GoldStar Dark Lager
Tempo Beer Industries LTD

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Tempo Beer Industries LTD
Lager - Munich Dunkel
Ranked #135
Ranked #30,935
3.13 | pDev: 18.53%
Jan 15, 2022
Aug 10, 2004
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Ratings by MikeWard:
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3.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

330ml bottle into a pint glass. No freshness dating that I could find.

Looks okay in the glass. Medium amber body. Small white head disappears quite quickly, no lacing to speak of.

Faintly malty aroma.

On tasting, well, not much going on. Everything here is light. Maltiness, sweetness.

Mouth between thin and medium, finish a little malty.

Overall, hard to think of this as a dunkel. Quite pale and no bite. There is no bad aftertaste, so there's that. Not much taste at all.

Jan 15, 2022
More User Ratings:
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2.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Nass from Florida

The pour is brown colored with a small amount of carbonation. The taste is brown bread & cereal grains. Oh well, at least now I can say that I had a beer from Israel. There is no date on the bottle. All in all, it's an okay beer & worth a try. Cheers! C

Apr 06, 2021
4.13 by Corkykab from New Jersey on Oct 29, 2020
3.31 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Oct 08, 2020
3.1 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Aug 16, 2020
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3.59/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by haines710 from Delaware

Bottle brought back to me from Israel. Very solid easy to drink beer. Nice amber color. Smooth with a little maltiness. Not a strong dark but good for drinking with a meal.

Jan 12, 2020
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3.34/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

(330 ml brown bottle, 27417; purchased cold single at Shangy's... poured into a fat tulip)

L: polished-clear, dark amber near tawny-colored liquid; big, messy, tight, off-white foam on pour... keeps a steady, messy cap, but the liquid color is more Vienna lager instead of Munich dunkel

S: honestly smells like a German pils with a hint of caramel/honey in the back; bit of clove or ethanol spice for color; does gradually reveal some bread crust, but shows little base malt... some grassy and floral highlights creep out, but altogether never reaches any bold potency

T: the immediate taste, however, does briefly express at least the melanoidin caramelly underbelly of a dunkel, though the aftertaste is several notches shy of the relative malt richness of said style... bit of a shrubby, earthy (tannic?) bitterness causing some noise... honestly, very weak flavor impact

F: smooth and sedate across the palate, mellow foamy sizzle as it goes... rather drinkable, but I'd rather swill it from the bottle cold, keep things chilly

O: ain't a Munich dunkel by sight for sure, and pretty much by taste as well - that's of course important psychologically, and I refuse to accept this as valid attempt/example of the style... has an industrial, syrup foundation, luckily shook up by the woody spice... I'd drink it in Israel, but I've no intention of ever visiting (1615)

Nov 18, 2019
3.22 by jacobk1997 from Georgia on Jun 05, 2019
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3.79/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 11.2 oz (330 ml) bottle into a custom taster pint glass; no production stamp.
A: Pours a crystal clear, light copper to copper color with excellent, wheat color head, two finger head formation, solid retention (at least a finger) and solid persistent rings of sticky lacing.
S: Tangy initially. Aromas of caramel, cacao, bread, and molasses are most evident initially, but resolve to a light more grassy scent.
T: Semisweet. Palate follows the nose. Light bitterness contributes a fairly clean finish.
M: Medium bodied. Solid persistence of effervescence.
O: A really enjoyable, Munich Dunker Lager, but really reminiscent of a Doppelbock. Drinkable and very enjoyable.

Mar 27, 2019
3.59 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Jan 05, 2019
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2.95/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

12oz bottle poured into 14oz teku. Poured a clean, clear medium-dark amber color, with 2/3 inch of off-white head that low retention and moderate lacing.

Cracking the bottle brought forth a strong skunk scent. Not "green-bottle-Heineken-in-the-sun" strong, but certainly noticeable. Behind that were some lightly sweet malts, and no real hop presence.

The skunk wasn't as strong on the tongue, so more beer flavor showed through. Still, it was mostly sweet malts and no real hops.

The body was light and smooth, although a touch on the sticky-sweet side, and had a medium finish. Drinkability was fine, if not spectacular. Overall, a fairly benignly pleasant beer, skunk aside.

Dec 31, 2018
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3.18/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Gajo74 from New York

Pours a clear copper amber color with a foamy moderate head and decent retention. Not a bad looking brew.
Not much to the nose. Dark bread crusts with caramel.
Similarly, the taste highlights mostly amber malt flavors, nutty and biscuity, with a good amount of caramel. Hops bitterness is low with a light spice flavor.
Medium bodied but with a lightly thin, slightly watered down mouthfeel. The hops flavors are somehow not harmonious and balanced with the malts.
Not bad, overall unmemorable industrial dark lager that will nevertheless do in a pinch. (It was the only thing available in the situation.)

