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Efes Pilsener Fici/Draft - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 20.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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: Globetrotter on 04-20-2006)
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3/5  rDev +6.4%

09-01-2013 18:26:05 | More by Ciocanelu
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kojevergas

Texas

3.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

"Efes Draft." 50cl brown glass bottle with appealing barrel-redolent label and branded twist-off pressure cap acquired at a supermarket in Bucharest, Romania, and served into a pilsner glass there. Reviewed live. Expectations are average. 5% ABV. Best before: 09/02/2015. Brewed: 09/06/2014.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation problems are expected.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: It's a half-finger wide. Recedes fully within 10 seconds, leaving no lacing and no opportunity for me to note its characteristics, other than that it's white.

BODY: Clear translucent yellow-copper of average vibrance. Honey coloured, if you will. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears adequately carbonated.

AROMA: Honey, helles malts, unrefined sugars, barley, cream, and faint sassafras/sarsaparilla/root beer barrel notes.

A pleasantly sweet aroma of mild strength, with no detectable hop character, yeast, or alcohol. I'm looking forward to trying it.

TASTE: Honey, barrel/wood sugars, helles malts, pils malts, honey malt sweetness, and faint pollen-y hop notes. It's balanced, albeit simple, and has a nice rounded flavour profile with plenty of cohesion. There are hints of sassafras which lend it interesting nuance and help it stand out compared to other pilsners.

Not a gestalt build, but a pleasant one. There isn't much intricacy or subtlety here, and it has only an average depth of flavour, but it's enjoyable to drink the plain honey-dominant flavour is nice. Average duration and intensity of flavour.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, sticky, refreshing, and slightly overcarbonated. Light to medium-bodied. Aptly thick.

This texture suits the taste well. Nice presence on the palate overall.

Not gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, scratchy, or oily.

OVERALL: It's a nice pilsner with an interesting honey emphasis. I like it and would consider getting it again. One of the more interesting Turkish brews I've tried so far. It isn't boring like many beers in the style. Highly drinkable. Definitely above average.

C+

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 14:35:29 | More by kojevergas
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KevMo84

California

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

05-20-2014 00:45:39 | More by KevMo84
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jschitt

Romania

3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

04-09-2014 19:21:26 | More by jschitt
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GeeZaa

Romania

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

04-04-2014 20:19:52 | More by GeeZaa
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AlexFF65

Russian Federation

3/5  rDev +6.4%

02-03-2014 09:11:01 | More by AlexFF65
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

11-04-2013 07:57:57 | More by EmperorBevis
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dcmchew

Romania

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

11-01-2013 20:05:12 | More by dcmchew
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mscudder

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

10-14-2013 19:55:09 | More by mscudder
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

08-15-2013 07:25:37 | More by intoxabroad
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mariobbr

Serbia

2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

05-07-2013 13:09:00 | More by mariobbr
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Flavius

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +50.7%

03-30-2013 19:08:45 | More by Flavius
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +6.4%

12-02-2012 19:32:11 | More by cfalovo97
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

04-22-2012 14:57:04 | More by rale
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bckayaalp

New York

3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

03-03-2012 02:38:22 | More by bckayaalp
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.38/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

500ml Bottle, hand delivered from Turkey.

Light golden straw, clear with a two-finger sized white head with good retention and some lacing left on glass.

Very skunky with tonnes of corn & even more grain. Some grassy hops but not a lot showing because of the grain.

Quite sweet and malty tasting with some hops. Tonnes of grain again & some corn. Not enjoyable.

Light bodied with tonnes of carbonation & a dry, chalky aftertaste & a slightly watery feel.

Not great in any area other than the appearance. One to avoid unless you've tried everything else on offer, and even this it probably isn't worth your while.

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Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 00:09:06 | More by flyingpig
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djura

Serbia

2.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Efes pilsener draft that i drinked was made in Zajecar brewery,which is under Heineken group. Original from Turkey is slightly better.

A: a pale yellow color,nothing special

S: slight hops aroma,again,nothing special

T: Starts malty. Ends with light dry hops.

M: Usual pilsner,light,go down very easy.

