Efes Dark | Anadolu Efes Brewery

Efes DarkEfes Dark
BA SCORE
11.3%
Liked This Beer
3.11 w/ 195 ratings
Efes DarkEfes Dark
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
Ranking:
#42,950
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
195
Liked:
22
Avg:
3.11/5
pDev:
18.01%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of rarbring
3.47/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A dark chestnut colored beer. A grey tan head with some lacing and some curtains.

Smelling of molasses, dark dried fruits, somewhat floral.

Tasting of dark bread crust, fig marmalade and some grape-fruit peel.

Medium carbonation, a sticky texture. A medium body with a somewhat dry finish.

Some character through the burned notes.

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
2.56/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

500ml can, 6,1% Abv.
Served chilled in an over sized wine glass.
Best Before: 06/07/13

Thanks to my buddy Jon for bringing this back from Turkey for me.

Appearance: Medium brown body (a back light shows it to in fact be deep red) topped by a large off white head. The head lasts pretty well and coats the glass in beautiful sheets of lacing as it recedes.

Smell: This actually smells half decent. Notes include: Toasted grain, some caramel, a touch of chocolate and sweet maize.

Taste: Nowhere near as good as the nose, with a lot more sweet adjunct character noted. Maize and stale grain are about it, with almost no dark malt character noted.

Mouthfeel: Light body, with a high level of fairly smooth carbonation.

Overall: Efes Dark is certainly drinkable and better than some other dark lagers I have had, but I think I prefer their standard pilsner.

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Photo of liverpoolcanuck
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of 4ster
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of jmathis
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of metter98
3.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear but a very dark reddish brown in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down very rapidly leaving some lacing on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of dark malts and sweetness in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is slightly sweet and has flavors of dark malts with notes of burnt caramel and molasses. The latter two flavors particularly linger though the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied and a bit watery on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather easy to drink and has a nice amount of flavors.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear dark amber to medium brown in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation near the surface of the beer. The beer has a quarter finger tall off-white head that almost instantly reduces to a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: The aroma is sweet and malty with hints of burnt sugar, caramel, and molasses. There is almost a little hint of nuttiness.

T: The flavor of this beer is mild with some light sweet malts - there are hints of caramel and molasses.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: The flavor of this beer almost reminds me of an English mild but a little sweeter. This beer is enjoyable and easy to drink, might be a little too high ABV to be sessionable but definitely one I would have again.

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Photo of Keegan
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of LJWalker
3/5  rDev -3.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of djura
3.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got it from Turkey. It is 6.1 % alc. now.

A-Dark cola like color,with bubbles and minute lasting darker foam.

S-Almost nothing,coffee and some sweetness.

T/M-Roasted coffee is dominate,some caramel taste,bitterness in the mouth,also some sweetness.

O-Drink it cold,worth to try it.

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Photo of Deatrick
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of fisherbray
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of woodychandler
3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

When my local trading partner, Tone77, dropped off his latest batch for me, I was anxious to make my way through everything and that feeling has not subsided. This has been just plain fun.

This really looked like cola as it was being decanted from the bottle into a glass! Well, except for the two-plus fingers of dense deep-tan head that seemed determined to hang around. Color was a deep brown with garnet highlights and good clarity for the shade. Nose gave an initial hit of molasses and I wondered how that would translate in terms of taste. Only one way I know of to find out ... Mouthfeel was medium, at best, and the taste was somewhat medicinal, like cough syrup when I was a kid, but not necessarily in a bad way. I was still getting the molasses vibe and as long as you are okay with that flavor profile, it was a drinkable beer. Finish exuded a light tartness to go with the light astringency. Not bad, not great, but definitely interesting. Perhaps if a style descriptor is ever written, I can revise my scores as needed.

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Photo of canucklehead
3.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Now that this is available in BC in a can ,I gave it a try. Not a bad dark lager with a nice caramel note to the finish on par with many of the Euro dark lagers. I like the full mouthfeel and the slightly nutty nose. It is also very food friendly which makes it a good BBQ beer. I will be picking up some cans of this for the Summer as it is hard to find decent darker lagers in cans.

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Photo of tone77
3.83/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz. bottle. Has a very dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, toffee. Taste is good, malts, smoke, some caramel, a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of mmurphy525
3/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of phaedrusovchaos
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of YalovaIA
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 330mL bottle into a pint glass. The label says 6.1% ABV rather than the above-listed 6.5%.

Appearance: rich brown hue with a hazeless body and two fingers of creamy tan foam. A good looking beer!

Smell: malty, slightly sweet caramel and roasty aroma. There's also a nice graininess to it; sometimes the grain can be annoying, but I find in this beer it works quite well. It reminds me of brewing grains right at dough-in.

Taste: mild and slightly sweet malt flavor. Roasted malts bring in a touch of chocolate and a hint of astringency at the end. Overall, this is an exceptionally clean beer with an enticing and fulfilling flavor.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good level of carbonation and a damn fine level of creaminess, especially for the style. Capital!

Overall: I don't know why this beer doesn't get more love. I'm finding it very satisfying and tasty.

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Efes Dark from Anadolu Efes Brewery
Beer rating: 11.3% out of 100 with 195 ratings
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