Efes Pilsener - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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72
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487 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 260
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 20.65%
Wants: 12
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery visit their website
Turkey

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001)
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1/5  rDev -67.7%

Photo of pootz
1.18/5  rDev -61.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Can from the 'BO:

Pale yellow, no cap to speak of, aroma of wet cardboard, tastes sweet uneventful, flat with all the insipid dextrin sub compounds. Total extract beer brought up to gravity with dextrin syrups. Complete shite! Quite possibly the worst pilsner I ever tasted, certainly one of the worst beers I ever tasted.

Photo of Rhettroactive
1.25/5  rDev -59.7%

Photo of pipinmalikonj
1.25/5  rDev -59.7%

Photo of Yalcin
1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

Photo of WynnO
1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

Photo of altmer
1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

Photo of stcules
1.53/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Golden blond color, few carbonation, not so big foam, average.
In the smell a light malt note, and clearly perceptible, rice. Some cooked vegetables, also.
The taste is on the same line.
Quite dry, after all, but beside that, definitely avoidable.
Boredom.

Photo of cyrenaica
1.58/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

500ml can
5.0% ABV

I tried this beer on September 14, 2010 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a translucent pale gold colour with topns of effervescence and a thin white head which quickly dissipated to a ring. The aroma was corn, grain, and a hint of floral hops. The mouthfeel was weak to medium bodied with a medium carbonation. The flavour was acid, metal, grain, with an offputting bitter finish.

Photo of AlexLMS
1.63/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: clear with a pale golden color. The head is white, moderately low and frothy. Poor retention.
Aroma: strange small malty aroma with a floral twist.
Taste: grainy and adjuncty.
Mouthfeel: drying, strong carbonation, low alcoholic strength, moderate body.
Finish: bitter and short.
Overall: the label states it is entirely made from barley malty, but I strongly doubt it. Sameness, characterless, nothing special. First and last one.

Photo of Sammy
1.7/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

This might be a Turkish made beer, found at the LCBO, bit efes in another language means nothing, and that is the extent of it. Pale yellow lager, with some white foam. Cheesy aroma. Light, almost astringent mouthfeel. Not very drinkable, but not the most horrible beer I have ever tried.

Photo of dickroop
1.75/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

We bought this for a pilsner and lager tasting fest. It poured very pale, little color. Smell was like swamp water, distinct sulfury aroma present, kinda skunky. Taste included some indistinct sweetness, no hops in eveidence, a suggestion of some honey. Mouthfeel was watery. Drinkability? Not again, please! Maybe if I was in Turkey, it would be be fresher and better appreciated.

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of jarmby1711
1.75/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Very pale , flat no head . Suggesting this is going to be dull.
It smelt of stale tank water an tasted like stale malt infused water.
It had no crispnes or sharpness at all No hops were discernible.
It felt oily and soft in the mouth.
A disppointing beer , given that a cold crisp ale would go magnificently with , the standard Sydney Road fare of bread , dips lamb and salad. This was ordinary

Photo of BcOneSeven
1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of rastaman
1.8/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Not that bad, i mean its pretty light and all, and fairly sweet. Some grassy hops dry it out towards the end, and its quite crisp. Theres not too many positives to come out of it, but it wasn't as bad as i was expecting, or even the aroma suggested. Still nothing to write home about. A little too sweet.

Photo of nezih
1.85/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 1 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Anadolu Efes Brewery produce this beer in for 3 regions. Turkish local market, russia and europe. Main problem is, they use glucose syrup (made from corn) and rice on the turkish version. This makes efes pilsener is not an officially a beer. it's just something else. But they cannot use that formula for their russian nor european products.

Photo of rodenbach99
1.85/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

bouteille, cadeau de Turquie

bière blonde commerciale classique sans grande distinction, couleur paille pale, odeur sucré de mais-malt, presque pas de houblon, très aqueuse en bouche, finale rapide, désaltérante par contre ce qui l'aide, à boire avec des mets très épicés.

Photo of sAws
1.88/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Translucent golden yellow with good carbonation. Smell is musty and not very appealing. Taste starts good but progresses to an unpleasant finish, has insightful corn and floral hop tastes. Feels average in the mouth but the taste does not make me want to come back for more.

Photo of Alex-Alkis
1.91/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

In bottle. Have nothing against beers that has a rich taste of yeast, unless there are other flavors in the beer, which this Turk is obviously lacking. Smells nice, but the taste is not as good as the aroma.

Photo of Sigmund
1.95/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

(330 ml bottle). Very pale yellow colour, decent head. Sweet fruity aroma. Flavour is, uh, thin... some alcoholic/fusel notes, like Norwegian "hjemmebrent" (="moonshine"). Might be drinkable ice cold at the beach of Antalya. Anywhere else: Avoid!

Photo of kojevergas
1.95/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: Poured from a can into a Hoegaarden pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland on October 28th, 2010. Pours a overcarbonated, clear yellow. Head is of decent thickness but doesn't retain well. Generally unappealing.

Smell: A smell of moderate strength: bland barley. I fear a note of water will be present.

Taste: Unexpected. A strong open that slides through the generic barley/macropilsener taste into an unfulfilling finish. That opening note is nasty, but I am very impressed by its strength. It's difficult to get an opening note as strong as this one, whatever the flavour. There isn't a note of water like in American macrolagers, so that's a plus.

Mouthfeel: Far too wet, especially towards the finish. It smoothly slides in; it's a bit too slippery for my liking. The finish should be a touch dry to make me want a second sip. The best part of this beer is its 'crispness'.

Drinkability: I could down another at this price, but would I really want to? I will say that this beer tries to do some interesting things and I'd have no hesitation to reach for Efes' other offerings on that basis, but this beer isn't built like a pilsener needs to be.

Photo of gfreed
1.95/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Had this at Pasha in Arlington, MA. Marvelous food. On a menu that featured Bud, Miller, Coors, etc., this was about the best beer I could find. But that's speaking relatively. Thin, watery, aromaless and one step sideways from the average Indian lager. Feh! Better than water, but not by much. Stick with Pasha's excellent Turkish coffee.

Photo of JKForbes
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of byronic
2/5  rDev -35.5%

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Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.