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

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European Pale Lager
Ranked #499
Ranked #48,473
2.7 | pDev: 21.48%
Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
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Photo of tone77
3.05/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A had this beer while on vacation in Rome. Poured from a 16.9 oz. can. Has as golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is of malts, some green apples creeping in at the finish. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. White head with lace, clear golden color.

Classic euro pils. Crisp, clean, refreshing. Earthy, grassy hops. Biscuity malts.

Light bodied. Easy drinking. Nice on a hot summer day.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.22/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the can, it pours a very nice amber color with a nice white head. In the nose, it is grain more than anything. In the mouth, it is a pleasant bit of malt and some bitterness. Acceptable. Great after a hot day in DC!!

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Photo of Gajo74
3.15/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On my yearly trips to the Balkans (my wife is Macedonian) there is no dearth of Euro Pale Macro Lagers. This might become my go to.
Pours a crystal clear straw color, visible carbonation and moderate moussy head that displays decent retention.
Not much of a nose. Mostly clean, faint malt and a wisp of lemon towards the end.
Moderate malt sweetness, bready and well balanced by a light touch of hops bitterness. A nice touch of lemon and grassy hops spice in the finish.
Light, crisp and smooth at the same time. Good moderately gentle carbonation, not too fizzy.
Well balanced and easy to drink in the summer. Not as bad as the scores here IMO.

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Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
3.32/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review: 33cl green bottle of Tuborg Pilsener (German version): ABV: ; 4.9% vol

The Germany-brewed Tuborg “Premium Quality” Pilsener. Coming in a nice looking green bottle with a rather distinctive logo. The crown representing the fact that the beer was “official court supplier of the Danish court” since 1914, as they state on their website.

For the appearance, initially looks pretty good, all sparkling with a nice head of foam and a lovely golden colour, but boy does it go all flat very quickly with the head not lasting too long.

Has a faint lagery smell, a bit malty and sweet, nothing amazing on the nose.

On taste, I got nice big mouthfuls at the start that were a bit hoppy and I could really feel the grains, not a bad initial taste.

The beer has a nice kick to it. Fruity, sweet, bitter, grainy, malty.

Taste a bit of corn as well. Not a bad tasting beer, slightly a bit too overboard with the hops perhaps, as it is a lager after all?

Not a bad tasting beer. Yeah not bad. Lagery taste with a slight kick. Bit of an aftertaste as well.
I feel the beer stops short of developing into something special, and for this reason I would like to try it again to give a better opinion. I have had it on draught and have come to the same opinion. I really am not sure if I like this beer or not, it always stumps me!

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Photo of AAG
2.91/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A - Light in color; fluffy white head, dissipated quickly.

S - Caramel, fruit, spice; feint, not overpowering

T - Grain

M - Pretty smooth, refreshing.

O - Not bad, but I wouldn't seek it out again. Very average. Dry, not complex.

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Photo of aleigator
2.59/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light golden color with a bubbly, fluffy white head.

Smells of caramel, straw and dried leafes - subdued on the nose.

Has a light, softer mouthfeel with a metallic carbonation. Well balanced, but borderline thin.

Tastes of straw, aqua and a prominent mineralic spitziness, coated up by toffee malts. Finishes still very light and with just the faintest hop presence for a short glance.

Boring. This is well made as for its balance, apart from that there is just nothing standing out, exept its high, metallic carbonation.

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Photo of BWED
2.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

.5L can poured into Pilsner glass

A- Dark straw, hyper-filtered clear. White head dies almost instantly.

S- Grassy, grainy, light toast. A little fruity. Very faint, spicy, noble hop character.

T- Grainy, grassy, with a mild malt sweetness.

M- Light body. Finish is very clean with no off-putting tastes or feels. About the best part of the beer.

O- Just the classic piss water, which is most mass-produced lagers.

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Photo of metter98
2.53/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Santoni, Copenhagen, Denmark

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of malts with some hints of corn and sweetness. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't overly flavorful but goes down easily.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of jzlyo
2.91/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Aroma and flavor is malts, grains and a slightly beery finish. Good very cold, not really much after that as far as flavor, not bad, just not much there.

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Photo of rocketcat
2.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pleasant, soft taste but long - easily drinkable beer.
Pehmeä, pitkä, melko miedosti humaloitu olut. Miellyttävä kokonaisuus ja helposti juotava.

