Tuborg Premium Lager (Gold / Guld)
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Lager - European Pale
Ranked #490
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2.73 | pDev: 20.51%
Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
Tuborg Premium Lager (Gold / Guld)Tuborg Premium Lager (Gold / Guld)
Notes: Different strengths are brewed for different markets: 5.0%, 5.3%, 5.5%, 5.8%.
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kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

2.44/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Premium Beer Tuborg Gold (brewd and canned by Turk Tuborg AS Izmir under the supervision og the Carlsberg Breweries Copenhagen) 5,5% ABV here in Montreal Quebec.

Look: Orange pale color with about 2 finger of white head that stays (surprising for a lager.)

Smell: Corn, some piss.

Taste: Sweetness, sour sweet hop. A touch of apple on the finish.

Feel: Very smooth, very clean, goes down really easy

So overall would I recommend it? Not really, it's an average beer, smells like crap and overall I wouldn't buy it again.

May 31, 2017
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dedevajinasi from New York

1.95/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

in my humble opinion this beer must be consumed in the coldest fashion possible for the maximum pleasure that you can get out of a so-so beer. there isn't much to excite anyone about this particular brew.

Jul 04, 2016
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MathGir from Canada (QC)

2.18/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Not good but not that bad...Not worth to describe in details. i'd go for it again when i'm in the mood for crappy cheap stuff because that exactly what this is.
It's a 4.25/5 on my personal crappy cheap beer category. Worth the try, considering the price. (paid 3,49$ca for 2 can of 500ml)

Jun 01, 2016
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importedfromdet from Michigan

2.09/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Bought in Canada, 500ml can.

Poured into a glass, a rush of carbonation bubbles fills the liquid, ending with a large white head. Color is a dull brown that is very translucent.

Smell is typical of a macro lager. Notes of barley.

Taste is very minimal, not complex. Largely tastes of grassy hops fading into malt. Finishes with a tinny empty taste.

Not much going on here.

Dec 26, 2015
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sejorules from Sweden

2.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Average lager beer. One plain "standard euro lager" taste, and that's all.
L: Golden and clear. Head of around 3-4cm that rapidly melts away.
S: The smell is plain grassy
T: Fuzzy and watery. Follows the smell. A little malty, with no bitterness. A little metallic.
F: Watery, with not so much to offer.
O: Pretty standard beer. Nothing special.

Aug 10, 2015
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Cures-What-Ales-You from Canada (ON)

3.75/5  rDev +37.4%

I was hesitant to buy this one based on reviews, however was pleasantly surprised. I've seen reviews saying that the beer si bitter, however in Ontario, Canada we have the 5.5% version, and I find it quite sweet. It is also fairly smooth going down. Given the cost (about $2.25 per 500ml can in Ontario), this will be my go to for casual beers with the guys during HNIC.

Dec 08, 2014
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alan7 from Malaysia

4.41/5  rDev +61.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My favourite beer, nevertheless.
Taste is a little bitter as most of my friends said. But I do like the taste, that is how a beer should taste like, a little bitter.

Do not really like the appearance, looks like a cheap beer.

Pretty hard to find here locally, as it is not really a favor for most. And has to pay premium for a can here in Labuan, the duty free island of Malaysia.

Jul 11, 2014
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TheDeuce from New York

3.58/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tuborg Gold…..on tap at the bar in First Hotel Vesterbro, Copenhagen

Appearance-pale gold color with a three fingered head in the large pint glass. Very active carbonation and the head settles down nicely into the glass.

Smell-spicy grain upfront, notes of alcohol and bread as well, normal fumes from this style but trumped up in comparison to others.

Taste/Mouthfeel-crisp taste with a mix of spicy grain and alcohol, medium mouthfeel, pleasant balanced flavor, nice smoothness, on its way down flavor becomes a little more watery and muddled but a final touch of grain kicks back in.

Overall-a decent Euro Pale that gets the job done, among the better of the styles and worth trying if it can be found.

Oct 04, 2011
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kojevergas from Louisiana

3.01/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can served into a 40cl stemware glass in Copenhagen. Mine was 5.6% strength. I bought it in Copenhagen.

A: 4 fingers of white colour head, slight cream, decent thickness, good retention. Clear pils yellow colour

Sm: Just cream and barley. A mild strength aroma.

T: Nicely executed cream atop a barley foundation. Very simple but refreshing overall. Built well for a budget beer and balanced outright.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Matches the tone of the taste.

Dr: Very drinkable and refreshing. Decent quality, especially for the price - which is tolerable by Danish standards. My expectations were low based on the original Tuborg, but I found meself pleasantly surprised.

Jul 31, 2011
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Brabander from Netherlands

3.28/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I bought this beer in a local liquor store with lots of good beers. I drank this one years ago, early 80's.

Poured in my Struise glass this beer looks normal, not spectacular. The head disappears rather quick but the carbonation stays.

