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Skol Beer - Turk Tuborg Brewing and Malting

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64
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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 2.36
pDev: 21.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Turk Tuborg Brewing and Malting visit their website
Turkey

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: connecticutpoet on 01-13-2007)
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +52.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A - Crystal clear pale yellow with a fizzy 1/2 inch head that fizzles down to nothing within a few seconds. Very little soapy flimsy lace sticks to the glass. Looks like any old American macro pisswasser.

S - Happily, this has a more interesting nose than the appearance would suggest. It's definitely basic, but it's firmly within the parameters of the style, and I would most likely peg it as such in a blind sniff test. Mild caramel sweet notes, with gentle floral hops and a adjunct-y notes that gives the style away.

T - Not too bad! Sweet caramel and vanilla, with mildly floral hops that add just enough bitterness to even out the sweetness. This isn't complex in any way, but it sure is tasty!

M - Light bodied, but far from watery. This is highly carbonated, refreshing, and thirst quenching. The finish is neutral with lingering notes of vanilla bean.

D - This is a damn fine "sweltering heat" thirst quencher that beats all of the Mexi-lagers at their own game. Come to think of it, Turkey is warm and lined with sandy resort beaches just like Mexico. Is Turkey the Caribbean of Europe? If so, this is the perfect brew for a long lazy day at a Turkish beach!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 18:08:57 | More by pmcadamis
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patre_tim

China

2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

06-25-2014 11:08:37 | More by patre_tim
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Latarnik

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

05-25-2014 02:46:27 | More by Latarnik
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-23-2014 03:23:45 | More by jaydoc
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

1.66/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

320ml can from 7-Eleven in Malaysia (RM7.50):
Light and incredibly clear, golden straw coloured with a thin, half centimetre head that is bubbly but at least it manages to hold for a little while, barely budging at all over the first few minutes.

Sweet with a lot of corn and grain plus a little bit of alcohol and plenty of skunk coming through. There is a sort of metallic smell initially as well but the beer smells quite cheap on the nose.

Bland tasting at first with a sort of sweet, carbonated water taste and some mild bitterness and some skunky flavours as well. There is some faint grassy hops and a little corn with some cheap lager malts as well.

Grainy & light bodied with a skunky flavour throughout but nothing overpowering at least. There is a clean but very bland mouthfeel and the finish has touches of bitterness and is dry too.

A very poor effort and if I'm honest it was pretty much what I had been expecting from this one. Not one I can recommend and I can't imagine the beer is any good no matter where it is brewed around the world.

Serving type: can

09-24-2013 14:03:52 | More by flyingpig
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dubmax

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-11-2013 13:01:10 | More by dubmax
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Beerman1977

Austria

1.5/5  rDev -36.4%

12-31-2012 14:22:46 | More by Beerman1977
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cammo84

Australia

2.5/5  rDev +5.9%

07-14-2012 11:56:18 | More by cammo84
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Unchi

California

2/5  rDev -15.3%

06-30-2012 00:36:49 | More by Unchi
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Ironthumb

Washington

2/5  rDev -15.3%

03-03-2012 14:38:59 | More by Ironthumb
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Mdog

Minnesota

2.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Yellow, lots of bubbles, rocky head.

Smell: Corny, mild seltzer.

Taste: Grain, corn, mild sweetness. A hint of bitterness.

Drinkabilty: Easily drinkable, hot weather beer.

Another cheapo beer from the 7-11 in Hong Kong. I thought this could be bad since it was the cheapest in the fridge, but it's not bad. Seemingly every beer is corny and sweet here in China.

Serving type: can

06-16-2011 11:37:23 | More by Mdog
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BeerNinja007

New Hampshire

2.45/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Got this single 330mL bottle at Manchester Wine and Liquors, Manchester CT, for $1.33. Date stampled on the label is 06.10.2006, so this could be quite old (preparing for skunk). Served cold in a chilled pint glass.

Clear deep yellow brew generates a half inch of bubbly foam that settles quickly to just a spotty layer. Mild aroma of clean semi-sweet pale malt and a tiny bit of soft lemon hop. Taste follows from the smell with a little fruity aspect to the sweetness. It's an awkward level of taste, too little to make it worthwhile and just barely enough to keep it from being completely flat. Feel is thin with a soft fizzy carbonation, watery.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2010 04:27:27 | More by BeerNinja007
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kegger22

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

SKOL lager beer is a yellow color with a one finger white head that dissipates into a collar.

The aroma is that sweet grain lager smell, no sign of the dreaded skunk anywhere.

The taste follows the aroma with the grainy sweet, but in addition, it has a light lime citrus presence.

The mouth feel is light bodied and minimal carbonation.

Drinkability, like most acceptable tasting lagers, is very good.

