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Tuborg is the worst weak tastless larger i have ever drunk - apart from some mega cheap supermarket own brands . Unfortunately its had a really big marketing campaign in the UK recently meaning lots of festivals last summer were exclusively Tuborg , i for one had a very sober summer!! Also many bars that sell Carlsberg were pushing Tuborg also - so this also lead to me going for water or soft drinks instead. I am a ale drinker also so i know what real drink tastes like but i still prefer a refreshing lager , but Tuborg really isnt worth drinking - i think its just some business experiment to see how far they can take a weak product if they push it enough onto the non-thinking drinkers.
This crisp tempting larger provides an interesting alternative to Carling, Fosters, Carlsberg et al. One of the problems this beer however, is it's lack of availability as a draft lager it also seems (as with most lagers) to a massive variation in retail price. Obviously this problem is not limited to Tuborg, but for example the temple bar in Manchester retails a pint of Tuborg in excess of £3 which most drinkers would find excessive.
The colour seems quite similar to Fosters but has the advantage of not being as gassy as the Australian larger. This lack of gas and smoother texture does give it an advantage over it's rivals, all in all one would suggest this beer is a good compliment for a pub meal for the casual drinker.
This beer is available in increasing number of supermarkets where it can usually be found in bottles, these bottles are great as they have a ring pull which I haven't seen on any other beers. They are often on offer.
Having been to a childrens party this afternoon, which was alcohol free for me, as I was DAVE, The Designated Driver, I called into my local Co-op for a few cans of beer for us. I noticed that Tuborg was on special offer. Buy One Get One Free at £5.00 for a 4 pack of 275ml bottles. So, I Bought One and Got One Free!!
This lager is made by Pilsner and is held in a green bottle. It has an 'amazing' ring pull cap, which I have never seen before on a beer bottle, or any bottle for that matter. Simply put your thumb on the cap and lift the ring pull and off pops the cap. Its a great unique difference and pretty good selling point as you do not need a bottle opener.
Each 275ml bottle contains 1.3 UK units and is 4.6% volume. The bottle I bought today have a use by date of 26.09.10, so around 10 months. They would never last that long in my house!
This beer reminds me strongly of faithfuls Grolsh and Carlsberg. For me I have found this just as enjoyable as the other brands noted and felt that it was a fair price, certainly for in a small conveniece store (8 bottles for £5.00). I am all for trying new things with food and drink and am pleased that I gave these a shot. I found my drinks refreshing with a crisp flavour barley.
We have a split opinion in our house though, as my partner does not like this at all, but then he does not like Grolsh and only drinks Calrsberg if there is no Stella (which I do enjoy too). Personally, I would prefer a Stella, but this is fine and like I said, enjoyable.
Overall, I would say that if your drink Grolsh or Carlsberg then you would not be dispppointed with this. Stella drinkers may be!
With a new found level of alcohol fuelled confidence after my experimentation with Brahma, I decided to take another bold leap of faith during my trip to the local Co-op. I decided it was high time to try out a 4 pack of Tuborg Pilsner Lager, and as an added bonus, this beer was on special offer, Buy One, Get One Free (BOGOF) along with Grolsch and Carlsberg Export. As an insurance policy alongside my Tuborg trial, I also bought one of my stock standard beer purchases, a 4 pack of Carlsberg Export.
WHAT IS TUBORG?
Without any prior knowledge, I would have said it sounds like one of the enemies from the modern Star Trek TV series! Thankfully though, assimilation of humans is not on the cards tonight, just assimilation of some lager instead. Tuborg was first founded in Denmark in 1873, and Tuborg "Green", the subject of this review was first produced in 1880. Tuborg has a rather curious slogan on the outer cardboard packaging "Liquid Soundtrack". This seemed a bit odd to me, as I don't usually listen to my beers, but when I visited the Tuborg website, I found a bit more of an explanation. Tuborg is the official beer of various music festivals in Europe including the Roskilde Festival (Denmark) and Exit Festival (Serbia). Tuborg is also the official beer of a number of UK festivals including Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading.
