Gold Star Dark Lager - Tempo Beer Industries LTD
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Ratings: 86 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
1.43/5 rDev -53.1%
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.
01-28-2008 03:21:55 | More by Bowdoinbeerboy
2.15/5 rDev -29.5%
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.
05-31-2009 17:37:57 | More by yesyouam
2.25/5 rDev -26.2%
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.
07-13-2014 12:24:45 | More by djura
United Kingdom (England)
2.49/5 rDev -18.4%
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).
06-14-2012 11:46:29 | More by captaincoffee
2.68/5 rDev -12.1%
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 thats it. This was my first Israeli beer, and I was hoping for a little more here, but I found less.
08-10-2004 21:55:43 | More by RocketWidget
2.7/5 rDev -11.5%
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.
08-13-2007 18:43:40 | More by micahgoldfus
2.75/5 rDev -9.8%
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.
09-29-2009 22:18:12 | More by Mosstrooper
2.78/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
05-21-2010 15:25:59 | More by wardough
2.78/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
08-03-2011 03:55:20 | More by lacqueredmouse
Gold Star Dark Lager from Tempo Beer Industries LTD
72 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.