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

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Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn)Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn)

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Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Nyhavn
5/5  rDev +91.6%

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 schap329
4.37/5  rDev +67.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer has a very unique taste to it that you will not find anywhere else. The best thing to drink on a rainy winterday in the middle of the baltic see. Beatiful name too: Groen Oel. Golden color, nice carbonation. Unique hop aroma. Some kind of hey taste. Well it is a mass product. My favourite mass product Pilsner.

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Photo of smcreator
3.6/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: No head and is almost a clear golden color
S: It has a toned down hop smell.
T: It has a bitter finish without the rich hop taste that is desired.
M: Bubbly in mouth. Nothing substantial in this arena.
D: Since it has a bitter finish, your palate gets slightly tainted.

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Photo of craytonic
3.48/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle in Rome, Italy

Light white foam.

Not much of a smell; like any run-of-the mill lager

Nice flavor; mild, light, low hops

Light feel, medium carbonation

Very drinkable, light, cold, refreshing. Nothing huge in the taste / flavor department, but everything else I had in Italy beer-wise was so bad, this stood out. Drink the wine. Average, but very drinkable.

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Photo of BeerSingh
3.47/5  rDev +33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a beer mug from a 22oz bottle. Dull yellow colour with a 1 finger head that vanished by the time the first glug was over. Smell was nothing to relate to except that of a normal lager, although smelt rather fresh. Taste was a pleasant surprise, nice and crisp with a sweetness that lingered for a while which ended with a bitter note. Mouthfeel was rather thin and was very mediocre on fizz. Drinkable anytime of the year, in the genre of a Carlsberg / Heineken.

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Photo of joecast
3.34/5  rDev +28%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

very little head. disippates quickly to a thin lace. clear gold color. ample carbonation bubbles rising through the beer with occasional large bubbles as well.
decent aroma. straw/hay with hop pellet grassiness.
sufficient bitterness for balance, but wouldnt put off the average macro drinker. malt presence is just noticeable as the flavor finishes rather quickly.
mouthfeel is light and crisp.
not much to add as the drinkability score sums it up. passably average.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.25/5  rDev +24.5%
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 atis
3.21/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

0.5 l bottle in Budapest

Very foamy white head, light golden colour with tons of carbonation bubbles, good and sticky lacing. Strong grassy hops aroma. Taste is mostly sweet grainy malt, very weak hops, somewhat industrial feel to it. Carbonation medium, ligh/medium body.

I liked it, but have to admit I was quite thirsty, I suspect the taste would possible seem worse some other time.

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Photo of Viseus
3.17/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I did not like the appearance of this beer. It is too pale and looks like apple juice. The smell is not impressive either, and you hardly know it's beer you have in front of you before you actually sip it. But the taste isn't bad. Not great, but there's nothing in particular wrong with it. It's quite a mild beer, and easy to drink, but without being unpleasantly sweet. I personally would have preferred a bit more taste, but beyond that, it's really not a bad beer. It works.

I should mention that I'm drinking a beer produced locally here in Norway by Ringnes, on license from Tuborg. This particular product has been heavily pushed by one of the largest grocery chains in Norway lately, and as the cheapest beer they carry, it has become a phenomenal success over the last year.

I suppose one should avoid these big, evil breweries who aim for total domination of the beer market, but what can ya do. It's a cheap, ok beer, and I'm a poor student. I'm sorry.

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Photo of kwjd
3.15/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I recently reviewed the Tuborg Gold and saw the Tuborg Green was on sale, so decided to give it a try.

Pours a pale straw colour with head that seems to stick around longer than I expected. Very small amount of lacing. Smells a little bit grassy with some grains, but mostly faint. Flavour is slightly sweet, nothing off about this. Carbonation is nice for the style. I actually prefer this to the Gold by quite a bit.

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Photo of djura
3.12/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one is from Celarevo brewery.
A: poured a pale yellow. little white cream like head,standing till the end with little lacing.
S - pilsner malt. Medium strength smell,citrus aroma.
Taste is light and malty with a very light hop finish.
M: The light body is slightly grainy and low carbonated.
Drinkability: Decent, if you like this kind of beer.

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Photo of glid02
3.08/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Can on an airplane over to Copenhagen.

Pours a pale straw color with a half-finger white head. The head quickly recedes into a sparse wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of sweet pilsner malts and not much else.

Tastes a bit better than it smells. Sweet pilsner malt flavors with the sweetness coming from indistinct adjuncts kick things off. Midway through the sip hints of earthy hop oil even things out a bit before carrying through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is OK. It's a bit on the thin side with decent carbonation.

Drinkability is not that great. I finished my glass but would not choose to have another.

Overall this certainly wasn't a terrible beer but it's not worth seeking out. A step up from BMC in the states but not by much.

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Photo of bark
3.07/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5


This is a part of a triple parallel review of Tuborg Grøn (the standard Pilsner), Tuborg Hvid (a variant “inspired by pale ale”) and Tuborg Blå (a darker, sweeter lager). The Hvid and Blå beers are sold in the summer of 2007, the future of those two is uncertain.

The colour is yellow with a tint of gold. The foam sinks down to a white lid quite quickly.

The smell is mild, almost discreet. Some malty notes, some sweetness and a hint of yeast. Not very exciting, but still OK.

The taste is mild and balanced. Some dry notes of malt, some light bitterness. The aftertaste is dry with some notes of white bread. It is very clean, but it borders to the boring. I still like it as a thirst drencher and a beer for spicy food.

The carbonation is medium strong; the bubbles are very small. The liquid is mid-watery.

