Tuborg Premium Lager (Gold / Guld)
Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S

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Lager - European Pale
Ranked #498
Ranked #50,198
2.73 | pDev: 20.15%
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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JOaikido from Canada (QC)

2.23/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500 ml can.

A- Gold colour, good bubbles. A few little particles floating in the beer. Basic white head that dissappears rapidly.

S- Ordinary pale malt and faint hops aroma. Weak.

T- Very light bland taste up front. Slight bitter hops finish that lacks any floral or herbal notes to make it interesting. Very faint fruit and vegetable flavours.

MF- Not horrible, but as thin and bland as you might expect. At least you know it's beer since it isn't quite as watery feeling as some.

D- basic bland macro beer. Nothing to really enjoy here. Not so bad I couldn,t get through it though. Why anybody pays premium import prices for this stuff is beyond me.

May 23, 2007
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jarmby1711 from Australia

2.23/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Medium dull yellow in colour with a light/white head.
Little smell other than a vague hoppiness
Is not unpleasant but is mostly dull bitter water tast and feel.
Wouldnt like to drink a lot of it (unless their were no other options)
A pretty bland Euro lager
Label 5/10

Jun 21, 2005
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CrazyMike from Canada (AB)

2.9/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Very grainy taste, I can't emphasize that enough. Hops are okay, very mediocre and a bit herbal. A bit sweet.

The appearance is very pale and yellow. Similar to most other bland beers. The smell is grainy and sweet.

Overall, the taste is a bit out of the ordinary for a mainstream beer. But I do think this is overmarketed for it's worth. Not my bag of tea.

Apr 06, 2006
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scruffwhor from Illinois

2.75/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden hay/sumshine hue. A little bubbling but a little under my wants and needs for this style of beer. A little head and foam, but all eventually subside. The first few whiffs where pretty metallic. But they eventually evened out to something a little more familiar. The flavor was also very tinny on the first few sips. But as the beer gradually warmed, it was all right. Somewhat easy to drink, but not sessionable in my book.

Sep 17, 2006
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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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allergictomacros from Canada (ON)

3.15/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Clear straw with a surprisingly thick and sticky lace.

S - Loads of skunk, grainy malt. Grassy hops.

T - Big grain husk flavour. A bit of tartness. Hops aren't really a factor in this. A bit of bitterness to finish, but that's about it.

M - Heavy for a pale euro (maybe medium overall). Carbonation is crisp, but not biting.

D - The huge skunk is offputting, but it clears up after a bit. Taste is actually quite good as far as pale euros go. I wouldn't turn down a free one of these.

May 05, 2006
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chicagoish from Pennsylvania

3.08/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sep 20, 2015
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xav33 from Michigan

3.39/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tuborg Gold
11.2 oz bottle
Unknown bottling (batch no 20520618), crowned 11/06
Medium pour in an English pint.

Poured a clear straw yellow with a white mostly lasting frothy head with good lacing. Great constant stream of bubbles.

Smelt of strong corn and moderate herbs.

Taste was upfront strong sweet corn, followed by some moderate sweet corn and light grassy bitterness on a cream of corn finish. Mouthfeel was light bodied, watery, lively carbonated, with faint astringency.

Overall, this beer is all about corn, although a pretty good clean sweet corn taste, nice and tasty with no offputting flavors. I could drink this again when dehydrated.

Nov 06, 2006
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wolffman17 from Texas

1.98/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours pale straw yellow with a fizzy white head. Looks crystal clear, but when near a light, I can see some sediment floating around. A decent amount of lace coats the glass.
Grassy aroma with a slight sweetness in the background.
Tastes pretty bad. Grainy, metallic, and harsh. It doesn't help that it's thin and watery.
Far from being an enjoyable beer to drink. I'll avoid this one from here on out.

Aug 15, 2006
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Mindsquall from Canada (ON)

3.37/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a really average beer. but that is not necessarily a bad thing. No skunky odor, taste is a little bland but still pretty refreshing actually. Pretty easy going brew, better than most domestically produced macros, and some overmarketed euro lagers as well. Worth having a few in the fridge for a hot day.

Feb 21, 2006
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MMansfield from Canada (NS)

1.74/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Bought a single tall can at the NSLC. Never had before.

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear, pale golden yellow. Very very light, but has a brilliant colour. Fizzy bone white head with not much retention.

Aroma: Light floral hops, some grass, plenty of corn, some alcohol.

Taste: Light biscuits, sweet, corn, nasty alcohol & spoiled vegetables in the finish. Apple juice like sourness.

Mouthfeel: Sharp and fizzy. Drinkability not very high.

Final Statement: This is pretty awful. Couldn't finish it.

Jun 02, 2007
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gnoff from Sweden

2.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

33 cl bottle at Kelly’s bar in Stockholm, Sweden. November 2005.

After a long night of nice beers I ended with a crappy one.
If one starts the day off with a Tuborg Guld I guess it’s allright, but ending it was a dissaster. Crappy thin malty horrible stuff.

Pale yellow look with a small white head.
Malty, grassy scents.
Malty taste, lacks hops in the taste.
Off balance bitterness.

Tasted old and bad.

May 07, 2006
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Shovelbum from Massachusetts

2.91/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a one finger chunky white head over a crystal clear golden body. Head disappears but leaves decent lace. Light aromas of pilsner malt, cooked vegetables and not much else. Flavor has a faint honey-like malt flavor up front, a bi of sweetness and a decent hop bitterness playing backup. Not much hop flavor to speak of. Light to watery body. Crisp finish.

