Efes Pilsener | Anadolu Efes Brewery

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Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery
Turkey
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Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

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#46,579
Reviews:
290
Ratings:
631
pDev:
20.58%
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Photo of Selman
5/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.27/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a single serve into a pils glass.

Pours a remarkably pale straw color with a quick rising (and just as quickly leaving) two-finger foamy head. An initial storm of big bubble gives way to lower carbonation. Looks like a typical AAL.

The aromas are much better than the look. There is an undeniable adjunct character, with plenty of grain, but not offputting, and other aromas including grass, lemon, honey and earthy notes appear.

The taste is a "push" of good and not so much. Surprisingly balanced with a pleasing sweetness mixed with a definite hop bitterness, but skews toward sour as the brew warms. Drink this one on the quick side.

The mouthfeel is pretty darn good though. Very light, crisp, and with more carbonation than I thought.

Overall, one of the better Euros I've had, but that's about all I can say about it.

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Photo of cryptichead
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Davit
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EMH73
3.01/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a clear straw color with a half inch, poorly retained white head that left no lacing. Smells and tastes of grains, corn, grass, sweet malts and a hint of lemon. Light bodied and carbonated, fairly bitter especially as it warms. A Turkish AAL.

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Photo of travelguy
3.27/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbehlar
3.41/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

World of Beer NOLA.

Easy drinking beer.

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Photo of EvrenBaskan
2.89/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Casey_L
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dbauer
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mamaraza
2.45/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of drmeto
3.58/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

canned version brewed in Cologne, Germany

L:
-pours a clear straw golden with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-sweet,herbal,earthy,honey,grassy
T:
-Follows the nose + lemon & grain
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
The German Version i tried was a perfectly solid Pilsener.

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Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.36/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of desint
2.23/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Hayley_86
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.39/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lucas_Druid
2.35/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This lager is straw-coloured with a light body and feel. It has a lower than average head and somewhat average, not particular taste. Though not particularly remarkable, it fills the ever-present role of the "not very good but cheap and available" beer that every country has, in this case for Turkey. I would call this the Turkish Carlsberg.

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Photo of Chase781617
2.79/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Thought I'd give this Turkish beer a try, and the first time I had it I really had a negative view of it. Tried it a second time and it was laid out that this is just not that good of a beer.

To start, it had a pretty skunky smell both times. The taste was pretty fruity and wasn't that enjoyable to me. The feel wasn't all that horrible but it did leave a pretty sticky aftertaste that I wasn't fond of.

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Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of rab53
2.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of detgfrsh
3.16/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From a 33cl bottle. Light amber color with a lacing of bubbles. Skunky smell at first, some sweet grain afterwards. Medium feel, heavy carbonation. Not much taste, but there's a base of sweet malt and a lingering warm feeling. A check mark for Turkey on my list, but pretty average otherwise.

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Photo of VeganUndead
2.36/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A close second to Carlsberg Elephant for the worst beer I have ever had. Skunky, lightstuck, metallic, the list goes on. Stay away from this and green bottles

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Photo of tottel
1.24/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.48/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 631 ratings