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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Canette de 500ml, robe dorée, arôme de grain frais et de houblons, en bouche on remarque le citron en avant plan.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2013
Can. Pours straw yellow with a white head. Aroma of corn, grains, sugar and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some yellow apples and grains. Thin body, average carbonation.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Snegurochka (387) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2012
330ml from tap@Alus Arsenals, Riga. (22.Dec.2012) Light yellow body with filmy layer on top. Mild hops and malt aroma, flowers and cookies, maybee some citrus notes? Most of all sweet. The taste of artificial acidic lemon overwhelms me. Too carbonated. Reminds most of all of a (bad) Russian lager, but then again there are many Russians living in Latvia...

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
olliejobbins (767) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
500ml bottle. very golden yellow. looks like...lager. smells skunky and tastes stale. pretty poor.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
solidfunk (3872) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Smells malty. Some skunkiness. Pours pale watery without much head. A little grain in the taste. Alright for what it is.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
flying_pig (932) - SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2012
Bottle (Eastern European Foods, Glasgow):
A weird, skunky aroma coupled with some sweet butter, corn and bread as well as some cheap lager hops and malts.
Light, slightly amber straw colour with a small white head on the top. Very much a cheap pale lager in appearance.
Sweet malts kick things off along with some butter and vanilla, neither what I was expecting from this to begin with. There is a slight spicy tanf and a lot of corn to round things off with.
Quite light with a slightly spicy palate and medium carbonation levels. It is also quite plain and unexciting with a hint of alcohol right at the end and some grain too.

A poor, cheap pale lager and not as good as I recall from my time in Latvia a few years ago although that could be down to my palate changing quite a bit since then.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
czar (4268) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2012
pours clear pale yellow with a small head, little retention. cereals, light citrus and herbal, german hops, faint malts. linear. average carbonation, short and bland herbal-citrusy finish. light body - some oiliness. boozy.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Niko100 (1976) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Light straw/gold color; Light to medium body; Aroma of malt, & grain; Flavor of slight sweet malt, light hops, cereal, and grain; Fairly bland; Not too bad.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bunget (536) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2012
500ml can. A pale clear golden body, medium white head with poor retention, no lacing at all. Aroma of cereal, hay, rice, touch of grass. Tastes a little better, cereal sweetness, touch of herbal hop bitterness. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation, abrupt finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tricker (274) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2012
Bière blonde de 5.2 % d’alcool. Elle possède un dorat fruité. Belle finition en verre, léger col au versement, fort pétillante. Bon goût, douce, simple, agréable et rafraîchissante. Elle possède un aspect fruité, légère et succulente.


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