Tuborg Premium Lager (Gold / Guld)
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European Pale Lager
Ranked #474
Ranked #47,716
2.72 | pDev: 20.59%
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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Reviews: 121 | Ratings: 191
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.51/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

500ml can: Poured a pale yellowish lager with a quite huge pure white foamy head with great retention and some lacing. Aroma of malt is weak and somewhat watery. Taste is dominated by some light malt and some very subtle hops. I wouldn’t day that this is a bad beer but probably lack a bit of character which makes it a bit boring but still provide a good refreshment during summertime.

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Photo of allergictomacros
3.15/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

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Photo of clickpush
2.38/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

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Photo of jwc215
1.68/5  rDev -38.2%
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.

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Photo of bark
2.26/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The colour is straw yellow. The low head is white and while it sank down it leaved some lacing. Looks boring.

The smell is sour with some malt and a sweet note of diacetyl/butyric acid. Not very nice…

The first taste that hits the mouth is a dry one with a touch of chalk. Then a sweet malty flavour with notes of meat gravy appears. It is soon replaced with a somewhat bitter short aftertaste of butter and sweet notes of watermelon and lots of alcohol.

The carbonation is a little bit stronger than the average Eurolager with microscopic bubbles.

This evening, I have reviewed a Flanders ale of 8.5% with no traces of alcohol and two Scandinavian lagers round 5.8% that seemed to be strong like a vodka. Did we say “craft beer vs. macro junk”? Thank God I got my Hungarian hot sausages to soften those beers.

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Photo of CrazyMike
2.9/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

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Photo of granger10
1.98/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Clear, pale golden out of the can but the head it ridiculously huge. A big foamy, airy white head fills the glass before much liquid can be seen. Aroma is not there. Ok, some slight grain, lager characteristics, but not much. Taste is also quite watery. Slight fake sweet grainy astringent flavors. Hops come but are maybe metallic, I don't know, but they're off for some reason. Worse than being totally bland, this is bad. Stay away.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.13/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tuborg Premium is a decent gold color with plenty of carbonation. The foamy head is average-sized and ultrawhite. Aroma has a standard grainy sweetness with just a touch of herbal hop. Flavor has a grassy sweetness with a mild herbal hop bite. No off-flavors are present, but neither are any interesting ones. This is strictly average and, for those who are wondering, in the battle of Danish macros, Carlsberg is the clear winner.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.33/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Off-yellow in color; ¼ inch white sizzling head. Grainy malts, grass and some earthy notes; warming of the beverage will reveal some fresh cut grass notes as well. Dry and very metallic malts; lingering adjunct flavorings—sweet corn and husks. Medium bodied; dry and dull. Maintains that Euro-lager feel, however this is a bit more sweet and dry than it’s counterparts. Just not sold on this one.

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Photo of Kookiekwan
3.4/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Let me start by saying that I'm afraid to try anything in a green bottle, but this was a surprise. This beer pours a clear gold, has a one finger head with excellent retention and little to no lacing. The aroma was your average mass produced lager nothing special. The taste was better than average ( I had low expectations) it was clean, crisp and it actually had a little flavor to keep me interested. This beer is very drinkable.

Reflection: This beer was reccommended to me by my girlfriends Grandmother who used to drink it when she was younger. I hope this didn't alter my judgement on it.

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Photo of Mindsquall
3.37/5  rDev +23.9%
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.

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Photo of BigBry
2.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Imported brown 330ml bottle with no freshness date. "Gold Label Beer, Biere De Luxe".
Pale, clear, yellow color with a short white head. Foam quickly shrinks away, limited lacing. Smell is kind of grassy, slightest amount of hoppiness. Not much for flavor, grainy and grassy, pretty typical. Thin and somewhat watery mouthfeel. Little bit of a metallic aftertaste. Another basic Euro Lager, but at least it isn't in a green bottle.

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Photo of sockeye101
3.47/5  rDev +27.6%
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.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
2.01/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a very pale gold with a limp head and decent lacing. The aroma is malty with honey and bread dough. Hops are imperceptable but overcooked vegetables sure are. The taste is an insipid mix of malts, hops and vegetal DMS. The finish is watery and bland. The mouthfeel is light but overwhelmed by residual off flavors.

This beer is sub par. It reminds me more of a crappy North American macro than a European one (which IMO have way more taste generally).

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Photo of Shaw
3.15/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow color without much head.

It smells a little better. Lightly grainy, with a hint of hops.

