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Efes Dark Brown - Anadolu Efes Brewery

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Efes Dark Brown
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BA SCORE
74
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 24.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery visit their website
Turkey

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 07-20-2009)
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Reviews by cfalovo97:
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the more interesting beers I picked up in Turkey. A small bottle (33cl rather than the regular 50cl cans). The beer had a very sweet coffee/mocca smell and taste. Like a beer-iced mocha coffee.

Someone else commented that the beer was heavily carbonated but I didn't find this. Could have been my bottle was well travelled and about a month old before I tried it. Still enjoyable though.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 02:51:38 | More by cfalovo97
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bckayaalp

New York

2/5  rDev -28.6%

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s4s

California

2/5  rDev -28.6%

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rarbring

Sweden

1.88/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

The brew is clear brown with tints of red, a beige small head with little lacing and some curtains.

Smells like coffee candy, chocolate toffee, latte coffee syrup.

The taste is awfully sweet and coffee infused, like a cheap chocolate mocha bar.

Medium low carbonation, sticky and soft, not dry.

I love coffee, but I have never, never liked cold mocha candy. This is no beer it is cheap coffee syrup!

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 21:24:36 | More by rarbring
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lstokes

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is essentially an alcoholic mocha, and not a great one. Overpowering coffee and chalky chocolate--where's the beer?--which leaves a really drying bitter taste in the mouth. + 1 point for not being Efes Regular, I guess, but overall I'm disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 15:12:27 | More by lstokes
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breweryaprntc13

Virginia

2.35/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Dark amber/ malty brown color. Thick, dirty white/ light tan head, leaves medium lace clumps.

Strong coffee nose, roasted malts presence, hints of cream, smells much more like starbucks than beer.

Strong, overpowering coffee taste, hints of chocolate, malty undertones.

somewhat smooth body, low carbonation

Strong coffee beer that is over the top. Not the best balance or attempt to have any sort of flavor or taste other than pure coffee with no real richness of satisfying mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 00:24:52 | More by breweryaprntc13
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.78/5  rDev +35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

By far the best beer I found while on holiday in Turkey (of the 12 tried).

33cl brown twist top bottle (with the 'O' in brown shaped like a coffee bean). The beer was poured into a pint handled glass mug and looked fine. A coffee dark brown body (what a suprise given it's name) and a cream coloured head that gave no lacing and disappeared completely after 20 seconds.

The smell was all coffee and mocca, as was the taste.

I would have liked more body depth, but for a lager based coffee beer it was otherwise very good. The beer was semi-sweet and heavily carbonated.

As I stated earlier the best beer I found in Turkey.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 18:59:06 | More by BlackHaddock
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tpd975

Florida

3.93/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Well I found a unique beer in Turkey. I can't read the label so I have no idea how they did this one. It is very much a coffee beer though.

A: Pours a nice nutty brown hue. Tall tan colored head with okay retention. Tons of lace.

S: Smells like cream laden heavily brown sugared mocha coffee.

T: Very unique. People on the other site hate it, I don't. Nice coffee flavor to me, a bit artifical yes, but coffee, and boy do I love coffee beer. Vanilla enhanced cream with a big blast of milky chocolate. The finish is Gooey caramel with more cream and coffee.

M: Medium in body, with okay carbonation.

D: Maybe it's because there is no real good beer in Turkey but I am really digging this one. Very unique, and I hate to say it but quite good.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 15:37:06 | More by tpd975
Efes Dark Brown from Anadolu Efes Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.