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Photo of headlessparrot
2.86/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This particular can brewed in Turkey (!!!) "under supervision of Carlsberg". So brewed in Turkey and then shipped to Canada. What fun.

Good lord this is mediocre. Very, very pale gold/yellow. Light head that recedes quickly. Smell of cereal and light bitter greens. Slight raw dough scent which is present in the taste as well. Also a watery kind of pepper (?), cereal, bland light hops. Surprisingly heavy body for such a low ABV style. Light-ish carbonation.

Not good. It doesn't, like, offend my sensibilities, but it's not good. Drinkable, but did I mention that it's not good?

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Photo of stevoj
2.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This rating is for the German version brewed in Hamburg under license. To start a plastic bottle with screw off lid...released in time for the European Football championships. Nice malty aroma, and decent appearance poured into a pilsener glass (roughly). Foamy lasting head and fizzy carbonation. But the taste falls flat, bordering on an American mass market lager. Watery and unimpressive.

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Photo of _drummer_
1.21/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

I had this beer in China. To me, it's a very mediocre light beer - nothing special about it. I suppose if you get a really cold one on a really hot day it would do the trick.

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Photo of SmashPants
2.59/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Format: a 330mL brown bottle with a pretty boring Euro macro label.

Appearance: pours a pale golden amber with chunky carbonation visible. A lumpy two-fingers of frothing white head drops to a thin cap.

Aroma: some heavy cereal grains with some awkward hops in the background. Ho-hum.

Taste: lots of adjuncts here - definitely corn and maybe rice. Some grain poking through. Seems a bit cheap.

Aftertaste: still awkward and cheap on the finish.

Mouth feel: light in body without being watery with a higher carbonation. Made specifically for hot weather, it would seem.

Overall: a pretty average macro lager. If I'm looking for a cheap lager, I would rather get a case of Oettinger for $31 a case (which is also a better beer) rather than a case of this for AU$45.

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Photo of Nyhavn
5/5  rDev +85.2%

This is a crisp, malty Danish beer. I haven't tried anything like it in the United States. The Danish version tastes much better than the Tuborg pilsners produced in other countries (e.g., Italy). This is one of the best beers I have ever had. Ice cold or room temperature. They taste great either way.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
2.79/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Re reviewing this as it's probably been a full year since I've last tried it. 500 ml can purchased from LCBO for $2.00 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance - Weak pale golden straw color is poured. Nearly 2 fingers of head is poured but retention time isn't great and no lacing left as the head makes it's rapid descent. Very few bubbles actually and the beer is clear.

Smell - Slightly sweet, grainy aromatics, and the nose is fairly insubstantial. Not terribly impressed by this. At least it's not skunked like you would expect in the green bottles that are available.

Taste - Bland watery beer. Some sweetness but also kind of a very muted vegetative, earthy character. It's not bad it's just muted and generally lacking in flavor.

Mouthfeel - Nice clean finish, but the carbonation is fairly low, even for something in the style. Wish it a a bit more crispness.

Overall - Tuborg Green is not a terribly bad Euro pale Lager, it's just more muted and less offensive than many, but also lacks the boldness and tastiness that some of them due have. Basically, akin to the flavor, this is a muted representative of the style, that's fine after a hard day's work or some yard work, but definite;y won't blow anyone's socks off.

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Photo of FLima
2.53/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light yellow color with a one finger fluffy head with low retention.
Faint aroma of sweet pale malt and floral hops.
Likewise, flavor of sweet pale malt, mild floral hops, booze, honey, grains and some oxidation. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light to watery body with good carbonation.
Not entirely bad, but also not really pleasant lager. I'll pass.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Purchsed in Oslo, Norway in August 2012 - consumed March 2013. 4 pack was like $25 or so...lugged the last two home (no way I would leave 2 of those in the hotel at that price). Poured from 0.5L can into tulip. ABV says 4.5%; but all writig is norwegian. Pours a golden color with a finger of head - actualy nice lacing and rim of head remains. Smell is skunky fruity "heineken"like. Taste is a bit fruitier than most of the style, but its not bad at all. Nice euro lager flavor, sweet, slight hops, but honestly its pretty good. Maybe its the slight "age" and transport in a suit case, but its pretty good.

