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

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

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164 Ratings

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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 2.63
pDev: 21.29%

Brewed by:
Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S visit their website

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 simonjohansson


1.83/5  rDev -30.4%
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.

Serving type: can

10-27-2008 00:23:27 | More by simonjohansson
Photo of BucBasil

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 15:02:13 | More by BucBasil
Photo of atis


3.2/5  rDev +21.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2008 14:01:09 | More by atis
Photo of craytonic

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +33.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2008 03:44:24 | More by craytonic
Photo of nickfl


2.73/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: can

09-23-2008 19:28:08 | More by nickfl
Photo of BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: can

07-13-2008 04:40:16 | More by BDTyre
Photo of AustinBeerLvr


2.53/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2008 16:34:35 | More by AustinBeerLvr
Photo of cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

1.3/5  rDev -50.6%
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.

Serving type: can

05-12-2008 04:56:25 | More by cyrenaica
Photo of schap329


4.43/5  rDev +68.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 15:40:06 | More by schap329
Photo of LittleCreature


3.03/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2007 04:06:07 | More by LittleCreature
Photo of dsa7783

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev +10.3%
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...

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2007 20:43:07 | More by dsa7783
Photo of TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours clear yellow with a moderate sized soapy looking head. Leaves minimal lace.

Nose is grain with a touch of herbs from the hops. Noticeable corn. Initially quite aggressively carbonated lending a sharp, biting mouthfeel. Settles down to a light, mildly bitter brew, that finishes with a touch of cottonmouth.

Uninspired tastewise - corn, grain, unmemorable. Nothing special, just your typical macro pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2007 23:06:01 | More by TerryW
Photo of rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

2.83/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

bouteille verte 330ml, bu dans un verre Tuborg verte..

couleur blé, doré très claire, mousse blanche qui se dissipe rapidement, nez un peu moufetté, en bouche la bière est désaltérante, elle coule et descend bien, elle est très agréable, très bonne bière de grande consommation.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2007 23:47:05 | More by rodenbach99
Photo of irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2007 00:16:02 | More by irishkyle21
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

1.83/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2007 21:03:40 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of brendan13


2.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Clear golden colour with a few centimetres of white head.
S - Grainy and cooked corn aromas. Touch of herbal hops.
T - Again grainy and cooked corn.
M - Slick, oily mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.
D - I know this isn't the most exciting style out there but there are better shit boring euro lagers out there.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2007 10:49:37 | More by brendan13
Photo of bark


3.08/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5


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.

Serving type: can

09-01-2007 18:33:33 | More by bark
Photo of Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: can

09-01-2007 00:21:58 | More by Viggo
Photo of micahgoldfus

New Jersey

1.85/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Came out of a bottle with a strange pop-top that reminded me of the plastic pull-off from an orange juice carton. Poured fairly carbonated, 2-finger white head. The beer had a generic off-yellow color. Smell was standard, grainy malts with some bitter-ish hops. Smelled like the basement of my fraternity house the morning after a party. Taste was like that of any light macro, but slightly worse: watered down, runny, a little gritty, with a kind of funky, bitter-ish aftertaste. Not enjoyable. I think this is suppose to be a session beer, but I was definately done after one.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2007 18:57:39 | More by micahgoldfus
Photo of basica


2.13/5  rDev -19%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2007 18:16:10 | More by basica
Photo of smcreator


3.6/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: No head and is almost a clear golden color
S: It has a toned down hop smell.
T: It has a bitter finish without the rich hop taste that is desired.
M: Bubbly in mouth. Nothing substantial in this arena.
D: Since it has a bitter finish, your palate gets slightly tainted.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2007 06:29:11 | More by smcreator
Photo of vancurly


2.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Offwhite head, pale yellow/straw colour.
Husky grain aroma, grassy/green notes.
Initial mouthfilling euro hops & light malts. Flavour...then....disappears !?!
I'm left with...a trace of bitterness, but nothing else. By now the head has gone also. Perhaps this beer doesn't want to be in the same room as me (who can blame it).... but I wouldn't mind it lingering around a bit longer..
Promises lots, delivers less.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2006 06:37:32 | More by vancurly
Photo of Andreji


2.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I've started to acknowledge why denmark was never applauded as one of the great beer champions. between this and carlsberg you could just sit down and cry.

I won't describe it because you can look it up in the dictionary under the word lager or in a very very specialised and biased dictionary under the word macro.

The only thing pleasant about this beer was drinking it with swedish girls somewhere along the Kompagnistraede.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2006 14:20:39 | More by Andreji
Photo of gnoff


2.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

33 cl can on an airplane between Copenhagen and Prague.

Pours with a big white head, fairly creamy at the top, lots of tiny bubbles in the rest. Straw yellow color, clear and not light yellow as some. Dominant malty scent, also a bit sour smell. Rather medium body at first, but turns a bit watery. Not too malty, but still a bit sweet taste. A tiny fruitiness in the flavor as well. Fairly low to medium bitterness. Sweet and malty long aftertaste. Fairly refreshing, but a bit "old beer" taste on the toungue after a while.

Serving type: can

05-28-2006 08:57:53 | More by gnoff
Photo of Barraclou

Quebec (Canada)

2.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Presentation: Tonight, I review a green Tuborg tall boy. Even if Tuborg is a big player in Scandinavia, it is not found everywhere here in Canada. It also seems to be a more important usual to see the golden label rather this one.

Appearance: It is typical of the macro: a pale straw color with a short living white foamy head. It is really nothing to stop the press here.

Smell: The aromas remain me of your average eurolager and/or macro pilsner. I suspect a use of adjuncts.

Taste: It is not my bag. It is watery with some chemical bitter aftertaste. It is not exactly what we can call "fine and delicate".

Mouthfeel: Way too carbonated. It got a major lack of personality.

Drinkability: We can call it beer, but not premium quality beer. It is drinkable only once or maximum twice per drinking session.

Serving type: can

04-04-2006 02:32:59 | More by Barraclou
Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn) from Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
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