Efes Pilsener Fici/Draft - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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70
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35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 20.63%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Turkey

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 04-20-2006)
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3.53/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

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3.4/5  rDev +18.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of skypup
3.13/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Photo of Globetrotter
3.1/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hand-delivered from Istanbul to Moscow by my boss (thanks, Jim!), the brown half liter bottle is stout like a keg, with a short neck coming out the top. The label is deminimus - clear with yellow print stating "Fici Bira" ("draft beer") and a yellow line forming the leading edge of a bird in flight to the left of the letters. A Turkish friend assured me this is different from the regular Efes Pilsener just as MGD is different from Miller High Life. OK. All of the writing is in Turkish, but I'm told the ingredients conform to the purity law. No freshness date.

Pours a clear slightly yellow gold under a 1.5 finger white head that fades pretty quickly to film and collar. No lace. The nose is pretty pleasant, of sweet bready grain. The mouth is a very standard light and well-carbonated. Smooth, pretty standard lager taste here - sweet barley, slight floral hops bitter. The bad news is a soapy undertown, fleeting but disturbing. The aftertaste is mild, mainly dry and not particularly long-lasting. It's OK, but not much more than that.

Photo of kojevergas
3.1/5  rDev +8.4%
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+

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2.68/5  rDev -6.3%
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.

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2.63/5  rDev -8%
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.

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Efes Pilsener Fici/Draft from Anadolu Efes Brewery
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