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 jzlyo
2.91/5  rDev +11.5%
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 +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 headlessparrot
2.86/5  rDev +9.6%
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 -14.6%
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 -53.6%
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 -0.8%
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 +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 DenisKolkin
2.79/5  rDev +6.9%
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 -3.1%
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 +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 GMB
2.03/5  rDev -22.2%
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 -15.7%
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 -1.1%
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 +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 mick303
2.68/5  rDev +2.7%
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 +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 Stocean1
2.53/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

In my quest to drink all the brews offered by the local LCBO, I grabbed this attractive green can of Tuborg. My hope was that at best it would be a simple crisp refreshing pilsener which would not be earth shattering but thirst quenching. In my heart of hearts I suspected it would be another euro trash lager which seems to dominate the cold fridge at the LCBO and I was unfortunately right as usual.

Poured a two finger fluffy white head with little retention or lacing. It faded quickly to a thin collar of bubbles upon a golden yellow body. Still some hope.

The nose is pale malt, faint grassy hops and lemon, with some bread. A faint light fruit. Hope fading slightly, but you never know!

Taste came crashing to earth with that pale uero lager taste of faint malt with corn syrup and a stale bread aftertaste. The lemon and hops faded and failed to add anything to this brew.

An unbalanced bitterness on the back end of the tongue, this light to medium bodied brew had plenty of carbonation (burp!). It was not crisp and refreshing and fell apart even further as it warmed.

In exchange for this swill being forever banished from the shelves of the LCBO, I am prepared to sacrifice myself in favor of my fellow beer drinkers in Ontario (I am prepared to be defenestrated at the LCBO head quarters if that helps). In fact, despite my profound apathy towards most anything, I feel compelled to write a letter to the LCBO to vent (although I will point out the good brews they have gotten right lately (Fullers and Garrison series) in order to avoid seeming like a complete whack job) about this shit. Enough is enough!!!

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Photo of biegaman
2.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ancient cordials, with their bright yellow hue, took their name from the 'cordial vertues' of the rays of the sun, which some alchemists thought they contained. Indeed, Turborg Green seems to have done the same. Interesting that its slogan is "Liquid Soundtrack" because the crackle of the bubbles as they fizzled out was loud enough to warrant earplugs.

Why do seemingly all macro lagers have a foul stink that draws to them like cat hair does to an acrylic white sweater? No wonder more people don't drink beer - they're not exposed to the real product. (I hesitate to call anything this adulterated with commercial adjuncts real beer, despite that it does, sadly, account for most of the world's supply.)

I don’t think the brewery broke the bank buying the ingredients for this one; it is very thin-bodied and tastes watered-down. The flavour of corn syrup kicks into the palate like a Las Vegas chorus girl. There's little note of grain. I don’t know whether to buy or sell its lack of flavour - no flavour is no good, but I suppose it's better than bad flavour.

So, this is a pilsner? Is that what Tuborg said? Boy, they are rascals. Anything for a sale. Nothing about this save for its clear, golden complexion lines up with the actual pilsner profile. There is no bitterness (or presence of hops, for that matter) and its maltiness is far from clean, attenuated or tasteful. And it's in dire need of some extra bubbles!

Tuborg Green is no better (or worse, really) than Tuborg Gold. Colour me shocked. This brewery may release cans in all sorts of shades but they really only make one kind of beer: bland, borderline off-putting swill. Tuborg may be one of the oldest European breweries to offer pale lagers, but that doesn't mean they even approach being the best at it.

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Photo of rarbring
2.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer is pale straw colored, has a white fluffy heads taht leaves some lacing.

The aroma is weak, some sweetish malt character, slightly smelling of green apples.

Upfront rather sweet, some white bread and sweet lemon juice, a fresh grass bitter finish.

Medium carbonation, soft and a medium body, very little dryness.

Easy to drink, easy to forget.

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Photo of Cozzatoad
2.57/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

660ml bottle

A- Very pale unattractive gold. One finger head, shows some decent retention until the first sip; then it disappears completely, leaving no lacing

S- Crisp grassy hops, maybe a hint of lemon. Fresh

T- Mild grainy malts. A hint of fresh, grassy hop bitterness on the tongue. Tastes a bit like an adjunct lager with some kind of a corn-like feel that reminds me of Budweiser

M- Very thin in body. Carbonation is suprsingly low. Overall a quite flat oily mouthfeel

O- Drink this as cold as possible and it will feel like a decent and refreshingly easy beer

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Photo of Amalak
2.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I had out of a 12 ounce bottle while in Belgrade, Serbia.
A. It has a light yellow color to it like straw. It has smallish bubbly head that dissipates quickly and doesn't leave behind any lacing.
S. There was a very slight hoppy scent to it.
T. To call this a pilsner is a bit of a joke. It was more of a mild lager, American macro, that leaves a bit of a lagery/sour hangover.
M. Very tart. Perhaps a bit skunked, though, it doesn't look like a quality beer.
D. I was done after one. Too sour and tart, no flavor, bad aftertaste.

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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 Martmeister90
1.85/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The one i reviewed was brewed by Ringnes in Norway i think, and I think thats why it doesn't get so good grade from me. i recall tasting a one bought in Denmark, and if i recall correctly, it was better than the one im reviewing now.
The apperence of this beer is OK. it has yellow/gold colour.
In my eyes its the taste that ruins it for me. it tastes like cheap generic lager.
if you like Tuborg Grøn, i would not recommend drinking those bought in Norway

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Photo of spinrsx
2.68/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml Can

Appearance - Clear gold/yellow colour with a large size frothy and fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is'nt a whole lot of lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, corn, hops

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains mixed with corn and a little bit of hops. There was also a little bit of an apple juice like sweetness. It finishes with a grainy slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall - This beer isn't spectacular but it also isn't offensive in any way. I wouldn't rush out to buy it again but it's very drinkable. The slight sweetness make it stand out a little bit from the hundreds of other beers in its class.

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Photo of Wegomlegging
2.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got a gigantic mug of this in Rome, basically I was sick of red wine. Was pale yellow with little head. No prominent aromas to speak of save for a whiff of hops. Flavor was mostly like a watered down Euro-pils, light bitter and some hops. Was good softness to it, but as drinkable as it was so is water when you're thirsty. It's good when you're desperate for a beer.

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