Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn) - Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
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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
1.5/5 rDev -43.2%
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.
05-14-2010 17:35:37 | More by Phyl21ca
2.83/5 rDev +7.2%
A - Poured out a clear, straw yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left minimal lacing.
S - It smelled of grains and caramel. There was a slight skunky aroma.
T - It tasted of sweet caramel and grains. There was bitterness present but it wasn't from hops.
M - It was crisp, sharp and dry. A light bodied lager.
D - This is an okay lager. I'd like to try it out of something other than a green bottle.
08-09-2010 21:01:25 | More by zeff80
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
2.73/5 rDev +3.4%
A - One finger of white foam on a gold body with good clarity. Low retention, but good lace.
S - Weak malt, low hops and a bit of sulphur. There is something else here that is kind of funky/ off and hard to identify.
T - Grainy malt, low hop flavor, and moderately low bitterness.
M - Medium carbonation, medium body, and a somewhat dry finish.
D - Drinkable, but nothing special. Kind of bland and there is something strange and unpleasant about the aroma.
09-23-2008 19:28:08 | More by nickfl
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
2.95/5 rDev +11.7%
not as bad as folks are making it out to be. pours bright yellow with an average white head. smells like a boring euro brew, old malts and some run of the mill yeast. flavor is surprisingly good, its crisp with some hops throughout, and the malts arent as rotten as the smell suggests. it leaves a bit of a gross aftertaste but it is down easy and nice and refreshing on a hot day. feel is good, its bubbly and light. i can drink a whole lot of these in a sitting. not a good beer, but in a market saturated with bad beer it stands out to me.
07-20-2012 16:36:48 | More by StonedTrippin
United Kingdom (England)
1.83/5 rDev -30.7%
Green 275ml ring-pull bottle, brewed and bottled in the EU for Carlsberg UK Ltd. So God knows where it has been brewed, but I don't.
When I was courting my (now) wife, her hospital social bar had bottled Toburg, I loved it. That was back in 1975 in Germany. Sadly this review is about a beer I no longer know.
Poured into one of my Veltins Pilsner glasses, giving myself a deep cut on one of my fingers as I did.
Very pale golden yellow and I mean very pale. The white head stayed. To be fair the beer was crystal clear and clean looking.
My score for lager/pilsner aromas are always 3, unless I can actually detect a real smell, this beer gets the normal 3.
Insipid, tasteless and boring, there is nothing to this beer at all. It has a metalic nasty dryness if anything.
The dryness and metalic feel is more prominent in the aftertaste and mouthfeel. Cardboard and fluff also come to mind.
Just about the worst beer I have ever had.
10-30-2007 21:03:40 | More by BlackHaddock
1.9/5 rDev -28%
Appearance: Poured from a can into a Hoegaarden pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland, on October 25th, 2010. Pours a five finger head that collapses in seconds. It's a clear urine yellow, but at least it doesn't appear over-carbonated. Unappealing.
Smell: One light note of stale barley.
Taste: A flat note of barley, unpronounced, a slight hint of water, and a nearly pleasant upshot of cream in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Not enough cream on the open. A bit too wet, especially through the finish, but not as watery as other garbage lagers.
Drinkability: Hey, it's cheap, innit?
10-25-2010 20:39:55 | More by kojevergas
2.85/5 rDev +8%
Ancient cordials, with their bright yellow hue, took their name from the 'cordial vertues' of the rays of the sun, which some alchemists thought they contained. Indeed, Turborg Green seems to have done the same. Interesting that its slogan is "Liquid Soundtrack" because the crackle of the bubbles as they fizzled out was loud enough to warrant earplugs.
Why do seemingly all macro lagers have a foul stink that draws to them like cat hair does to an acrylic white sweater? No wonder more people don't drink beer - they're not exposed to the real product. (I hesitate to call anything this adulterated with commercial adjuncts real beer, despite that it does, sadly, account for most of the world's supply.)
I don’t think the brewery broke the bank buying the ingredients for this one; it is very thin-bodied and tastes watered-down. The flavour of corn syrup kicks into the palate like a Las Vegas chorus girl. There's little note of grain. I don’t know whether to buy or sell its lack of flavour - no flavour is no good, but I suppose it's better than bad flavour.
So, this is a pilsner? Is that what Tuborg said? Boy, they are rascals. Anything for a sale. Nothing about this save for its clear, golden complexion lines up with the actual pilsner profile. There is no bitterness (or presence of hops, for that matter) and its maltiness is far from clean, attenuated or tasteful. And it's in dire need of some extra bubbles!
Tuborg Green is no better (or worse, really) than Tuborg Gold. Colour me shocked. This brewery may release cans in all sorts of shades but they really only make one kind of beer: bland, borderline off-putting swill. Tuborg may be one of the oldest European breweries to offer pale lagers, but that doesn't mean they even approach being the best at it.
09-22-2011 03:15:38 | More by biegaman
3/5 rDev +13.6%
Half liter can, from the LCBO. Finally comes in single cans.
Pours a pale straw yellow, thin fluffy white head forms, settles down, big bubbles, soapy, lace, unhealthy looking. Smell is sweet, corny adjuncts, grass, honeyish vanilla, average euro lager. Taste is average as well, but a bit more malt character, caramel, rice/wheat, dry middle, honey, grass, citrus, bit of floral, above average bitterness for the style. Mouthfeel is light bodied, kind of thin, medium carbonation, easy to drink, but nothing special.
