Efes Extra | Anadolu Efes Brewery

Efes ExtraEfes Extra
BA SCORE
2.78/5
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:
#43,397
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
49
pDev:
25.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Photo of kylehay2004
2.57/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of kojevergas
2.01/5  rDev -27.7%
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 zotzot
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of torwart68
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brokenlaunchpad
2.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of EvrenBaskan
2.46/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kuby
3.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Efes Extra is a strong beer.

Appearance – Has nice medium yellow colour. Low bubbles.

Smell – You will notice alcohol and bitter sharp smell.

Taste – Has strong, solid, sharp taste.

Mouthfeel – First you will notice intense alcohol taste after bitter like taste. after one couple beer you will only notice sour taste. Because sugar overtake alcohol taste.

Drinkability – If you want drink 2-3 beer and sleep with lighthead this beer is for you.

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Photo of Drknight
2.34/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
1.75/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.04/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Eloel
2.19/5  rDev -21.2%
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 iloveanarchy
2/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of hoppecatania
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of celikelf
2.24/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Yalcin
2.58/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of emincems
2.45/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dannyboygaga
3.25/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of ebrupessoa
3.5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of dandelin
3.75/5  rDev +34.9%

Photo of nebs
5/5  rDev +79.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of flyingpig
1.43/5  rDev -48.6%
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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2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Sinfull
2.25/5  rDev -19.1%

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Efes Extra from Anadolu Efes Brewery
Beer rating: 2.78 out of 5 with 49 ratings
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