D: It goes hard on stomach or head after 2 or 3.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 21:55:30 | More by djura
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

My bottle says Efes Draft.

A - Pours an apple juice like colour with medium carbonation and a thin film of white 'head'. Bright.

S - Grassy hops with some straw/grain aromas and some sweet malt.

T - Typical Euro lager sorta taste. Not too sweet which is nice but it's not overly tasty. I got some faint hops and sweet malt and that's about it. Not too interesting. Tastes kinda like apple juice.

M - Lot's of carbonation in the mouth, light body. Sweet finish.

D - Not particularily interesting. Not something I would look for. The bottle was what got me to be honest but I won't be finishing half of it. Just not worth the effort. Not as bad as some Euro lagers but still not really that interesting.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 19:25:14 | More by tbeckett
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skypup

Germany

3.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

.5L Draft bottle poured into a Pils glass
Straw colored with short lived head. Average carbonation.

No substantial aroma; subtle malt undertones.

Hoppy with a slight metallic taste.

Somewhat watery mouthfeel, leaves a dry, slight chalky/bitter aftertaste

This is a pretty typical central/eastern European style pilsner. Nothing stands out about it, but it has decent drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2011 19:33:54 | More by skypup
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breweryaprntc13

Virginia

1.63/5  rDev -42.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light fizzy yellow under a thick frothy head the quickly disappears leaving no traces.

Grainy malts, slight grassy and possibly floral hops.

Grainy stale taste, corn?, ester undertones, grassy hops noticeable.

somewhat smooth with medium carbonation, fizzy, but a hard to place slightly off feeling.

Not impressed at all. Probably will not have one again.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 00:36:39 | More by breweryaprntc13
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.4/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As mentioned by others this comes in a neat barrel type shaped bottle (half-litre and a twist top).

I poured mine into a pint handled glass on the balcony of my holiday hotel in Ovacik (turkey).

It looked fine, true Med lager, golden, bright and clean. The white head (as usual with Med lagers) soon faded away to a thin collar and nothing else.

Regular non-smelling lager/pilsner, gets my normal three score.

I thought this a bit sweeter than the Efes Pilsner I'm used too, and therefore better (I have a semi-sweet tooth).

Not bad at all and definately a different beer to the normal Efes pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2010 20:11:21 | More by BlackHaddock
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mactrail

Washington

3.53/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crisp, pleasant lager.

Unusual "little brown jug" kind of bottle, 0.5 litre size. Tasted in a Belgrade, Serbia outdoor cafe. Served in short tulip glass with blue and gold Efes logo.

Modest head, very crisp and clean, altogether better than average euro swill. More of a German flavor but not really a Pilsener. Hops are restrained but tasty-- floral, citrus. Definite bitter aftertaste and quite refreshing. Nice body and mouthfeel for a light beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2010 09:42:00 | More by mactrail
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lstokes

Illinois

2.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not as good as the regular Efes pilsner. Head and smell both disappeared quickly--my initial impression was relatively malty and bready but that disappeared to be replaced by a faint hop smell.

Very standard pilsner taste and pilsner hops with a hugely chemical undertone, an overly-carbonated mouthfeel, and a soapy aftertaste. I'm not sure this one would pass the purity law.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 22:15:52 | More by lstokes
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tpd975

Florida

2.68/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a very pale yellow hue with a tall fizzy white head. Okay retention with no real lace.

S: Simple aromas of sweet grainy malt with a hint of grassy hops.

T: Nice sweet bready malt, light hints of corn. A touch of grassy hops but not quite as much as the regular version.

M: Light in body, so so carbonation.

D: Okay but there are better Efes in Turkey.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 14:44:35 | More by tpd975
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drpimento

Wisconsin

1.6/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Don't care for this so much. Poured with a big thick foamy frothy head. Very pale yellow color. Some lace. Skunky aroma. Funky, sweet, wet cardboard, chemical flavor. Too much body for the style. Little undercarbonated. Neutral sweet finish. Won't be having another.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2008 09:50:22 | More by drpimento
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Efes Pilsener Fici/Draft from Anadolu Efes Brewery
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