09-01-2007 00:21:58 | More by Viggo
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
2.05/5 rDev -22.3%
500ml can poured into pint glass july5 2010
A clear pale yellow with a fast falling fingers worth of head that left no lace
S skunky sweet grains and some sour corn
T sadly it tastes as it smells but with more adjuncts and some dry cereal
M thin and on the flat side
D I like better flavor in my beer, tastes like our macros in North America and that's nothing to be proud of
nothing worth trying here I can only imagine how skunked a green bottle of the stuff would taste, I wouldn't go looking for this beer if I was you
07-06-2010 04:28:45 | More by wordemupg
3.08/5 rDev +16.7%
This is a part of a triple parallel review of Tuborg Grøn (the standard Pilsner), Tuborg Hvid (a variant inspired by pale ale) and Tuborg Blå (a darker, sweeter lager). The Hvid and Blå beers are sold in the summer of 2007, the future of those two is uncertain.
The colour is yellow with a tint of gold. The foam sinks down to a white lid quite quickly.
The smell is mild, almost discreet. Some malty notes, some sweetness and a hint of yeast. Not very exciting, but still OK.
The taste is mild and balanced. Some dry notes of malt, some light bitterness. The aftertaste is dry with some notes of white bread. It is very clean, but it borders to the boring. I still like it as a thirst drencher and a beer for spicy food.
The carbonation is medium strong; the bubbles are very small. The liquid is mid-watery.
A clean Danish pilsner, without the sweetness of many Scandinavian beers.
09-01-2007 18:33:33 | More by bark
2.28/5 rDev -13.6%
can into a pint glass...Pour a of light see through piss water, light white head, gone pretty quickly...Aroma is light malt on the front with the of so familiar pilsner of an American macro skunk on the back...The taste is lightly skunk, a little hops mostly just dead start to fine...Weak feel, easy to drink but there is no point.
Overall, this beer is nothing special at all, dont look to find or drink. On a positive note I drank this at the same time as a Carlsberg and this blows it out of the water. But I rated carlsberg an F so its not saying much.
07-03-2010 11:01:46 | More by jrallen34
2.38/5 rDev -9.8%
This beer is a pale gold color with a medium thick white head. Rather bubbly too. The aroma is fairly sweet with just a little hops. Light-bodied with a light hops flavor and an underlying sweetness that turns more sour toward the end of the glass. The finish is somewhat dry. This is an uninspired beer.
10-03-2003 13:19:44 | More by Dogbrick
2.5/5 rDev -5.3%
I got it in a green 33 cl can with a green and silver label with a royal crown on top - it doesn't look to inspiring.
A: The pour is clear golden with lot of bubbles in the liquid. The white head is really large and thick at first but as it slowly dissipates the head looks kind of soapy and uneven. Almost no lacings.
S: Not very strong in smell, but there's malt and bitterhops present together with a faint citric note. But there's also a corny smell.
T: Not strong in taste either. Almost exactly like the smell but the corn-taste is stronger than the smell.
M: Lots of medium-sized really rough bubbles. Body is medium. Aftertaste is bitter, but very short.
D: This is very easy to dring, but it doesn't stand out at all.
03-06-2010 19:58:11 | More by Evil_Pidde
2.68/5 rDev +1.5%
Appearance - Clear gold/yellow colour with a large size frothy and fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is'nt a whole lot of lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Grains, corn, hops
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains mixed with corn and a little bit of hops. There was also a little bit of an apple juice like sweetness. It finishes with a grainy slightly sweet aftertaste.
Overall - This beer isn't spectacular but it also isn't offensive in any way. I wouldn't rush out to buy it again but it's very drinkable. The slight sweetness make it stand out a little bit from the hundreds of other beers in its class.
03-30-2011 19:33:57 | More by spinrsx
2.78/5 rDev +5.3%
The beer provided by Turkish Air on my international flight.
A: Pours a pale yellow hue with a tall fizzy head. Pretty nice retention and some lace.
S: Aromas of typical macro lager. Cheap grain, corn, and cardboard.
T: There are better macros out there. Light grainy malt, hints of corn, and a touch of bittering hops.
M: Light in body very fizzy.
D: They were free and I only drank one. I switched to Vodka and OJ for the rest of the trip.
07-20-2009 09:20:51 | More by tpd975
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
3.25/5 rDev +23.1%
Purchsed in Oslo, Norway in August 2012 - consumed March 2013. 4 pack was like $25 or so...lugged the last two home (no way I would leave 2 of those in the hotel at that price). Poured from 0.5L can into tulip. ABV says 4.5%; but all writig is norwegian. Pours a golden color with a finger of head - actualy nice lacing and rim of head remains. Smell is skunky fruity "heineken"like. Taste is a bit fruitier than most of the style, but its not bad at all. Nice euro lager flavor, sweet, slight hops, but honestly its pretty good. Maybe its the slight "age" and transport in a suit case, but its pretty good.
03-03-2013 00:07:01 | More by DrinkSlurm
Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn) from Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
63 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.