Nov 11, 2018
2.98 by Robertas from Lithuania on Oct 18, 2018
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3.28/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Actually not as bad as I thought based on some other reviews - nice amber color with some fluffy head that faded. Smells of malt and bread, tastes similarly along with some biscuit and grain. A little sweet, no bitterness. Mild mouthfeel and good carbonation. I was expecting more flavor and depth, though, since it was billed as a “dark lager.”

Sep 04, 2018
3.25 by cryptichead from Illinois on Aug 25, 2018
4 by David19457 from New Jersey on Jul 11, 2018
3.19 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Jul 02, 2018
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3.02/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by TrojanRB from Texas

On draft at the Dan Hotel in Tel Aviv

Pours a dark amber color with two fingers of creamy head

Nose is all toasted malt, very little hop character. Taste is similar, and there is moderate carbonation.

This is pretty much the definition of a middle of the road beer.

Jun 11, 2018
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3.58/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Copper colored with a nice white head and good retention.

Smell: Heavy on the bread and malt. Not much else there.

Taste: Thin bready malt, without much else there. A tiny hint of bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness, decent carbonation.

Overall: Perfectly average. Almost nothing about this beer stands out as a dunkel lager, but it's better than adjunct lagers or cheap pale lagers.

May 09, 2018
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3.84/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by monkist from Hungary

This is maybe the best Israeli beer that I had so far- and even so it is just like an average dark lager...
... but should it be more than that? We are not talking about craft beers here, just an ordinary Everyone's Beer.
Looks a bit strange with its greyish brown color but doesn't smell bad - or good either. But the same is true for the taste as well. The positive thing about it is that it's not bad. It is okay. It leaves a bit weird filmy aftertaste in the mouth but otherwise drinkable as it is. Not good - not THAT bad.

Mar 04, 2018
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2.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by ordybill from Georgia

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a light Amber brown with a small head. The aroma is stale (obviously this is an old beer past it's prime). this beer cannot be properly rated. I drank this many times in Israel and this doesn't compare.

Jan 24, 2018
3.1 by travelguy from Ohio on Jan 23, 2018
2.81 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Dec 30, 2017
3.25 by warpedrevolution from Illinois on Dec 20, 2017
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3.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a one finger off-white head with good retention and thick lacing. Aroma of dark biscuity malt, brown bread, hints of nuts, almost a bock profile. Flavor is mild dark biscuit malt, brown bread, a little caramel and nuts, finishes a little thin with some light grassy hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Not too bad for a dunkel from a brewery with "industries" in its name, but definitely an industrial beer, although a decently made one. As with many mass market beers, the flavors are quite nice, but seem dialed back. The hops are light but tired. This is a beer I wouldn't mind finding in a place with mass market light lagers, but it would not be a choice if a German dark lager was available. Good and drinkable with no real faults, but unmemorable. A few extra points for coming from a country not known for a robust craft beer scene.

Dec 16, 2017
4.25 by Radcpa from Washington on Nov 01, 2017
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2.96/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by NastyNorseman from New York

Copper amber color with decent head with thin retention and good lacing. Smells doughy malt. Tastes of mildly roasted barley malt stale cracker. Finishes dry and slightly sweet. Light-bodied.

May 29, 2017
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3.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by vikingpillager from Illinois

Surprisingly good dark lager that seems to be one of the country's most widely available beers. Not as watery as American lagers. Will definitely drink again!

Apr 17, 2017
2.5 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Apr 14, 2017
3.51 by jsbirnba from California on Apr 13, 2017
2.79 by Kurmaraja from California on Nov 13, 2016
5 by brunog from California on Oct 06, 2016
2.89 by WillieThreebiers from Arizona on Sep 14, 2016
3.34 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota on Jul 19, 2016
3.19 by Mdodge8837 from Minnesota on Feb 06, 2016
3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Oct 07, 2015
3.04 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Aug 27, 2015
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2.91/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
by Tone from Missouri

Pours a clear, dark gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, hint of yeast, hint of caramel malt, and slight adjunct. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Fits the style of a Munich Dunkel Lager. Tastes of adjunct, sweet malt, pale malt, hint of hop, hint of caramel malt, and slight metallic notes. Overall, weak appearance, decent blend, but aroma and body dominated by adjunct.

Aug 10, 2015
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4.66/5  rDev +48.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Aharon from Israel

This is a top Israeli beer . Drank it couple of times.
It is a lager with a reach taste like ale .
The resamblance in taste is to the hoegaarden. It is the lager mate of the hoegaarden. Hoegarden has more complicated aroma but the resamblance in taste is the .
I think Gold star is one of the best lagers outthere.
As hoegaarden is one of the best ale outthere .
If you"ll test hoegaarden snd Goldstar side by side you will feel the resamblance.
To be like hoegaarden you must be a very good beer.

Aug 06, 2015
2.94 by papat444 from Canada (QC) on Jul 30, 2015
GoldStar Dark Lager from Tempo Beer Industries LTD
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 139 ratings