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Efes Pilsener - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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BA SCORE
71
okay

435 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 435
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 19.81%
Wants: 9
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery visit their website
Turkey

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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FrothyBeverage

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +56.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2009 15:23:13 | More by FrothyBeverage
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cann84

Turkey

4.75/5  rDev +54.2%

12-18-2013 19:37:41 | More by cann84
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eux

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +54.2%

08-31-2012 05:38:50 | More by eux
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Keegan

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +38%

06-28-2012 19:46:21 | More by Keegan
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Nick_Foltz

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +38%

03-12-2013 09:44:29 | More by Nick_Foltz
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maviola

New York

4.25/5  rDev +38%

06-10-2012 22:00:15 | More by maviola
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ceetee26

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +38%

10-14-2012 05:57:33 | More by ceetee26
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kenito799

New York

4.22/5  rDev +37%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2008 01:04:43 | More by kenito799
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.13/5  rDev +34.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 15:08:42 | More by RonaldTheriot
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +33.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2005 20:18:25 | More by DaPeculierDane
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ridedammit

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +33.1%
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

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2006 16:56:03 | More by ridedammit
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +29.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2001 23:01:44 | More by Jason
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +29.9%

12-13-2011 18:04:54 | More by valkyre65
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Efes Pilsner pours a deep golden body that rests gently beneath a two-fingered head of creamy bright white froth. Tiny bubbles rise slowly and sporadically. The head takes its time in descending, and then maintains a creamy, solid surface covering. Some very nice lace is also left behind, as well as some fairly solid rings of lace.

The nose displays a combination of grainy maltiness, a mild grassiness, dusty earth, and even a touch of spicy hops.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly full with a sturdy medium body, and creamy smooth with just a light snap of crispness before it softens.

The flavor is decidedly malty with a grainy, cereal-like, and honeyish character . Spicy and grassy hops step in at mid-palate and help to balance it, and it finishes a touch sweet with lingering malt and swirling spicy hop notes. The bitterness is restrained, and there's just enough of a firm presence there to balance it. It's clean, and really doesn't display any yeast character at all.

Nicely done, Efes Pilsner is a sturdy European lager that would pair well with a variety of foods (pad Thai, grilled shrimp, barbequed ribs, herbed chicken) and events (sporting events, dinner parties, a night out with the lad or lasses). Certainly worth trying! Not your average Euro-pils!

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2007 18:44:15 | More by NeroFiddled
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DKHNOVA

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +29.9%

04-02-2013 02:55:34 | More by DKHNOVA
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artacosta

Texas

4/5  rDev +29.9%

11-29-2011 08:13:26 | More by artacosta
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stampfler07

Colorado

4/5  rDev +29.9%

03-19-2012 18:29:42 | More by stampfler07
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RyanC

Virginia

4/5  rDev +29.9%

01-15-2013 23:49:20 | More by RyanC
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TR0219

Florida

4/5  rDev +29.9%

10-13-2013 20:03:14 | More by TR0219
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +29.9%

11-29-2011 02:59:17 | More by animal69
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putnam

Michigan

4/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yello white
Aromas are sunny, with brassy, yellow cereals, lemon and cream. It is a rich mouthful of biscuity breads, tangy, over-ripe citrus, and a rather aggressive fizz. Very well balanced flavors -- an acheivement considering the intensity. Underlying sweetness becomes predominant as it warms, but the hyper-gas and a well-paced, bitter hop extraction keep it dry enough. Pepper, flint and leaf elements can be discerned. No green, sulfery notes can I detect. Very nice beer. Hard to compare to existing iterations of the Pilsner genre... vaguely southwestern German, I'd guess.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2005 22:21:30 | More by putnam
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neckwrestler

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +29.9%

07-24-2012 02:13:38 | More by neckwrestler
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JAG214

Texas

4/5  rDev +29.9%

01-26-2012 18:37:46 | More by JAG214
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Sergio_Pereira

Mozambique

4/5  rDev +29.9%

12-14-2013 08:42:56 | More by Sergio_Pereira
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +29.9%

07-03-2013 19:31:58 | More by mrfrancis
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Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.