Tuborg Green, as the name suggests, is packaged in a dark green recyclable cardboard box containing 4 x 275 ml bottles. The colour of the bottles are you've guessed it, green of course! The outer cardboard packaging displays a picture of one of the bottles and contains the Tuborg logo is big bold white capital letters. The packaging also advertises a neat difference between Tuborg and other comparable bottled beers - it has a ring pull cap. I have not come across any other beer bottles with this feature in the UK - there were one or two Kiwi beers such as Macs Gold when I lived in New Zealand, but none here in Blighty, until now of course. With a bit of trepidation that I may end up wearing my beer, I diligently followed the instructions on the label. I put my index finger through the ring pull, lifted the cap and hey presto, the bottle was open. There was a bit of a hissing noise as though the beer was about to erupt like Mount Vesuvius, but fortunately this was a false alarm and I was in!
APPEARANCE, SMELL AND TASTE
The opened bottle of Tuborg beer appeared to be quite bubbly with a light layer of foam around the meniscus. Tuborg looks like a classic lager, and is a light and appetising gold colour. It is most reminiscent of Carlsberg Export which is no real surprise as both beers are brewed and produced by the Carlsberg Company. In terms of the smell, I noticed a moderate whiff of alcohol, but there was not really any other noticeable smells. I found the taste of Tuborg refreshing, quite light and very drinkable. The alcohol content is 4.6%, a bit less than other premium lagers such as Grolsch and Carlsberg Export (5%). The slight reduction in alcohol content did not adversely affect the flavour of the lager, and if anything tastes better than Carlsberg Export. I found that Tuborg has less of an unwanted and artificial aftertaste compared to the slightly stronger lagers. The quantity of beer in the bottle (275 ml), just under half a pint in old money, was enough to adjust to the flavour and decide whether Tuborg was a good purchase. In my humble opinion, the simple answer is yes.
VALUE FOR MONEY
I bought 4 x 275 ml bottles as part of a BOGOF offer along with 4 bottles of Grolsch. The overall cost was £5 for 8 bottles which is very good value. My only regret is that I partially chickened out with this purchase by only buying 4 bottles of Tuborg instead of 8. Mind you, sometimes it is good to dip your toes in the water first, rather than going straight into the deep end!
Tuborg is a alcoholic beverage and should be enjoyed responsibly. Each 275 ml bottle represents 1.3 alcoholic units. For further information on drinking responsibly, visit the website: www.drinkaware.co.uk
Tuborg was another successful lager experiment. The taste is refreshing, light and has less of an aftertaste compared to some of the more stronger premium lagers. The BOGOF offer at Co-op of 8 bottles for £5 is excellent value for money. I was also highly impressed with the ring pull bottle top which meant I did not have to scramble around the kitchen for a bottle opener. I shall leave the last words of this review to the aforementioned enemies from Star Trek that sum this product up very well... "Resistance is futile"!
Pilsner Lager brewed and bottled in the E.U. for Carlsberg UK Ltd, Northampton . NN1 1PZ.
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Tuborg what can i say, probably the best beer to come out of denmark since Carlsberg. Though not approved by the Danish royal family, It is highly approved off by me, the rich clear taste of this larger is refreshing especially after a hard day at work. Available in new fangled ring pull bottles which are especially cool, firstly as no bottle opener is needed and secondly you can wear it as a fashionable ring to impress your friends and family. As well as being available in 500ml Cans and the better tasting 330ml bottles, it is also available in some pubs most famously in Weatherspoons on draft which unleashes its full clear Danish taste. As a larger you can taste the quality of it, it is a very crisp flavoursome taste with hints of the hops and barley and a slight piney quality all of which combine to create a beer that is both as thirst quenching as it is brimming with taste!
Following on from my review of Seabrook crinkle cut crisps yesterday I have decided to review another of the things we had whilst watching the Manchester United v Chelsea in the Champions league final and that was Tuborg lager. Here's how it came about.
About a couple of hours before the match started a friend and myself went up the road to a local off licence to pick up some more beers. I had 8 bottles of Carlsberg Export and 1 can of Grolsch. As there werent many offers on the stuff we knew we liked we took a chance with Tuborg, a drink we hadnt had before.
Tuborg was opened in 1873 and is one of the biggest beer manufacturers in Denmark second only to Carlsberg in worldwide sales of Danish beers. The Tuborg company are based in Denmark's capital city Copenhagen.
This particular beer I am reviewing from Tuborg is the UK Version called Tuborg Green and it was first brewed in 1880. And it is by royal appointment of the Danish Court. This particular beer is 4.6% abv which is stronger than the standard Carlsberg which is only 3.8% abv.