A clean Danish pilsner, without the sweetness of many Scandinavian beers.

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Photo of TheHammer
3.02/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - Nice gold color with a good inch of head. However the head does not sustain itself and it barely laces at all. Not many signs of carbonation and there seems to be small particles floating in the beer.

Smell - At first this it was neigh impossible to get anything, but as it warmed up I'm catching some bland corn and hops, but not much else. It's frankly very generic smelling to be honest.

Taste - Not bad, but a bit run of the mill. Grainy taste with dominant corn flavor, with a slight sourdough hint. Ends with smooth bitter hops which leave only the faintest aftertaste which I like.

Mouthfeel - The aftertaste is perfect and does not linger and it doesn't leave the mouth strange after drinking. A little be more watery then I'd like and frankly it really lacks carbonation. No head at all to this beer either.

Drinkability - Very smooth going down, doesn't seem to bloat, doesn't leave too much an aftertaste. This is damn drinkable, albeit at the cost of not being very flavorful or interesting.

Final Thoughts - To me, this beer would be a good substitute for a macro beer. However, the cost of importing makes that prohibitive. If I was living in Denmark, this would probably be my generic beer of choice, but over here it's just too little bang for my buck.

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Photo of Viggo
3/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Half liter can, from the LCBO. Finally comes in single cans.

Pours a pale straw yellow, thin fluffy white head forms, settles down, big bubbles, soapy, lace, unhealthy looking. Smell is sweet, corny adjuncts, grass, honeyish vanilla, average euro lager. Taste is average as well, but a bit more malt character, caramel, rice/wheat, dry middle, honey, grass, citrus, bit of floral, above average bitterness for the style. Mouthfeel is light bodied, kind of thin, medium carbonation, easy to drink, but nothing special.

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Photo of fullsweep
3/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

275 mL poured into a glass.

This lager gets straight average ratings, because that's what it is. It's really a challenge writing 250 words about this. It's not terrible, it's not great. It's just semi-bland Euro lager.

I bought this on sale at the Co-op. Buy one get one free. That's really the only reason to get this.

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Photo of LittleCreature
3/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - 2.5
Poured a finger of bubbly white head that gradually reduced to a thin layer. Pale straw in colour.

Smell - 2.5
Strong skunk upon opening which reduced but did not disappear. Smells of pale, sweet malt, grains and grassy hops.

Taste - 3.0
Pretty typical euro pilsener/lager, refreshing but not exactly full of flavour. Starts sweet and smooth, flavours of grains, finishes with moderate hop bitterness, slightly dry. Grassy aftertaste, almost shandy-like overall.

Mouthfeel - 3.5
Quite crisp and clean, low to moderate carbonation, light to average weight in the mouth.

Drinkability - 3.5
Definitely sessionable, if a little boring.

A competent German pilsener, easy drinking with only the flaw of a skunky aroma. Cheaper than most euro lagers and better than some. Not a bad session choice, but a very average beer overall.

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Photo of rocketcat
2.97/5  rDev +13.8%
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 cypressbob
2.95/5  rDev +13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A perfectly acceptable german pilsner.

Light amber in colour with a thin whispy head

Bitter hop flavour, but a simple flavour, quite one dimensional but not bad

The smell is pretty thin, bitter and dry with a slight maltiness

All in all, a drinkable effort, but nothing special

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Photo of Converge
2.95/5  rDev +13%
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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Photo of ToolHead
2.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle, served in generic tulip beer glass.
Golden colour; OK head. Rather anonymous aroma. Modestly hoppy taste w/ a decent crispness, but lacking in the finish. Good drinkability. A very typical Danish golden lager, neither better nor worse than most I've had. A solid thirst-quencher, nothing more.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
2.93/5  rDev +12.3%
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 thehyperduck
2.91/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I know that I have tried one of the Tuborgs (Green/Gold) before and hated it, but it was years ago and I don't remember which it was. I like to give (most) beers another chance after a good long wait, so I bought a can of each variety to test them both. This can features art with a bunch of iPod-commercial-esque silhouettes dancing to, assuming the text on the can is correct, the "Liquid Soundtrack" that is Tuborg Green. I can already feel my hipness quotient increasing. Also, the fine print on the side says that this was brewed in Turkey.

Pours a pale yellow with a one-finger sparkling-white head that fades to a collar and lacing over the next minute. Smell is crisp and slightly sweet, but doesn't have any real discernible features.

Taste is quite nice, if not simple; I don't think this is the one I bought all those years ago. After the carbonation fades, some grainy sweetness is overtaken by an extremely faint hint of both hops and adjunct in the finish. This is a very heavily-carbonated beer, but I can't really fault it given the style. Watery and light-bodied, with very little aftertaste good or bad.

Decidedly average in almost every respect. I would never turn this down as it's quite inoffensive and mildly refreshing, but there are other EPLs that are both easier to find and better.

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Photo of soju6
2.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Color is pale golden and has a light head. There was not much of an aroma to speak of, bland. The taste was crisp and was a bit refreshing with light carbonation. This beer comes across as a typical middle of the road Danish beer that does not offend.

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Photo of lstokes
2.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Meh. When I get this on tap at the restaurant across the street (I'm in Turkey!) it always comes out with no head to speak of and a clear golden color, but I'm not impressed by the lack of head.

The taste is better than I might expect--I like the burst of bitter Eurohops with a very crisp finish--but there's no complexity to it. It's fairly drinkable and nicely light in the mouth, but I chafe every time at having to pay as much as I do for it, and hell, it's not even that much.

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