Tuborg is a bottom fermented lager beer. It's brewed on lager malt, a slightly roasted, bright type of malt which results in the well-known mild, fresh taste and aroma of flowers and grain.
Bottom fermented, you say?
A bottom fermented beer is fermented with a yeast strain called Saccharomyces Carlsbergensis. It ferments at around 14°C, giving low production of esters and flavours.
On the contrary, top fermented beers are generally called ales and are fermented with the strain Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. They ferment at a higher temperature of 20-24°C, giving much more flavour to the beer.
Saccharomyces Carlsbe… what?
Yeah, we know. Sounds familiar, right? Get this: In 1883, brewers had a major problem. The beer was going off due to impurities in the yeast. Carlsberg solved the problem by creating pure yeast and sharing it with all fellow brewers, Tuborg and Heineken included. So they named the yeast after Carlsberg.
Sounds great. How many calories in a pint of Tuborg?
There are about 216 calories in a pint of Tuborg. That’s the equivalent of half a cheeseburger. And it’s actually a good idea to eat when you drink in moderation. Because not only is Tuborg the perfect beer to accompany your burger – food also helps you tolerate alcohol better, making the fun last even longer!