Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn) - Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S

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Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn)Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn)

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 2.68
pDev: 22.39%
Wants: 8
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Dogbrick on 10-03-2003

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Photo of cypressbob
2.95/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A perfectly acceptable german pilsner.

Light amber in colour with a thin whispy head

Bitter hop flavour, but a simple flavour, quite one dimensional but not bad

The smell is pretty thin, bitter and dry with a slight maltiness

All in all, a drinkable effort, but nothing special

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
2.73/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to JC for the sample.

33cl green can with a freshness date on the bottom of the can.

A- Soap sud head (hop extract?), good clarity pale yellowish hue.

S- Grassy pilsner malt, mild hop oil aroma.

T&M- Thin malt flavor, cooked hops ... mild cooked veggie flavor (DMS) throughout. A tad smooth and slick on the palate.

D- All in all a pretty run of the mill boring lager ... its bad enough that they send the gold to the US, I hope they don't send the green. We have our own "Green Death" here in the US. ;-)

Photo of Weizenmensch
2.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tuborg Pilsner Beer, brewed authentically in Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand, for the thirsty Australasian market. At a vague glance, it looks the same as the normal Tuborg bottle, but any close inspection will prove otherwise. At least it's fresher than the import.

I have no idea why, but as soon as I poured this beer, it immediately went flat. Very few bubbles are popping out of it. The substantial head I poured dissipated quite quickly too, but a small amount of head is left, and there's lacing everywhere. Yellow to pale yellow colour.

Initial smell was quite nice - grassy hop smell like a sheep-covered field in the land of the long white cloud. No, wait, this is supposed to be Danish. I'll just think of Australia's Own Princess Mary instead... Closer inspection of aromas shows it's blatant and unsubtle: hoppy, grassy smell is good from far but far from good - there are lots of adjunct/dodgy cereal grain smells in there. Smells like a macro, but not as bad as an Aussie macro, which taste like either plastic or soap.

Taste: Fairly easy drinking, tastes a little bit like it's gone off or something, though I know it hasn't. Is it worth identifying flavours in there? Overdose of grassy pilsener hops, I guess... corn... can't pick out anything else. Maybe some wheat malt but who knows. Not that bad, overall. Kind of average taste for a Europalelager.

Mouthfeel - naturally quite thin. But what did I expect? Drinkability is acceptable I guess, for the style, but I'm making concessions here. I don't know how much this costs but I wouldn't pay much. Having said that, it's not the worst, only slightly below average.

Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.58/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 275ml green glass bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. Picked up as a 4-pack from a supermarket.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear pale-gold colour with plentiful fine carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that rapidly reduces to a surface layer. Aroma of light malt with hints of stewed leaves, corn, overcooked veg and a faint but harsh sulphurous note in the background. Not nice.

Tastes of light malt accompanied by an unpleasant stewed leaf flavour. Hints of overdone veg, corn and a harsh background quality. Mild, dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light, thin and watery, with tingly carbonation. Slightly astringent, with an aftertaste of stewed leaves.

Piss - not a good lager. The initial aroma/flavour seemed vaguely acceptable, with a hint of noble hops. However, everything went downhill fast once it began to warm up. Bland and boring with disgusting off-notes. Best avoided unless ice cold.

Photo of glid02
3.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can on an airplane over to Copenhagen.

Pours a pale straw color with a half-finger white head. The head quickly recedes into a sparse wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of sweet pilsner malts and not much else.

Tastes a bit better than it smells. Sweet pilsner malt flavors with the sweetness coming from indistinct adjuncts kick things off. Midway through the sip hints of earthy hop oil even things out a bit before carrying through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is OK. It's a bit on the thin side with decent carbonation.

Drinkability is not that great. I finished my glass but would not choose to have another.

Overall this certainly wasn't a terrible beer but it's not worth seeking out. A step up from BMC in the states but not by much.

Photo of biboergosum
2.56/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml shiny emerald green can, Danish macro-brewing jobs now apparently off-shored to Turkey.

This beer pours a clear pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, and weakly foamy bone-white head, which leaves a decent circumference-spanning curtain of sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of musty cereal grain, a twinge of nail polish remover, and mild grassy, skunky hops. The taste is semi-sweet, crackery pale malt, much like a real pilsener, until that clammy corn mash character kicks in, severely curtailing any inherent crispness for the style, with a slight medicinal booziness, and weedy, somewhat reduced in its skunk factor hops.

The carbonation is a bit high, and prickly in its tight frothiness, the body on the light side, kind of oily, and smooth in that pandering, pithy way. It finishes clean, but more like a cleaned sidewalk, the adjunct graininess trailing off, with a less than comforting echo of skunky vegetation.

Not nearly the skanky mess that is its "Gold' sibling, which may have everything to do with the can vs. green bottle deal. Still, a sub-standard Euro-lager, and not a 'Pilsener' as proclaimed on the label. Not something I would be happy to see available at venue-pricing levels, given that sporting event sponsor-happy Carlsberg is the ultimate owner of this pseudo-swill.

