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 CrazyMike
2.82/5  rDev +8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale yellow appearance with lots of head the fizzes away quickly. Smell is sweet, picked up some grain and malt.

Taste is very malty with a caramel finish, picked up grain but overall pretty bland. Thin bodied with poor carbonation. Aftertaste is bitter and malty.

Overall, an unimpressive generic Euro Lager. No features that are worth bragging about, no reason to drink this

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Photo of flyingpig
1.32/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Clean & chemically with some malts.

Pours a hazy, golden yellow colour that looks like urine. It has plenty of carbonation that settles and a pour head that disappears very fast.

Chemical type flavours with some corn & hops plus a slightly off taste. Has a strange & unpleasant aftertaste as well.

Thin bodied with lots of fizz. Quite smooth overall with crisp but slightly dry finish.

A very poor beer & only just drinkable.


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Photo of biboergosum
2.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml shiny emerald green can, Danish macro-brewing jobs now apparently off-shored to Turkey.

This beer pours a clear pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, and weakly foamy bone-white head, which leaves a decent circumference-spanning curtain of sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of musty cereal grain, a twinge of nail polish remover, and mild grassy, skunky hops. The taste is semi-sweet, crackery pale malt, much like a real pilsener, until that clammy corn mash character kicks in, severely curtailing any inherent crispness for the style, with a slight medicinal booziness, and weedy, somewhat reduced in its skunk factor hops.

The carbonation is a bit high, and prickly in its tight frothiness, the body on the light side, kind of oily, and smooth in that pandering, pithy way. It finishes clean, but more like a cleaned sidewalk, the adjunct graininess trailing off, with a less than comforting echo of skunky vegetation.

Not nearly the skanky mess that is its "Gold' sibling, which may have everything to do with the can vs. green bottle deal. Still, a sub-standard Euro-lager, and not a 'Pilsener' as proclaimed on the label. Not something I would be happy to see available at venue-pricing levels, given that sporting event sponsor-happy Carlsberg is the ultimate owner of this pseudo-swill.

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Photo of kojevergas
1.86/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Poured from a can into a Hoegaarden pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland, on October 25th, 2010. Pours a five finger head that collapses in seconds. It's a clear urine yellow, but at least it doesn't appear over-carbonated. Unappealing.

Smell: One light note of stale barley.

Taste: A flat note of barley, unpronounced, a slight hint of water, and a nearly pleasant upshot of cream in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Not enough cream on the open. A bit too wet, especially through the finish, but not as watery as other garbage lagers.

Drinkability: Hey, it's cheap, innit?

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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 thekanna
2.88/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Toronto International Airport.

A: Slightly draker yellow bordering on orange with active carbonation and thin head.

S: Generically clean, not much smell.

T/M: Relatively well-carbonated with slightly medicinal hop bite at the end. Other than that, some adjunct malt flavor, not much.

D: Drinkable? Yes. But medicinal hop taste is slightly off-putting.

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Photo of zeff80
2.79/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear, straw yellow color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It left minimal lacing.

S - It smelled of grains and caramel. There was a slight skunky aroma.

T - It tasted of sweet caramel and grains. There was bitterness present but it wasn't from hops.

M - It was crisp, sharp and dry. A light bodied lager.

D - This is an okay lager. I'd like to try it out of something other than a green bottle.

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Photo of wordemupg
2.06/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

500ml can poured into pint glass july5 2010

A clear pale yellow with a fast falling fingers worth of head that left no lace

S skunky sweet grains and some sour corn

T sadly it tastes as it smells but with more adjuncts and some dry cereal

M thin and on the flat side

D I like better flavor in my beer, tastes like our macros in North America and that's nothing to be proud of

nothing worth trying here I can only imagine how skunked a green bottle of the stuff would taste, I wouldn't go looking for this beer if I was you

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Photo of jrallen34
2.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

can into a pint glass...Pour a of light see through piss water, light white head, gone pretty quickly...Aroma is light malt on the front with the of so familiar pilsner of an American macro skunk on the back...The taste is lightly skunk, a little hops mostly just dead start to fine...Weak feel, easy to drink but there is no point.

Overall, this beer is nothing special at all, dont look to find or drink. On a positive note I drank this at the same time as a Carlsberg and this blows it out of the water. But I rated carlsberg an F so its not saying much.

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

A- straw colored poured from the 33 cl green bottle (suspicions tell me this may be skunked, although I don't know if that would change much) head is small that dissapears to thin lacing.

S- I'm not a super smeller, so I tend to smell and drink throughout the entire experience and decide afterwards. This one is grassy and corny. Not much else going on here.

T- this eurolager is fizzy. Cooked veg and corn are sandwiched between grassy over cooked hops and a metalic taste I can't put my finger on. Luckily not noticeably skunked.

M- fizzy, thin and at times syrupy.

D- I can expect only so much out of this style. So when enjoying something like football on a summer afternoon, I'm content with something about as pedestrian as the actual activity. It also wasn't entirely offputting considering the potential skunkability. Decision- run of the mill macro

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Photo of Phyl21ca
1.5/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Can: Poured a bright golden color lager with a small bubbly white head with average retention. Aroma of light sweet adjunct and corn is not as bad as expected but no great either. Taste is dominated by adjunct with corn note easily distinguishable. Another cheaply brewed lager with no interesting feature.

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

33cl bottle poured into half pint glass

A- Pale straw yellow with a soapy 2 finger head reducing to faint crown very quickly with minimal lacing.

S- Grassy hop note, grain, a sticky syrupy malt note.

