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Gold Star Dark Lager - Tempo Beer Industries LTD

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Gold Star Dark LagerGold Star Dark Lager

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BA SCORE
72
okay

88 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 88
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Israel

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RocketWidget on 08-10-2004)
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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
1.43/5  rDev -53.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Appearance- Pours alight brown color with almost no head and very little carbonation.

Smell- Very weak nose on this one, a hint of light malt?

Taste- Very watery, no real malt, no hops, or any other distinctive flavor features.

Mouthfeel- Very poor palate coverage, whatever depth there is here is very light.

Drinkability- One of the worst beers Ive ever had, skip this one.

Bowdoinbeerboy, Jan 28, 2008
Photo of Darkhnum
1.75/5  rDev -42.6%

Darkhnum, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of sd123
2/5  rDev -34.4%

sd123, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of ericchalifour
2/5  rDev -34.4%

ericchalifour, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of bostonbluenose
2/5  rDev -34.4%

bostonbluenose, Jan 27, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
2/5  rDev -34.4%

trxxpaxxs, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of yesyouam
2.15/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Goldstar is a crystal clear golden beer with a creamy off-white head that has good retention and lacing. There's not much aroma-- maybe funk and lemon. It is light bodied and smooth with a clean finish. There's not much flavor. It's a little funky, almost salty, a touch sweet with a hint of lemon. It's OK.

yesyouam, May 31, 2009
Photo of Sweffin
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

Sweffin, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of djura
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Got it from Israel.

A - Reddish oak caramel color. White foam staying less then minute. Low carbonation.
S - Lots of red fruits. Pale lager malt with some alcohol aroma.
T/M - Very cheap. Taste like washed medium quality dark lager. Only caramel in the mouth, watery, medium carbonation and bitter aftertaste.

O - It is not worth of taste it.

djura, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of tom10101
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%

tom10101, May 06, 2014
Photo of captaincoffee
2.49/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Goldstar (not Gold Star) is the "best" of the mass produced Israeli beers. There are a few microbrew places (Dancing Camel, Malka, Jem, etc) but at supermarket prices (in Israel) of about $3-4 per small bottle, demand remains meager. Goldstar is just under $2 per small bottle, which would put it in the premium category in the US, but just goes to show you how expensive things are in Israel.

Color is a lovely amber...but don't let that get your hopes up. Smell, taste, and mouthfeel (what mouthfeel?) is more like a lesser Heineken when it hits your lips (reference to Heineken is not a compliment).

If you are in Israel, try one, and then feel sad that this is their best option. I end by saying something nice...it is an easy-to-drink and refreshing (highly carbonated) beer which is better than the mass-produced American lagers (piss).

captaincoffee, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of jjunit
2.5/5  rDev -18%

jjunit, Today at 10:23 AM
Photo of Ajlvt
2.5/5  rDev -18%

Ajlvt, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of civicm87
2.5/5  rDev -18%

civicm87, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of MD220
2.5/5  rDev -18%

MD220, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of BILF
2.5/5  rDev -18%

BILF, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of RocketWidget
2.68/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden brown color, with very little head. Smell is slightly hoppy, but not much else. Taste is boring, nothing exciting at all. Slightly hoppy, slightly malty, but that’s it. This was my first Israeli beer, and I was hoping for a little more here, but I found less.

RocketWidget, Aug 10, 2004
Photo of micahgoldfus
2.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured quite carbonated, giving way to a fizzy 3-finger head. I'm pretty sure that this is not suppose to be a darker beer. The color is a yellow-amber. Smell was pretty bland, kind of bready, kind of hoppy, just like your average macro beer. Taste was similarly uninspiring: some yeast, some light hop crispness, not much else. Not bad, but the same normal blah beer that you can find anywhere. Seemed to be a session beer. I was however surprised by the mouthfeel: a bit more creamy than I expected, which I liked.

micahgoldfus, Aug 13, 2007
Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Noelito76, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Mosstrooper
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 500ml bottle into Macado's Summer 2009 American pint glass.

Appearance: Golden color with a large, but thin, off-white head, dissipates rather quickly with some lace. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom, but not too many.

Smell: Grainy malt with floral and grassy hop aromas.

Taste: Starts with a light, slightly sweet taste, finishing with herbal hops and a strange metallic taste. The metal taste takes away from what would otherwise be an average beer.

Mouthfeel: Thin and watery, with sharp carbonation upfront.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, but can't find much that stands out about this one.

Mosstrooper, Sep 29, 2009
Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

Latarnik, May 27, 2014
Photo of monkeybeerbelly
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

monkeybeerbelly, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of MDDMD
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

MDDMD, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of ElijahRivera
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%

ElijahRivera, May 02, 2013
Photo of wardough
2.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked this up at a bottle shop in Jerusalem. The owner says that this is what the locals drink, so I'll give it a shot.
A: Pours a light amber intot eh glass. Looks promising. Good head retention and tight lacing along the top.
S: Slightly bready, but a little less smell than what I'm used to in a lager.
T: Watery, slightly bitter, then a strange metallic taste that lingers. Yuck.
M: Very light on the lips. Thought that it's a little light for the style, but I'm sure that it goes down well on a hot day.
D: Goes down extremely easy.

All in all, I'd pass, but if you're in Israel, might as well try it since there aren't many breweries.

wardough, May 21, 2010
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Gold Star Dark Lager from Tempo Beer Industries LTD
72 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.