Efes Pilsener | Anadolu Efes Brewery

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

Style: European 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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Ranking:
#43,691
Reviews:
292
Ratings:
638
pDev:
20.26%
 
 
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17
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Photo of lhwjanssen
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
3.81/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into lager glass, unknown bottle code ETEF. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with as fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit of skunky aromas, that dissipate through the glass, not overwhelming. Nice aromas with pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no fruity/yeasty notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately bready/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a very good Euro pale lager. All around nice robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Very clean pils malt showcase, with nice noble hop presence/balance for the style. If they used brown bottles, it might have even been better. A very enjoyable offering, and great style example.

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Photo of dextermcgurk
2.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BurakK
3.63/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It tastes much better than before after changing the recipe regarding to German purity law. And I guess they have higher standards now. It's a decent pilsener. I prefer to drink from old fashioned original fat brown bottles.

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Photo of Giggy
3.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BobbyOlson
3.67/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.11 out of 5 with 638 ratings