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Efes Dark - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 18.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery visit their website
Turkey

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PorterPounder on 01-09-2004

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Ratings: 171 | Reviews: 96
Photo of yesyouam
1.23/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Efes Dark is a very sparkling, solid dark reddish brown beer with a small, turbulent, khaki head. It has a skunky aroma... Yeah, it's just skunk here-- can't really pick up on anything else. It has a medium light body that's lively in the mouth with a rough finish. A poison chemical flavor overpowers everything. I'm pretty sure that's fusel. There is a faint sweetness and bitterness in there but I really have to pay attention to detect it. This gave me a headache. At least it looked nice. I'm going to chalk this up to a light-poisoned bottle.

Photo of Rhettroactive
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of ygtbsm94
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of adammills
1.59/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

This beer pours a brilliantly clear dark brown with a surprisingly large rocky head that fades rather quickly. The bubbles are tan and smallish. Aroma wise I get a faint graininess and stinky cabbage along with a touch of roast. The beer is thin and lifeless with a slight toasted note but it finishes very dry in the back of the palate, not a pleasing dry but borderline astringent. No hop aroma, flavor, and just the slightest hint of bittering. Not an appealing beer at all. I would not recommend it.

Photo of dlin0sbb
1.75/5  rDev -43.2%

Photo of hmarebel02
1.76/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Efes beers are pretty much the only ones you can get in Turkey. Beer culture is obviously not a big component in this country, but this beer in particular makes Miller light seem drinkable. Quite simply even for its style profile, its boring, bland, under-carbonated, and doesn't feel right.

Photo of scoobybrew
1.87/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This was poured into a pilsner flute from the bottle.

A - deep, dark, transparent amber color with a decent head that settles quickly into a lacing

S - diacetyl and green apple; roasted grain in the background

T - mellow roasted character with yeast off-flavors on the finish

M - light to medium body with moderately high carbonation

D - very disappointing, their pilsner is quite nice, this is a let down

Photo of dtivp
1.93/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Beer of the month selection

Poured a cola brown with a small light tan head that dissipated quickly into a lace ring.
Aroma was very faint some malts and a little skunk y.
Taste was metallic, some malt and very watery.
Very light body, no carbonation and did I say watery.
I really didn't like this beer and probably was generous on the ratings. If this is Turkey's best, I hope they have a good beer import.

Photo of Sachsenfreude
1.98/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours brown-red with little lacing and a bit of retention.
Taste like bitter molasses upfront, some adhesive strip and sterile medical bitterness dominates, finishing with an old raisen malty sweetness....did not like this one much.
Acceptable on the palate and drinkable enough if the flavor suits the drinker.

Photo of emincems
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of mrfrancis
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Arithmeticus
2.12/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Poured chilled in water glass in hotel in Sofia, . Ingredients include barley and rice!

A: dark molasses color, foamy big head, little carbonation (all goes to the head)
S: macrostink; stale malt smell
T: roasted grains prominent, sweet, not very bitter; yep, a strong lager, sort of in the classic British tradition but on the craft-less side.
M: watery, unlively

No need to hunt this one down. Efes's pilsener is better.

Photo of Travlr
2.14/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance was dark maroon in color, very little head, not much lacing.
Smell was of simple sugars and caramel.
Taste was on the sweet side, not very complex, not well balanced. Little finish.
Body was a bit lacking for a dark beer. Not a good effort, just a sweet and syrupy beverage that misses the mark.

Photo of crossovert
2.16/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

12 oz clear twist off bottle (why oh why?)

Pours reddish brown with a small immediately dissipating white head.

Skunky smell. Other than that some light fruity dark malts.

It is ultra carbonated. The flavor is metallic and crappy. If Budweiser were dark.

Photo of nick76
2.24/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

The aroma is sweet like maple syrup and brown sugar combined with some toasted gains throw in. The appearance is dark brown with a super small head. The flavor is like the aroma with medicinal, bitter, and cardboard elements. The palate is thin. Overall it's bad.

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.3/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The first beer I had at my pool bar while on holiday in Ovacik (Turkey).

33cl brown bottle, poured into an Efes half pint glass (one and a half times).

Tasteless, odourless and no body, slight malt hints but weak throughout. The beer was very cold, the sun was very hot, I needed a drink, this didn't work.

The first and worst beer I had on the hot holiday trip 2010.

Photo of Fatehunter
2.35/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A thin head on a brown colored body.
The aroma had a hint of roasted malt and a lot of dry grain.
The taste starts okay with a little roasted malt and then descends into super malty sweet hell.
The texture was sticky with moderate carbonation.
Stay away until it's the only game in town... then find another town.

Photo of shamrok
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of SpartyJoe
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of simont1
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of bckayaalp
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of bsuedekum
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Sinfull
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of slitherySOB
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Ehh, not too bad. Poured kind of a caramel dyed with red food colouring. Reminded me of Werther's candy a little. Decent, 1 finger head that actually lasted, surprisingly. Sweet smell. Malt, caramel, sugar and butter. Kind of a bland taste. The butter seems dominant. Which is too bad, as I was hoping for something with a bigger malt backbone. Bit if a cloying sweetness, like candied sugar or... Lollipops? Bit of a sticky, syrupy mouthfeel. It's nothing to bitch about, but it certainly deserves no praise either.

Photo of Chrily
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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Efes Dark from Anadolu Efes Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.