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Efes Extra - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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BA SCORE
70
okay

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 27.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery visit their website
Turkey

Style | ABV
Euro Strong Lager |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2003)
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2.24/5  rDev -20.8%

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2/5  rDev -29.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +23.7%

ebrupessoa, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +32.5%

dandelin, Jul 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +76.7%

nebs, Jul 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

dcmchew, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of flyingpig
1.39/5  rDev -50.9%

500ml Can in Ataturk airport, Istanbul:
Clear yellow straw with a small, bubbly head that is bone white and slowly turns patchy.

Very sweet sugar, lots of alcohol and grain plus a hint of butterscotch that I wasn't expecting. There is some honey and faint lemon as well. Bad but not disgusting.

This one tastes truly awful and is very hard to drink. The taste is sweet with tonnes of alcohol, a lot more than the 7.5% abv. on the can suggests. There is a lot of grain, a slightly skunky taste and some faint lemon. There is a hint of hops and a strong, syrupy sugar taste that results in nothing more than drain pour.

Very sweet and thin with a lot of sugar that makes the drink seem more like a watered down syrup than a beer. Cheap tasting and over carbonated resulting in a gassy body that was making me feel sick after only a few sips.

I'm not sure what I was thinking buying this and thankfully it counts as a new style that I have tried because it had nothing else going for it. Granted it is strong and cheap but why this one was on sale in an airport is beyond me, and since it was an airport it wasn't all that cheap. Disgusting from start to finish with too much sugar, alcohol and grain throughout and on top of that I was drinking it from a plastic cup on an airport floor so that didn't exactly help it any. That being said, nothing was saving this one.

flyingpig, Aug 06, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

herrburgess, Aug 05, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Sinfull, Jul 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev +6%

Metz, Feb 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev +6%

cfalovo97, Dec 04, 2012
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1.03/5  rDev -63.6%

I used to drink this beer with friends because it was so cheap and has so much alcohol in it
to be honest worst beer ever drank

although it has a fair colour, it has an awfull sugar taste and strong alcohol taste
maybe it suits to those who want to drink cheap and get drunk

Surely it is a beer to forget

zidibi, May 19, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -38.2%

rale, Apr 22, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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3/5  rDev +6%

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2.5/5  rDev -11.7%

Grebdioz, Dec 27, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev +23%

Another gift from Uncle Cherry (Kirsch)'s trip to Turkey for The CANQuest (TM)! It reminds me of a birthday card someone once gave me that read: "People who say that I am hard to shop for must not know where to buy beer." Ha! He reported that it was somewhat tough to find a place to find alcohol of any stripe, but he happened upon a store that at least sold beer. One last one to go.

The Crack & Glug produced barely two fingers of fluffy bone-white head with moderate retention. Color was a very pretty sunshine yellow on this sunny Thanksgiving afternoon. Nose was quite malty sweet, but seemingly free of adjuncts like corn. Xtra is not extra, at least not with adjuncts but with a nice pop to its ABV. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium with a pleasant enough lager sweetness and only about half the heat that I kind of expected to be hit with. Finish was fairly dry, again not surprising given its relatively high ABV, simply suggesting that the fermentable sugars were all, as the Amish might say.

woodychandler, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of WoodBrew
1.68/5  rDev -40.6%

I had a can of this which I shared with my neighbors as part of a beer tasting. The color was yellow with decent carbonation. The carbonation yielded a white head that did not lace. There really wasn't much to smell outside of teh alcohol....some thought they could smell faint plumb. The taste was just alcohol and grain to me....I did not like this beer. The mouthfeel was yuck and I will not drink this beer again. However, when in Turkey...one should at least try it.

WoodBrew, Jul 24, 2011
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2.4/5  rDev -15.2%

Copper with a golden hued, thick white head, leaves small lace clumpings.

Malty sweetness, slight roast malts, grain, floral and spicy hops, alcohol smell.

Strong alcohol taste, malted grains, citrus hops, but overall alcohol in flavor.

Medium carbonation, mild to smooth, but again the alcohol is the most noticeable.

One bottle was enough, too much alcohol and not enough real flavor.

breweryaprntc13, Jan 31, 2011
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.3/5  rDev -18.7%

My 7.5% ABV, 50cl can had no 'E' in its 'Xtra'. It did however have an alcoholic blast from start to finish.

It poured a solid looking deep golden colour, the head had gone within 10 seconds and 'The Headache waiting To Happen' just sat there staring back at me in my hotel room (Ovacik, Turkey).

This beer had no substance or style, just an alcoholic front, back and sides.

Could have been any of those terrible extra strong lagers dotted about Europe, all of which should be avoided.

BlackHaddock, Jul 23, 2010
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2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

This is the strongests beer that I could find in Turkey. Efes beers are pretty much the only ones you can get in Turkey. Beer culture is o0bviously 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.

hmarebel02, Mar 28, 2010
Photo of lstokes
3.33/5  rDev +17.7%

For a high ABV-beer from a country that doesn't do beer well, I'm pretty impressed. It's pale gold with a very small head and smells like toffee malts and some grain with a bit of alcohol--but there's nothing unpleasant about it, it's above average for sure.

The mouthfeel is very light and refreshing, although there is an unpleasant burn at the end, and the taste is nice, I suppose--the alcohol is there, but so are the hops, and the malt is predominant, nice and sweet with some nuttiness in the finish.

I'm used to hops and alcohol from the styles I drink but this is a nice malt-and-alcohol concoction--maybe the first Euro Strong Lager I've ever had? And honestly it makes me want to drink more. It beats the hell out of the rest of the Efes line.

lstokes, Jul 23, 2009
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Efes Extra from Anadolu Efes Brewery
70 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.