The taste is pretty light. Grainy, like the smell, with a bit of bitterness. There aren't any off flavors. I just wish the existing flavors were bigger.

The mouthfeel is watery, but there's a bit of substance at the back end.

Overall this is an OK Euro lager. Nothing special, so you should probably spend your money on a better beer. However, I can see this being a beer for drinking on a hot day or when you're looking for something light, assuming you can't get a better example of the style.

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Photo of UberWasser
2.35/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

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Photo of pentathlete
2.73/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear light gold, small quickly dissipating head. Skunky nose with barely a hint of malt (or some adjunct). Bland typical euro lager taste. Carbonic bite substitutes for any hop flavor. Thin mouthfeel and just as drinkable as a Heineken or a Budweiser. Not worth the $1.50. Skip it.

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Photo of Skidz
3.22/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out pale, lemon-tinted yellow and sits bright light gold in the glass with a decent sized, light-massed white head. Fades to a faint skim, lacings not to be seen.

Smells sugary with hints of fresh honey and light grassy hops. Soft crackery feel overall.

Tastes mildly sweet up front with honey shining straight through. Musty hop flavor, grassy, some light spiciness. Finishes with soft bitterness and lingering grassy flavors.

Crisp in the mouth, solid carbonation and a light body. Basically....well, basic. Easily consumed, but without much enjoyment.

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Photo of paterlodie
1.69/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

BBE 12-05. No big head and what was there rapidly disappeared. Beercolor is pale gold. hard to take up the smell as it is so bad. Lots of cream, paper and oxidised maltarome's and would say it has quiet some diacethyl in it but hard to be shure as this brew stinks so bad. Taste is litle better but still oxidised maltsoup, sweet and hardly any bitterness noticable. Yuck what a brew; carbonisation is ok but with that taste mouthfeel and drinkability are ruined also. The beer I sampled was brewed at Alken-Maes so hopefully is the Danish version not as bad.

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Photo of jarmby1711
2.23/5  rDev -18%
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

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Photo of sid
2.7/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is not very impressive to say the least.

Started off with a huge head....quickly died down leaving lace down the glass.

Tastes like your standard euro lager, some hoppiness, bitterness at the end...quite thin and watery mouthfeel.

A run of the mill lager which I would not care to sample again. If your looking for a good euro macro lager, better off with grolsch or beck's

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Photo of Reidrover
3.45/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought in a 500ml can.
Quite good looking beer, typical Euro-lager yellowy golden with a large bubbly white head.
From the can the aroma is subdued but not unpleasant. slightly grassy.
I actually enjoyed the taste its not skunked and has some character in the hopping which is quite nice and some excellent malt in the background.
Nice mouthfeel somewhat on the thick side of this style..but nice and soft.
Very nice drinkability..its 91 degrees here in Salem and this went down a treat...lucky I bought three more!

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Photo of smcolw
2.76/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've been in beer-hell Italy for nearly a week and this is, sadly, the best beer I've had on tap.

Crystal clear straw color with a small quick-dying head. The aroma picked up is mostly negative: grainy adjunct-like malt, grassy, no perceptable hop.

This is a small step up from the American Budweiser. At least here, there is some detectable hop. Still there is a strong raw-grain flavor to this beer. The carbonation is too high, to the point of distraction.

Summary: Hot day post lawn mowing beer.

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Photo of Zorro
2.09/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear truly gold colored brew with a sedate carbonation level and a skimpy snow-white head.

Smell is very malty for a European lager. Faint grain and no hops in the scent.

Taste is malty and sweet faint hop bitterness but this is a beer lacking the usual noble hop level you would expect. Hop level is very low compared to the average mass-market European lager for instance a Heineken.

Mouthfeel is present just not great.

Drinkable but inferior to the average beer of this style. I had a higher opinion of this beer when I first drank it in Europe. Tasting this beer now I recognize how lackluster it really is.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.23/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - yellow/gold pour, large bubbly head that sticks to the sides in layered clumps. Notable retention.

Aroma - nice grain aroma, a slight touch of European malt/hops that give it the distinctive European nose.

Taste - pilsnery, European lager start.Robust malt presence. Turns slightly sweet for a moment before some balancing hops give it a slight sour aftertaste and finish. Not bad.

Mouthfeel - good body, good carbonation help this fairly average beer.

Drinkability - a decent session beer, you could do worse.

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Tuborg Premium Lager (Gold / Guld) from Tuborgs Bryggerier A/S
Beer rating: 64 out of 100 with 191 ratings