Photo of NJpadreFan
1.97/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tuborg Pilsner

Served up at the Dubliner in Reykjavik

Appearance- Watery yellow with little carbonation and no head.
Smell- there was a faint smell of sweet corn and sugar. Not much aroma.
Taste- I think this is beer flavored water or its non alcoholic. There is a light tinge of sweet syrupy malt and nothin else.
Mouthfeel- watery!!!

Overall- That was a waste of $10 bucks. I could have drank from the sink in the wc.

Photo of Sammy
1.91/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This pale Euro lager is made in Turkey. No to slightly annoying aroma, alevel above a bit skunky. Yellow body with fast fading white head. A bit thin and burning mouth feel, some taste of malts, and some other astringency. A beer for homeless alcoholics.

Photo of Wegomlegging
2.46/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got a gigantic mug of this in Rome, basically I was sick of red wine. Was pale yellow with little head. No prominent aromas to speak of save for a whiff of hops. Flavor was mostly like a watered down Euro-pils, light bitter and some hops. Was good softness to it, but as drinkable as it was so is water when you're thirsty. It's good when you're desperate for a beer.

Photo of Fatehunter
2.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A pale, cloudy yellow color with a finger of head. A fair amount of bubbles visible.

A mild smelling beer. A grainy smell... barely.

Taste is mildly bitter, metallic and dried grain. Puckers the mouth a bit. Not really enjoyable.

Crisp texture. Moderate carbonation.

Not impressed.

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
2.11/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

In-flight. I will hand it to Scandinavian Air: they serve only Scandinavian beers, even if they are pale lagers. Not a Bud or Heinie in sight. This pours out a big meringue head that keeps you from getting to your beer for a while. Smell is very sweet, in Rolling Rock territory. Sweetness is not as evident in the taste however. Maltiness is a little hard to taste until after a few sips. Then some malt and hops come out as you swallow. But it also comes across a little too thin.

Photo of benmiliron
2.85/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Paid 2.19 euro for a 3-pack.

Along with Carlsburg, Warsteiner, Moretti, Peroni, Becks... Tuborg is one of the staples of beers available in Italy. Very similar to the crap US lagers in appearance, it's not all that much different from a mid-level US version. Straw yellow, faint odor of beer and that medicinal smell that's not quite pee, but you're really not sure.

Taste is tolerable, really not too bad considering the price. Light malt, & ricey like Bud, but a faint winey/syrup hint in there too. Good foamy mouthfeel but not overwhelming. Definitely more substance that it's American counterparts.

Photo of Orrshow
2.58/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Poured a light golden color with a about a centimeter of white head. Head dissipate quickly and close to no lacing is on my glass after.

Smell - Smells almost like a damp lawn with a slight amount of lemon. An almost metallic smell arises as well, perhaps from the can it was in.

Taste - Not very pleasurable. This beer almost made me cringe. There is a slightly bittersweet taste to it but that is overridden by skunkiness. These flavors were not very strong anyways.

Mouthfeel - Watery. Very low carbonation.

Drinkability - Goes down alright. The taste wasn't good but the fact that it was weak made it go down easier.

I will not buy this beer again.

Photo of elricorico
2.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a clear yellow gold with an inch of foamy head. The head slowly fades away, but leaves a bit of lacing.

The smell is quite fresh, grassy and a bit sweet. Something in the smell reminds me of ginger ale.

The taste is lacking. There isn't a whole bunch here. A mild sweetness throughout the mouth with an almost not there bitterring in the finish. A faint suggestion of skunk at one point in the back of the mouth.

Mouthfeel is watery, and the carbonation seems to fade rather quickly, taking away any crispness that the beer may have had.

It is drinkable, if you are into sparkling water, but whether it is worth picking up when you want a brew, I would say no.

Photo of basica
2.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A beer by the producers of Carlsberg, a beer for Danish kings... I bear little hope for this
beer. The bottle looks just like a Carlsberg bottle with the boring green and it is very
slightly better than the Carlsberg but it is still way below par, in my opinion. I shared this
bottle with a few of my colleagues; we just passed it around and no one liked it particularly.
The beer is overly highly carbonated and is watery tasting on top of a typical lager taste
something like the Carlsberg but not exactly. It had an especially tangy mouth feel and although
it was drinkable and a little refreshing, I will probably not order this beer again. Good thing
I did not have to take the full bottle, or I may just empty more than half of it.

Photo of ToolHead
2.93/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle, served in generic tulip beer glass.
Golden colour; OK head. Rather anonymous aroma. Modestly hoppy taste w/ a decent crispness, but lacking in the finish. Good drinkability. A very typical Danish golden lager, neither better nor worse than most I've had. A solid thirst-quencher, nothing more.

