Efes Pilsener | Anadolu Efes Brewery

606 Ratings
Efes PilsenerEfes Pilsener

Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery

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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Photo of stephenjmoore
2.93/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Very pale straw colored body with crystal clear transparency. Almost looks like colored water. Bubbly white head that hangs around.

S- Damp grains and adjuncts. Not much going on.

T- Some pilsner flavor, crisp, grainy taste.

M- Crisp, light bodied, medium carbonation. Easy drinking.

O- Not a great example of a German pils, but passes as an easy drinking euro pale lager.

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Photo of Thedrizzle
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mdfb79
2.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

From 01/19/12 notes. Had a bottle of this in Chicago at Andy's, a turkish restaurant on N Clarke St. I believe. 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

a - Pours a murky bright yellow color with one inch of bright white head and low carbonation evident. Doesn't look great.

s - Smells of sweet plum wine you'd get at a Japanese restaurant. Smells of some sweet corn, sweet fruits, grains, wheat, bread. Not terrible but not what I was looking for in a beer...the sweetness is a little odd.

t - Tastes of apples, plum wine, fruity malts, sweet corn, skunky, wheat, grains, biscuit malts. A step down from the nose; seems a bit skunky and has thta weird sweet plum that the nose had.

m - Light to medium body and low carbonation. Skunky, but easy to drink overwise.

o - Overall I did not think this was a great beer, though not the worst. Smells and taste slike sweet plum wine with a hint of skunkiness in the taste; wouldn't seek it out again. A pretty average beer overall.

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Photo of Fatehunter
2.89/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A half finger of head on a clear, light straw colored body.
The aroma is a nice grain and lemon scent.
The taste starts with a mild, but good, bitterness; then moves to a sweet middle and end.
Crisp texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
Pretty average overall.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of RyanC
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of Chrily
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of afrothunder
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of cliff1066
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Garrett092112
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Beerman1977
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.08/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Efes Pilsener has a thin, white head, and a clear, golden appearance with an abundance of carbonation. There is essentially no lacing with this one. Aroma is faint, but sweet, white bread and a tiny hop zing can be picked up. Taste is of the same, with a paper aspect. Some grass is present as well. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Efes finishes mostly dry, crisp, clean, refreshing, and highly drinkable. Overall, this is a really good beer. I recommend giving it a try.


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Photo of mchen
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of djrn2
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of WJStyles
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

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3/5  rDev -2.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Kyrojack
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +29.9%

Photo of bzach
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ceetee26
4.25/5  rDev +38%

Photo of markgoodman10
3/5  rDev -2.6%

Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
3.08 out of 5 based on 606 ratings.
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