Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn) - Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
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2.7/5 rDev +2.3%
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. ;-)
12-04-2005 21:46:41 | More by Jason
2.65/5 rDev +0.4%
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.
08-24-2005 12:45:57 | More by Weizenmensch
United Kingdom (England)
2.58/5 rDev -2.3%
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.
09-07-2012 20:01:43 | More by jazzyjeff13
3.08/5 rDev +16.7%
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.
06-28-2010 15:26:35 | More by glid02
2.55/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
11-24-2010 01:33:40 | More by biboergosum
1.98/5 rDev -25%
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.
Overall- That was a waste of $10 bucks. I could have drank from the sink in the wc.
08-22-2005 22:26:18 | More by NJpadreFan
1.9/5 rDev -28%
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.
12-17-2009 00:19:56 | More by Sammy
2.45/5 rDev -7.2%
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.
02-17-2011 04:41:15 | More by Wegomlegging
2.2/5 rDev -16.7%
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.
09-15-2012 11:08:57 | More by Fatehunter
2.1/5 rDev -20.5%
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.
02-01-2005 19:08:22 | More by DrunkMcDermott
2.85/5 rDev +8%
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.
11-13-2005 17:43:55 | More by benmiliron
Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn) from Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
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