Efes Pilsener | Anadolu Efes Brewery

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Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery
Turkey
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Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

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pDev:
20.65%
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Photo of drmeto
3.58/5  rDev +15.5%
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 +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of desint
2.23/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Hayley_86
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
2.39/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Lucas_Druid
2.35/5  rDev -24.2%
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%
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 +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shanex
4/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
2.68/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of detgfrsh
3.16/5  rDev +1.9%
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 -23.9%
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%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Everydayoff
3.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

330ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Crystal clear golden color, it tops with a finger of foamy white head that stands for a while before sinking to some bubble patch atop and leaving slight lacing.

In a nose, sweet corn, grain, bread, sulfur, and some earth.

Through the palate, it is just like the aroma, no real bitterness with slight grain sourness.

Light body with sharp carbonation, the feeling is crisp and refreshing with a clean finish.

Like an adjunct for me not a pils. Obviously corny and grain.

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Photo of ken-che
1.97/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.16/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From Festival de las Naciones. In Teku glass. At dinner, with San Jacobo. Pretty dcent for an industrial lager. Not much taste, of course, but nothing unpleasant nor out of place, and refreshing

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Photo of WadeBridgman
3.92/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.4/5  rDev +41.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Need to start my review with the conclusion: this is a very good beer. Didn't know what to expect and it fulfilled all that it could.
It is a Pilsener however closer to an American adjunct but rich, rich in hops and malts.
Its smell reminds me a bit of Carlsberg, at least the hoppiness of a non-Czech pilsener. The taste is even more so, although light but still offers a round, full taste - a tiny bit of dry bitterness lingers on the palate in the end.
Very refreshing and easy to drink and the added CO2 is not strong either, very fine bubbly that just helps the beer to be backed down one after the other - because this is how this beer feels, something you drink for pleasure especially on hot summer days and nights, by the sea, with barbecue or grilled meat, "the Mediterranean beer" brings all of this.
Quite well done, a nice, decent light pilsener (read the bros' review if you don't believe me ;)

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Photo of mishi_d
2/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Marvicsin
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of shu_420
3.74/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bangalter
2.4/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pissy taste, pissy look, pissy feel.

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Photo of aleigator
3.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a golden colored, clear beer with a bubbly, big white head.

Smells of sweet wheat, a hint of grass and a herbal freshness.

Has a very light body, very refreshing with a well fitting, higher carbonation.

Tastes of a sweet, toffee maltiness, coated up by wheat and a bubbly effervescence. Develops a short hop presence of dried herbs, together with a subtle, bitter peak. Finishes with a nice lingering dryness, balanced by toffee malts.

Solid, well balanced and very light Pilsener, which is definitely to be found on the sweeter end of things.

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Photo of tonyllau
3.42/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.1 out of 5 with 623 ratings