Tuborg Premium Biere De Luxe Gold | Turk Tuborg Brewing and Malting

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Brewed by:
Turk Tuborg Brewing and Malting
Turkey
turktuborg.com.tr

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by drpimento on 03-28-2009

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53
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20
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3
pDev:
18.67%
 
 
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Photo of mscudder
1.87/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A - Transparent golden hue with a thin white head. Poor retention

S - Sweet malts. Nothing else going on.

T - Stale biscuits which turn dry in a hurry. Wetness turns dry as the beer finishes. Unpleasant.

M - Lively carbonation covers an thin body.

O - Just a bad beer, not worth the calories. Avoid it.

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3/5  rDev 0%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One 500ml can from LCBO. Served cold into pint glass.

Appearance - Nice clear pale golden color. 1.5 fingers of head that disappears quickly. Significant bubbles within the glass are visible.

Smell - Bready, grassy with a bit of skunkiness. Nothing big or unusual for the style. Slight metallicness that is not unbecoming in this instance.

Taste - Slight sweetness up front, minimal bitterness and slight bready, grassy flavors. Not much in the way aftertaste. For whatever reason, I actually kind of liked the way everything was put together here.

Mouthfeel - Decent body, but a bit flatter than expected. Moderately wet thirst quenching finish.

Overall - OK, Euro lager, but nothing special for the style.

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev +33.3%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev 0%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of thehyperduck
2.44/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I have a tendency to be skeptical of things that proclaim themselves to be gold. However, the Green lager was at least passable, and gold has to be better than green, right? Right? Once again, this can of Danish beer was made in Turkey, with labelling that submits the fact that it possesses a "Perfectly Balanced" flavour. A little vague, but at least they didn't claim it to be cold-tasting or something equally stupid.

This beer is - presumably not coincidentally, considering the name - a translucent pale golden colour, only slightly darker than its green cousin. A frothy off-white head develops but has receded to wisps and a thin collar after a minute. Smell is very uninteresting - slightly sweet; basically identical to the green version except with a twinge of ethanol on the nose.

Taste is a little weird, and not in a very good way; mostly malt characters though. I want to say that it tastes sweet, but it's really more of a tangy flavour, and the whole profile has an unpleasant hybrid grain/vegetal quality to it. There is some lemony hop bitterness as well, but alcohol and that weird tangy sweetness overtake it in the finish. Mouthfeel is mostly thin, but the booze and sweetness make your mouth feel sticky afterward.

This is the closest I have come to a drainpour in a long time, but I will soldier on through the whole 500 mL can. I am not particularly hard to please when it comes to beer. Especially EPLs, a style which is fairly simple, and is represented by literally hundreds of decent or better examples. This isn't one of them - frankly I can think of many domestic macros I would prefer over this. If you must drink a Tuborg, the green one is far less offensive.

[Updated Oct. 18 2013]

I picked up another can, and compared it side-by-side with Stella, Heineken and Grolsch. My old review is still completely accurate - this is a terrible beer and I really cannot emphasize that enough. It's sweet, corny, kind of boozy, and just plain gross - even getting through a single can is a struggle. It is difficult to do worse than this without foolishly stumbling into Malt Liquor country.

Final Grade: 2.44, a D+.

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Photo of RyanBelle
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer was on sale this time so I tried it again. Liked it better this time. Poured into a 10 oz. pilsener glass.

A - Lacks carbonation but the color indicates great attention to detail in the blend
between the hops and the malt.

S - Bready, and has some warmth from the slightly higher ABV (5.5%).

T - On the nose I note the amazing floral quality of it. It's got some hops in there
for sure, it's

M - Fizzy and palatable.

Overall: Try it and you will go back for more. It's a good beer and well balanced for its high ABV.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

500ml Bottle, gift purchased in Turkey.

Golden straw colour with a pinky-sized, foamy white head that leaves a soapy lacing after a minute or two.

Quite mild & creamy with a lot of bread & corn for the adjuncts. Some sweet malts present along with some mild grassy hops too. An above average smelling pale lager.

Lots of grassy hops upfront, mixed in with some sweet malts & nice combination of corn & bread. Has a solid taste & there is some nice citrus lemon flavours towards the end.

Light bodied without being watered down or weak, the beer has a slight fizz at the back end on the tongue & a pleasant bitter finish that isn't too strong.

This beer has been a huge surprise and went down pretty well. A good pale lager that I'll drink again if I can find it again.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.62/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

500ml Can

Appearance - Clear pale gold/yellow colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there is just a fair amount of lacing. The head lasted for around five minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/bread, corn, skunkiness

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation. I can taste bread/grains mixed with light hops and corn. There also a fair amount of skunkiness to the beer and it tasted a little harsh.

