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

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 21.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Shiloh on 10-14-2002

Different strengths are brewed for different markets: 5.0%, 5.3%, 5.5%, 5.8%.
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Ratings: 158 | Reviews: 117
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Photo of Jason
2.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Pale yellow golden colour with a good clarity, lacing suffers a bit.

Smell: Grassy, cooked veggie, mild herbal hop and some faint sulphur.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Decent crispness in the watery palate, semi astringent grain flavour throughout. Hops add to the astringency, odd metallic flavour middle to end. Finishes astringent and dry.

Notes: Lets say it together one more time … “astringent”. Yet another boring Euro Lager, don’t bother with this one … it is not worth the $7 a six-pack.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Popsinc
2.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: 500ml can. Clear golden pour. small head that fades fast. looks like apple juice almost.

Smell: the nose wasn't very distinct. Slightly sweet and malty but not much else is present.

Taste: Very bland and dull. Almost no hoppiness whatsoever. There are some grainy-sweet notes but that fades fast. Malty on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp. A bubbly and dry finish.

Drikablility: i'd have to be in the mood for a very light drinking beer.

Photo of Dmann
2.26/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Better than some macros, but not that good at all. This one poured a typical clear golden color but had a nice white head that stuck around and left a bunch of lace om my glass. The smell was of overly sweet maltiness and not much else. The taste was not too impressive with nothing more than some astringent sweetness and some fuel type flavors. Not recommended at all.

Photo of jsolack
2.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very light yellow with little to no lacing. Head is very thin.

Smells nice... almost a little skunky. Overall the way a lager should smell.

Taste isn't sweet enough... kinda bland. Grainy finish.

Feels a bit watery in the mouth but overall it's average. That pretty much sums up the whole beer. It's not bad but not good.

Photo of ADR
2.41/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The "beer of Danish Kings" eh? Not served in a glass horn, like the 1970s ads...

Clear darker yellow, nice head that laces in snowflake ring patterns, like the grade school cut outs. Strong hop aroma, but not juicy, a trace of sulfur. Flavor begins weakly malty, starts like light brown sugar but then the bottom falls out with subpar mouthfeel. Finishes with an indelicate vinegary quality that's enhanced by the super thin body. I can't give this ordinary drinkability like some Lagers, there's an unpleasant sharp tone to the finish of this brew that spoils the fun.

Photo of WVbeergeek
1.57/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Slight hazed golden white head with ample lacing. Aroma: Herbal dose of hops with grainy sweetness seems like a Heineken or Carlsberg with less of everything. Taste: The grainy sweetness is reminiscient of a forty of malt liquor, last time I buy a six pack of assorted cheap Euro lagers. Mouthfeel: Thin watery shit. Drinkability: Wouldn't mind if I never saw this beer again wasn't refreshing just bad tasting.

Photo of Shovelbum
2.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a one finger chunky white head over a crystal clear golden body. Head disappears but leaves decent lace. Light aromas of pilsner malt, cooked vegetables and not much else. Flavor has a faint honey-like malt flavor up front, a bi of sweetness and a decent hop bitterness playing backup. Not much hop flavor to speak of. Light to watery body. Crisp finish.

Fairly clean, but also fairly boring.

Photo of rastaman
1.62/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Sweetish, bland, boring, tastes the same as other beers from this brewer. Typical Danish lager. Relatively crisp, and without much flavour, some adjuncty flavours noticed, with some sweet malts, pretty boring brew that obviously didn't take much effort to brew.

Photo of biboergosum
3.08/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Photo of Sammy
2.6/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Refreshing club soda like beer, so easy to drink down this water. A little beer taste and sweetness of malt, faintness of a hop. Beats a soft drink. nothing in the way of colour as pale yellow, head, attractive aroma. No aftertaste. A bit aggressive carbonation.

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.13/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear golden body with a foamy head of bright-white foam. The head drops shortly but it maintains a consistent 1/16" surface covering and leaves some very nice lace as well. A combination of grainy malt and herbal hops make up the aroma which is pleasant and inviting. The body is medium/light and couples with a standard level carbonation to leave it gently crisp in the mouth. The flavor is that of almost any basic European lager. The malt and hops meld seamlessly, backed by a firm bitterness. It finishes dry with a lingering note of herbal hop flavor on the tongue. Well made and easy to drink, but lacking in enough character to want you to have more than one or two.

Photo of jahsausage
2.98/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

In appearance a glorious golden colour (especially as the sun is shining through the glass as i'm drinking it) the head doesn't appear to want to hang around for very long but am unsure whether or not that is the fault of my glass. In smell and taste it is remarkably unremarkable even for a lager and this is good or bad depending on what you expect from your beers. If you just want some classly looking but easy drinking swill this is quite a good bet, on the other hand if you would like a beer which is actually interesting then this one ain't it.

