Efes Dark | Anadolu Efes Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery
Turkey
efespilsen.com.tr

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by PorterPounder on 01-09-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
195
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
18.18%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
27
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Beginner2
3.53/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap. A pleasant table beer that went well with a Mediterranean meal.
While Look and Smell are undistinguished, the Taste is sweet and finishes dry

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.32/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ordybill
3.13/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Beer in Columbia, SC. The appearance is a clear dark brown with a small off-white head. The aroma is weak by most beer standards, faint malt. The taste is sweet malt with some chocolate. Tastes slightly different from how I remember it while in Turkey.

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Photo of Dreizhen
3.16/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dcotom
3.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.89/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from a carrefour in Istanbul. Rating from notes taken May 2016.

C / AVERAGE

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Photo of Buck89
3.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a clear ruby chestnut brown color with almost no head. Definite chocolate in the nose, with cherries. It tasted like a clean lager, with prominent roasty malt, cocoa, and a bit of tart cherries. A hint of staleness. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Fairly dry finish.

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Photo of beertraveler08
3.91/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tigg924
3.73/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown in color, clear, with minimal head. Taste is chocolate, caramel, and sweet malt. Very light bodied, but flavorful. It seemed at times I was drinking a lighter schwarzbier. Yasty and one I would get again if I wanted the style.

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Photo of stevoj
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Tres Bonne Cuisine. Color and pour about right for the style. Aroma is mostly malt, but reminds of wet paper and school paste. Taste is initially very sweet with some hints of malt and chocolate, but really tastes like cola. Finishes dry and sticky, with more of the cloying sweetness. Near miss.

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3.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown, minimal light penetration with a fingernail of creamy tan on top. The aroma is best described as a blend of caramel, dark malt, and oxidation (AKA: skunk). I taste caramel and intensely dark malt. It is a bit one note. The mouth is lightly chewy and otherwise light.

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Photo of der_meister
2.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of pleyrio
4.23/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very malty

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Photo of Nrod
3/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wer34truh
2.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of NightINgale
2.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Gajo74
3.07/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sixpoint
2.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.26/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IckyT2012
3.51/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cyrushire
3.7/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oidmoe
3.12/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.69/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Efes Dark from Anadolu Efes Brewery
3.08 out of 5 based on 195 ratings.
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