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Efes Pilsener - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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BA SCORE
72
okay

431 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 431
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 19.74%
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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jmtpi

France

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

01-01-2014 10:03:40 | More by jmtpi
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beerdhabelly

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -11%

12-30-2013 05:14:51 | More by beerdhabelly
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-21-2013 01:54:24 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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comrade_tony

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

12-21-2013 01:50:11 | More by comrade_tony
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cann84

Turkey

4.75/5  rDev +53.7%

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

Mozambique

4/5  rDev +29.4%

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

Manitoba (Canada)

3.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - pours a lighter golden yellow, a solid 1 finger of white bubbly head

S - fairly mild here, grains, some mild malts, a very very faint sourness

T - pretty sweet, honey, grains, some lemon, slightly grassy, i don't get much hop character here, this seems a bit watered down but its leveled and easy to drink

M - smooth, light body, higher carbonation, refreshing

O - this was actually pretty decent and better than i thought it was going to be. i would be content drinking this although i didn't really get much hop character and i felt it was a bit odd as a german pilsener

Serving type: can

12-10-2013 18:14:07 | More by djoprahwinfrey
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Andonato

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

12-10-2013 01:59:04 | More by Andonato
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3/5  rDev -2.9%

12-09-2013 10:46:30 | More by Ciocanelu
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KingBiscuit

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

12-01-2013 00:28:41 | More by KingBiscuit
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-28-2013 01:16:38 | More by jaydoc
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JeanDuteau

Alberta (Canada)

3.49/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I liked the green bottle but I have heard concerns about how that can hurt the beer inside. Since the beer went from the local beer store to my beer fridge, I wasn't worried about that. I did not realize that it was a beer from Turkey until coming here and then finding it on the label.

Label says it contains rice.

A nice light yellow look with a small amount of head. It dissipated quite quickly but did leave lacing behind. There was a bit of a hop taste to it but otherwise nothing stood out in the smell or taste of it. It felt good in the mouth and had a decent taste to it.

This would be a good beer on a hot day. It would also be good for when you did not want something complex to drink about. Given the colour and taste, this would serve as a good beer to transition friends away from "regular" beers.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 01:16:31 | More by JeanDuteau
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pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

1.25/5  rDev -59.5%

11-21-2013 12:49:07 | More by pipinmalikonj
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-17-2013 03:08:26 | More by brandonld23
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dcmchew

Romania

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

11-01-2013 20:05:23 | More by dcmchew
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civicm87

New York

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-30-2013 17:25:59 | More by civicm87
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the_thumbzilla1

Germany

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

10-28-2013 19:10:26 | More by the_thumbzilla1
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USAF77

Illinois

3.91/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Im going back to 1978 when The War Corp sent me to S/E Turkey for an 18 mos visit. Efes Pilson was the first "non-swill" beer I ever drank and it was a delight to an 18yo airman on his own for the first time, not being forced to drink 3.2 kool aid. Efes was sold in huge bottles and in 24 bottle plastic cases.

I remember a refreshing taste of hoppy honey in a beer that was lovely to look at in your glass. Light but not so much you couldnt taste the grain. A nice pour to a very nice head. It was good cold or warm and was leagues ahead of what was available in the BX.

It went nicely with food as well. Efes brings back fond memories of being young, being somewhere exoctic, and having a really good "go to" beer to wash down lamb kebobs or sea food on the Med coast. Ive never seen it since but would buy it if I did. It was Efes that started a lifelong love of Pilsner for me. I sure hope its the same now as it was back in 1978.

Serving type: growler

10-23-2013 21:35:29 | More by USAF77
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TR0219

Florida

4/5  rDev +29.4%

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

Georgia

3.28/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

I have been in Istanbul for a few weeks and have yet to see anything I would deem 'craft,' with the exception of Duvel at a few locations. They view "good imports" as a synonym for "Miller Draft." So very sad. Onto my first local review!

A - Transparent straw hue with a fair frothy head. Reasonable lacing and retention.

S - Pale malts and a light hop presence.

T - Pale malts, sweet corn and a touch of lemon.

M - Watery and relatively light on the carbonation for a pils. Some body would go a long way.

O - Turks drink the hell out of this beer and, relative to the light lager a stereotypical American consumes, this brew is a win. By no means memorable, this dominates the 'norm' back in the states.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 18:07:07 | More by mscudder
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Noelito76

New York

2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

10-06-2013 12:36:21 | More by Noelito76
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +29.4%

10-04-2013 20:53:46 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Reem

France

2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

09-28-2013 14:51:17 | More by Reem
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

09-28-2013 03:59:18 | More by BeerForMuscle
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bcoutu

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -2.9%

09-21-2013 00:59:31 | More by bcoutu
Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
72 out of 100 based on 431 ratings.