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:
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Added by PorterPounder on 01-09-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
195
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.08
pDev:
18.18%
 
 
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5
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2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
2.35/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A thin head on a brown colored body.
The aroma had a hint of roasted malt and a lot of dry grain.
The taste starts okay with a little roasted malt and then descends into super malty sweet hell.
The texture was sticky with moderate carbonation.
Stay away until it's the only game in town... then find another town.

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Photo of shamrok
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Rihup
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of BigBry
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of cadaugherty
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of mariobbr
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
1.5/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of Dapperticus
4.5/5  rDev +46.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.42/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

330mL bottle, best before 29/09/12. I guess the store had some old bottles.

appears very dark brown, red highlights, thin off-white head, good head retention. malty aroma, no hops. fairly sweet taste, smooth, easy drinking. mild. lingering aftertaste. thin to medium body, medium carbonation. overall - not bad, it has a good mild flavor and high drinkability.

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Photo of StonyB
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 4/27/13.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, and a brewed tea aroma. Taste is mainly of toasted bread and slightly burnt caramel. There is a very mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that is decently drinkable but nothing too exciting.

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Photo of kingmaker
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.4/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Efes Dark has a thick, cream-colored head, a dark brown, tea color, and some decent lacing left down the glass. The aroma is of dark-roasted malt, brown bread, and there’s a little hop spice in the nose upon a deep inhalation. The flavor is similar, with lots sugar, some coffee, and a relatively strong alcohol burn in the back of the throat. Mouthfeel is pretty light, and Efes Dark finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a most excellent beer.

RJT

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of burri
3.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

the drink is orangy yellow with quick lining formed at the top gives it a unique glistening look
smell is not much flavoured. smells of citrus and alcohol
tastes dry. alcohol not really hidden. Just so you know what you're getting. There's the taste of vodka that it's been mixed with
mouthfull is heavy, and it fills your whole mouth giving you a dry taste, however i liked it in this one because it wasn't very sour.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
2.58/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours out a dark brown with a minimal flash head that doesn't leave behind any lacing. Lighter side of medium body and carbonation levels.

Smells and tastes partially skunky, but there is some mild toasted bread in there in the background of the flavor and some mild floral hopping in the aroma. And that's it. A simple beer with not much going for it other than the very basics. Overall it's not very good, but not quite bad enough for me to call it terrible. It is, however, completely forgettable and most certainly not good enough to actually seek out.

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