Fairly clean, but also fairly boring.

Dec 06, 2006
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UberWasser from Arizona

2.35/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Pours a thin yellow straw color. Crystal clear. The head hardly builds and doesn’t last when poured lightly, despite the big “psst” that can be heard when the cap is popped. A thin layer of bubbles remain for most of the drink, which is the only saving grace. No lacing of the glass, though.

Almost smells like nothing…a little corn, a little grain, and not much else. Bland. But at least it isn’t skunky at all. Very clean.

The taste reflects the smell. Some malt sweetness, backed by flavors of corn and grains. Hop taste and bitterness isn't really there. Thankfully it doesn’t taste of water nor does it taste bad. Mouthfeel is a little bubbly, but mostly watery.

A bland beer, but also very clean and perhaps even refreshing. You really can’t tell that this is an alcoholic beverage, until you start feeling the aftereffetcs. I definitely wouldn't cringe if offered it, though I'd pick something more interesting long before this, given the chance.

A bit of a side note: This also might prove to be a decent gateway beer to show the BMC'ers that there are other beers out there that they can drink without shocking them. Then maybe you can sneak in a few more interesting brews and before long, they'll be willing to try the really good stuff.

Oct 16, 2005
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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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BillRoth from Maryland

3/5  rDev +9.9%

Dec 05, 2013
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Westsidethreat from California

2.93/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear dull, light golden color with nests of bubbles at the bottom of the glass. Head is about 1/8 high, barely off white.

S: Eggos, metallic twang and noble hops.

T: Begins with mild corn like sweetness with just a touch of breadiness. Some green grape, under ripe pear, honey and copper moments. Finishes with more copper and some grassy characteristics.

M: Light body with a decent mouthfeel. Carbo sting not as prevelent as some other beers of this style.

D: This beer is decent but nothing to write home about.

Dec 05, 2006
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jwc215 from Arizona

1.68/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured straw yellow with a quickly disappearing thin lace.
It smelled of metal and rotten, skunked hops.
It tasted the same. I'm not trying to trash it, but it's not easy trying to find any decent qualities about it.
It left a very bad, metallic, bitter taste in my mouth that lasted quite some time.
I bought another six pack at a different location, thinking that maybe I just got a bad batch, but it was the same.
It was like Heineken gone really bad. Much better examples of this style are out there, and for less money.

Apr 30, 2006
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sockeye101 from Washington

3.47/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In the eyes of many Tuborg may just be a boring euro macrolager, but I really think this is a decent beer that makes for a nice drink.

The head was small, left quickly and didn't really leave any lace. Color is a golden yellow with medium carbonation. Smell is nothing special, kind of grainy. The taste is smooth, hints of vegetable, some corn, but for some reason it really doesn't taste that bad....I rather like it. It is one of those beers that maybe doesn't rank that high, but it has good drinkability and is pretty decent.

Afterall, it's "By appointment of the Royal Danish Court"....nuff said.

Dec 23, 2005
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neenerzig from Ohio

3.68/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bottle of this as part of a 12 pack "Beers of the World" from World Market as a Christmas present from my cousins. I have had this bottle sitting around for 6 months before opening it. It is the last beer from that 12 pack that I have. I wonder if that 6 months changed this beer at all and if so how. Anyways it pours a light, clread golden color with a white head about 3/4 of an inch thick. Leaves some nice lacing in the glass too. Smell consisted of some aroma's of hops and malts. that's about it for the smell. This beer has a sweet malty taste with a touch of hops in there somewhere as well. Not much else tastewise eithe, but a bit of a dry aftertaste permeates the palate. A nice crisp, smooth, creamy mouthfeel with mild to moderate carbonation. A very decent lager overall, but nothing too special.


Jun 24, 2006
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SuomiHobbit from Connecticut

1.25/5  rDev -54.2%

Jul 28, 2013
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clickpush from Pennsylvania

2.38/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pour: 12oz bottle to wide mouth wine glass. Beer pours the color of apple juice. The head disappears to just about nothing and leaves almost no lacings and no visible carbonation.

nose: Strong smell of apples and straw. Very sweet and strong enough to travel about 1.5 ft to my nose.

mouth: sweet entrance. taste comparable to smell: apples and hay. there's no hoppy bitterness and only a very slight alcohol feel on the throat. not at all a balanced beer. The mouthfeel, though, I found to be excellent. Although it is not visible in the pour, there is a lot of carbonation that really let's you know that the beer's in your mouth.

May 03, 2006
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stephendr from California

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

12 oz. glass bottle- color of clear honey , with a thin stark white head - nose of hay , grass , grainy and slight bitterness – taste of a lot of hay soapy , grainy , slight hops , and sour milk - body is grainy but acidic , and with high carbonation – aftertaste of orange peel , slight hint of hoppy bitterness

Jul 31, 2006
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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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BlackHaddock from England

2.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brown 25cl bottle (5.5%, not the 55 quoted on here). Poured into a vase shapped (Albainian Stela) glass. The beer was three days past its 'Best By Date'.

Clear, bright and golden, typical lager appearance, complete with a clean white foaming head.

No aroma what so ever. My standard lager/pilsner 3 score is granted.

There is a hint of hops and malt in the flavour, but like most lagers there is no great depth of taste or body. If this is their Premium beer, I wouldn't want to try their bog standard brew.

A burp beer, meaning gassy and crap.

Feb 15, 2009
Tuborg Premium Lager (Gold / Guld) from Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
Beer rating: 65 out of 100 with 195 ratings