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

bottled
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available

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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.35   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.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 15, 2003
The pour a typical golden yellow with the normal bright white head that is portly in size and the texture frothy, with the lace a thin while veil to somewhat obscure the glass. Model lager nose that is sweet malt, crisp and clean with the matter-of-course sweet malt start and the top cadaverous. Finish is lightly carbonated and the hops apropos to the style, actually sub-standard to the average lagers, totally forgettable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Bottled. A average drinkable beer. Tasted and looked a golden lager.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thehoff (585) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2003
No No No. This is a very pale yellow with floating things which probably arent supposed to be there. I haven't heard of the Zelta having a second fermentation. Smells sour. Tastes bitter and does have a sourness to it. Uninteresting Latvian beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5162) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2003
I'm not a fan of blond ales, but an opportunity to try a beer from Latvia is not one to miss. I am glad I tried this because it is a well balanced blond with a warming alcohol content that never dominates. The malt body is firm with a gentle nod toward sweetness, and the hops are aromatically bitter with a mild citric zing. Mmmm. This is a very tasty blond! Strongly recommended.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2003
The common beer in Riga bars. Good on tap and a reasonable example of a European lager.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Dorwart (2359) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2003 Very foamy head of pure white bubbles that does not last long. Ok carbonation. Color is a pathetic of light, pale yellow. Typical light malt/hops aroma from imported lagers. Initial taste is metallic and slightly sour and altogether weak. Finish is bitter with minimal hops. Not a very good beer. Try the porter from Aldaris. Much, Much better!

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2003
Ah, the Legend of Zelta. Nice gold packaging even. I fought through all those dungeons and slayed the monsters with nothing but my sword, boomerang, and some well placed bombs. I even solved a few puzzles and got swords from weird old men. It's too bad the princess turned out to be a skunk.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 11, 2003
Pale gold in color, nice head just weak (Josh does not know how to pour beer ...). Great stuff, in great place. It went so nice with that Blondie, to bad she did not want give us Ice Aldaris ... Ok, seriously light stuff, boring, not much to offer.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Oakes (12167) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2003
Straw colour; fruity aroma - some plastic, too. A little malt, herbal hops, apple. Mild and more or less drinkable.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2003
Kind of a musty, damp clothing kind of aroma to it. Pithy, white head with a fair amount of lacing. Dull, un-hoppy flavor. May be suffering from long shelf life. Overall, not the most pleasant drinking experience. Bad aftertaste - reminds me of drinking orange juice immediately after brushing teeth.


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