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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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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.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PorterPounder (5697) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aurelius (4365) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2003
Very pale, nice crimson/gold label with good homebrew-suitable bottle -- not like in the picture. Tall white pithy head. Faint, but cutting lager aroma. Grainy, starchy and slightly stale flavor. Otherwise, its pretty much American Standard. Tart, clingy aftertaste. Adjuncty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
Sweet malt, hazy golden, medium head. Candied lemon/butterscotch flavour. Good tartness, a very tasty lager.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2003 Aldaris...isn't that a star in the Orion Galaxy? Anyway, what a weird name for a beer that is pretty weird itself. Weird-looking head, sort of clumpy. Latvian brews rarely impress. Yeasty, herbal and metallic, the taste is oddly bitter. Remarkably, the 5.2% alcohol is noticeable. Not a good thing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Donatas (188) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 25, 2002
The same as lithuanian Kalnapilis. And the same brewer. Average Baltic lager.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5894) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2002
Bottled(500ml). -very good latvian beer, malty with nice aftertaste

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4077) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2002
Malts dominate leaving a pleasant aftertaste. The label shows that this beer has won a few medals in the past and I could see why. Nice appearance with a slightly toasted taste. Quite a strong gravity which you are soon aware off. Recommended.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2002
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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2002
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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2002
Presence of damp pondweed hops in a thick and brackish malty body. Really weird stuff.


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