Efes Pilsener | Anadolu Efes Brewery

613 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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Not absolutely sure this is the Efes pilsner. It came in a squat 500 ml bottle that only says "Efes Beer". The ABV is correct and it appears to be a light pilsner type adjunct beer. Pours a light golden amber with a thin white head that dissipaters quickly to a ring around the glass. Light aroma of biscuit and grassy malt, hint of hops and corn sweetness. Taste is very light biscuit malt, slightly sweet with a faint wisp of hops in the finish. No off flavors, but very attenuated flavor. Light bodied with nice carbonation. This would be adequate if nothing else was available, but otherwise a typical mass produced bland commercial beer. I hope I can try something a little more exciting from Turkey next time. An unexciting, but drinkable beer.

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3.35/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 ounce brown, squat bottle. No head, only a rim of fine bubble. No lace. Yellow straw color. Clear.

Mild aroma of very pale malt grain.

Raw grain start but the hop bitterness comes quickly and strongly. Surprisingly flavorful. Raw grain finish with a good peppery bite. Full body and a high level of carbonation.

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3.38/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of floral hops in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts along with hints of floral hops, the latter of which also contributes a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There are slight hints of dryness in the finish.
O: I was pleasantly surprised by this beer since it’s a relatively good German pilsener from Turkey. I wouldn’t mind drinking this beer again sometime.

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Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
3.08 out of 5 based on 613 ratings.
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