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Tuborg Premium Lager (Gold / Guld) - Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S

Tuborg Premium Lager (Gold / Guld)Tuborg Premium Lager (Gold / Guld)

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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 2.69
pDev: 21.56%

Brewed by:
Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S visit their website

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Different strengths are brewed for different markets: 5.0%, 5.3%, 5.5%, 5.8%.

(Beer added by: Shiloh on 10-14-2002)
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Photo of TheDeuce

New York

3.58/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tuborg Gold…..on tap at the bar in First Hotel Vesterbro, Copenhagen

Appearance-pale gold color with a three fingered head in the large pint glass. Very active carbonation and the head settles down nicely into the glass.

Smell-spicy grain upfront, notes of alcohol and bread as well, normal fumes from this style but trumped up in comparison to others.

Taste/Mouthfeel-crisp taste with a mix of spicy grain and alcohol, medium mouthfeel, pleasant balanced flavor, nice smoothness, on its way down flavor becomes a little more watery and muddled but a final touch of grain kicks back in.

Overall-a decent Euro Pale that gets the job done, among the better of the styles and worth trying if it can be found.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2011 03:23:14 | More by TheDeuce
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3.03/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can served into a 40cl stemware glass in Copenhagen. Mine was 5.6% strength. I bought it in Copenhagen.

A: 4 fingers of white colour head, slight cream, decent thickness, good retention. Clear pils yellow colour

Sm: Just cream and barley. A mild strength aroma.

T: Nicely executed cream atop a barley foundation. Very simple but refreshing overall. Built well for a budget beer and balanced outright.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Matches the tone of the taste.

Dr: Very drinkable and refreshing. Decent quality, especially for the price - which is tolerable by Danish standards. My expectations were low based on the original Tuborg, but I found meself pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: can

07-31-2011 16:19:23 | More by kojevergas
Photo of Brabander


3.3/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I bought this beer in a local liquor store with lots of good beers. I drank this one years ago, early 80's.

Poured in my Struise glass this beer looks normal, not spectacular. The head disappears rather quick but the carbonation stays.

Smell is bready but ok. Pleasant taste, smooth and rather silky.

I could drink this beer all night. It is better than the German beers i had yesterday!

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2011 20:21:03 | More by Brabander
Photo of andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a crystal clear golden colour, thumb of light fluffy white head with little retention, no real lacing, and littve visible carbonation on the body.

S - Scent is quite mild with some grassy hops, bready grain malts coming through. Typical Euro lager.

T - Taste is much the same with grassy hops coming off the top and bready malts lingering on the finish. A bit of sour lemon also comes through. Again, nothing surprising here and pretty bland.

M - A bit on the watery side, lacking any body and it finishes a little too dry for my liking.

D - Overall, I would never buy this again unless there was little else for choices. Nothing memorable here, move along!

Serving type: can

11-26-2010 02:26:50 | More by andrenaline
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Ontario (Canada)

2.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale straw colour with head that dissipates almost instantly. Absolutely no lacing. Smells a little bit grassy with some grain and metal, but mostly faint. Flavour is slightly sweet. Tastes marginally better than the North American macro lagers. Carbonation is fine. This was one of those beers that I would drink sometime before I got into craft... going back to it makes me wish I could go back in time and replace my years mediocre beer drinking with better beer.

Serving type: can

09-30-2010 04:06:42 | More by kwjd
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Ontario (Canada)

2.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can courtesy of Len. Thanks brother! Pours a standard golden yellow with one finger of bubbly white froth. Strands of lacing cling to the lager glass. Smell and taste are sweet, grainy, and apple-like aromas, a bit pissy, light grassiness, butter, some 'adjunct funk,' canned corn, empty maltiness, and a hollow, metallic astringency to end. Similar to most macro beers, this likely contains hop extract instead of actual hops. Mouthfeel is not quite medium with a vague spiciness midway. Mildly dry finish is grassy, floral, and somewhat tinny. Yikes! On first taste I thought this was decent, but I now realize why Tuborg Gold is $1.95 per can. Comparable to the worst BMC brands.

Serving type: can

08-09-2010 05:51:05 | More by cratez
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2.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A light golden clear brew, a white or slightly off-white head, good lacing.

Very little smell, some light acidity and bitterness.

An upfront sweetness, pure sugar, a dash of lemon, rather good bitterness.

Medium carbonation, a bit coarse.

A standard euro (pale) lager.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2010 08:40:02 | More by rarbring
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District of Columbia

2.03/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours with a completely clear, pale light yellow color with a head that barely stayed around long enough for me to notice. No lacing or retention.

Aroma is vegetal mostly with a faint hint of herbal hoppiness; some mineral notes; faint kiss of grain sweetness. Flavor basically mirrors the taste, and could not be less bland. The cooked corn notes aren't too present, but some comes through. Bland and boring even for the style. Too much veggie as well, and should have been cleaner. MF is lightish, noticeably lacking in the carbonation department. Bad drinking all-round, not even worth it in a pinch.

