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Brewed by Anadolu Efes
Style: Pale Lager
Istanbul, Turkey

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.02   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Bierkrug (2131) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, - OCT 12, 2012
500 ml bottle in Beruit, Lebanon from Sams Beverage shop. Pours a pale yellow with a soft white head. Aroma is hay, light malt and some faint hops. Taste is a little better than their normal beer that is for sure but not by much. Tastes of paper, glues and malt. Palate is slightly offensive and nasty. Ok for the region but not that good.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nisse666 (4065) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Polish shop in Jewish quarters of London 2014-07-13 Efes Draft - 5% AR: bread, wee citrus AP: clear golden, wee fizzy head F: watery, bready, bread syrup

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Borresteijn (4560) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
50cl Bottle on Syros. Clear pale golden colour, white head. Aroma of paper, corn, starch, light malty, rice. Flavour is light, crisp, rice, paper, dry, artificial sweetness, maltose, very light-bitter finish. Light-bodied. Drinkable, but no more than that.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Capa (1968) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUN 30, 2014
Grabbed a 50cl can of this from some random shop in Beyoglu. I’m 95% sure this is the same thing because the mug of beer shape is on the can same as on the bottle in the photo (label reads "Brewmaster’s Draft Beer" or " Ustasindan Fiçı Bira"). The can is actually pretty cool. The label, which wraps around the entire can, is made to look like a beer barrel and the can itself even bulges out at the barrel bands. Sadly, that is the highlight of the beer. Clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Thin, overly carbonated body. Flavor? Aroma? Haven’t found ’em yet. In all seriousness- I haven’t found an aroma or tasted anything of note. No hops, no malt, just tingly bubbles. But that can sure is cool.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kraddel (2766) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle thnx to Karin . Pours clear yellow, very small white head Smell is malty Taste is rather sharp bitterness, with an undertone of cheap, sweet maltextract . finishes dry ( sugary style ) pretty weak taste, even for the style

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
croccroc (15) - TURKEY - JUN 7, 2014
50 cl bottle. It’s label and bottle design has changed few days ago..now its more attractive.. also bitterness of it, has decreased 3 point..now its much more tasty and fresh..

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
FatPhil (9120) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2014
500ml bottle - thanks Marduk!
Woh - that’s a Stary Melnik Iz Bochonka bottle! (Yeah, and Stary Melnik is Efes Russia...) Pale. Sweet cornflakey aroma, pretty harmless. More harmful in the mouth. Starchy, dry, flour, walpaper paste. Sweetish later, but very cardboardy right from the start. Finish chemical and harsh. Watery, fizzy, crap pale lager. Do not want.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Marduk (2577) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2014
500ml bottle (thanks Mari & Kalm). Clear yellow color. Small size, chunky white head, stays. Sweet, nettles, cardboard in aroma. Cardboard, grainy, papery, watery taste. Long lasting cardboard in aftertaste. Nasty not drinkable body.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Sevenlee (1264) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2014
Pours yellow with a white head. Aroma is malt, corn, brewing cereal and some hay. Taste is not exciting. After a while, these Turkish beers started to taste the same.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
pricey290483 (192) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
This was a bottle that I had while having a turkish meal beer was good had a hint of caramel nice easy drinker

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AndySnow (2857) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: North Shield Pub, Istanbul.
Appearance: Pale golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Bread, malt, hops.
Body: Light body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Light malt, some hops.


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