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

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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LordBeamish (144) - Boozetown, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2007
bottle: My initial drink of this beer felt like I had taken an enormous swig of Billy Bee honey straight from the honey bear. However, much like Ekstra this beer grew on me as I made my way to the bottom of the glass. Very nice hops and malts blend to produce a nice flavour. Finishes sweet but not in an offensive way. All around a very satisfying brew

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Very pleasant grainy nose and flavor. Not outstanding was this light colored lager, but very nice and presumably very good fresh on tap.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2007
my first latvian beer, went on to smash back a lot of these in a short space of time. fresh, no aftertaste, easy to drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5627) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2007
Bottle: POured mellow-yellow with a foamy white head. The aroma is quite sweet and soapy, like dish detergent. Presents itself as a bit stronger than 5.2%, a tad warming. But overall, this drinks quite smooth in the Euro-lager tradition ... a tad biscuity, but in a very mellow balanced way, with a kiss of continental hop at the finish. Underrated. (#3223, 11/29/2007)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBaboon (1554) - FINLAND - APR 10, 2011
Fruity, floral and malty. Grassy hops. I was rather surprised by this. Looked rather thick when I poured it into my pint.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2261) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours cloudy, bubbly gold with a tall, frothy, white head. Aroma is malt, grain, honey. Taste is sweet grain, malt, fruit, apple. Very smooth and full of flavour... Quite good, actually.

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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2004
(500ml bottle) Pours a huge, foamy, white head and a well carbonated, light golden body. As tbone mentions below, the lager laces nicely on the glass and the head has staying power. The nose gives a lemon and floral scent, slightly lactic and sweet. Fairly fizzy on the roof on ones mouth. A honey sweetness coupled with a perfume with a quick, sharp bitterness then finish. As it warms up - it gets a fuzzy banana flavour to it. I kind of liked it? Above average.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2883) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 3, 2006
This was an interesting one. Aroma was a bit week, at least I couldnt make much of it. The flavor, though, was surprisingly pretty good. Definite fruity touch to it and it was fairly sweet, but not filled with a bunch of adjuncts. Id go back to this as a nice summer lager.


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