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

bottled
common

on tap
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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
emacgee (3958) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 29, 2012
Shared by Turdferguson. Sharp golden yellow with a foamy white head. Nose is bready and grassy with lightly spicy hop character. Flavor is very similar, light malty sweetness and not too offensive. Prickly/spicy quality that isnít too bad.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
Bottle. Love the pull tab cap. Straw yellow with a small white head. Nose is cereal, light bread, grain, corn, not terrible. Flavor is pretty nasty- corn, watered down cereal, cardboard. I guess I could suck this down if stuck in Latvia with nothing else to drink, but I may just prefer water. Depends on the situation. .

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DanielBrown (3702) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2012
Bottle from Istanbul Supermarket, Smethwick. Clear glass bottle, highlights itís goldenness. Poured into glass, it looks attractive, with thick white head. Smells like malty chewing gum. Very smooth, with malty sweetness as advertised. Finish is a little wallpapery, but this really isnít too bad. Not enough hop or crispness, but pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2198) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2012
Originally rated May 2005. Good foamy lacing and the creamy-fizz head has average retention. The colour of this brew is golden, but with a touch of amber. Quite nice. At first, I could smell euro malt, but then the hop became predominant. Crisp mouthfeel. Smooth start, going to a slight bitter finish. Biscuit afteraste. Non-repulsive lager.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (7760) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2012
500ml flip-top bottle, as Zelta Premium 5.2% abv., beer gift from Helga. Crystal clear, golden body. Fragile lacing from a airy, chalk white head. Plain grainy malts to the nose. Taste of sweet, bready malts. Dry, sweet fruity end. Minimal hops. Soft carbonated. Standard for the style (shared with Frau Eva, 20.03.2012).

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (2048) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2012
Very light yellow color, but a great taste. Not too bitter, but a crisp beer. Foam is crystal white. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2012
Tap, Riga... A terrible, headache inducing pint. Truly awful chemical taste, I can only imagine that the pipes hadnít been cleaned correctly...

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
deusax (442) - Grenoble, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2012
It was a long ago, donít remember much... But in my memories, a really good pale lager. Hope to taste it again

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
reebtogi (4051) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
330ml bottle pours a pale golden color with a 2 finger white head that setttles quickly leaving virtually no lacing. Aroma is mild cereal grains and light hops. Taste is light malt sweetness and mild hop bitterness. Light to medium body with decent carbonation. This is a drinkable beer on a hot day, nothing more.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle
A: corn, sweet malts, fruity
T:sweet corn/malt, fruity, slight sulfur,br> Not a bad lager. I was worried that I would be opening a bottle of skunk juice, but I was wrong. Nothing really wrong with this beer other then being a macro style lager.


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