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Efes Pilsener - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

508 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 20.65%
Wants: 14
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery visit their website
Turkey

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

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Ratings: 508 | Reviews: 267
Photo of AmitC
3.63/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mialiam54
3.54/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Catalin90
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of polloenfuego
2.62/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of chubenzino
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mejimw
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a bad drop from a country not usually associated with beer. Try it!

Photo of 31Sam13
4.09/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light, sweet, very carbonated and broke the style mold...I would buy again...refreshing...

Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveBar
3.16/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO for just under that magical $3.00 for a 500ml can. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a tiny head that is one in 30sec. Nearly colorless- extremely light gold. Clear

S- Metallic

T- Metallic. Slight bready flavor to it. Yeasty. Bitterish

M- Creamy but dry aftertaste.

O- Not so good. Will not buy again

Food Pairing

This ok brew went ok with..... Potato chips. Wasn't interested in cooking something to pair it

Enjoy

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.51/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
1.71/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Can: Poured a light yellow color pils with a medium white foamy head with light retention and light lacing. Aroma of light sweet adjunct notes is pretty bland. Taste is also dominated by sweet adjunct notes with limited character. Body is light with good carbonation. Just another bland adjunct based pils.

Photo of nigeldazooman
3.14/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThomasMetal75
2.15/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

*The bottle of Efes I had said "Best before 01/03/13", so I don't know if that had something to do with my unpleasant experience I had with the beer.*

A- This thing looks like it has sea monkeys floating around in it! Not cool. It has a dark, gold, appearance with an OK looking head that died down to nothing. The "paticulates" floating about in the beer was not appealing at all.

S- Mineral like. Maybe that's from the water they use in the beer. Caramel sweetness. Grains. Rice. Cooked veggies. Smells like a Budweiser from a green bottle. That mineral scent is real off-putting.

T- Taste is horrible! It's got such a minerally, dirty water taste. It's got a syrupy kind of sweetness (but not overly sweet), rice & cooked veggie flavor, with a good bit of graininess. The finish is what really makes this beer taste so offal. It finishes harsh and minerally. I don't know how to describe that off flavor other than minerally. It just taste like the water came from a well and has nasty stuff in it that wasn't filtered out very well in the brewing process. The only remotely redeeming quality to the beer was this caramel kind of malt thing going on. But the finish is so harsh and nasty that it supersedes anything else going on.

M- It's a light to medium bodied pilsner beer. Just like with the taste, there is some kind of syrupy quality that is probably not supposed to be there that isn't creating a pleasant mouthfeel.

*I don't know if this beer being a little over 2 years past the "Best By" date has had any affect on the beer itself, but I wouldn't buy this beer ever again. I think Carlsberg and Heinkein have this beer beat hands down in flavor and drinkability. If for some crazy reason I decide to buy Efes Pilsner again, it would be to see how a fresher bottle tastes. But this stuff is on the verge of being gross.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.31/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bcrossan
3.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chappy-88
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of brm300
2.71/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tux_alin
3.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrschaef
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very average beer. Drinkable. Not bad, but nothing special.

Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.16/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jhvr87
4.57/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Golden malt round flavor, weak head, pleasant effervescence

Photo of Eloel
4.71/5  rDev +51.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

With the dozens of supposedly European beers around, Efes stays one of the best imported beers, with a soft feel on an amazing taste and alcohol content.

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4/5  rDev +29%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
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