Efes Pilsener - Anadolu Efes Brewery
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Reviews by deapokid:
3.83/5 rDev +23.9%
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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3.26/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
.5L can into craft pint
A- Light gold, and clear. White head looks good after pour, but doesn't retain well.
S- Sweet malt, a bit of honey. Not much hop aroma.
T- Malt forward, sweet bread. Slight hop snap to balance.
M- Sweet, light, smooth, wet. Easy, easy drink.
O- Sweet pils, lager. It's really nice.
Serving type: can
05-04-2014 01:16:15 | More by BWED
Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.