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Aldaris
(Carlsberg / Scottish and Newcastle)
Not open to the public (as far as I know)
Tvaika iela 44
LV-1005 Rīga
Telephone: +371 70 23 200
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Notes

Opened: 1865

Annual Production: 900,000 hl

U.S. Importer: Doyna Ltd.

Contributor: Mario Kornmesser

Herman Epstein notes:

If Your remember the other very famous hockey forward Helmut Balderis (he played for Soviet Union team). In that time our people told: Drink beer from Aldaris become Balderis.

I owe Herman a few of my own beers in exchange for the six-pack he sent me!

Updated: May 24, 2012

Beer List

  • 4.50% abv.

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    5.20% abv.
    • Date: September 4, 2008 (#7286)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Council Bluffs, Council Bluffs IA
      Score: 14 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden. Small-flaky hazy. Thick head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Sweet, DMS.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium body, moderate carbonation. Lots of sweet malt, grainy, with some DMS.
      Overall Impression (1½)
    • Date: June 17, 1997 (#2092)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden-pale, low carbonation, big head. Fresh malt aroma. Very smooth beer, nice malty flavor without being too sweet. Pretty nice balance overall. A little warming late. Damn fine beer.

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    7.00% abv.
    • Date: June 17, 1997 (#2093)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 17½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep red, low carbonation and head. Smells dark, caramel, some diacetyl. Thick, sweet, alcoholic. Lots of caramel flavor and a long sweet finish. A fair bit of chocolate flavor, too.

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    Bohemian-Style Pilsener
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: June 17, 1997 (#2091)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, moderate carbonation, good head. Sweet malt aroma, some alcohol. Surprisingly bitter...and at the same time surprisingly clean. Nice malt flavor after the bitter blast, with an almost-sweet finish.