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Efes Pilsener - Anadolu Efes Brewery

Efes PilsenerEfes Pilsener

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403 Ratings

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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 19.42%

Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery visit their website

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001)
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New Jersey

2.95/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Bottle--ice cold
Hesitated ordering this after looking at the reviews on BA, but went for it because i never had it before. Might have been that this beer was served so cold that I could scrape icy condensation from the side, but this was a very easy to drink beer.

Served in a wine glass, the color was almost see-thru yellow, fairly pale.

Odor had a slight skunk to it, but nothing off-putting or enough to raise an alarm and send it back.

But the beer was quite drinkable. Small amount of spice on the tip of the tongue, harder cider like bite after swallow. The carbonation was strong; head kept alive thru about half the glass.

Not a beer I would pursue, but not one that I'd send back, either.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 03:43:26 | More by gos42
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Bought to the table and poured into a goblet. Almsot crystal clear pale yellow, with a generous bright white foamy head. Lacing was good and continous.

Smell was crisp and clean, slightly fruity, nothing strong.

Taste really surprised me. I don't often drink lagers or pilsners, but this was deliciously subtle, clean, no harsh adjuncts, corn, or heavy carbonation taste. Perfectly meshed with the lamb shanks.

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This beer brings back memories. I used to drink this by the gallon while I spent a month traveling around Turkey back in 2004. One of the most enjoyable, care-free periods of my life for sure.

From a bottle into a pils glass.
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APPEARANCE: Pours a medium looking, fluffy, foamy white head with very good retention. Perfectly clear maize yellow in color with medium levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a good foam cap and sticks to the sides of the glass. A full cam remains the whole way and leaves some good lacing down the glass.

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Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
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