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
2.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this in St. Petersburg, Russia; it may have been brewed there by Baltic Beverages. Am I being too hard on these pale lagers? After all, they are nothing more than the style dictates. But I’ve still had micro pale pilsners that blow these international "premiums" away. Alright, this is immedialtely paler and less malty than the Lapin Kulta I just had, but there’s a certain smoothness of character that must be acknowledged. It does seem to be free of the adjunct and addictives of an American macro, and it has a nice lacy foam and plays well in a flute glass, and when I set the glass down, it kicks out an attractive stream of bubbles. But while it has nice sensory character, it’s still just "beer" taste.

Photo of Backer2004
3.43/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Okay, what can I say? I'm a bit tired of Euro Pale Ales that taste almost exactly the same. Received this in a Beers of the World gift pack and I believe this was the last of the ten I tried. Actually, I gave this to a friend at dinner who wanted a lighter beer but had a taster. Easy to drink and fine after a hot day. However, it's January right now.

Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.33/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Off-yellow in color; ¼ inch white sizzling head. Grainy malts, grass and some earthy notes; warming of the beverage will reveal some fresh cut grass notes as well. Dry and very metallic malts; lingering adjunct flavorings—sweet corn and husks. Medium bodied; dry and dull. Maintains that Euro-lager feel, however this is a bit more sweet and dry than it’s counterparts. Just not sold on this one.

Photo of hotstuff
2.4/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not much to rave about with this beer as it lacks character and it was dull and boring.It had a large white creamy head with fine-small bubbles.The body was carbonated and clear.The hue was yellow and there was not much lacing.The nose was somewhat metallic and the flavor was blah.The mouthfeel was smooth, watery, thin and light bodied.

Photo of EagleTalon
1/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours to wimpy yellow-gold color and thin but creamy head with a little lacing. Aroma is nearly nonexistent. What I can detect is sweet pilsner malt and maybe a hop or two?! This beer makes me question my senses of taste and smell. Flavor is bland, bland, and oh yes-- BLAND. What little flavor there is is cheap and sweet. Finishes like soapy water. Light on hops, light on malt and just all around light in the loafers. I'm wasting my time drinking this shite...I'm going to pour it out and get something better.

This liquid is a bland, soapy alcohol delivery vehicle. Based on the soapiness and lack of real beer character, it must have been brewed with scalp cleansing in mind.

Photo of GrimmReaper
2.76/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This one came out a clear golden yellow with a bubbly 1 finger white head that firms down to a thin collar and mild lacing.
The smell is a mild skunk but not in a bad way, very mild grass,fresh crispness to it and not much else,a little boring for the nose,was hopeing for a little more.
Not much flavor either,a tiny hint of maybe fruit,a mild tangy sweetness towards the end, not much there at all.
Medium mouthfeel,little carbs and goes down easy,kinda creamy feel to it.
Not much here for flavor and aroma but easy to down these especially ice cold....easy drinkable but not much else.

Photo of tone77
3.75/5  rDev +38.4%
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.

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml can: Poured a pale yellowish lager with a quite huge pure white foamy head with great retention and some lacing. Aroma of malt is weak and somewhat watery. Taste is dominated by some light malt and some very subtle hops. I wouldn’t day that this is a bad beer but probably lack a bit of character which makes it a bit boring but still provide a good refreshment during summertime.

Photo of irishkyle21
2.6/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The second beer from their gift pack. I am not expecting much if my memories serves me well. Pours with a soapy white head, little retention and lacing. Has a clear pale yellow color.

Smells a bit metallic, a bit of corn and just to say they might have added some hops but I could be imagining them.

Tastes of light malts, dash of hops and a slight bitterness. Just a plain old everyday lager, and I don't like plain old everyday lagers.

Photo of Brent
3.2/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As Euro-lagers go, this is one of the better ones. Rather unique vague floral/fruity notes, almost, but not quite, a distant echo of a Belgian pale. Some grassy and veggy notes detract. Hops bittering bats clean-up and the finish is astringent, but not mouth-puckering so. One of the few beers that is probably better canned than bottled.

Photo of IronDjinn
3.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Came in a 6 pack, poured from a sargasso green 330 ml bottle that makes me pucker in anticipation of skunkiness. Pours out a clear straw colour, minimal head, slight ring. No skunk on the nose fortunately, but instead sweet malt, grass and metal. Sweet hay flavour with a strong metallic presence, somewhat coppery. Body is light, but not overly watery. Hmmmm, overall an average offering, and not one that I would be partaking of too soon, given the vast selection of more palatable average offerings out there. Where's my Big Rock Grasshopper?

Photo of Gusler
2.26/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The after its disinterment pours a crystalline gold color with a purposeful size white and frothy head, as it erodes the lace forms a thin sheet to coat the glass. Nose is malt, lightly sweet, fresh and pleasing to the senses, start has a nice malt presence and is somewhat sweet, the top light in feel to the palate. Finish is light in acidity and the hops peaceful in their spiciness, dry and sweet aftertaste, drinkable and good when you are hot and thirsty.

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.73/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Tuborg Premium Lager (Gold / Guld) from Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
65 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.