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Efes Pilsener Fici/Draft - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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71
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 2.89
pDev: 18.69%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Turkey

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Globetrotter on 04-20-2006

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Ratings: 37 | Reviews: 13
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"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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Efes Pilsener Fici/Draft from Anadolu Efes Brewery
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