It is quite widely available in the United Kingdom which may suprise some people as it's not as well known as the main lagers and beers. You wil find it in places that have a wide range of beers like a supermarket and also of course Off Liceneses. You will be able to pick up a pack of eight 275ml bottles for around about £4 and you will also be able to buy pints of the drink in some pubs and clubs depending on where you live. If you look out for this you should have no trouble finding it.
The bottle is the normal green colour and shape of a beer bottle but the thing that makes it stand out is that the bottle has a different opening system to the standard cap. It has a lever that you pull and it will make a popping sound and then the cap comes off. I prefer the normal cap as you don't always know where this different cap will go.
The bottles have a nice design print on them with Tuborg in capital letters surrounded by a green band and then the crown signifying that the drink is appointed to the royal Danish court. So with all that stuff sorted out what about that taste
This is a very nice tasting lager and is one of the nicest ones I have discovered recently. It has a nice refreshing feel to it that some lagers don't give you and it is also distinctive enough to attract a new breed of fans to the drink. It has a very clean, crisp taste which adds to the overall package.
This Tuborg holds up very well against more well known lagers, this is a great message to people looking for a nice lager that isnt as widely known as the likes of Fosters, Stella Artois or Carling or Carlsberg for instance.
I am very impressed with this lager and will definetly be buying it many times again. If you havent tried this lager and like trying different drinks then try it. Danish Lagers are some of the best in the world and this Tuborg holds up very well indeed.
I've been working away from home a lot lately - painfully separated from the delicious Mrs P. On the plus side (as if I need another), I've been getting more than my fair share...of beer, that is. Not that I would overindulge, no sir. There's nothing worse than scooping up all night then working a 12 hour shift the following day with the mother and father (and extended family) of hangovers...so I've been told. Actually, I've always thought a red-hot, rusty needle poked in the eye might be even worse, but I'm only guessing.
Back to the beer and one of the many I've been sampling during the long, dark, lonely evenings is Tuborg Gold Label.
Tuborg Gold Label was first brewed back in 1895 and is now available in over 100 countries worldwide. Apparently, it's the top imported beer in Germany and the most popular beer in Denmark. The Tuborg brewery started life in Copenhagen back in 1873 but is now under the umbrella of Carlsberg. It's probably the best umbrella in the world, incidentally.
Meanwhile, down at the pub...
One of the guys I was working with appeared one day with a swollen face.
"What happened to you?" Was the obvious question.
"I was arguing with my girlfriend and I called her a penny-halfpenny whore."
"She gubbed me with her bag of coins."
Back to the beer...
"Tuborg Gold beer is a light amber coloured premium lager with an unexpectedly soft, slightly sweet taste. It is wonderfully refreshing and easy to drink."
This beer pours a pale and clear, golden-yellow colour with masses of tiny rising bubbles rising to form an unfeasibly tall dollop of clumpy white foam. The head lasts pretty well and leaves intermittent rings of whispy lace all the way down the glass.
The aroma is somewhat grassy with a very light herbal tone. There's a faint whiff of cooked veggies, but almost nothing from the malt - perhaps a crumb of biscuit flavour, but not enough to dunk in yer tea. All in all, the nose is very subtle (a polite way of saying there's not a lot going on).
It has a surprisingly thin and watery mouthfeel, although there's a suggestion of crispness there too. The taste is grainy and sweet up front, with a mild dose of honey before the hops turn it dryer and tarter. Some leafiness, but again it's all very subtle. There's a late flourish of floral hops near the finish, but it's a case of too little, too late. The aftertaste is slightly metallic and very dry.
* The Verdict *
At 5% ABV, this beer is pretty average. There's nothing offensive about it, but there's nothing to get excited about either. Pretty standard stuff, it would be hard to distinguish this from a whole range of euro-lagers in a blindfold taste-test (why you'd want to drink beer blindfolded is another thing, but each to their own).
It's very averageness means that it won't clash with many types of food - particularly smørrebrød, or even finker, neeps and tatties.
An OK beer, but I wouldn't cross the road to seek it out.
Would I drink it again? - I might, but it's not ordaned.
Draught, 5.02 percent Alcohol. Brewed in Denmark since 1873.