Efes Extra | Anadolu Efes Brewery

Efes ExtraEfes Extra
BA SCORE
8.2%
Liked This Beer
2.79 w/ 49 ratings
Efes ExtraEfes Extra
BEER INFO

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

Style: Euro Strong Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,004
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
49
Liked:
4
Avg:
2.79/5
pDev:
25.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of zidibi
1.03/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I used to drink this beer with friends because it was so cheap and has so much alcohol in it
to be honest worst beer ever drank

although it has a fair colour, it has an awfull sugar taste and strong alcohol taste
maybe it suits to those who want to drink cheap and get drunk

Surely it is a beer to forget

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Photo of flyingpig
1.43/5  rDev -48.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

500ml Can in Ataturk airport, Istanbul:
Clear yellow straw with a small, bubbly head that is bone white and slowly turns patchy.

Very sweet sugar, lots of alcohol and grain plus a hint of butterscotch that I wasn't expecting. There is some honey and faint lemon as well. Bad but not disgusting.

This one tastes truly awful and is very hard to drink. The taste is sweet with tonnes of alcohol, a lot more than the 7.5% abv. on the can suggests. There is a lot of grain, a slightly skunky taste and some faint lemon. There is a hint of hops and a strong, syrupy sugar taste that results in nothing more than drain pour.

Very sweet and thin with a lot of sugar that makes the drink seem more like a watered down syrup than a beer. Cheap tasting and over carbonated resulting in a gassy body that was making me feel sick after only a few sips.

I'm not sure what I was thinking buying this and thankfully it counts as a new style that I have tried because it had nothing else going for it. Granted it is strong and cheap but why this one was on sale in an airport is beyond me, and since it was an airport it wasn't all that cheap. Disgusting from start to finish with too much sugar, alcohol and grain throughout and on top of that I was drinking it from a plastic cup on an airport floor so that didn't exactly help it any. That being said, nothing was saving this one.

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Photo of WoodBrew
1.71/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I had a can of this which I shared with my neighbors as part of a beer tasting. The color was yellow with decent carbonation. The carbonation yielded a white head that did not lace. There really wasn't much to smell outside of teh alcohol....some thought they could smell faint plumb. The taste was just alcohol and grain to me....I did not like this beer. The mouthfeel was yuck and I will not drink this beer again. However, when in Turkey...one should at least try it.

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Photo of rale
1.75/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of AlexAfonin
1.75/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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Photo of iloveanarchy
2/5  rDev -28.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.01/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

"Efes Extra" 7.50% ABV. Can from a Carrefour in Istanbul in May 2016.

Very, very poor fare. Syrupy sticky boozy swill.

Low D (2.01) / AVOID

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Photo of Eloel
2.19/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Trying too hard to compete with other high alcohol beers, Efes Extra falls terribly short in all aspects.

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Photo of celikelf
2.24/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of Sinfull
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of herrburgess
2.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of hmarebel02
2.29/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This is the strongests beer that I could find in Turkey. Efes beers are pretty much the only ones you can get in Turkey. Beer culture is o0bviously not a big component in this country, but this beer in particular makes Miller light seem drinkable. Quite simply even for its style profile, its boring, bland, under-carbonated, and doesn't feel right.

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Photo of Drknight
2.34/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BlackHaddock
2.35/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

My 7.5% ABV, 50cl can had no 'E' in its 'Xtra'. It did however have an alcoholic blast from start to finish.

It poured a solid looking deep golden colour, the head had gone within 10 seconds and 'The Headache waiting To Happen' just sat there staring back at me in my hotel room (Ovacik, Turkey).

This beer had no substance or style, just an alcoholic front, back and sides.

Could have been any of those terrible extra strong lagers dotted about Europe, all of which should be avoided.

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Photo of breweryaprntc13
2.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Copper with a golden hued, thick white head, leaves small lace clumpings.

Malty sweetness, slight roast malts, grain, floral and spicy hops, alcohol smell.

Strong alcohol taste, malted grains, citrus hops, but overall alcohol in flavor.

Medium carbonation, mild to smooth, but again the alcohol is the most noticeable.

One bottle was enough, too much alcohol and not enough real flavor.

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Photo of EvrenBaskan
2.46/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of slitherySOB
2.49/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Turkey's answer to Olde English 800? The clerk said this is drunk straight from bottle. Well, for a proper review, I poured it in a glass. Hmm, a transluscent liquid copper pours out of this. The head, at first, foams up to a gargantous foam, only to subside to nothing. A ring of lace is left on top where the head reached it's peak. Strong, malt liquor alcohol smell. But around that, the nose detects a good indication of malt, hops, and even a peppery aroma. First taste is very harsh and coarse. The alcohol is evident on the epiglotis(the hangy down thing on the back of the throat). After the second sip, it's not too bad. Strong alcohol flavour, but their is a malt sweetness. It reminds me a little of cheap scotch whiskey. Course, almost granular mouthfeel. Leaves the throat refreshed, though.

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Photo of Grebdioz
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of bckayaalp
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of dcmchew
2.5/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of kylehay2004
2.57/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Yalcin
2.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.73/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This was a gift from a friend and I know not where she came up with it as no one at the local beer tasting group had seen it in the area. The group is an accomplished set of folks with real beer knowledge and senses. Surprisingly this little number was one of the hits of the evening, perhaps because of its unique placement among superb ales and barleywines.

Poured out hard it forms a massive cream colored head that is moderately longlasting above the dark gold body. Good clarity and quite attractive. The green body imparted a lightly skunked aroma but was very reminiscent of Pilsner Urquell hopping. The flavor imparts an adjunct finish with some noticeable harshness. Smooth body and reasonable drinkability on a hot day.

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Photo of brokenlaunchpad
2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev +7.5%

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Efes Extra from Anadolu Efes Brewery
Beer rating: 8.2% out of 100 with 49 ratings
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