Smell is bready but ok. Pleasant taste, smooth and rather silky.

I could drink this beer all night. It is better than the German beers i had yesterday!

Jun 19, 2011
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andrenaline from Canada (ON)

2.7/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours a crystal clear golden colour, thumb of light fluffy white head with little retention, no real lacing, and littve visible carbonation on the body.

S - Scent is quite mild with some grassy hops, bready grain malts coming through. Typical Euro lager.

T - Taste is much the same with grassy hops coming off the top and bready malts lingering on the finish. A bit of sour lemon also comes through. Again, nothing surprising here and pretty bland.

M - A bit on the watery side, lacking any body and it finishes a little too dry for my liking.

D - Overall, I would never buy this again unless there was little else for choices. Nothing memorable here, move along!

Nov 26, 2010
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kwjd from Canada (ON)

2.32/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a pale straw colour with head that dissipates almost instantly. Absolutely no lacing. Smells a little bit grassy with some grain and metal, but mostly faint. Flavour is slightly sweet. Tastes marginally better than the North American macro lagers. Carbonation is fine. This was one of those beers that I would drink sometime before I got into craft... going back to it makes me wish I could go back in time and replace my years mediocre beer drinking with better beer.

Sep 30, 2010
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cratez from Canada (ON)

2.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can courtesy of Len. Thanks brother! Pours a standard golden yellow with one finger of bubbly white froth. Strands of lacing cling to the lager glass. Smell and taste are sweet, grainy, and apple-like aromas, a bit pissy, light grassiness, butter, some 'adjunct funk,' canned corn, empty maltiness, and a hollow, metallic astringency to end. Similar to most macro beers, this likely contains hop extract instead of actual hops. Mouthfeel is not quite medium with a vague spiciness midway. Mildly dry finish is grassy, floral, and somewhat tinny. Yikes! On first taste I thought this was decent, but I now realize why Tuborg Gold is $1.95 per can. Comparable to the worst BMC brands.

Aug 09, 2010
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rarbring from Sweden

2.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A light golden clear brew, a white or slightly off-white head, good lacing.

Very little smell, some light acidity and bitterness.

An upfront sweetness, pure sugar, a dash of lemon, rather good bitterness.

Medium carbonation, a bit coarse.

A standard euro (pale) lager.

Jul 25, 2010
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Nickls from District of Columbia

2.03/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Pours with a completely clear, pale light yellow color with a head that barely stayed around long enough for me to notice. No lacing or retention.

Aroma is vegetal mostly with a faint hint of herbal hoppiness; some mineral notes; faint kiss of grain sweetness. Flavor basically mirrors the taste, and could not be less bland. The cooked corn notes aren't too present, but some comes through. Bland and boring even for the style. Too much veggie as well, and should have been cleaner. MF is lightish, noticeably lacking in the carbonation department. Bad drinking all-round, not even worth it in a pinch.

Mar 14, 2010
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AltBock from Ohio

3.48/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My Tuborg Gold came in a tall 50cl brown bottle. I don't know the conversion and I'm too lazy to look it up right now, but it's clearly a 1 pint sized bottle. The Gold version of Tuborg has a black round piece of paper with a gold circle in the middle and a black "Tuborg" with a whit background in the center of the label. At the top of the label is a gold crown. It's a plain and simple label that anybody can understand. The back label has some information about the beer that was written in Turkish. At the bottom of the back label in a white strip with an easy to read born on and expiration date. My bottle was born on 27 Oct 09 and expires on 27 Oct 10.

When poured into a pint glass, "Gold" wasn't really a gold color, but more of a clear pale yellow color. It was a shade of yellow that was close to being a gold color, but it wasn't there just yet. At the bottom of the beer was a faint streak of lemon yellow. At the top of the beer was a fizzy 1 inch head of pure white foam. This head of foam quickly fizzled down to a tiny skim of foam with a medium sized string of rings along the side of the glass. Not a bad appearance at all from this Euro Pale Lager.

There really wasn't anything special to write about in the aroma. "Gold" has a standard malty aroma with a subtle whiff of dried hops and a hint of dried fruits in the background. I'm not complaining about this aroma at all. At least it wasn't malty with cheap malted grains or watery.

This was a crispy malty beer that was mostly all about the malts. No, not cheap malted grains like corn or rice, real malted barley. I was able to catch a slight hop bitterness toward the back as well as a subtle hint of dried fruits. This beer won't give you much to write about, but it's good enough for you to keep on drinking it without having a disgusted look on your face every time you take a sip.

It was a crispy light to medium bodied beer with more than enough carbonation to keep your tongue entertained. As for the aftertaste, it was malty with a minor floral hop bitterness in the back.

