hazy straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, some caramel, light hay. Taste is medium sweet and quite bland. Think sugar water with a hint of malt. No bitterness. Smooth light body with some crispness, a bit undercarbonated. Easily passes the inoffensiveness test.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2005
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pale yellow body, with a medium white head, Luight herbal nose. Some malt in the flavor, metallic.