My beer of choice throughout our trip to Israel was the delicious Goldstar. Owned by the Israeli brewery Tempo (who also produce a very refreshing, extremely effervescent bottled water), Goldstar is described as a “dark lager beer”, although it was more akin to a pale lager.

Extremely pleasant on draft, as well as in bottles, this beer is ubiquitous in Israel. Fortuitously the am:pm convenience store beneath our hotel sold three large bottles for 25 NIS (roughly around £4.25). We also tasted Goldstar Unfiltered on a number of occasions, which was darker and slightly less sparkling, and equally delicious. One beer I shall be looking out for in specialist shops here in the UK!


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