Overall - I wouldn't but this beer again. If you have to buy a Tuborg beer, go for the green version.

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I agree with another reviewer on here in stating that Tuborg is a baffling brand to figure out which beer you're drinking....

A- Comes in a shiny golden can which IMO looks cool! The brew itself looks to be a clear golden color with plenty of big bubbly carbonation rising to the top. The head is cloud white but isn't fluffy like said cloud. It dissipates rather quickly into a thin layer of foam. Lacing looks to be somewhat oily and is modest in stickiness. An average looking lager at best!

S- A little bit of cloying sweetness, mixed in with some dry grassy notes. As I find with a lot of Euro lagers, there is a distinct aluminum metallic aroma, but this could be from the slightly higher alcohol, as I think I'm detecting some hints of it as well. Other than this, it is a mild smelling beer.

T- Nothing special to report here either...initially it is sweet like nougat out of a candy bar...just slightly sugary...a classic Euro lager flavor. That metallic character is noticeable on the palate, but is quickly subdued by a moderate spice/leafy hop bitterness.

M- I find this to be light in body and I think the carbonation is just right actually...not overdone like I thought it would be. The mouthfeel of this beer seems to be in line with what the style should be I think.

D- It's not a bad beer to drink and I think I could probably polish off several of these without problem, however, the booze would probably catch up to me after 2 or 3 pints. I think I'd go for something slightly more refreshing after a couple but still, nothing bad to give a try.

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Photo of flipper2gv
2.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Perfectly translucent straw yellow color. Head is big, foamy and pure white. Retention is bad though and absolutely no lacing.

S: Pale malts smell in there. Good brown sugar aroma. Some light herbal and floral hop aroma. Faint citrus. Light biscuit and multi grain bread.

T: Again, very similar to the smell. Brown sugar, light herbal, floral and citrus-y hops. Light biscuit and multi grain bread. Light tasting overall, but much more interesting than, let's say, Heineken.

M: Light body with medium to high level of carbonation. Nothing exceptional. Wish it could have been a tad heavier.

D: Very very high drinkability, which is pretty much the same for all low tasting lagers.

In short, nothing good and nothing bad, very average.

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Photo of BBP
3.8/5  rDev +26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- A bright gold color.

S- Sweet with hints of wheat. Not much smell, but what's there is good.

T- Very light tasting. A smidge more sweet than bitter. Smooth malts lead the taste, before leading into wheat. The hops are very much a background taste. Has slight notes of caramel.

M- Quite good actually. Felt great on the tongue. Smooth.

D- Non-offensive. I found it to be pretty good and it tasted very soft for 5.5%. Would be great for predrinking. I can't see how any people would dislike it, but it wasn't a masterpiece at the same time.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not overly impressed with this beer, had it a few times (bottled mostly) while on holiday in Turkey, this review is of a can taken in my hotel room overlooking the pool.

Very hot day, very cold can, poured into a pint handled glass mug.

The gold coloured 50cl can promised 100% Malt, everything else appeared to be in Turkish, so not sure what else was added to the Malt, not even sure you can add anything to 100% of something?

Anyway the beer poured a bright golden colour and a good sized head of snow white foam sat on top.

The smell was weak, hints of Malts but very little of anything, the taste was also very weak, again with a malt feel more than a flavour.

This is a typical lightweight Euro Fizzy Lager and I'd expected more from Tuborg, even if it is brewed in Turkey.

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Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.07/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Found this in my dad's fridge. No idea where he got it, never seen this before. So there's Copenhagen written all over this can but it's actually brewed in Turkey. Don't like the sound of that.

Poured into my Tuborg pilsner glass.

A- About four fingers of creamy, frothy, slightly yellowish head. Light gold liquid seems pretty carbonated. Lots of messy lacing like many other similar beers.

S- Not much. Slightly spicy grain. Getting something similar to saffron for some reason. Warmed up a bit and am now pretty sure the spiciness is coming from the hops. Seems to come as the head opens up and fade in unison with the head.

T- Seems to be more grain character than regular tuborg. The main taste and after-taste is creamy caramel and artificial vanilla, a bit like those cheap candy caramel cubes. Not much bitterness. Hops? No idea what they could be. I know there are hops in here but can't really describe them. Tastes a bit wrong/odd but okay.

M- Surprising how little carbonation there is in here. It's okay but really close to being flat which makes it a little dull and gross. Not very dry either.

D- Good except for the being flat part. If in a euro lager mood, I'll drink a four pack with little difficulty.

This is okay. I'd add this to my rotation of import canned Euro lager.

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Tuborg Premium Biere De Luxe Gold from Turk Tuborg Brewing and Malting
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