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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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203 Ratings

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Ratings: 203
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 2.65
pDev: 23.02%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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 Ruaidhri
2.5/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Ruaidhri, Nov 26, 2009
Photo of Jayli
2.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at ITC Mahashtra in Mumbai 8/24/09
This beer pours a pale straw yellow with a thin fluffy one finger of white head. Head retains alright, leaving big soapy lacing on the side of the glass. Nose is sweet, corn based adjuncts, with a hint of grass. Taste has a malt character that is not detectable in the nose. Definite presence of grass, grains, and corn. Finish has a bite to it, though no real hop is present. Light bodied, high carbonation, feels very thin, somewhat watery. Goes down easily, but nothing very special.

Jayli, Aug 31, 2009
Photo of BeerSingh
3.53/5  rDev +33.2%
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.

BeerSingh, Jul 29, 2009
Photo of tpd975
2.78/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

tpd975, Jul 20, 2009
Photo of PartyBear
2.58/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 275ml bottle into a half pint lager glass.

It seems Tuborg lager is taking over from Corona as the "cool" beer, fortunately it has a bit more of a taste to it than it's predecessor - operative words here: a bit more. From now on you are likely to see it being drunk by indie kids, and pretentious skinny jeans wearing kids. Ultimately, by people who drink for the brand and not for the taste.

A - Pale golden body, with a big white fluffy head. To be honest it is not that distinguishable from any other standard lager. Very carbonic, as would be expected.

S - There doesn't seem to be much on the nose, apart from weak metallic smell. The smell is not unpleasant, there is just not much to it.

T - Crisp, and refreshing. A little flat for a lager, and deceptively so, considering the appearance.

M - More flat than I was expecting, however, I think these lagers are made to be drunk from the bottle, and maybe a lot of the liveliness is lost when pouring into a glass.

D - Although it does lack a certain fizz, it is still a refreshing lager when served ice cold. However, there are certainly much better lagers out there.

PartyBear, Jul 19, 2009
Photo of lstokes
2.93/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Meh. When I get this on tap at the restaurant across the street (I'm in Turkey!) it always comes out with no head to speak of and a clear golden color, but I'm not impressed by the lack of head.

The taste is better than I might expect--I like the burst of bitter Eurohops with a very crisp finish--but there's no complexity to it. It's fairly drinkable and nicely light in the mouth, but I chafe every time at having to pay as much as I do for it, and hell, it's not even that much.

lstokes, Jul 13, 2009
Photo of adamette
2.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured from a green bottle into a Carlsburg glass in Roma, Italy on June 11th, 2009. 5 Euros (about $7.50 USD). Review from notes.

A Like a light Euro lager. Boring look. Thin, dissapearing head.

S Smelled exactly like a Heinekin.

T Like a Heinekin but possibly a bit more grainy (barley and malt).

M Thin.

D Good but I will not purchase this a second time.

Notes: The first in a long line of failed attempts at finding a gem while on vacation in Italy....I did eventually find some good stuff but it was after too many of these....

adamette, Jun 30, 2009
Photo of EatsTacos
2.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours straw yellow with actually a decent head and pretty good lacing

Smell was quite faint in all regards, but dominated by a stale malt and slight skunk

Taste followed from the nose, mostly stale, wet cardboard and heavily overcarbonated. Nothing different from any other generic Euro lager and nothing really particularly offensive about it

I wouldn't recommend this

EatsTacos, May 29, 2009
Photo of TheHammer
3.05/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Nice gold color with a good inch of head. However the head does not sustain itself and it barely laces at all. Not many signs of carbonation and there seems to be small particles floating in the beer.

Smell - At first this it was neigh impossible to get anything, but as it warmed up I'm catching some bland corn and hops, but not much else. It's frankly very generic smelling to be honest.

Taste - Not bad, but a bit run of the mill. Grainy taste with dominant corn flavor, with a slight sourdough hint. Ends with smooth bitter hops which leave only the faintest aftertaste which I like.

Mouthfeel - The aftertaste is perfect and does not linger and it doesn't leave the mouth strange after drinking. A little be more watery then I'd like and frankly it really lacks carbonation. No head at all to this beer either.

