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 EatsTacos
2.26/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours straw yellow with actually a decent head and pretty good lacing

Smell was quite faint in all regards, but dominated by a stale malt and slight skunk

Taste followed from the nose, mostly stale, wet cardboard and heavily overcarbonated. Nothing different from any other generic Euro lager and nothing really particularly offensive about it

I wouldn't recommend this

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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 DoctorStrangiato
1.78/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured a 500-ml can into a draught glass.

Appearance - pale gold brew with a white foamy head, disappearing in minutes.

Smell - corn and hops. Not a lot going on here.

Taste - pretty neutral at first, then the taste of tin, then a medium bitter finish. Not great.

Mouthfeel - it is smooth except the taste of the can is a distraction.

Drinkability - not a lot of beers still taste like the can but this one certainly does. I'm a little put off by it and probably won't get it again.

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Photo of Faune
2.76/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very light yellow, clear with almost no head and a lot of large bubbles. Grainy smell, along with yeast and slightly grassy. Crisp, dry grainy taste with a slightly bitter finish. Nothing to go out of your way for, an easy to drink beer when there is nothing else around.

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Photo of soupermirl
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Clear, not that great in taste, kind of a tangy bitterness. It smelled o.k. but just not very easy for me to drink. I tried it on more than one occasion to make sure I wasn't wrong about it. And while others drink a lot of it, I just didn't care much for it. I love to try beers from all over and would give this beer another chance, but first few impression where not very impressive.

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

Well i picked up this up cheap at the lcbo. Pours out a nice golden yellow color, with a thin line of laceing. Smells off, grassy hop smells, mixed with metallic ovetones. Bad. Taste was average for a cheap euro lager, it states its a pilsner, no where near that. Goes down smooth, with slight bitter after taste, and a metallic twang. Mouthfeel is full and carbonated. Meh i could have a few of these, but why would you? An inoffensive cheap, euro lager. On the fence.

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Photo of simonjohansson
1.84/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Where I come from, Tuborg has somekind of classic status. Now, being a bit older and at least a little bit wiser, I wonder how that happened. Tuborg green (or "grön" as we say here) is a bad beer. Smell and taste is sweet, grainy, doughy in a, I would say, almost musty way. The whole beer feels half-baked, unfinished ("unripe" - green!). It was pretty ok once when I tried it together with crisp bread with ham and mustard. But otherwise, avoid this beer.

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Photo of BucBasil
2.73/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured from the 500mL green glass bottle with a pull top into a small glass. The beer is an extremely light straw color, vrey clear, and looks pretty watery actually. Head is pure white and reached 2 fingers before fizzling out somewhat quickly.

Smell: There is something off about the smell here at first glance, and it's not skunked. Upon deeper examination, it's a typical grainy aroma with a hint of grass.

Taste: Watery with a grainy finish. Not much to say here. Finishes with a grassy note. There is something unpleasant about this beer that makes it not refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Light and crisp - typical.

Notes: I don't think I'd pick this up again. It's light, but not refreshing. It doesn't have a lot of taste, and where it does, it's not very 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 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 nickfl
2.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - One finger of white foam on a gold body with good clarity. Low retention, but good lace.

S - Weak malt, low hops and a bit of sulphur. There is something else here that is kind of funky/ off and hard to identify.

T - Grainy malt, low hop flavor, and moderately low bitterness.

M - Medium carbonation, medium body, and a somewhat dry finish.

D - Drinkable, but nothing special. Kind of bland and there is something strange and unpleasant about the aroma.

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Photo of BDTyre
2.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What was I expecting? Standard Euro pale fare. Gold colour, white head. The smell on this is very non-beer like. Chemically, almost like paint...or maybe like medicine. Maybe there are some hops in there, but it smells very very processed.

Generic lager taste. Very industrial and lacking in character. I can at least detect some malts and hops, but they are very underwhelming.

Lawnmower beer...decent carbonation, easy to drink...nice served ice cold on a hot day. But really not that great.

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Photo of AustinBeerLvr
2.55/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Tried this at a hotel here on my Italian honeymoon.