Photo of Stocean1
2.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

In my quest to drink all the brews offered by the local LCBO, I grabbed this attractive green can of Tuborg. My hope was that at best it would be a simple crisp refreshing pilsener which would not be earth shattering but thirst quenching. In my heart of hearts I suspected it would be another euro trash lager which seems to dominate the cold fridge at the LCBO and I was unfortunately right as usual.

Poured a two finger fluffy white head with little retention or lacing. It faded quickly to a thin collar of bubbles upon a golden yellow body. Still some hope.

The nose is pale malt, faint grassy hops and lemon, with some bread. A faint light fruit. Hope fading slightly, but you never know!

Taste came crashing to earth with that pale uero lager taste of faint malt with corn syrup and a stale bread aftertaste. The lemon and hops faded and failed to add anything to this brew.

An unbalanced bitterness on the back end of the tongue, this light to medium bodied brew had plenty of carbonation (burp!). It was not crisp and refreshing and fell apart even further as it warmed.

In exchange for this swill being forever banished from the shelves of the LCBO, I am prepared to sacrifice myself in favor of my fellow beer drinkers in Ontario (I am prepared to be defenestrated at the LCBO head quarters if that helps). In fact, despite my profound apathy towards most anything, I feel compelled to write a letter to the LCBO to vent (although I will point out the good brews they have gotten right lately (Fullers and Garrison series) in order to avoid seeming like a complete whack job) about this shit. Enough is enough!!!

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.5/5  rDev -44%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Can: Poured a bright golden color lager with a small bubbly white head with average retention. Aroma of light sweet adjunct and corn is not as bad as expected but no great either. Taste is dominated by adjunct with corn note easily distinguishable. Another cheaply brewed lager with no interesting feature.

Photo of BeerSingh
3.47/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a beer mug from a 22oz bottle. Dull yellow colour with a 1 finger head that vanished by the time the first glug was over. Smell was nothing to relate to except that of a normal lager, although smelt rather fresh. Taste was a pleasant surprise, nice and crisp with a sweetness that lingered for a while which ended with a bitter note. Mouthfeel was rather thin and was very mediocre on fizz. Drinkable anytime of the year, in the genre of a Carlsberg / Heineken.

Photo of Ruaidhri
2.48/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up for about 7.50 euro for a 6 pack of cans. Pours a light straw yellow into a pint glass with plenty of bubbles, head dissipates quickly leaving scattered patchy foam on top. Smells sweet but a bit skunky and just not very pleasant. Taste is mostly what you'd expect from an EPL - quite watery with a slight hoppy bite although that's followed by a strange metallic flavour. First few mouthfuls feel quite full and fizzy followed by a cleansing dryness on the palate although the carbonation seems to wear off in the glass very quickly. Drinkable enough beer if you're looking for something resonably refreshing and very light in flavour - could potentially quench a thirst when eating something spicy.

Photo of thekanna
2.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Toronto International Airport.

A: Slightly draker yellow bordering on orange with active carbonation and thin head.

S: Generically clean, not much smell.

T/M: Relatively well-carbonated with slightly medicinal hop bite at the end. Other than that, some adjunct malt flavor, not much.

D: Drinkable? Yes. But medicinal hop taste is slightly off-putting.

Photo of irishkyle21
2.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a light fluffy head. Pretty good lacing but the retention is less than average. Has a clear straw yellow color.

Smells of grain, light sweet malt and a bit of hops.

The hops are light on the palate. Also has notes of sweet malt and veggies. The only reason I bought this was to get the glasses that came with it, its nothing I would turn down just not something I would ask for.

Photo of Kulrak
2.07/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a golden color with a white fine head that went away pretty quickly, leaving a ring around the edge and that's about it. Smells a little skunky, with a hint of citrus. Cascade maybe. Not too bad. The taste is all of hops, and not very pleasant. Not good at all. Mouthfeel is very watery, not too great either. All in all, I won't be getting this again. I should have known from the green bottle. Oh well, waste of another $2.50

Photo of Amalak
2.6/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle while in Belgrade, Serbia.
A. It has a light yellow color to it like straw. It has smallish bubbly head that dissipates quickly and doesn't leave behind any lacing.
S. There was a very slight hoppy scent to it.
T. To call this a pilsner is a bit of a joke. It was more of a mild lager, American macro, that leaves a bit of a lagery/sour hangover.
M. Very tart. Perhaps a bit skunked, though, it doesn't look like a quality beer.
D. I was done after one. Too sour and tart, no flavor, bad aftertaste.

Photo of IronDjinn
2.06/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From a 500 ml green can. Pours out a clear straw hue, creamy white head with moderate retention.

Clean grainy aroma, some corn in the background.

Things go downhill quickly in the flavour department, veggies and some industrial flavours dominate, an aftertaste of asphalt.

Mouthfeel is caustic and contains something of a chemical burning sensation, not very friendly at all.

Well then, here's a big pass here, makes me question what additives managed to make their way in here to give off this sort of result. It's crisp, I'll give it that, however I question whether this was attained through natural methods. The burning sensation still hasn't gone away either.

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Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn) from Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
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