T- Reflects the nose - thin hop bitterness combined with a sticky sweet malt underbelly.

M- Thin, highly carbonated, spritzy

D- Another dull mass produced lager. Not much else to say really. Boring and instantly forgettable. I think on a blind taste test of Tuborg, Stella, Carlsberg, Budweiser,Miller etc i would be struggling to detect much difference really. Pass

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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 IronDjinn
2.06/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

From a 500 ml green can. Pours out a clear straw hue, creamy white head with moderate retention.

Clean grainy aroma, some corn in the background.

Things go downhill quickly in the flavour department, veggies and some industrial flavours dominate, an aftertaste of asphalt.

Mouthfeel is caustic and contains something of a chemical burning sensation, not very friendly at all.

Well then, here's a big pass here, makes me question what additives managed to make their way in here to give off this sort of result. It's crisp, I'll give it that, however I question whether this was attained through natural methods. The burning sensation still hasn't gone away either.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
2.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I got it in a green 33 cl can with a green and silver label with a royal crown on top - it doesn't look to inspiring.

A: The pour is clear golden with lot of bubbles in the liquid. The white head is really large and thick at first but as it slowly dissipates the head looks kind of soapy and uneven. Almost no lacings.

S: Not very strong in smell, but there's malt and bitterhops present together with a faint citric note. But there's also a corny smell.

T: Not strong in taste either. Almost exactly like the smell but the corn-taste is stronger than the smell.

M: Lots of medium-sized really rough bubbles. Body is medium. Aftertaste is bitter, but very short.

D: This is very easy to dring, but it doesn't stand out at all.

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Photo of cpone
1.88/5  rDev -28%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a rather pale straw body with plenty of carbonation. Produces a bright white head that disappears quickly, leaving only a ring of residue clinging to the glass and body. Aroma is lacking - smells slightly like wet grass. Taste is almost non-existent, slight bitterness. There is a crisp mouthfeel when served just above freezing, but overall it's thin and watery. Drink it fast and cold. Wouldn't reach for another.

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Photo of Sammy
1.91/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This pale Euro lager is made in Turkey. No to slightly annoying aroma, alevel above a bit skunky. Yellow body with fast fading white head. A bit thin and burning mouth feel, some taste of malts, and some other astringency. A beer for homeless alcoholics.

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Photo of Ruaidhri
2.48/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked this up for about 7.50 euro for a 6 pack of cans. Pours a light straw yellow into a pint glass with plenty of bubbles, head dissipates quickly leaving scattered patchy foam on top. Smells sweet but a bit skunky and just not very pleasant. Taste is mostly what you'd expect from an EPL - quite watery with a slight hoppy bite although that's followed by a strange metallic flavour. First few mouthfuls feel quite full and fizzy followed by a cleansing dryness on the palate although the carbonation seems to wear off in the glass very quickly. Drinkable enough beer if you're looking for something resonably refreshing and very light in flavour - could potentially quench a thirst when eating something spicy.

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Photo of Jayli
2.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had at ITC Mahashtra in Mumbai 8/24/09
This beer pours a pale straw yellow with a thin fluffy one finger of white head. Head retains alright, leaving big soapy lacing on the side of the glass. Nose is sweet, corn based adjuncts, with a hint of grass. Taste has a malt character that is not detectable in the nose. Definite presence of grass, grains, and corn. Finish has a bite to it, though no real hop is present. Light bodied, high carbonation, feels very thin, somewhat watery. Goes down easily, but nothing very special.

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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 tpd975
2.81/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The beer provided by Turkish Air on my international flight.

A: Pours a pale yellow hue with a tall fizzy head. Pretty nice retention and some lace.

S: Aromas of typical macro lager. Cheap grain, corn, and cardboard.

T: There are better macros out there. Light grainy malt, hints of corn, and a touch of bittering hops.

M: Light in body very fizzy.

D: They were free and I only drank one. I switched to Vodka and OJ for the rest of the trip.

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Photo of PartyBear
2.53/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 275ml bottle into a half pint lager glass.

It seems Tuborg lager is taking over from Corona as the "cool" beer, fortunately it has a bit more of a taste to it than it's predecessor - operative words here: a bit more. From now on you are likely to see it being drunk by indie kids, and pretentious skinny jeans wearing kids. Ultimately, by people who drink for the brand and not for the taste.

A - Pale golden body, with a big white fluffy head. To be honest it is not that distinguishable from any other standard lager. Very carbonic, as would be expected.

S - There doesn't seem to be much on the nose, apart from weak metallic smell. The smell is not unpleasant, there is just not much to it.

T - Crisp, and refreshing. A little flat for a lager, and deceptively so, considering the appearance.

M - More flat than I was expecting, however, I think these lagers are made to be drunk from the bottle, and maybe a lot of the liveliness is lost when pouring into a glass.

D - Although it does lack a certain fizz, it is still a refreshing lager when served ice cold. However, there are certainly much better lagers out there.

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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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Photo of adamette
2.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Poured from a green bottle into a Carlsburg glass in Roma, Italy on June 11th, 2009. 5 Euros (about $7.50 USD). Review from notes.

A Like a light Euro lager. Boring look. Thin, dissapearing head.

S Smelled exactly like a Heinekin.

T Like a Heinekin but possibly a bit more grainy (barley and malt).

M Thin.

D Good but I will not purchase this a second time.

Notes: The first in a long line of failed attempts at finding a gem while on vacation in Italy....I did eventually find some good stuff but it was after too many of these....

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