Efes Pilsener | Anadolu Efes Brewery

Efes PilsenerEfes Pilsener
620 Ratings
Efes PilsenerEfes Pilsener

Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

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3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I've been pleasantly surprised with the crispness and character in this mainstream Turkish pilsner. Fills up my Pokal with golden fluid and white head quite nicely. Nose is reasonably solid bready malts and a touch of spicy Saaz hops.

As far as the taste is concerned, this hits the style pretty well. Not overly flavorful, but it is crisp and quenching. Maybe a touch overcarbonated, which affects the finish somewhat. High drinkability here, much higher than the origin or packaging would have you believe. Competitive with most of the better German and Czech examples of the style.

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2.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

The Bud Light of Turkey, apparently. I know what I’m getting myself into. Thin, fizzy, yellow (Turkish) lager.

This pours a light golden yellow with bright foam that rapidly dies down. There’s a nasty aroma of cereal malts & adjuncts and the flavor has that not-so-wonderful skunked adjunct flavor.

Highlights in addition to the musty aroma and the corn and cereal malt notes include the sweetish flavor, off finish, and just all-around ‘moral of the story is drink something else’ of this beer.

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2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
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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2.96/5  rDev -4.5%
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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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.
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Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.1 out of 5 with 620 ratings
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