A: Very pale, kind of a week looking body. Decent amount of head.

S: Sweet, candy like malt aromas dominate the nose with just a trace of hops to keep it from being overbearing.

T & M: Very sweet malt with a light, pretty thin body througout. The candy like sweetness becomes even more pronounced as the beer warms, and kind of tastes like a sweet apple jolly rancher. Touch of hops at the end, but not really enough there to balance the sweetness.

D & Notes: Not really impressed at all with this one. Too sweet, and the malt sweetness is not pleasant at all. Had a hard time even finishing one bottle I poured. It was served a bit too warm, but in my opinion, this brew would have to be ice cold to even consider having more than one. Plus, I cannot imagine buying this in the U.S. after it traveled overseas.

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Photo of cyrenaica
1.34/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

500ml can
4.6% ABV

I tried this beer on February 11, 2008 after purchasing from my local LCBO outlet. The beer poured a translucent gold colour with a thin white head. The aroma was very grainy. The mouthfeel was watery with little carbonation. The flavour was as grainy as the aroma. Not a pleasing beer to my palate.

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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 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 dsa7783
2.88/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this on tap in Europe... One of the better brews I drank while in Israel... This was one of the pricier ones in the bar being an import, but still wasn't very impressed... The appearance was decent, with a nice golden color, but the smell was rather bland... Taste was pretty good, crisp, clean and satisfying... Mouthfeel and drinkability were equally average, and the beer went down easily without being too bitter... Would definitely go for it again in similar circumstances, but would never cop a sixer of this.. Recommended for being an overall decent sample...

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

Pours clear yellow with a moderate sized soapy looking head. Leaves minimal lace.

Nose is grain with a touch of herbs from the hops. Noticeable corn. Initially quite aggressively carbonated lending a sharp, biting mouthfeel. Settles down to a light, mildly bitter brew, that finishes with a touch of cottonmouth.

Uninspired tastewise - corn, grain, unmemorable. Nothing special, just your typical macro pilsner.

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Photo of rodenbach99
2.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

bouteille verte 330ml, bu dans un verre Tuborg verte..

couleur blé, doré très claire, mousse blanche qui se dissipe rapidement, nez un peu moufetté, en bouche la bière est désaltérante, elle coule et descend bien, elle est très agréable, très bonne bière de grande consommation.

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Photo of irishkyle21
2.68/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a light fluffy head. Pretty good lacing but the retention is less than average. Has a clear straw yellow color.

Smells of grain, light sweet malt and a bit of hops.

The hops are light on the palate. Also has notes of sweet malt and veggies. The only reason I bought this was to get the glasses that came with it, its nothing I would turn down just not something I would ask for.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
1.9/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Green 275ml ring-pull bottle, brewed and bottled in the EU for Carlsberg UK Ltd. So God knows where it has been brewed, but I don't.

When I was courting my (now) wife, her hospital social bar had bottled Toburg, I loved it. That was back in 1975 in Germany. Sadly this review is about a beer I no longer know.

Poured into one of my Veltins Pilsner glasses, giving myself a deep cut on one of my fingers as I did.

Very pale golden yellow and I mean very pale. The white head stayed. To be fair the beer was crystal clear and clean looking.

My score for lager/pilsner aromas are always 3, unless I can actually detect a real smell, this beer gets the normal 3.

Insipid, tasteless and boring, there is nothing to this beer at all. It has a metalic nasty dryness if anything.

The dryness and metalic feel is more prominent in the aftertaste and mouthfeel. Cardboard and fluff also come to mind.

Just about the worst beer I have ever had.

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Photo of brendan13
2.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Clear golden colour with a few centimetres of white head.
S - Grainy and cooked corn aromas. Touch of herbal hops.
T - Again grainy and cooked corn.
M - Slick, oily mouthfeel. Medium carbonation.
D - I know this isn't the most exciting style out there but there are better shit boring euro lagers out there.

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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 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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Tuborg Pilsner Beer (Green / Grøn) from Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
2.61 out of 5 based on 276 ratings.
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