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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

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 18.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | 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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Bowdoinbeerboy

Maine

1.43/5  rDev -53.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 03:21:55 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
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Darkhnum

Israel

1.75/5  rDev -43%

08-09-2013 15:08:07 | More by Darkhnum
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sd123

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -34.9%

01-15-2012 11:46:42 | More by sd123
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bostonbluenose

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -34.9%

01-27-2012 18:12:57 | More by bostonbluenose
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trxxpaxxs

New York

2/5  rDev -34.9%

06-15-2014 13:10:10 | More by trxxpaxxs
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yesyouam

New York

2.15/5  rDev -30%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 17:37:57 | More by yesyouam
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Sweffin

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

12-27-2013 04:28:33 | More by Sweffin
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djura

Serbia

2.25/5  rDev -26.7%
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.

Serving type: can

07-13-2014 12:24:45 | More by djura
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

05-06-2014 18:46:55 | More by tom10101
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captaincoffee

California

2.49/5  rDev -18.9%
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).

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 11:46:29 | More by captaincoffee
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Ajlvt

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

11-17-2013 23:15:58 | More by Ajlvt
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civicm87

New York

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

12-10-2013 15:29:14 | More by civicm87
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MD220

Mississippi

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

07-25-2012 19:21:59 | More by MD220
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BILF

Israel

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

01-14-2013 19:15:15 | More by BILF
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RocketWidget

Massachusetts

2.68/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2004 21:55:43 | More by RocketWidget
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micahgoldfus

New Jersey

2.7/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2007 18:43:40 | More by micahgoldfus
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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

10-14-2013 12:32:25 | More by Noelito76
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Mosstrooper

California

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2009 22:18:12 | More by Mosstrooper
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

05-27-2014 13:30:24 | More by Latarnik
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

03-20-2014 21:50:13 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

11-15-2013 16:22:08 | More by MDDMD
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ElijahRivera

New York

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

05-02-2013 20:26:54 | More by ElijahRivera
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wardough

Wisconsin

2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

Serving type: can

05-21-2010 15:25:59 | More by wardough
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark? It's maybe slightly more towards amber than gold, but this is not a particularly dark beer. Light bodied, with a firm but small crown of white foam. Minimal body to promote lacing. A but unfortunate.

Nose is frainy and light, with maybe just a touch of green pepper. It's very mild and rather bland, however. But at the very least, it's bright, dry and inoffensive. Certainly no cloying sweetness, which you often get.

Taste is similar. Bland, but dry and clean. A little grain character and a very weak bit of bitterness on the back. It's all very bland, but inoffensive. Feel is light.

Not a great beer, but certainly better than many. It's clean and drinkable at least, and with a small amount of flavour. It's still very average in the large scheme of things, however.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 03:55:20 | More by lacqueredmouse
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rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

2.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

bouteille brune.

bouteille achetée en Israel, à part Gold Star et 4,9% rien n'est lisible sur l'étiquette, tout est en hébreu, belle lager ambrée, petit goût de malt, agréable, meilleure que bien des bières désaltérantes provenant de pays chaud, mais cette bière n'est pas une dark lager comme sur l'étiquette.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2007 00:22:15 | More by rodenbach99
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Gold Star Dark Lager from Tempo Beer Industries LTD
72 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.