Serving type: can

03-14-2010 20:17:35 | More by Nickls
Photo of AltBock


3.5/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My Tuborg Gold came in a tall 50cl brown bottle. I don't know the conversion and I'm too lazy to look it up right now, but it's clearly a 1 pint sized bottle. The Gold version of Tuborg has a black round piece of paper with a gold circle in the middle and a black "Tuborg" with a whit background in the center of the label. At the top of the label is a gold crown. It's a plain and simple label that anybody can understand. The back label has some information about the beer that was written in Turkish. At the bottom of the back label in a white strip with an easy to read born on and expiration date. My bottle was born on 27 Oct 09 and expires on 27 Oct 10.

When poured into a pint glass, "Gold" wasn't really a gold color, but more of a clear pale yellow color. It was a shade of yellow that was close to being a gold color, but it wasn't there just yet. At the bottom of the beer was a faint streak of lemon yellow. At the top of the beer was a fizzy 1 inch head of pure white foam. This head of foam quickly fizzled down to a tiny skim of foam with a medium sized string of rings along the side of the glass. Not a bad appearance at all from this Euro Pale Lager.

There really wasn't anything special to write about in the aroma. "Gold" has a standard malty aroma with a subtle whiff of dried hops and a hint of dried fruits in the background. I'm not complaining about this aroma at all. At least it wasn't malty with cheap malted grains or watery.

This was a crispy malty beer that was mostly all about the malts. No, not cheap malted grains like corn or rice, real malted barley. I was able to catch a slight hop bitterness toward the back as well as a subtle hint of dried fruits. This beer won't give you much to write about, but it's good enough for you to keep on drinking it without having a disgusted look on your face every time you take a sip.

It was a crispy light to medium bodied beer with more than enough carbonation to keep your tongue entertained. As for the aftertaste, it was malty with a minor floral hop bitterness in the back.

When you crack open a Tuborg Gold, don't expect a rich complex beer. Please expect to drink a well rounded malty beer. To be honest, when I first saw this beer, I instantly thought this was going to be another Macro Lager with its watered down malts and no bitterness. I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted crispy malts with a subtle hop bitterness. I wish I could find this beer where I live.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2010 16:37:19 | More by AltBock
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Christmas with friends who consider me "that guy who likes beer" resulted in a number of Euro tall cans. This is the last of the lot.

Pours a clear pale yellow color with fizzy head that quickly evaporates. Plenty of visible carbonation in the glass.

Solid sweetish malt scent.

Taste is of a sweet malt, initially thinner than what I picked up from the scent, but stronger towards the end. I think it might be too sweet overall. A bit of strong bitterness at the end as well. An overabundance of carbonation though.

Very light overall. Not terrible, but not good. One or two of these might be drinkable, but after that I would probably switch to something with more flavor, or something that is smoother overall.

Serving type: can

01-12-2010 03:26:50 | More by Seanstoppable
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Alberta (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. I've avoided this particular beer for a long time, due to overwrought memories of skunky Euro-swill. Perhaps it's time for a re-eval.

This beer pours a clear pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, somewhat caked off-white head, which renders a bit of drying soap scum lace around the glass as it quickly falls away.

It smells of gritty pale grainy, crackery malt, more than a hint of corn mash, fusel fumes, fleshy apple and pear, and grassy, lightly funky hops. The taste is semi-sweet grainy rice patties, white soup crackers, sour lemon, and some weedy, grassy hops. A fading touch of gasohol lingers.

The carbonation is fairly low, and weakly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, nothing really getting up in its grill. It finishes off-dry, and mildly clammy, the initial skunkiness only present in trace amounts.

Well, a bit better than I was anticipating, but still a plain and underwhelming European Pale Lager. Take a nod from the Bohemians, lads, and investigate the world of hops.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2009 01:38:11 | More by biboergosum
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2.65/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: This beer pours golden with a large creamy head that stays rather long before it dissipates, leaving little lace.

S: Pure malt, bitter hops and faint citric notes.

T: Dry malt, citrus and faint bitter hops.

M: Short aftertaste with some bitter dryness. Medium body and lots of small bubbles.

D: Well this beer isn't bad, but it's not good either. There's almost nothing going on. It feels like they would benefit by putting in more of everything... Not as bad as an adjunct lager but to main-stream for my taste.

Serving type: can

12-20-2009 14:47:26 | More by Sunnanek
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3.18/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got it in a tall can and served in a Pils glass.

Pours golden brown with a dense white head.

The flavor is what a weak Duvel would taste like. The malt and hop flavor rs are equally balanced which I like.

It's not the best beer but, I live in Costa Rica so I liked it.
Although, I don't think I would recommend it.

Serving type: can

10-10-2009 02:03:02 | More by DV8HARD
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Alberta (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml can poured into pint glass oct6 2009

A clear golden yellow with no head and no lace

S adjuncts and a little skunk

T as it smells with very mild hops

M turns to foam in your mouth

D not undrinkable but not that great

not a big fan of this one I wont be buying it again any time soon

Serving type: can

10-07-2009 05:11:01 | More by wordemupg
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Prince Edward Island (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First of all, the beer I have here says "gold" on the side, but the can looks NOTHING like this.