Drinkability - Very smooth going down, doesn't seem to bloat, doesn't leave too much an aftertaste. This is damn drinkable, albeit at the cost of not being very flavorful or interesting.

Final Thoughts - To me, this beer would be a good substitute for a macro beer. However, the cost of importing makes that prohibitive. If I was living in Denmark, this would probably be my generic beer of choice, but over here it's just too little bang for my buck.

TheHammer, Feb 24, 2009
Photo of DoctorStrangiato
1.75/5  rDev -34%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a 500-ml can into a draught glass.

Appearance - pale gold brew with a white foamy head, disappearing in minutes.

Smell - corn and hops. Not a lot going on here.

Taste - pretty neutral at first, then the taste of tin, then a medium bitter finish. Not great.

Mouthfeel - it is smooth except the taste of the can is a distraction.

Drinkability - not a lot of beers still taste like the can but this one certainly does. I'm a little put off by it and probably won't get it again.

DoctorStrangiato, Feb 21, 2009
Photo of Faune
2.8/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very light yellow, clear with almost no head and a lot of large bubbles. Grainy smell, along with yeast and slightly grassy. Crisp, dry grainy taste with a slightly bitter finish. Nothing to go out of your way for, an easy to drink beer when there is nothing else around.

Faune, Jan 20, 2009
Photo of soupermirl
2.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clear, not that great in taste, kind of a tangy bitterness. It smelled o.k. but just not very easy for me to drink. I tried it on more than one occasion to make sure I wasn't wrong about it. And while others drink a lot of it, I just didn't care much for it. I love to try beers from all over and would give this beer another chance, but first few impression where not very impressive.

soupermirl, Jan 18, 2009
Photo of fullsweep
3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

275 mL poured into a glass.

This lager gets straight average ratings, because that's what it is. It's really a challenge writing 250 words about this. It's not terrible, it's not great. It's just semi-bland Euro lager.

I bought this on sale at the Co-op. Buy one get one free. That's really the only reason to get this.

fullsweep, Jan 05, 2009
Photo of steeler
2.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well i picked up this up cheap at the lcbo. Pours out a nice golden yellow color, with a thin line of laceing. Smells off, grassy hop smells, mixed with metallic ovetones. Bad. Taste was average for a cheap euro lager, it states its a pilsner, no where near that. Goes down smooth, with slight bitter after taste, and a metallic twang. Mouthfeel is full and carbonated. Meh i could have a few of these, but why would you? An inoffensive cheap, euro lager. On the fence.

steeler, Jan 03, 2009
Photo of simonjohansson
1.83/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Where I come from, Tuborg has somekind of classic status. Now, being a bit older and at least a little bit wiser, I wonder how that happened. Tuborg green (or "grön" as we say here) is a bad beer. Smell and taste is sweet, grainy, doughy in a, I would say, almost musty way. The whole beer feels half-baked, unfinished ("unripe" - green!). It was pretty ok once when I tried it together with crisp bread with ham and mustard. But otherwise, avoid this beer.

simonjohansson, Oct 27, 2008
Photo of BucBasil
2.75/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured from the 500mL green glass bottle with a pull top into a small glass. The beer is an extremely light straw color, vrey clear, and looks pretty watery actually. Head is pure white and reached 2 fingers before fizzling out somewhat quickly.

Smell: There is something off about the smell here at first glance, and it's not skunked. Upon deeper examination, it's a typical grainy aroma with a hint of grass.

Taste: Watery with a grainy finish. Not much to say here. Finishes with a grassy note. There is something unpleasant about this beer that makes it not refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp - typical.

Notes: I don't think I'd pick this up again. It's light, but not refreshing. It doesn't have a lot of taste, and where it does, it's not very good.

BucBasil, Oct 24, 2008
Photo of atis
3.2/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

0.5 l bottle in Budapest

Very foamy white head, light golden colour with tons of carbonation bubbles, good and sticky lacing. Strong grassy hops aroma. Taste is mostly sweet grainy malt, very weak hops, somewhat industrial feel to it. Carbonation medium, ligh/medium body.

