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Gold Star Dark Lager - Tempo Beer Industries LTD

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72
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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 19.93%
Wants: 4
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 Mosstrooper
2.75/5  rDev -10.1%
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 yesyouam
2.15/5  rDev -29.7%
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 Amalak
3.25/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had a bottle of this at a restaurant in Hell's Kitchen called Taboon (52nd and 10th Ave). It had a thick, white, foamy head and had a reddish/copper color to it. Definitely had a malty scent to it with a mix of hops.

For a lager it had a decent toasted, nut taste to it. It was slightly carbonated and goes down very easy. Not a bad lager at all.

Amalak, Feb 11, 2009
Photo of Faune
3.83/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation- 500 ml brown glass bottle with freshness date marked on the glass just below the neck.

A- Produces a nice thick white creamy head which lasts for a short while and then becomes close cropped and thin. There is some lacing. The color can be described as dark amber. Lots of tiny bubbles.

S- Malty, some hops, grainy, grassy and some bitterness.

T- Malty sweetness, some hops, bread, slightly bitter finish.

M- Lively, lots carbonation, medium bodied with a nice creamy feel.

D- Not outstanding, but, it lives up to its expectations as a beer which was meant to be consumed in large quantities at Mangals (Israeli BBQ s). I cold have a few of these along with some kebabs and skewers of meat.

Faune, Feb 03, 2009
Photo of matty
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light amber colored beer with a rapidly fading head.I really didn't get much on aroma.Taste is kind of bready and bitter.This is something that is the perfect definition of bland.Well I tried it once and that is enough.You are not missing anything if you never drink one!!

matty, Oct 21, 2008
Photo of shivtim
3.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A fairly average beer, but it'll do in a pinch.
Pours out tan/brown with just a hint of head. Nose is oddly corn-y. Not much happening. Taste is lager-ish, perhaps with slight bread hints. Not offensive at all. Mouthfeel is a tiny bit thin.
Good drinkability, I suppose!

shivtim, May 28, 2008
Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
1.43/5  rDev -53.3%
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 dsa7783
3.18/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on tap in Tel Aviv... A darker light-brown lager with a somewhat average appearance poured with minimal or no head... There really wasn't much to judge by way of smell... the beer had a grainy aroma which didn't stand out but instead blends in with most other lagers... The taste was good, but nothing to write home about... wasn't expecting much but it didn't dissapoint... somewhat sweet, bready flavors lend an average mouthfeel... Seemed lighter on tap than in bottle form, but either way, the drinkability is very good... goes down light and smooth with a modest alcohol percentage... Haven't seen this one in America, but worth a try if you can find it in Europe...

dsa7783, Dec 16, 2007
Photo of rodenbach99
2.78/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

rodenbach99, Nov 21, 2007
Photo of micahgoldfus
2.7/5  rDev -11.8%
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 eberkman
3.1/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very mediocre darkish lager. Haven't had it in almost 10 years, but I figure that I've consumed more of this than any other single beer, since I was living in Israel during my drinking-to-get-tanked phase before I began to 'respect beer.' Anyway, when you consider the lack of variety at my disposal and the amount I drank, more of htis HAS to have passed thru my system than any other beer. Because even back then my taste was discerning enough to avoid Maccabi.

Basically average in almost every respect.

eberkman, Jun 25, 2007
Photo of goschool
3.53/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first time I had this beer was in Jerusalem when I was 17. I knew it's wasn't amazing, but after a few weeks of Tuborg, Carslberg, and Maccabee, this was a giant step up.

Appearance: The pour is copper with a nice covering of white head.

Smell: There's sweet bready malts with a bit of toasted aroma and a hint of hops in the nose.

Taste: This is better than I remembered/expected it to beer. It's malt-forward with bready, caramel, toasted, and nutty flavors in front of grain and noble hops.

Mouthfeel: It's medium-bodied with a bit of stickiness and carbonation that's soft, but not lacking.

Drinkability: This is a quaffable brew. I don't generally love this style, but this one works for me.

goschool, May 03, 2007
Photo of atuite
3.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's been since 1998 on a stay in a kibbutz that I imbibed my fair share of gold star. We would buy cases of bottles and go through them on the weekends. Nothing special about this beer but it was quite easy to drink with a dark gold color and taste that placed it above most us macrobrews.

atuite, Feb 27, 2007
Photo of ernie
3.78/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In Israel Goldstar is available everywhere in cans and bottles, but it's better to consume it on draught. This brand is slowly disappearing from fancy pubs but still is served in most of Israeli cafes. The colour is copper-red or dark amber, whatever you like. The taste is simple but good balance is a fair compensation for lack of sofistication. Hearty beer, not strong but certainly not bland, designed for consuming in large volumes.

ernie, Jun 07, 2006
Photo of ikats
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden in color with minimal white head. Carbonation is not too strong. Aroma is weak - some hops and bready malt notes. This beer is fairly tasty. Nothing too complex, but nice taste on a tongue. Very drinkable.

Now, I would like to note that I was surprised to see that it's supposed to be Munich dark lager style. Maybe I am not familiar with the style, but it didn't seem to match the description. I didn't find this beer to be rich or complex.

This is my first aluminum bottle, and I must say that there is a benefit of being able to print the design over the whole bottle rather than just the label. Looks cool. Thanks to my uncle for bringing this all the way from Israel. The only words in English on the bottle were "Genuine draft." Apparently, this is more important than the name of the brewery or the beer.

ikats, Nov 13, 2005
Photo of RocketWidget
2.68/5  rDev -12.4%
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
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Gold Star Dark Lager from Tempo Beer Industries LTD
72 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.