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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: 217
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 2.66
pDev: 22.56%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Dogbrick on 10-03-2003)
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Photo of oldp0rt
2.75/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Stocean1
2.53/5  rDev -4.9%
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 steveslow
5/5  rDev +88%

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3.5/5  rDev +31.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -6%

Photo of ThinkAgain
3/5  rDev +12.8%

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of RedFox
2/5  rDev -24.8%

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2/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of biegaman
2.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Photo of rarbring
2.88/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer is pale straw colored, has a white fluffy heads taht leaves some lacing.

The aroma is weak, some sweetish malt character, slightly smelling of green apples.

Upfront rather sweet, some white bread and sweet lemon juice, a fresh grass bitter finish.

Medium carbonation, soft and a medium body, very little dryness.

Easy to drink, easy to forget.

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

660ml bottle

A- Very pale unattractive gold. One finger head, shows some decent retention until the first sip; then it disappears completely, leaving no lacing

S- Crisp grassy hops, maybe a hint of lemon. Fresh

T- Mild grainy malts. A hint of fresh, grassy hop bitterness on the tongue. Tastes a bit like an adjunct lager with some kind of a corn-like feel that reminds me of Budweiser

M- Very thin in body. Carbonation is suprsingly low. Overall a quite flat oily mouthfeel

O- Drink this as cold as possible and it will feel like a decent and refreshingly easy beer

Photo of Amalak
2.63/5  rDev -1.1%
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 thehyperduck
2.93/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I know that I have tried one of the Tuborgs (Green/Gold) before and hated it, but it was years ago and I don't remember which it was. I like to give (most) beers another chance after a good long wait, so I bought a can of each variety to test them both. This can features art with a bunch of iPod-commercial-esque silhouettes dancing to, assuming the text on the can is correct, the "Liquid Soundtrack" that is Tuborg Green. I can already feel my hipness quotient increasing. Also, the fine print on the side says that this was brewed in Turkey.

Pours a pale yellow with a one-finger sparkling-white head that fades to a collar and lacing over the next minute. Smell is crisp and slightly sweet, but doesn't have any real discernible features.

Taste is quite nice, if not simple; I don't think this is the one I bought all those years ago. After the carbonation fades, some grainy sweetness is overtaken by an extremely faint hint of both hops and adjunct in the finish. This is a very heavily-carbonated beer, but I can't really fault it given the style. Watery and light-bodied, with very little aftertaste good or bad.

Decidedly average in almost every respect. I would never turn this down as it's quite inoffensive and mildly refreshing, but there are other EPLs that are both easier to find and better.

Photo of Martmeister90
1.78/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The one i reviewed was brewed by Ringnes in Norway i think, and I think thats why it doesn't get so good grade from me. i recall tasting a one bought in Denmark, and if i recall correctly, it was better than the one im reviewing now.
The apperence of this beer is OK. it has yellow/gold colour.
In my eyes its the taste that ruins it for me. it tastes like cheap generic lager.
if you like Tuborg Grøn, i would not recommend drinking those bought in Norway

Photo of spinrsx
2.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Can

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.

Photo of Wegomlegging
2.45/5  rDev -7.9%
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 djura
3.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one is from Celarevo brewery.
A: poured a pale yellow. little white cream like head,standing till the end with little lacing.
S - pilsner malt. Medium strength smell,citrus aroma.
Taste is light and malty with a very light hop finish.
M: The light body is slightly grainy and low carbonated.
Drinkability: Decent, if you like this kind of beer.

Photo of CrazyMike
2.85/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale yellow appearance with lots of head the fizzes away quickly. Smell is sweet, picked up some grain and malt.

Taste is very malty with a caramel finish, picked up grain but overall pretty bland. Thin bodied with poor carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter and malty.

Overall, an unimpressive generic Euro Lager. No features that are worth bragging about, no reason to drink this

Photo of flyingpig
1.3/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Clean & chemically with some malts.

Pours a hazy, golden yellow colour that looks like urine. It has plenty of carbonation that settles and a pour head that disappears very fast.

Chemical type flavours with some corn & hops plus a slightly off taste. Has a strange & unpleasant aftertaste as well.

Thin bodied with lots of fizz. Quite smooth overall with crisp but slightly dry finish.

A very poor beer & only just drinkable.


Photo of biboergosum
2.55/5  rDev -4.1%
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 kojevergas
1.9/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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?

Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn) from Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
64 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.