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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

95 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: 20.07%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | 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 metter98
2.96/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of dark malts and sweetness are present in the nose.
T: The taste similar to the smell and has some additional hints of toffee to go along with the dark malts and bits of sweetness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied but a little watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a cut above Euro Dark Lagers and doesn't taste overly watered down, but lacks the depth of taste of Munich Dunkel Lagers.

Photo of SoCaliC8
4.25/5  rDev +39.8%

Photo of Andrew2039482903
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of smithj4
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Sweffin
2.25/5  rDev -26%

Photo of civicm87
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Ajlvt
2.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of MDDMD
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Dragophant
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of woodychandler
3.28/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Y'know, I sometimes wonder where and how my local, in person trader, tone77, comes up with some of the beers that he drops off for me. Israeli beer, this time! I love Israel, having been in Haifa several times, say no more. Cue up Siouxsie & the Banshees doing "Israel". My mother qualifies to be a Blue Star Mother, but thankfully not a Gold Star Mother. Enough random thoughts, let's drink a beer!

From the bottle: "Premium Beer"; "Our genuine taste since 1950".

My pour netted two fingers of rocky, fizzy, tawny head with moderate retention. Color was more towards a coppery amber (SRM = ~ 22) than I would expect from the style and with NE-quality clarity. Nose revealed one big malt bomb. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and the taste reminded me of brown bread. I have written before about B&M brown bread, but this seems like what it would taste like in liquid form. Obviously, this was a very bready beer. Finish was semi-sweet with a lot of the fermentable sugars having been converted into alcohol. Impressive? Not so much. Cool as a novelty from Israel? Heck, yes!

Photo of djoprahwinfrey
3/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A : honey brown coloring, 1 finger of greyish small bubbled head, appears medium-well on the carbonation

S : very mild, slightly malty and some citrus

T : sweet upfront, fresh pears and some orange, nutty and a slightly bitter finish

M : medium carbonation, feels light, easy to drink, lighter bodied

O : This was okay, it tasted a bit cheap but it was easy to drink. Nothing stood out, negative or positive.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.4/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Goldstar has a thick, creamy, slightly off-white head, a very clear, amber, bubbly appearance, with thin lacing left here and there on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of musty, old malts, some molasses, and turned fruit notes. Taste is of that as well, with essentially no bitterness, but with an overriding old sugar character. Mouthfeel is light to medium and fairly prickly, and Goldstar finishes semi-dry, refreshing, and easily drinkable. I would like to try a sample that I knew was fresh. Overall, I rate this one good, but odd.

RJT

Photo of Darkhnum
1.75/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of Gregwa
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of brandonkr
3.25/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of dweeuu
3.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of WDJersey
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jdhilt
3.18/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a four finger light cream head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Almost clear amber color. Good carbonation and light-medium bodied. Malty nose. Flavor is light caramel malt, hops stay in background. Good lawnmower beer. 330ml bottle from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.

Photo of Fatehunter
3.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a finger of head on a clear, dark straw colored body.
The aroma was roasted malt with some extra wetness to it.
Pretty tasty. It has an initial roasted malt taste that peters off to a mild bitter.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Nothing amazing but nice and drinkable.

Photo of cadaugherty
3/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of matjack85
3.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$5 for a 330ml brown bottle at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago. Don't think there's a freshness date on it but can't be sure as the entire label is written in Hebrew. This is my first Israeli beer.

The beer pours a perfectly clear amber color with a 1 finger white head that dissipates in about 45 seconds. Just a few spots for lace.

Very little smell to this. You might get some bready malt if you breath in hard.

On the sweet and malty side. Caramel dominates the flavor. Virtually hopless, but with a surprising alcoholic bite despite the low abv.

Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

It's drinkable but not that memorable .

Photo of ElijahRivera
2.75/5  rDev -9.5%

Gold Star Dark Lager from Tempo Beer Industries LTD
72 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.