Gold Star Dark Lager | Tempo Beer Industries LTD

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Gold Star Dark LagerGold Star Dark Lager

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Tempo Beer Industries LTD

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RocketWidget on 08-10-2004

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Photo of RafaelBG
5/5  rDev +61.3%

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5/5  rDev +61.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Aharon
4.66/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Dapperticus
4.5/5  rDev +45.2%

Photo of JamesC7625
4.47/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I am in Israel, Gold Star is the beer I drink the most of. It normally available on tap in most bars.

Dark caramel with a light head.

Mildly hoppy with some malt

Delicious! If there were a beer I could serve to both BMC disciples and my friends who apreciate real beer, this would be that beer.

Not too heavy, not too light, just right.

I could easily drink 5 or 6 of these in a sitting.

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Photo of Radcpa
4.25/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

Photo of danotronik
4/5  rDev +29%

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4/5  rDev +29%

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4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of anakar
4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great basic, not expansive, Israeli beer. If you're ever in Israel try only this (Not Macabi or Nesher!!!). Nice, rich, caramel-like and even better from the tap. not too strong and not too rich, but fairly priced.
This is Israeli pride (and you can ask anyone here and they'll say the same)

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Photo of monkist
3.84/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of ernie
3.8/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

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Photo of Faune
3.8/5  rDev +22.6%
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.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of GabooL457
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of vikingpillager
3.6/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.58/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.56/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.56/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Served in a 16 oz glass,

Appearance was good - lingering head and nice color. Lots of carbonation.

Smells and tastes like half ale/half lager. There is a faint dry red wine characteristic to this beer that would be excellent if it were more pronounced. I admit I drank this begrudgingly, but was pleasantly surprised and would order again.

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Photo of pixieskid
3.55/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brought by a friend who lives in Tel Aviv, apparently this is one of their "go to" beers.

Pours a nice amber color with a large white head, dissipated after a while.

Aroma is interesting, can't put my finger on it; somewhat fruity.

Taste; some grains and a bit of grassy hops.

Overall; I didn't care for the mouthfeel, it was really lacking crispness which I think would have helped it a lot.

If I find myself in Israel, which odds are I will in the "near" future, I would have no problem drinking this.

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Photo of jsbirnba
3.51/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of goschool
3.51/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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