When you crack open a Tuborg Gold, don't expect a rich complex beer. Please expect to drink a well rounded malty beer. To be honest, when I first saw this beer, I instantly thought this was going to be another Macro Lager with its watered down malts and no bitterness. I was pleasantly surprised when I tasted crispy malts with a subtle hop bitterness. I wish I could find this beer where I live.

Feb 11, 2010
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Seanstoppable from Canada (NS)

3.15/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Christmas with friends who consider me "that guy who likes beer" resulted in a number of Euro tall cans. This is the last of the lot.

Pours a clear pale yellow color with fizzy head that quickly evaporates. Plenty of visible carbonation in the glass.

Solid sweetish malt scent.

Taste is of a sweet malt, initially thinner than what I picked up from the scent, but stronger towards the end. I think it might be too sweet overall. A bit of strong bitterness at the end as well. An overabundance of carbonation though.

Very light overall. Not terrible, but not good. One or two of these might be drinkable, but after that I would probably switch to something with more flavor, or something that is smoother overall.

Jan 12, 2010
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.08/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. I've avoided this particular beer for a long time, due to overwrought memories of skunky Euro-swill. Perhaps it's time for a re-eval.

This beer pours a clear pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, somewhat caked off-white head, which renders a bit of drying soap scum lace around the glass as it quickly falls away.

It smells of gritty pale grainy, crackery malt, more than a hint of corn mash, fusel fumes, fleshy apple and pear, and grassy, lightly funky hops. The taste is semi-sweet grainy rice patties, white soup crackers, sour lemon, and some weedy, grassy hops. A fading touch of gasohol lingers.

The carbonation is fairly low, and weakly frothy, the body medium-light in weight, and generally smooth, nothing really getting up in its grill. It finishes off-dry, and mildly clammy, the initial skunkiness only present in trace amounts.

Well, a bit better than I was anticipating, but still a plain and underwhelming European Pale Lager. Take a nod from the Bohemians, lads, and investigate the world of hops.

Dec 24, 2009
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Evil_Pidde from Sweden

2.68/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: This beer pours golden with a large creamy head that stays rather long before it dissipates, leaving little lace.

S: Pure malt, bitter hops and faint citric notes.

T: Dry malt, citrus and faint bitter hops.

M: Short aftertaste with some bitter dryness. Medium body and lots of small bubbles.

D: Well this beer isn't bad, but it's not good either. There's almost nothing going on. It feels like they would benefit by putting in more of everything... Not as bad as an adjunct lager but to main-stream for my taste.

Dec 20, 2009
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DV8HARD from Florida

3.18/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got it in a tall can and served in a Pils glass.

Pours golden brown with a dense white head.

The flavor is what a weak Duvel would taste like. The malt and hop flavor rs are equally balanced which I like.

It's not the best beer but, I live in Costa Rica so I liked it.
Although, I don't think I would recommend it.

Oct 10, 2009
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

2.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml can poured into pint glass oct6 2009

A clear golden yellow with no head and no lace

S adjuncts and a little skunk

T as it smells with very mild hops

M turns to foam in your mouth

D not undrinkable but not that great

not a big fan of this one I wont be buying it again any time soon

Oct 07, 2009
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PEIBeerGuy from Canada (PE)

3.08/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First of all, the beer I have here says "gold" on the side, but the can looks NOTHING like this.

Plain looking golden beer with a small, fast-fading head.

There's something I don't like about the smell. It's an odd scent, almost like pee or liquid manure. It's just a hint... like "country air by the cow pasture". Maybe that's not quite spot on, but something isn't right here... or is rotten in the state of Denmark (couldn't resist).

The taste is pretty good, actually. Goes down easy.

In the mouth, it's fine. A bit watery, I suppose, but it isn't overly fizzy. Pretty good.

As for drinkability, I could easily have a few of these watching a game of hockey or something.

Sep 15, 2009
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tpd975 from Florida

2.61/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pale yellow thin head no retention or lace.

S: Light corny aromas with a touch of herbal hops.

T: Simple and very light. Corn and pale grain. Slightest touch of grass on the backend.

M: Very light, lots of bubbles.

D: Nowhere near the best beer I have had in Turkey, a place not really known for beer.

Jul 21, 2009
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lstokes from Illinois

2.28/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This was miserable; I'm stuck in Turkey for two months, a land of euro pilsners and euro lagers, and no love is lost between me and those styles, but no like was even lost for this beer.

It pours an average clear gold with rising carbonation and a very thin, disappointing head, smells slightly bitter-hoppy but not really much of a smell at all, and tastes the same way.

Musty, grainy, metallic, almost soapy in its astringency, too much of a bittersweet metallic mouth coating to be refreshing.

Jul 01, 2009
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a weizen glass. Has a rich, golden color with a 1 1/2 inch head. Noticeable amount of lacing. Smell is good, slightly sweet. Taste is crisp and refreshing. Feels medium bodied in mouth. Highly drinkable. This beer is very refreshing and overall a good pick.

Jun 27, 2009
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