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Efes Dark - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 19.28%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: PorterPounder on 01-09-2004)
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Photo of Chrily


2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

01-15-2013 08:31:14 | More by Chrily
Photo of uturn


2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

01-12-2013 00:54:14 | More by uturn
Photo of RonaldTheriot


4.43/5  rDev +44.8%

Efes Dark has a thick, cream-colored head, a dark brown, tea color, and some decent lacing left down the glass. The aroma is of dark-roasted malt, brown bread, and there’s a little hop spice in the nose upon a deep inhalation. The flavor is similar, with lots sugar, some coffee, and a relatively strong alcohol burn in the back of the throat. Mouthfeel is pretty light, and Efes Dark finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a most excellent beer.


01-06-2013 15:57:33 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of stereosforgeeks


3/5  rDev -2%

12-18-2012 01:24:10 | More by stereosforgeeks
Photo of cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2%

12-04-2012 15:08:23 | More by cfalovo97
Photo of burri

3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

the drink is orangy yellow with quick lining formed at the top gives it a unique glistening look
smell is not much flavoured. smells of citrus and alcohol
tastes dry. alcohol not really hidden. Just so you know what you're getting. There's the taste of vodka that it's been mixed with
mouthfull is heavy, and it fills your whole mouth giving you a dry taste, however i liked it in this one because it wasn't very sour.

11-11-2012 12:51:37 | More by burri
Photo of WastingFreetime


2.58/5  rDev -15.7%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a dark brown with a minimal flash head that doesn't leave behind any lacing. Lighter side of medium body and carbonation levels.

Smells and tastes partially skunky, but there is some mild toasted bread in there in the background of the flavor and some mild floral hopping in the aroma. And that's it. A simple beer with not much going for it other than the very basics. Overall it's not very good, but not quite bad enough for me to call it terrible. It is, however, completely forgettable and most certainly not good enough to actually seek out.

10-30-2012 22:52:50 | More by WastingFreetime
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

10-24-2012 21:18:50 | More by abcdefghijkyle
Photo of rarbring


3.48/5  rDev +13.7%

A dark chestnut colored beer. A grey tan head with some lacing and some curtains.

Smelling of molasses, dark dried fruits, somewhat floral.

Tasting of dark bread crust, fig marmalade and some grape-fruit peel.

Medium carbonation, a sticky texture. A medium body with a somewhat dry finish.

Some character through the burned notes.

10-09-2012 22:02:43 | More by rarbring
Photo of Thehuntmaster

South Africa

2.5/5  rDev -18.3%

500ml can, 6,1% Abv.
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Best Before: 06/07/13

Thanks to my buddy Jon for bringing this back from Turkey for me.

Appearance: Medium brown body (a back light shows it to in fact be deep red) topped by a large off white head. The head lasts pretty well and coats the glass in beautiful sheets of lacing as it recedes.

Smell: This actually smells half decent. Notes include: Toasted grain, some caramel, a touch of chocolate and sweet maize.

Taste: Nowhere near as good as the nose, with a lot more sweet adjunct character noted. Maize and stale grain are about it, with almost no dark malt character noted.

Mouthfeel: Light body, with a high level of fairly smooth carbonation.

Overall: Efes Dark is certainly drinkable and better than some other dark lagers I have had, but I think I prefer their standard pilsner.

10-08-2012 08:15:37 | More by Thehuntmaster
Photo of liverpoolcanuck

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +22.5%

10-08-2012 00:13:27 | More by liverpoolcanuck
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2%

08-17-2012 19:31:37 | More by 4ster
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3/5  rDev -2%

07-24-2012 15:47:12 | More by jmathis
Photo of metter98

New York

3.13/5  rDev +2.3%

A: The beer is clear but a very dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down very rapidly leaving some lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of dark malts and sweetness in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is slightly sweet and has flavors of dark malts with notes of burnt caramel and molasses. The latter two flavors particularly linger though the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink and has a nice amount of flavors.

07-21-2012 12:34:46 | More by metter98
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North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev +2.3%

A: Pours a clear dark amber to medium brown in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a quarter finger tall off-white head that almost instantly reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The aroma is sweet and malty with hints of burnt sugar, caramel, and molasses. There is almost a little hint of nuttiness.

T: The flavor of this beer is mild with some light sweet malts - there are hints of caramel and molasses.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: The flavor of this beer almost reminds me of an English mild but a little sweeter. This beer is enjoyable and easy to drink, might be a little too high ABV to be sessionable but definitely one I would have again.

07-21-2012 02:22:18 | More by dbrauneis
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4/5  rDev +30.7%

06-28-2012 19:45:58 | More by Keegan
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3/5  rDev -2%

06-13-2012 13:45:59 | More by LJWalker
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1.75/5  rDev -42.8%

06-12-2012 22:02:43 | More by dlin0sbb
Photo of djura


3.28/5  rDev +7.2%

Got it from Turkey. It is 6.1 % alc. now.

A-Dark cola like color,with bubbles and minute lasting darker foam.

S-Almost nothing,coffee and some sweetness.

T/M-Roasted coffee is dominate,some caramel taste,bitterness in the mouth,also some sweetness.

O-Drink it cold,worth to try it.

06-10-2012 15:28:04 | More by djura
Photo of Deatrick

3.5/5  rDev +14.4%

06-08-2012 19:37:58 | More by Deatrick
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2.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-20-2012 05:54:43 | More by fisherbray
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3.1/5  rDev +1.3%

When my local trading partner, Tone77, dropped off his latest batch for me, I was anxious to make my way through everything and that feeling has not subsided. This has been just plain fun.

This really looked like cola as it was being decanted from the bottle into a glass! Well, except for the two-plus fingers of dense deep-tan head that seemed determined to hang around. Color was a deep brown with garnet highlights and good clarity for the shade. Nose gave an initial hit of molasses and I wondered how that would translate in terms of taste. Only one way I know of to find out ... Mouthfeel was medium, at best, and the taste was somewhat medicinal, like cough syrup when I was a kid, but not necessarily in a bad way. I was still getting the molasses vibe and as long as you are okay with that flavor profile, it was a drinkable beer. Finish exuded a light tartness to go with the light astringency. Not bad, not great, but definitely interesting. Perhaps if a style descriptor is ever written, I can revise my scores as needed.

04-03-2012 23:27:52 | More by woodychandler
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +21.9%

Now that this is available in BC in a can ,I gave it a try. Not a bad dark lager with a nice caramel note to the finish on par with many of the Euro dark lagers. I like the full mouthfeel and the slightly nutty nose. It is also very food friendly which makes it a good BBQ beer. I will be picking up some cans of this for the Summer as it is hard to find decent darker lagers in cans.

03-29-2012 23:38:17 | More by canucklehead
Photo of tone77


3.85/5  rDev +25.8%

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, toffee. Taste is good, malts, smoke, some caramel, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

03-15-2012 13:14:29 | More by tone77
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2%

03-10-2012 15:47:04 | More by mmurphy525
Efes Dark from Anadolu Efes Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.