I liked it, but have to admit I was quite thirsty, I suspect the taste would possible seem worse some other time.

atis, Oct 07, 2008
Photo of craytonic
3.5/5  rDev +32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle in Rome, Italy

Light white foam.

Not much of a smell; like any run-of-the mill lager

Nice flavor; mild, light, low hops

Light feel, medium carbonation

Very drinkable, light, cold, refreshing. Nothing huge in the taste / flavor department, but everything else I had in Italy beer-wise was so bad, this stood out. Drink the wine. Average, but very drinkable.

craytonic, Oct 01, 2008
Photo of nickfl
2.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

nickfl, Sep 23, 2008
Photo of BDTyre
2.58/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What was I expecting? Standard Euro pale fare. Gold colour, white head. The smell on this is very non-beer like. Chemically, almost like paint...or maybe like medicine. Maybe there are some hops in there, but it smells very very processed.

Generic lager taste. Very industrial and lacking in character. I can at least detect some malts and hops, but they are very underwhelming.

Lawnmower beer...decent carbonation, easy to drink...nice served ice cold on a hot day. But really not that great.

BDTyre, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of AustinBeerLvr
2.53/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Tried this at a hotel here on my Italian honeymoon.

A: Very pale, kind of a week looking body. Decent amount of head.

S: Sweet, candy like malt aromas dominate the nose with just a trace of hops to keep it from being overbearing.

T & M: Very sweet malt with a light, pretty thin body througout. The candy like sweetness becomes even more pronounced as the beer warms, and kind of tastes like a sweet apple jolly rancher. Touch of hops at the end, but not really enough there to balance the sweetness.

D & Notes: Not really impressed at all with this one. Too sweet, and the malt sweetness is not pleasant at all. Had a hard time even finishing one bottle I poured. It was served a bit too warm, but in my opinion, this brew would have to be ice cold to even consider having more than one. Plus, I cannot imagine buying this in the U.S. after it traveled overseas.

AustinBeerLvr, Jun 04, 2008
Photo of cyrenaica
1.3/5  rDev -50.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

500ml can
4.6% ABV

I tried this beer on February 11, 2008 after purchasing from my local LCBO outlet. The beer poured a translucent gold colour with a thin white head. The aroma was very grainy. The mouthfeel was watery with little carbonation. The flavour was as grainy as the aroma. Not a pleasing beer to my palate.

cyrenaica, May 12, 2008
Photo of schap329
4.43/5  rDev +67.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a very unique taste to it that you will not find anywhere else. The best thing to drink on a rainy winterday in the middle of the baltic see. Beatiful name too: Groen Oel. Golden color, nice carbonation. Unique hop aroma. Some kind of hey taste. Well it is a mass product. My favourite mass product Pilsner.

schap329, Jan 07, 2008
Photo of LittleCreature
3.03/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 2.5
Poured a finger of bubbly white head that gradually reduced to a thin layer. Pale straw in colour.

Smell - 2.5
Strong skunk upon opening which reduced but did not disappear. Smells of pale, sweet malt, grains and grassy hops.

Taste - 3.0
Pretty typical euro pilsener/lager, refreshing but not exactly full of flavour. Starts sweet and smooth, flavours of grains, finishes with moderate hop bitterness, slightly dry. Grassy aftertaste, almost shandy-like overall.

Mouthfeel - 3.5
Quite crisp and clean, low to moderate carbonation, light to average weight in the mouth.

Drinkability - 3.5
Definitely sessionable, if a little boring.

A competent German pilsener, easy drinking with only the flaw of a skunky aroma. Cheaper than most euro lagers and better than some. Not a bad session choice, but a very average beer overall.

LittleCreature, Dec 22, 2007
Photo of dsa7783
2.9/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap in Europe... One of the better brews I drank while in Israel... This was one of the pricier ones in the bar being an import, but still wasn't very impressed... The appearance was decent, with a nice golden color, but the smell was rather bland... Taste was pretty good, crisp, clean and satisfying... Mouthfeel and drinkability were equally average, and the beer went down easily without being too bitter... Would definitely go for it again in similar circumstances, but would never cop a sixer of this.. Recommended for being an overall decent sample...

dsa7783, Dec 16, 2007
Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn) from Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
64 out of 100 based on 203 ratings.