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Efes Pilsener - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
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503 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 20.65%
Wants: 14
Gots: 51 | 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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4.79/5  rDev +54.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Honey hued apperance and cloudy. No lace or head and an abesence of bubbles. The smell is yeasty and pungent alchol aroma. The taste is delicious. Very mellow taste of vanilla and syrupy nectars. Suprisingly tingly even though there was the absence of carbonation in the apperance. Tingled the entire mouth especialy the tip of the tounge. Mouth feel was a strongpoint. Upon the first sip my mouth was so overjoyed that i wanted more and more.

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4.75/5  rDev +53.2%

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

Golden malt round flavor, weak head, pleasant effervescence

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4.5/5  rDev +45.2%

Great lager beer found in Turkey and you can taste over 80 countries

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4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

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Photo of kenito799
4.19/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into a pint glass at Wish Ne Turkish restaurant, Bayside, NY.

Crystal clear pale gold with white foamy head, 1/2 inch at first, fades to a ring.

Aroma is crisp malt and hops, with hints of some more citrus or floral notes--unexpected.

On the palate, crisp, carbonated, dry and refreshing. The flavor was quite a surprise--where I expected a typical euro-macrolager there was a real foral and citrus hoppy aroma and flavor married to the refreshing dry malt. it actually is a pilsener, and a pretty good one! Nice!

Photo of DaPeculierDane
4.1/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very pleasing beer and I am not a fan of pilsners in general.

An Afghani man turned me onto this one some time ago and it has since become one of my favorite beers for paring with Mediterranean or central Asian cuisine.

Appearance: light and effervescent, crisp and clear, plenty of running bubbles and a thin lasting lace. Translucent golden in color.

Smell: Crisp, frsesh citrus rind, mostly lemon. Pepper and mint.

Taste/Mouthfeel: mmm… Very healthy body for a pilsner, sweet malts bring a honey front smoothness and a healthy dose of hops leave a crisp, bitter, herbal lemon finish. Some grassy or grainy residue.

Drinkability: Through the roof, especially with slightly spicy food. Well balanced.

Photo of ridedammit
4.1/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A and I were at a new (to us) beverage store in Union Square, and came across this beer. I am more of an ale drinker, but with the insane heat of this summer I was willing to druink something a bit more refreshing. Fortunately we chose well.

The beer is a nice golden color, very clean like one would expect. The smell is acutally what sold me on the beer. It has a very mouth watering malt aroma that
hits you as you take a drink. For a lagered beer, this had a great deal of body and mouthfeel, most lagered beers that I try are a bit thin (thus my preference
to ales).

Not sure why other reviewers did not enojoy the malty aroma, but to each ones own, eh? I really enjoyed the beer, but I agree with Jason, the lack of info on the bottle is kinda strange. Not too many beers in the US that come from Turkey, they should have a little something about the brewery, or the beer. Of course that could just be the bottler or importers fault.

A good pils, much better than some of the "true" pils that come from bohemia.
Especailly refreshing while trying to beat the heat with no AC

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...

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4.08/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.08/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Efes Pilsener has a thin, white head, and a clear, golden appearance with an abundance of carbonation. There is essentially no lacing with this one. Aroma is faint, but sweet, white bread and a tiny hop zing can be picked up. Taste is of the same, with a paper aspect. Some grass is present as well. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Efes finishes mostly dry, crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a really good beer. I recommend giving it a try.

RJT

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz slender green bottle, no freshness date. No info about the beer or the brewery is given on the label, it only gives obvious advice “serve cold”.

Appearance: Richly hued yet pale golden with a bright clarity, a powdery white lace stay well forms from the steady stream of tiny bubbles racing to the top.

Smell: Honey sweet malt aroma similar to a raw unrefined orange blossom honey. Slightly spicy, peppery and almost minty herbal hop aroma with a clean snappish grain in the back.

Taste: Pleasing mouth feel from just as much smoothness as there is crispness produced by a moderate carbonation, surprising creamy medium body show that this beer has some character. Sweet malt brings suggestions of honey and grain to the table, good amount of dextrins in the body. Refreshing twang from the hops with a vagueness of mint and lemon with light peppery undertones, bitterness is mildly sharp and cleansing to the palate. Grain lingers far with grassy flavours, a pinch of residual sweetness is leftover also.

Notes: A decent Euro-style pils, better than some of its better known counterparts without a doubt. Very well balanced and showing both malt and hops in a perfectly blended way.

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4/5  rDev +29%

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Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.