Efes Pilsener - Anadolu Efes Brewery
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Reviews by matjack85:
3.63/5 rDev +17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I tried this at Quencher's Saloon in Chicago, more out of curiosity than anything else. Never saw a Turkish beer on anyone's menu before. It came in a 330ml slender green bottle with a best before date of 9/19/10 on the back label.
The beer poured a crystal clear medium gold color and made a 1 finger white head that disappeared in less than a minute. Some spotty lacing is left on the glass as you sip it down.
This has a very mild smell to it - pretty much like most other pilseners I've tried. No skunk at all from the green glass bottle. More hop aroma than malt.
This is a really smooth and mild pilsener. Not a lot of malt flavor but enough to balance the mild hop presence. The only other flavor is a bit of grain.
Smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel with medium body and only moderate carbonation.
Didn't know what to expect from a Turkish beer, but this one's not bad at all. No alcohol taste and it goes down easy. I would have had another had they not been charging $7 a bottle for it.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2010 01:37:59 | More by matjack85
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United Kingdom (England)
3.39/5 rDev +9.7%
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
72 out of 100 based on 433 ratings.