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Efes Pilsener Fici/Draft - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 2.86
pDev: 20.98%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery visit their website

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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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.


kojevergas, Jul 16, 2014
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2.38/5  rDev -16.8%
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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flyingpig, Aug 23, 2011
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2.35/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

djura, Apr 27, 2011
Photo of tbeckett
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.

tbeckett, Apr 15, 2011
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Efes Pilsener Fici/Draft from Anadolu Efes Brewery
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