Plain looking golden beer with a small, fast-fading head.

There's something I don't like about the smell. It's an odd scent, almost like pee or liquid manure. It's just a hint... like "country air by the cow pasture". Maybe that's not quite spot on, but something isn't right here... or is rotten in the state of Denmark (couldn't resist).

The taste is pretty good, actually. Goes down easy.

In the mouth, it's fine. A bit watery, I suppose, but it isn't overly fizzy. Pretty good.

As for drinkability, I could easily have a few of these watching a game of hockey or something.

Serving type: can

09-15-2009 22:24:47 | More by PEIBeerGuy
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2.6/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pale yellow thin head no retention or lace.

S: Light corny aromas with a touch of herbal hops.

T: Simple and very light. Corn and pale grain. Slightest touch of grass on the backend.

M: Very light, lots of bubbles.

D: Nowhere near the best beer I have had in Turkey, a place not really known for beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 16:21:26 | More by tpd975
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2.25/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was miserable; I'm stuck in Turkey for two months, a land of euro pilsners and euro lagers, and no love is lost between me and those styles, but no like was even lost for this beer.

It pours an average clear gold with rising carbonation and a very thin, disappointing head, smells slightly bitter-hoppy but not really much of a smell at all, and tastes the same way.

Musty, grainy, metallic, almost soapy in its astringency, too much of a bittersweet metallic mouth coating to be refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2009 17:58:04 | More by lstokes
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3.73/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a weizen glass. Has a rich, golden color with a 1 1/2 inch head. Noticeable amount of lacing. Smell is good, slightly sweet. Taste is crisp and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in mouth. Highly drinkable. This beer is very refreshing and overall a good pick.

Serving type: can

06-26-2009 23:17:00 | More by tone77
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Costa Rica

3.73/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance was cloudy, but could be because of the age of the beer (it appears to be over a year past the "best before" date). Good foam stability, displaying good lacing. Flavor is malty, with a light bitterness (again could be due to age & degradation of iso acids). Overall, good for a European golden lager.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2009 04:11:06 | More by kellywilson50
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Alberta (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a 500-ml can into a large beer stein.

Appearance - nice bright gold colour with virtually no head. Thin bubbles on top and zero lacing.

Smell - not too many noticeable smells other than some corn and tin.

Taste - pretty clean taste with some hoppiness in the end. Not a lot of character with this one but refreshing.

Mouthfeel - like carbonated pop, this one is. I don't have a problem with it.

Drinkability - this is pretty decent to drink. Not much character but it takes care of my thirst!

Serving type: can

02-17-2009 01:35:59 | More by DoctorStrangiato
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United Kingdom (England)

2.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brown 25cl bottle (5.5%, not the 55 quoted on here). Poured into a vase shapped (Albainian Stela) glass. The beer was three days past its 'Best By Date'.

Clear, bright and golden, typical lager appearance, complete with a clean white foaming head.

No aroma what so ever. My standard lager/pilsner 3 score is granted.

There is a hint of hops and malt in the flavour, but like most lagers there is no great depth of taste or body. If this is their Premium beer, I wouldn't want to try their bog standard brew.

A burp beer, meaning gassy and crap.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2009 13:45:31 | More by BlackHaddock
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3.4/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

ABV listed as 5.8%?, served from bottle > tulip

A 2.5 - 1 finger head, pale straw in color, no head retnetion, mediocre lacing

S 3.5 - more malty smell thna expected fore a Euro Lager, some hops notes in background

T 3.5 - malty taste evident on palate, spicy for a Euro Lager, clean crisp finish

MF 3.0 - light to medium in body, med + carbo

D 3.5 - rinkable for sure, for a Euro Lager selection, not skunky like some

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 20:23:41 | More by unclejimbay
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3/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour: A med to light yellow with a one finger head.
Nose: malty with hints of lemon
Taste: Carbonated, with malts hints of sweetness and lemon.
Body Light
Finish a bit acidic on end.
Overall I thought it was an okay beer. It was a bit surprising to me that is has some flavor.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2008 22:16:56 | More by colts9016
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2.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Out of a bottle this beer was a crystal clear golden color with lots of visible rising carbonation. The head was billowing, pure white and left decent lacing off the skim but otherwise retained poorly. The aroma was standard Euro Pale Lager, corn mash, slightly musty malt and hints of yeast. The flavors were at first slightly sweet but the malt then got blended away into the slightly herbal hoppy flavors leaving no distinction between the two. Not balanced, just sort of mashed together. Nothing else was going on beyond that. The body was medium/light, the carbonation a little too high and the mouthfeel prickly and watery. Typical and unpleasant.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 13:20:23 | More by thekevlarkid
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Ontario (Canada)

1.75/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

330ml bottle
5.50% ABV

I tried this beer on May 12, 2008 after purchasing nfrom one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer pours a transparent pale gold with a white bubbly head, and a lot of effervescence. The aroma is sickly grainy malt, with a touch of hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. The flavour is very grassy with little else to please the tongue.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2008 05:18:55 | More by cyrenaica
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Tuborg Premium Lager (Gold / Guld) from Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
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