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Photo of GMB
2.03/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The front label of this bottle of Tuborg Green proudly displays the words "Copenhagen, Denmark." But close examination of the back label reveals that this brew was produced in Rajasthan, India.

The beer pours a pale straw body with a thin fizzy head.

The nose is of untoasted grains and rust.

The taste follows the nose. Rusty metal and grains up front with a bit of metallic twang on the back end. The mouthfeel is thin and watery, just like the beer.

As a general rule, it's a good idea to stay away from all the Tuborg products available in India. The sweet malt liquors and lagers available here, in their hop-less sweetness, have a kind of charm. This one fails even to deliver on that level. If you must drink something and this is your only option, you still might pause and ask yourself just how thirsty you are before trying it.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.2/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A pale, cloudy yellow color with a finger of head. A fair amount of bubbles visible.

A mild smelling beer. A grainy smell... barely.

Taste is mildly bitter, metallic and dried grain. Puckers the mouth a bit. Not really enjoyable.

Crisp texture. Moderate carbonation.

Not impressed.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
2.58/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A 275ml green glass bottle with a BB of Jan 2013. Picked up as a 4-pack from a supermarket.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear pale-gold colour with plentiful fine carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that rapidly reduces to a surface layer. Aroma of light malt with hints of stewed leaves, corn, overcooked veg and a faint but harsh sulphurous note in the background. Not nice.

Tastes of light malt accompanied by an unpleasant stewed leaf flavour. Hints of overdone veg, corn and a harsh background quality. Mild, dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is light, thin and watery, with tingly carbonation. Slightly astringent, with an aftertaste of stewed leaves.

Piss - not a good lager. The initial aroma/flavour seemed vaguely acceptable, with a hint of noble hops. However, everything went downhill fast once it began to warm up. Bland and boring with disgusting off-notes. Best avoided unless ice cold.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
2.93/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

not as bad as folks are making it out to be. pours bright yellow with an average white head. smells like a boring euro brew, old malts and some run of the mill yeast. flavor is surprisingly good, its crisp with some hops throughout, and the malts arent as rotten as the smell suggests. it leaves a bit of a gross aftertaste but it is down easy and nice and refreshing on a hot day. feel is good, its bubbly and light. i can drink a whole lot of these in a sitting. not a good beer, but in a market saturated with bad beer it stands out to me.

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Photo of mick303
2.68/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Head disappears really quickly, so does the carbonation. Colour is pale bright gold, not particularly intriguing.
Nose on this is rather assaulting, sort of a sour citrus. Taste is quite bland, though not terrible, flavours aren't composed together well, some citrus altogether quite light in taste, and a bit rough around the edges. Tt tastes a bit watered down, and this affects on the mouthfeel.
Finish is not profound, a kind of apple sourness pervades and it's not terribly memorable. Not one to seek out, fits into the style of mass-produced 'golden' lager without doing much to draw any good attention to itself.

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Photo of Converge
2.95/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500ml can poured into a 22.3oz pilsener glass.

A - Pours a pale golden color with a bubbly white head. Rather lively off the pour, but quickly dies off. Poor retention and no lacing. Not a fan of the can design either.

S - The aroma here went through a rather peculiar process I've never had before. Immediately after pouring it smelled of cereal grains and a mild grassy sweetness; a generic lager. Then about 2 minutes after pouring all I could smell was urine and cat breath, overbearing and absolutely vile. 2 minutes after that, back to cereal grains and grass, but with a mild fruitiness and a huge honey character. If I didn't know any better, I'd assume I was smelling the aroma of a honey lager. I've never smelled so much honey in one beer.

T - Mild cereal grains upfront, unspectacular and unoffensive, with a grassy finish that gets hit with a warm honey sweetness. Gentle fruitiness adds some interest. Certainly a big upgrade over most AALs.

M - The body has some weight to it, and the carbonation isn't as fizzy as most macro-lagers. Finishes wet and refreshing.

D - Other than the wild bouquet of aromas this brew went through, it was pretty much the 'same old, same old'. I was hoping this brew would be something like its Danish counterpart Carlsberg, but it didn't really deliver the same delicious profile of that. An unoffensive lawnmower beer at worst.

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Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn) from Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
Beer rating: 64 out of 100 with 308 ratings