Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2011 Huge soapy-sudzy white head, but it dissipates fast. Clear-as-glass, straw-golden hue. Very soft, like soft water. Yeasty-funky nose, with strange aromas. Slight skunky bite with faint herbal aromas. Synthetic sweetness is reminiscent of plastic, corn and fermented dough.
Ernest (6196) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow, thin density of small particles. Aroma is lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly malty (grain), with a note of solvent. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Too sweet, with some off-aromas/flavors.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Presence of damp pondweed hops in a thick and brackish malty body. Really weird stuff.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
hazy gold, best when cold! prickly effervesence and a little hop bite at the back of the throat. some thin malts throughout. when it warmed, it turned ugly.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not very exciting. not very sweet and the flavor is not very bold at all. Kind of a funny, metallic aftertaste though.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A slight haze with a nice head with good lace. A dry malt flavor with a decent hops balance. A sulfur/metalic finish does it in though. After warming these flavors did diminish, but first impressions count in flavor.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thickish, malty, oddly calibrated but not altogether unpleasant. Would be absolutely unbearable warm, so make sure your Zelta is well-chilled. Good with heartier pizzas and pastas.
mansdibens99 (8) - USA - FEB 3, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zelta means gold in Latvian. The golden brew is all I wanted to get on tap while I was in Riga(Latvia’s capitol). It’s a good conversational beer.
omhper (19318) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Golden coloured. Medium bodied, sweet, unclean, not very bitter.
Bov (9443) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 2, 2000
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
amber colour, fruity aroma, well structured, bitter but a little bit simple flavor