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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: 270   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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2004
Golden yellow colour with fluffy fast to go off yellow white head. Sweet aroma, almost like a malt liqour. It's like a typical american standard to me. Really nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2004
This is a lot better than I anticipated. body is a golden colour, with lots of nice bubbles floating around. Head is fluffy and white. Aroma is citrus, hops, and grass. Flavour is citrus and hops. A bit of a sour note to it as well. Nice bite in the throat too. Also very refreshing.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2004
This is just a plain average lager, there is nothing special about it. Very bland. Pale golden in appearance. Aroma is grassy, tastes like carbonated water...very light

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2004
(500ml bottle) Pours a huge, foamy, white head and a well carbonated, light golden body. As tbone mentions below, the lager laces nicely on the glass and the head has staying power. The nose gives a lemon and floral scent, slightly lactic and sweet. Fairly fizzy on the roof on ones mouth. A honey sweetness coupled with a perfume with a quick, sharp bitterness then finish. As it warms up - it gets a fuzzy banana flavour to it. I kind of liked it? Above average.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2004
Bottled (BB 02/2004)
Pale hazy yellow color. Nice white foamy head which stays longer than in normal lager, some lace. Aroma is soapy and slightly hoppy. Taste is malty and extremely sweet for a lager, quite full bodied. Some hops in finish.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2004
Pale yellow color with a light foamy white top. Fresh fruity aroma with hints of grass and a light tartness present. Slightly sugary front with hints of fruit and nary a hint of bitterness. Too sweet and a touch too alcoholic. Lacks balance of any kind.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Malty bready aroma.Hazy gold appearance.Slightly thick mouthfeel.Hoppy bread dough flavor with some lemon zest.Dry hoppy finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sayravai (4669) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2004
Typical lager color, big foamy head. Original, fruity and soapy-malty aroma. Fruity, grassy flavor, quite malty and slightly sweet. Light to medium-bodied, a bit too carbonated, oily palate. Quite pleasant, malty lager with personality. Not bad at all!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Batch 10072128, if that means anything to anyone. No date on the bottle, though. I'm guessing mine is quite different from some of the others listed. While this is far from excellent, IMO, it's not bad at all, and certainly not as bad as I was expecting. Pours a *really* pale yellow, as in almost white color with a tinge of yellow. Decent head that did okay and there was some decent lacing left down the glass. Smell isn't very strong, but malt with a touch of hops. Taste is also very mild. Definately has malt going on but it's not exactly complex. A bit of a malt aftertaste, albeit a small bit. Mouthfeel is quite full and thick, much more than I was expecting. Drinkability is definately good as I may grab a few more of these next time I'm at the store. I know I have a good source (for the time being), but after reading the other scores, I think if a future bottle had any dust on it I might skip it.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Clear amber. Smells like post cheerio milk. Not as bad as i thought it would taste, but then again not really good. Body tastes alot like oates, horse food i say.


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