1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Gusta Dark - Anadolu Efes Brewery

Not Rated.
Gusta DarkGusta Dark

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
74
okay

10 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 10
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 2.71
pDev: 23.99%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery visit their website
Turkey

Style | ABV
Dunkelweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 08-03-2009)
View: Beers (20) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of lacqueredmouse
lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.7/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a muddy and cloudy brown, quite turbid, but light bodied. Head is fine and light, but solid enough, a slightly bale beige, almost with twinges of pink to it. Minimal lacing, minimal carbonation, but it would be hard to see in the cloudy body anyway. Looks pretty decent.

Nose has some subtle banana esters on it, with a slightly ringing acidity. Hint of dark and sweetly malty grain characters, and almost a light herbal aroma. Pretty light on overall, but it has some genuinely pleasant characters.

Taste is light, but it definitely has some pleasantly classic weizen characters - skewed towards the slightly acidic end of the scale. More banana characters, with a deeper brown bread and grain huskiness on the back. Very minimal sweetness on the palate, and it finishes quite dry once the acidity clears up. Light phenols come through to add some final bite. It's actually very tasty. Slight astringency on the palate, and it has a biting suction to it that gives a cleansing character.

It's a very decent dunkelweizen, possibly too acidic and less sweet than the best examples, but it has some genuinely pleasant characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 22:48:08 | More by lacqueredmouse
Photo of laituegonflable
laituegonflable

Australia

3.3/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a coppery amber colour with lots of dusky haze in the glass. Head is off-white, nice and dense with tightly packed bubbles. Good retention; no visible carbonation and small trail of lace. Looks pretty good.

Smell is quite malty but with a big musty wheat aspect to it. Lots of caramel toffee at the front, but with sour hints of tobacco, mould and dust. When I swirl it, I get more sweetness, but it's slightly lacking in complexity.

Taste is also fairly sour. Fair underlying grainiess that's not overly sweet. Large tomatoey note on the mid, with some sour wheat and floral nectar making a timid appearance. Back is almost funky, with uncooked vegetable notes, tart vinous characters and a very slight cola character. A bit odd, and lacking in areas. I feel it could be better with more sweetness or something more on the back - either bitterness, as it's weakly sour more than anything. More spice would help as well. Just can't enjoy it that much. I need more and I can't help but feel how much better I might have liked it. If it were different.

Fairly good body, a bit of puckering from sourness on the back, but just an iota. Pretty good texture.

Yeah it's a decent enough dunkel, just find it a bit lacking in places.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 01:45:43 | More by laituegonflable
Photo of j_eastwood1
j_eastwood1

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +19.9%

09-03-2013 23:10:59 | More by j_eastwood1
Photo of kingmaker
kingmaker

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +19.9%

02-03-2013 06:28:03 | More by kingmaker
Photo of lstokes
lstokes

Illinois

2.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nothing like a regular dunkelweizen, really. It pours a very muddy brown and has a faint smell of malts and dark bread.

The taste is sort of like watery coffee-beer, some roasted malt quality but nothing else. One-dimensional, very little flavor.

That said, I enjoyed drinking it because the mouthfeel is really light and, if style-un-characteristic, I was scared of getting something heavy and loaded down with nasty taste from the appearance. Instead I got something with a somewhat pleasant taste that went down somewhat easy.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 19:04:42 | More by lstokes
Photo of tpd975
tpd975

Florida

2.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I found a new Efes beer, its good news considering that it is all there is in Turkey.

A: Pours a bizarre color of brown. Very cloudy almost like mudd puddle water. Small dirty white head with some okay retention and lace.

S: Simple aromas of wheat and dark bread.

T: Not as good as the regular Gusta. Rater one dimensional and somewhat lacking in taste. Wheat notes are there along with hints of roast. Sort of watery without the wonderful flavors found in other Dunkel Weiss beers.

M: On the lighter side of medium, good carbonation actually.

D: Not soo great. I thought the darker version of this beer may be a bit better than the regular but I was let down. Okay for Turkey, but not very good to be honest.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2009 14:32:16 | More by tpd975
Photo of Grebdioz
Grebdioz

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-27-2011 01:08:33 | More by Grebdioz
Photo of breweryaprntc13
breweryaprntc13

Virginia

2.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

"Interesting" brown color, cloudy, dirty white head that leaves little lacing.

Weak aroma, malts, not much too it. slight grainy undertones.

Surprisingly good considering look and aroma, but not anything impressive. roasted malts, hints of coffee, mildly rich, hints of wheat.

Decently rich body with good carbonation and overall light presence.

Considering the rest of the Efes family, its one of the better options in turkey, but would have a place in my fridge back in the states.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2011 00:15:45 | More by breweryaprntc13
Photo of intoxabroad
intoxabroad

Taiwan

2/5  rDev -26.2%

08-15-2013 07:26:44 | More by intoxabroad
Photo of bckayaalp
bckayaalp

New York

1.5/5  rDev -44.6%

03-03-2012 02:38:33 | More by bckayaalp
Gusta Dark from Anadolu Efes Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.