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

bottled
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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 281   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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jercraigs (8294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2004
Crisp pale yellow, respectable white head and some half decent lacing. Verys light bit of grassy/grainy hops in very muted aroma. Palate and flavour palate are very light, with just a slight bitterness. Boring but inoffensive and fairly quaffable.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gnoff (8173) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2008
(Bottle at Gothenburg Beer Festival 2008)
On June 12, 2008
Clear straw color, small white head. Sweet, lime and vegetable scent. Sweet but dry taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Fin (8132) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2006
Bottle Riga Nov 2004, and at Riga airport on draught. This was actually called Zelta Gold it lived up to the colour description, bit lightweight some malt but dry finish nothing to write home about.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8123) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2009
500 ml bottle. From Latvia. Clear golden colour with thin head. Aroma is fruity and a bit spiced. Flavour is also fruity and a tiny hint of chocolate. A bit spiced. Palate is quite watery. Very good for a Baltic lager.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DuffMan (7564) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
Can. Standard clear yellow lager with an average unimpressive white head. Aroma is sweet corny grossness, like a malt likra without the petroleum essence lingering in the background. The palate is medium bodied, and way way too sweet without any bittering hops to dry things out. Plastic note in the finish. Blech.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7424) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2012 1)Crisp malty flavour. Shiny gold can. Probably bagged a sixpack in the airport. Bead disappears after about 5mins. A bit like drinking lager cordial. Nevertheless, a worthwhile souvenir of any Latvian expedition. 526210=2.5. 2) Clear glass bottle, 12/06/12. Pale gold with a bright foamy head. Slightly sharp, sulphurous aroma with surprising lemony hop, bread and honey undercurrents. Taste is crisp and malty, albeit with a vegetable stock streak. Attractive, popcorn-like afters; rubber licks as it warms. Not the pick of the range, but certainly worthy of more than half marks...

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 10, 2010
Can from a trip to Toronto a couple months back. Pours a clear light straw yellow with a large white head. Skunky, pond scum, a bit of sweetness and old musty cardboard. Medium bodied, very sweet grain flavor. Tastes slightly better than it smells, but not much. Finishes up sweet and grainy. Not so good.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Camons (7158) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2013
Bottle @ Hotel Porins, Liepaja. Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma of sweet malt, grain, citrus. Flavor is malt, sugary, sweet apples, citrus. Thin body, lively carbonation. 030313

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mabel (7060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2007
[553-20070823] 500mL. Corn and scrambled eggs aroma with a touch of citrus. Clear, orange gold body with a long-lasting foamy white head. Grainy corn and hay field flavour with something fruity and perhaps slightly rotting. Medium palate. Initial good impression fades after a few sips.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Svesse (6777) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2009
(Can. Thanks to SaintMatty) Golden yellow colour with brief, frothy, white head. Malty nose with bread and tropical fruit. Malty, slightly sourish taste with noets of bread, pineapple, tropical fruit. Medium body, fairly sweet. Some grassy bitterness in the finish (eventually overshadowed by sweet malt). Better balance than the Luksus sampled at the same time, still not very impressive.


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