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Efes Pilsener - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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435 Ratings

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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

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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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3/5  rDev -2.6%

05-14-2014 20:02:34 | More by poskok
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-04-2014 17:14:47 | More by Bobhoya
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3.26/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

.5L can into craft pint

A- Light gold, and clear. White head looks good after pour, but doesn't retain well.

S- Sweet malt, a bit of honey. Not much hop aroma.

T- Malt forward, sweet bread. Slight hop snap to balance.

M- Sweet, light, smooth, wet. Easy, easy drink.

O- Sweet pils, lager. It's really nice.

Serving type: can

05-04-2014 01:16:15 | More by BWED
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-01-2014 10:07:15 | More by Sam-VW
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Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev -2.6%

04-28-2014 18:54:12 | More by joefinnigan15
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -2.6%

04-24-2014 19:27:43 | More by JohnnyForeign
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Czech Republic

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

04-23-2014 04:48:36 | More by rulisekmartin
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-19-2014 19:08:43 | More by Pens1967
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2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

04-15-2014 00:36:26 | More by SpartyJoe
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

04-09-2014 19:20:56 | More by jschitt
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-04-2014 20:26:48 | More by GeeZaa
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

03-25-2014 03:08:09 | More by schopenhauerale
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

03-22-2014 01:27:16 | More by LuckyJohn
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3.95/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle at the Bha Bha persian restaurant in Naples, FL, only because American options available were pretty grim, and I thought, "when in the area of Rome, do as ...

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.

Mouth was light, refreshing

Overall, a very pleasant surprise, and one I certainly wouldn't say no to if it popped up somewhere here in PA.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 17:14:31 | More by MikeWard
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2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

03-04-2014 21:38:23 | More by SimonTja
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3.9/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.
Best Before 12 May 2014 at 7:42 pm

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.

SMELL: Lots of grainy malts, a honey-like note and some flowery hops on the nose. White bread and honey are most prevalent here, with some hints of lemon in the back. Perhaps not quite as bold as the flavors, but still well balanced.

TASTE: Some grainy malts with white bread and caramel sweetness up front, then more grains and a honey-like sweetness at the swallow. Medium and dry finish with honey, caramel, and a nice grassy, floral hop bitterness as well. Well balanced bitterness matches the malt sweetness very well.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes crisp and dry. A touch of bitterness lingers. Good feel.

OVERALL: Definitely still a quality pilsner, and one of the better examples of the style. If this style were held in higher esteem, this brew would get a lot more press. It's not quite the same drinking this at age 34 on a cold, rainy afternoon as it was ten years ago in the Turkish sun, but quality is quality, and it's just as good as I remember it. Give it a try with an open mind.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 14:40:47 | More by Jeffo
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Hong Kong

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

02-23-2014 11:22:10 | More by CameronCheung
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New York

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

02-17-2014 03:24:12 | More by donbet69
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-06-2014 14:12:57 | More by harsley
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Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -2.6%

02-03-2014 09:09:27 | More by AlexFF65
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

02-02-2014 16:11:35 | More by BJSmit
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-30-2014 00:42:41 | More by YamagamiTravis
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -2.6%

01-29-2014 18:55:42 | More by Schmoog
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3.95/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is one of my favourite mainstream lagers.
Pours with a clear golden color and a generous white head that settles down to a lacing around the brim.
The aroma is pleasantly mild, with some grainy hops dominating it.
The taste is initially slightly on the sweet side, followed by a nice and refreshing bitterness. The finish is hoppy and bittery. The taste is light, but not watery. Very drinkable and extremelly refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 19:57:09 | More by MarkoNm
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-06-2014 22:51:49 | More by Saind
Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
71 out of 100 based on 435 ratings.