Efes Pilsener | Anadolu Efes Brewery

Efes PilsenerEfes Pilsener
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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 Julian4077
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of charlatan
3.19/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw colour with a rather generic, sweet, inoffensive nose. The beer itself is surprisingly flavourful and tangy, slightly bubblegummy, with enough hop strength to feel like a proper beer. Not outstanding but much better than I had anticipated.

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Photo of Keegan
4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

Photo of SmashPants
3.26/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: standard 330mL green bottle, pretty ordinary looking macro label.

Appearance: pale golden yellow with a thin layer of loose bubbly head that disipates quickly.

Aroma: the aroma is grassy and slightly malty with faint grainy notes and a corn-like sweetness. Not terribly appealing.

Taste: cereal grains up front with a touch of grassy hops. Not overly sophisticated, but not bad.

Aftertaste: lingers slightly. The cereal disappears and more of the grassy hops come through.

Mouthfeel: light body, per the style. Reasonably high in carbonation, nice and refreshing.

Overall: Quite a good standard pilsener. Doesn't try to blow its trumpet too hard - just a good quality, refreshing beer for a good price (AU$43 a case in 2012).

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Photo of yossarian
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of sAws
1.91/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Translucent golden yellow with good carbonation. Smell is musty and not very appealing. Taste starts good but progresses to an unpleasant finish, has insightful corn and floral hop tastes. Feels average in the mouth but the taste does not make me want to come back for more.

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Photo of djwhit24
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of LJWalker
3.25/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of maviola
4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

Photo of Deatrick
2.25/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of WynnO
1.5/5  rDev -51.8%

Photo of cyrenaica
1.59/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

500ml can
5.0% ABV

I tried this beer on September 14, 2010 after purchasing from one of my local LCBO outlets. The beer poured a translucent pale gold colour with topns of effervescence and a thin white head which quickly dissipated to a ring. The aroma was corn, grain, and a hint of floral hops. The mouthfeel was weak to medium bodied with a medium carbonation. The flavour was acid, metal, grain, with an offputting bitter finish.

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Photo of stevoj
2.6/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale lager indeed. Very light golden color, faint aroma and weak taste. Taste is overall good, but could be a little stronger. For the Mediterranean climate though, I am sure this is a thirst quencher.

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Photo of FriedGold2112
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of ToppyBeerMaster
2.95/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Colour is a clear golden hue, large bubbles noticed which quickly dissipate with the coarse head. On the nose was grain, slight malt. Taste was watery neutral upfront, mellow, easy drinking, crisp finish.

I tried it from a can, it will most likely taste different from a stubby.

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Photo of mimi
2/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of avalon07
3.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a pale yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Very little lacing.

S: Being that this beer came in a green bottle, a bit of skunkiness was inevitable, but there were also traces of hops and malt, too.

T: Tasted of light hops, malt, a little lemon, and the aforementioned skunkiness (though this wasn't as pronounced as I thought it would be). Not necessarily a bad flavor, but hardly great.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a crisp finish. Light-bodied.

O: Not a terrible beer, but not particularly memorable either.

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Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of kevanb
3.09/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Figured I might as well try this while in Istanbul.

A: Nice appearance for a pilsner, soft golden/yellow hay color, nice foamy white head, lots of bubbles rising to the top of the glass. Sticky lacing is readily apparent.

S: Nothing special, lemons, some grain, some dirty hops.

T: Tastes better than anticipated, nice lemon zest character, some sweet and light grain, some dried hop flavors, but pretty watered down, not a lot of balance, and a weird cat pee aftertaste.

M: Spot on for a pilsner, bubbly, prickly, easy to drink, goes down like water, can guzzle this all day.

O: Just a run of the mill Euro lager, people drink it like crazy here in Istanbul, and I'll probably drink a few more while I'm here as it's really hard to find anything else.

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Photo of rale
3/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of fisherbray
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Novanglus
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of XenonX
1.75/5  rDev -43.7%

Photo of OldTime
2.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of pBRale
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Efes Pilsener from Anadolu Efes Brewery
Beer rating: 14.6% out of 100 with 616 ratings
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