Brewed by Anadolu Efes
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Istanbul, Turkey


on tap

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RATINGS: 394   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vargatul (138) - Bucharest, - AUG 19, 2012
0.33 l bottle, from Auchan. Dark brown colour with burgundy hints. Short white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, malt, bread, bitter cherries. Medium body, bittersweet taste, average carbonation, light bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - JUL 10, 2014
Can. Pours reddish brown with spongy tan head, low carbonation, caramel aroma, roasted malt and caramel taste, medium finish with caramel aftertaste. Not bad for a large scale Turkish beer producer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4856) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small foamy off-white head that faded to a thin film. The nose is slightly husky and nutty with a light coffee note. The flavor is pretty decent, some nice coffee and light roast, rather refreshing actually on a hot day. Light to medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rok1024 (1025) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 8, 2014
Clear dark brown appearance with medium low head. Strong caramel and chocolate aroma. Taste doesn’t meet up the appealing aroma, but it’s still good and refreshing Dunkel style beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marduk (2452) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2014
330ml bottle (thanks Mari & Kalm). Clear copper color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Dirty, caramel, sweet aroma. Sweet, caramel, hop extract in taste. Simple macro.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 4, 2014
330ml bottle - thanks Marduk!
Unpleasantly sweet aroma, even from a distance. Close up it’s not good either, dry and papery. Scarily papery in the taste. Sweetness is just burnt sugar that fails to cover the unpleasantness. Palate is awful, like licking old photostat paper with its noxious chemicals. Looked good, a nice deep red, and a persistent small tan head. However, clear glass bottle, so the obvious penalty. Finish leaves me with the horror chemicals from the palate. Want to scrape my tongue clean!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sevenlee (1253) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is malt, roasted, caramel and some toffee. Taste is medium sweet with a sweet finish. Pretty much the best of the beasts in Turkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (898) - SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2014
330ml Bottle as a gift brought back from Marmaris, Turkey:
Lots of malts & roasted notes plus faint hops & grain with caramel as well. Sugar & toffee makes an appearance too with some very faint fruits towards the end.
Caramel brown with a 1cm, bubbly head that is light brown & settles as a patchy lacing.
Roasted malts & some sweetness with some caramel & toffee from the nose. A little bit of spice comes through around the middle with hints of treacle as well.
Smooth & inoffensive with some bland patches & overall the beer seems a little thin. Some bitterness & touches of sweetness throughout as well. It’s an easy enough beer to drink & carbonation is about light medium in my opinion.

Not a bad Turkish offering, to be honest this is just about as good as I’ve tried from the country with only the odd exception. Definitely drinkable and easy going; it’s one worth picking up if you’re in the country but probably not if you mange to find it elsewhere.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mkel07 (3006) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2014
330ml bottle from The Beer Cellar. Rating from late 2013. This beer while quite tasty was a little too thin bodied for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (3450) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear and very dark brown color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is fairly dry, with some caramel and bread elements in the middle, and seems like it would be a pretty light drink. Taste is fairly dry and a bit toasty, with some slight earthiness. Feels quite light on the palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AndySnow (2800) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: North Shield Pub, Istanbul.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Sweet roasted malt, caramel.
Body: Light to medium body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, some caramel.

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