Efes Pilsener - Anadolu Efes Brewery
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Reviews by deapokid:
3.83/5 rDev +24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed on 7/17/2011. Reviewed from notes.
Beer is a golden yellow (much deeper than usual), with a very light carbonation and thin flecks of white foam. There's no lacing or sediment to be seen, making for a very basic, but inoffensive, look.
Scent is sweet and buttery with a decent underlying maltiness and a slight, caramel aroma. Thankfully, there's no sun-damaged skunkiness or aluminum can flavor, though the clear, label-free bottle would have you assume otherwise.
The first sip brings on a tingly, buttery taste, followed by a mild dryness and just a hint of pepper. Oatey cereal notes are welcome making for a sweet and tasty finish. This is a really prime example of the commercial lager, completely lacking the vegetal and skunky elements that their brethren so often wear like a badge. It's also extremely drinkable; swimming down my throat with a doughy conclusion reminiscent of an English bitter.
Mouth is smooth front to back, never showing even the slightest flaw that would hinder this from being an easy sipper.
I'm pleased to say how surprised I am by this beer. Who would have known Turkey could produce such a solid pilsener?
Serving type: bottle
08-28-2011 20:53:03 | More by deapokid
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United Kingdom (England)
3.39/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
The appearance is very good on this beer. Streaming carbonation and very good lacing and head retention.
The aroma is sweet and has notes of herbal hops, mineral water and sugar.
The taste is sweer with a slight bitter finish. One can tell it is attempting to emulate a good German pilsener. The taste is a little light with no off notes but nothing outstandingly pleasing either.
Mouthfeel is of mineral water,
Overall this beer is a lesser version of a German pilsner. They've added rice and made the flavour a little more bland. It is, however, an ok tasting beer and would suffice as a session beer with more quality than many European macro lagers. Better than Stella, Heineken etc.
My mark out of one hundred would be 75.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 21:14:12 | More by LagerCognoscenti
Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.