Efes Pilsener | Anadolu Efes Brewery

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Anadolu Efes Brewery

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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5/5  rDev +61.3%

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5/5  rDev +61.3%

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5/5  rDev +61.3%

Photo of FrothyBeverage
4.79/5  rDev +54.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Honey hued apperance and cloudy. No lace or head and an abesence of bubbles. The smell is yeasty and pungent alchol aroma. The taste is delicious. Very mellow taste of vanilla and syrupy nectars. Suprisingly tingly even though there was the absence of carbonation in the apperance. Tingled the entire mouth especialy the tip of the tounge. Mouth feel was a strongpoint. Upon the first sip my mouth was so overjoyed that i wanted more and more.

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4.75/5  rDev +53.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +53.2%

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4.71/5  rDev +51.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

With the dozens of supposedly European beers around, Efes stays one of the best imported beers, with a soft feel on an amazing taste and alcohol content.

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4.57/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Golden malt round flavor, weak head, pleasant effervescence

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Photo of cann84
4.5/5  rDev +45.2%

Great lager beer found in Turkey and you can taste over 80 countries

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Photo of meecrob
4.5/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very refreshing, smooth turkish pilsener. This brew has a light golden color and a thick, white head. I tasted a pleasant citrus aroma with some hints of honey mixed with a nice grassy, floral hop bitterness. Amazing to drink on hot summer days or to wash down some Kebap or other turkish delights. One of the best european pilseners and the best turkish beer. I absolutely recommend this brew!

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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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4.4/5  rDev +41.9%

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4.36/5  rDev +40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.34/5  rDev +40%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

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4.24/5  rDev +36.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle poured into a pint glass at Wish Ne Turkish restaurant, Bayside, NY.

Crystal clear pale gold with white foamy head, 1/2 inch at first, fades to a ring.

Aroma is crisp malt and hops, with hints of some more citrus or floral notes--unexpected.

On the palate, crisp, carbonated, dry and refreshing. The flavor was quite a surprise--where I expected a typical euro-macrolager there was a real foral and citrus hoppy aroma and flavor married to the refreshing dry malt. it actually is a pilsener, and a pretty good one! Nice!

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4.1/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very pleasing beer and I am not a fan of pilsners in general.

An Afghani man turned me onto this one some time ago and it has since become one of my favorite beers for paring with Mediterranean or central Asian cuisine.

Appearance: light and effervescent, crisp and clear, plenty of running bubbles and a thin lasting lace. Translucent golden in color.

Smell: Crisp, frsesh citrus rind, mostly lemon. Pepper and mint.

Taste/Mouthfeel: mmmÂ… Very healthy body for a pilsner, sweet malts bring a honey front smoothness and a healthy dose of hops leave a crisp, bitter, herbal lemon finish. Some grassy or grainy residue.

Drinkability: Through the roof, especially with slightly spicy food. Well balanced.

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4.1/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A and I were at a new (to us) beverage store in Union Square, and came across this beer. I am more of an ale drinker, but with the insane heat of this summer I was willing to druink something a bit more refreshing. Fortunately we chose well.

The beer is a nice golden color, very clean like one would expect. The smell is acutally what sold me on the beer. It has a very mouth watering malt aroma that
hits you as you take a drink. For a lagered beer, this had a great deal of body and mouthfeel, most lagered beers that I try are a bit thin (thus my preference
to ales).

Not sure why other reviewers did not enojoy the malty aroma, but to each ones own, eh? I really enjoyed the beer, but I agree with Jason, the lack of info on the bottle is kinda strange. Not too many beers in the US that come from Turkey, they should have a little something about the brewery, or the beer. Of course that could just be the bottler or importers fault.

A good pils, much better than some of the "true" pils that come from bohemia.
Especailly refreshing while trying to beat the heat with no AC

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