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Tuborg Classic - Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 23.26%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rastaman on 03-24-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

smakawhat, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of bark
3.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The colour is yellow with a tint of gold; the white foam is quite compact, but it dissolves quickly.

The smell is medium strong with a bittersweet feel. There are notes of malt, aroma hops (somewhat artificial) and salt.

The carbonation is fresh and not too sharp.

The taste got a distinct taste of white bread and diacetyl, giving it a robust body. There is some sweetness (toffee?) with a burned note. The finishing flavour got a dry touch of dark rye bread. In the aftertaste, I noticed a rather mild bitterness and some sweet malt.

A “Classic” in Denmark is a lager that got some more body and a little more gold in the colour. I found this one better than most of the standard Danish pale lagers.

bark, Jan 14, 2005
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Evil_Pidde, Apr 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

bsuedekum, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of rastaman
1/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

One of the truely awful beers that i have come across. Tasted like vomit, sweet bland and offensive, puke in abottle. I'm not sure if it had anything to do with the bar not looking after there beerlines, but it was really unpleasnt. Well, Tuborgs other beers are rubbish, so i'll put that down as the reason.

rastaman, Mar 24, 2003
Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.9/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tuborg Classic has a thick, slightly off-white head, and a very clear, deep golden appearance, with some bubbles streaming up the glass. A decent amount of lacing is left behind. The aroma is bready, but some water and hops can be picked up. Taste is predominantly of bread, with an underlying faint hop spice. Mouth-feel is light and watery, and Tuborg Classic finishes refreshing and semi-dry. Overall, this is a pretty good beer to try; it was sent to me from Denmark.


RonaldTheriot, Feb 06, 2011
Photo of HardTarget
3.23/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: A dusty malt nose with some floral notes
Appearance: Bright sparkling light blonde
Flavor: A mild clean taste with a slight bitter end. Overall; just not much there.
Mouthfeel: Light and bubbly
Overall Impression: A light flavored beer that would make a decent session beer. Has a bitter hang that lasts a bit. Not bad, but don’t cross state lines to experience.

HardTarget, Nov 01, 2003
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

HoppySeb, Jun 07, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Erik-P, Jun 15, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

MattSweatshirt, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of Goliath
2.73/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear dark golden color, almost amber. There is a large two finger bright white frothy head sitting on top. There is decent retention and some lace.

the aroma has a slight bitter hop, kind of grassy. It is also slightly metallic.

Taste is nothing special. A nutty, cereal like maltiness and is only slightly bitter.

Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied with good carbonation.

Drinkability is moderate. Low alcohol and simple flavor makes this beer easy to consume, but the lack of flavor is discouraging.

Goliath, Apr 08, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

ThinkAgain, Jan 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

herrburgess, May 28, 2013
Photo of DenisKolkin
3.4/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint of this on-tap while travelling in Denmark on a patio in the shade in downtown Copenhagen. Cost was 50 Danish kroner. Served cold into an unmarked pint glass.

Appearance - a rich coppery amber color. Rather clear with few bubbles. Minimal head too. Still a very appetizing beer on a warm summers day.

Smell - minimal aromas, some lager yeasty aromatics, and some mild malts, maybe with a trace of caramel.

Taste - crisp, mildly bitter with some malt influence throughout every sip. Hop presence is very low, but still comes of crisp and clean.

Mouthfeel - smooth and clean yet not too refined that would cause the beer to lose its edge. Mildly dry finish and medium carbonation throughout.

Overall - better than I expected. Missing some of the bigger hop presence of other Vienna lagers I've had (Boston lager) this still delivered a very tasty and satisfying punch. Maybe slightly enhanced by the fact this was on a patio on vacation in Denmark on a beautiful summer day, but this is something I would repeat if available enact home.

DenisKolkin, Jul 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On a main strip of bars in Copenhagen, just outside of the square, we stopped at a cafe along the canal to try some of the local offerings. They didn't have my first choice, so I pointed to Tuborg Classic, listed as a pilsner on the menu, but to my chagrin when it arrived, actually a Euro Pale Lager.

The color is a deeper brownish-hued amber, topped off by a 2-finger column of pure white foam. Completely clear, crisply bodied, and decently carbonated, there are a few streamers that rise as it sits, but no other obstructions appear in the body of the beer.

The nose is pretty standard adjunct lager. Grainy with hints of corn, there are virtually no hop aromas, just a balanced lack of sweetness to show for their addition to the kettle. The taste is disappointing, as well, as the adjunct flavors translate fully onto the palate. There are some hints of caramel, maybe a touch of toffee, but nothing too notable.

Generally good on the palate, the texture is well done despite the beer's shortcomings. Not a bad option, but there are definitely better in the city.

NittanyBeerFan, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of TheDeuce
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tuborg Classic…..on tap at hotel bar in First Hotel Vesterbro….Copenhagen

Appearance-dark gold color with a very large defined white foamy head with large carbonation, the head stays around for a second but then dies down.

Smell-grainy with a balanced profile of malted wheat and some piney hops, not that aromatic, light alcohol

Taste/Mouthfeel-crisp profile with a light to medium mouthfeel, again light but balanced, bits of breadyness, light hops on the tongue, grainyness and alcohol mix. Nothing special at all, not offensive either.

Overall-better than Carlsberg and regular Tuborg among the main Danish macros, that’s about all that can be said for it.

TheDeuce, Oct 30, 2011
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2/5  rDev -33.6%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

pagesofphotographs, May 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +32.9%

VaterRoss, Dec 11, 2011
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2.78/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

feel like I need to rate this beer in context-- this is by far the best of the shitty danish macros. it’s a tiny bit malty, which is just enough to keep me from falling asleep on the bar. since 99% of the time in copenhagen it was either this or carlsberg, it may deserve an even higher score than I gave it.

kajerm, Jan 26, 2007
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1.5/5  rDev -50.2%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Garrett092112, Jan 13, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Johnq1964, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

travishardy929, Jul 23, 2012
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Tuborg Classic from Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
71 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.