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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Aldaris Zelta (Gold) is a classically brewed lager with a mild bitterness, hop flavor and pure malt taste.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2004
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from lcbo. Tasted in dimple mug. Appearance is clear yellow, very light in colour. Light white head. Light aroma - corn, malt amd grain. Mass produced macro hints.... Taste is sweet with a nasty malt beverage finish. My day of tasting ’baltic’ lagers ends with a fiz.......

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2004
rough around the edges. grassy... lots of head... pale pale yellow in colour. Smooth like in the pilsner urquell. Grassy, a very good lager.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2004
Very pale in colour with rather big lively head. Aroma is very weak. Flavor starts off sweet and ends in a dry hoppy finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2004
Crisp pale yellow, respectable white head and some half decent lacing. Verys light bit of grassy/grainy hops in very muted aroma. Palate and flavour palate are very light, with just a slight bitterness. Boring but inoffensive and fairly quaffable.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Gorbalev (2950) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2004
Bottle. Light yellow pour, decent sized head. Syrup like body, but actually a little bit of a malt base there, which was surprising. Could not get much out of the aroma. Taste is standard bad imported Euro lager, insert tinny, corny, grassy adjective here. But I would rate this one slightly higher than most of my failed lcbo experiments, simply because there was a little more flavour in there. Deep down.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2004
Clear pale gold. Soft, fluffy snow white head. Strong cooked corn stench. Thin, fizzy feel. Bland, sweet honey-ish malt flavour w/ notes of cooked corn & diesel fuel. Somewhat harsh mineral bitterness in finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2004
Pours a clear straw colour with a big bubbly head. Malt aroma. Higher carbonation than most europeans. Sweetish malt flavour with mild and somehow strange hop bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3103) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2004
Pale gold body topped with a nice and thick bubbly head. Average malty aroma with some pleasant and surprising citrus hints. Taste is fairly bitter, bready, and stronger that I was expecting, but the finish is very discreet. The fact that I drank it after the "best before" day may explain why it was so tasty. Well... good for me!!

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
Clear gold color, with a large white head. Horrible sour soapy aroma that’s like old dishwater. The flavor was much better than the aroma thank God. Not great, but better than it smelled. Sweet with no hop presence, but not unpleasant. Marginally drinkable beer.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
radiomgb (2364) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2004
Very pale golden colour. Aroma of very light hops, some corn and possibly some cooked vegetables. Flavour was of mild hops, some grass, mild corn and watery. Light body, mild carbonation. Finishes light, watery and quick.


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