Absolutely nothing wrong with this lager, except that it's a lager and not a big hop or malt bomb.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 22:59:02 | More by kegger22
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a small head. Smells mostly of malts, some hops. Taste is crisp, a bit of hops, not overly flavorful. Feels light in the mouth and has decent drinkability. Overall not a bad brew, but nothing great.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2010 15:38:49 | More by tone77
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biggred1

Indiana

1.73/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Clear pissy looking yellow with a puny white head that shrinks to a skim almost immediately after pouring into the glass. The nose is sweet barley and grass with a pronounced mineraly quality. This beer is just not very good. Light cooked corn with a healthy dose of brown paper bag. Watery is the best description I can give the mouthfeel on this one. Don't bother with Skol, it stinks.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 22:40:35 | More by biggred1
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bluejacket74

Ohio

3/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear straw gold color with a half-inch white head. Head retention and lacing are both average. It smells like sweet malt and grain. No hops that I can notice. The taste is the same as the aroma, but it has a slight bittersweet finish. With that being said, there aren't any offensive aromas or tastes at all. Mouthfeel/body is light and thin, but not bad. Drinkability is OK, it's not hard to drink. For the style, it's pretty much an average all-around beer. It's not bad, but not exactly good either. I've certainly had worse.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2009 02:20:33 | More by bluejacket74
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

2.33/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

There was a 6 pack of this on clearance for $2.99 so I figured I'd give it a whirl.

I see why it was on clearance.. a very bland, macro tasting beer. No head, no lacing, and pours a light golden color. Some bubbles are seen making their way to the top but not much. Taste is of European hops (slightly) and corn and/or rice flavors. Has a weird aftertaste and it's almost tough to swallow. Looks like the 5 other beers will stink around in the fridge for any of my friends who want a beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2008 00:36:15 | More by oriolesfan4
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toolbrew

Illinois

2.38/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden yellow with a foamy white head. Some head retention and slight lacing. Moderately carbonated.

Grainy smell with a slight hop accent. Sweeter malt characteristics.

Not much flavor. Very slight hop flavor at the end. Watery.

Feels highly carbonated in the mouth. Goes down easily.

Could easily consume several, but nothing remarkable.

Also looked at the date on the bottle - 09.02.2007 - Imagine that's February of 2007.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2008 03:01:11 | More by toolbrew
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emerge077

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My label matches this one, but I couldn't find "Turkey" or "Brasil" anywhere on the package. This is a weird brand, it seems to be made and marketed around the world. A friend from Brasil shared this with me, said this was the most popular beer there...

Pour is a pale gold, dull foam with a fizzyness. Head is gone in less than a minute. Smell is papery and malty, maybe vegetable too.

Taste is bland, a little bit of sweet malt is there. It has such a watery feel, and an aftertaste that seems to hang in the back of the throat. I finished the bottle as a courtesy to my friend, but wouldn't seek this out on my own.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2008 22:53:45 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

2.23/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a highly carboanted, clear, yellow color with a very foamy, two-finger, white head. No lace.

S - It smelled of tons of corn and some grains. Also, a little yeast aroma.

T - It was slightly bittersweet and tasted of corn.

M - It was a little thin and very light bodied.

D - There is nothing particularly disagreeable about this beer, but there is nothing especailly good about it.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2008 00:59:47 | More by zeff80
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Gehrig

Illinois

2.17/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Medium golden with a thin patch of off-white foam, no real lacing discernible. Corn malt but little else is on the nose. I can't say that I'm surprised, honestly. Mild and sweet grassy malt carries the taste which, like the texture, is rather thin. Not offensive, just not impressive. At least it's smooth and OK cold. But this is like to many macros--thin, sweet corn malt, little else. Why bother.

Subpar, and one to avoid.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2008 20:48:36 | More by Gehrig
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scruffwhor

Illinois

2.78/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A clear hay yellow wih small and very sluggish bubbles rising to the top of the glass. The aroma is oflight pils and pale malts melding into a grassy adjunct with just a touch of tin. The taste is a light dry malt with some metallic notes ligering here and there. A little hard going down on some swallows, but still refreshes a little.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2008 05:04:47 | More by scruffwhor
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1fastz28

Illinois

1.53/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

pours a pale golden color with hardly any foam, and what little there is, it disappears quickly. smell is not good, it smells kinda malty but thats it. taste is watery mess of wierd flavors. its a boring, tasteless beer overall. not recommended at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2008 04:39:51 | More by 1fastz28
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portajon

Oregon

2.53/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

this beer is very odd. most reviews have described it as having a grassy or corny taste. i felt like the few bottles i had tasted like raisins or prunes, or maybe even currant. i was told by the provider that this was a turkish beer which was the second most popular beer in brasil. i cant believe this is a popular beer, but it sure is formidable at any rate. the kid who provided me a afew also said they were going for 9.99 for a case, 20.00 + change for 2 cases, thats right. so i gues what im saying is for economy (poor college kids) this is an acceptable choice, but man, caveat emptor.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2008 06:03:26 | More by portajon
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Gavage

New Jersey

2.15/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Received in a beer gift pack with a bunch of other good quality micros.

Appearance: pours a clear pale yellow color with a one finger bright white head. The head falls apart quickly. No lacing develops.

Smell: barely any aroma here, as only a bit of grassiness comes through.

Taste: very light malt base, grass, corn, and an overcooked vegetable flavor. Bitterness is non-existant.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Clean aftertaste. Light in body.

Drinkability: not a good beer at all, and the beer was not old or bad. I could not finish the glass. I would avoid this.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2008 12:05:28 | More by Gavage
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Skol Beer from Turk Tuborg Brewing and Malting
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