Efes Pilsener Fici/Draft | Anadolu Efes Brewery

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Brewed by:
Anadolu Efes Brewery
Turkey
efespilsen.com.tr

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Globetrotter on 04-20-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
14
Avg:
2.69
pDev:
21.56%
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +58%

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Photo of Robertas
3.75/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Momon
2.72/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.25/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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4.12/5  rDev +53.2%

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2.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.92/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of theopholis
2.48/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance- Pours a clear, pale yellow gold under a decent white head wıth no stayıng power. No lace at all.

Aroma- Not quite as good as a German Pılsner should be, but the nose is descent. Decent malt sweetness wıth a touch of hops. Some bready aromas ın there. Not great, but nothıng overly objectionalble.

Taste- Pretty standard pilsner taste. Decent blend of malt sweetness and bıtterıng hops. Something else that shouldn't be there, but İ really can't put my finger on it. Soapy, or wet cardboard? Whatever it is, it ain't supposed to be there.

Mouth-feel: Pretty standard pils for body, but a haır under-carbonated.

Drinkability: It's not wretched, but stick with the Efe Pils.

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Photo of emincems
2.39/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.04/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.38/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As mentioned by others this comes in a neat barrel type shaped bottle (half-litre and a twist top).

I poured mine into a pint handled glass on the balcony of my holiday hotel in Ovacik (turkey).

It looked fine, true Med lager, golden, bright and clean. The white head (as usual with Med lagers) soon faded away to a thin collar and nothing else.

Regular non-smelling lager/pilsner, gets my normal three score.

I thought this a bit sweeter than the Efes Pilsner I'm used too, and therefore better (I have a semi-sweet tooth).

Not bad at all and definately a different beer to the normal Efes pilsner.

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Photo of qrazvan
2.79/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Globetrotter
3.12/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hand-delivered from Istanbul to Moscow by my boss (thanks, Jim!), the brown half liter bottle is stout like a keg, with a short neck coming out the top. The label is deminimus - clear with yellow print stating "Fici Bira" ("draft beer") and a yellow line forming the leading edge of a bird in flight to the left of the letters. A Turkish friend assured me this is different from the regular Efes Pilsener just as MGD is different from Miller High Life. OK. All of the writing is in Turkish, but I'm told the ingredients conform to the purity law. No freshness date.

Pours a clear slightly yellow gold under a 1.5 finger white head that fades pretty quickly to film and collar. No lace. The nose is pretty pleasant, of sweet bready grain. The mouth is a very standard light and well-carbonated. Smooth, pretty standard lager taste here - sweet barley, slight floral hops bitter. The bad news is a soapy undertown, fleeting but disturbing. The aftertaste is mild, mainly dry and not particularly long-lasting. It's OK, but not much more than that.

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Photo of breweryaprntc13
1.65/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light fizzy yellow under a thick frothy head the quickly disappears leaving no traces.

Grainy malts, slight grassy and possibly floral hops.

Grainy stale taste, corn?, ester undertones, grassy hops noticeable.

somewhat smooth with medium carbonation, fizzy, but a hard to place slightly off feeling.

Not impressed at all. Probably will not have one again.

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Photo of AlexFF65
3/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of EmperorBevis
2.24/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Bottled
Pours a crystal clear golden body with huge foaming white head that pretty much disappears altogether
Slight corn and metallic aroma
Tinny flavour

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Photo of Yalcin
2.31/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Drknight
3.09/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +11.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of djura
2.35/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Efes pilsener draft that i drinked was made in Zajecar brewery,which is under Heineken group. Original from Turkey is slightly better.

A: a pale yellow color,nothing special

S: slight hops aroma,again,nothing special

T: Starts malty. Ends with light dry hops.

M: Usual pilsner,light,go down very easy.

D: It goes hard on stomach or head after 2 or 3.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.11/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

"Efes Draft." 50cl brown glass bottle with appealing barrel-redolent label and branded twist-off pressure cap acquired at a supermarket in Bucharest, Romania, and served into a pilsner glass there. Reviewed live. Expectations are average. 5% ABV. Best before: 09/02/2015. Brewed: 09/06/2014.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation problems are expected.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: It's a half-finger wide. Recedes fully within 10 seconds, leaving no lacing and no opportunity for me to note its characteristics, other than that it's white.

BODY: Clear translucent yellow-copper of average vibrance. Honey coloured, if you will. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears adequately carbonated.

AROMA: Honey, helles malts, unrefined sugars, barley, cream, and faint sassafras/sarsaparilla/root beer barrel notes.

A pleasantly sweet aroma of mild strength, with no detectable hop character, yeast, or alcohol. I'm looking forward to trying it.

TASTE: Honey, barrel/wood sugars, helles malts, pils malts, honey malt sweetness, and faint pollen-y hop notes. It's balanced, albeit simple, and has a nice rounded flavour profile with plenty of cohesion. There are hints of sassafras which lend it interesting nuance and help it stand out compared to other pilsners.

Not a gestalt build, but a pleasant one. There isn't much intricacy or subtlety here, and it has only an average depth of flavour, but it's enjoyable to drink the plain honey-dominant flavour is nice. Average duration and intensity of flavour.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, sticky, refreshing, and slightly overcarbonated. Light to medium-bodied. Aptly thick.

This texture suits the taste well. Nice presence on the palate overall.

Not gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, scratchy, or oily.

OVERALL: It's a nice pilsner with an interesting honey emphasis. I like it and would consider getting it again. One of the more interesting Turkish brews I've tried so far. It isn't boring like many beers in the style. Highly drinkable. Definitely above average.

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