Brewed by Anadolu Efes
Style: Pilsener
Istanbul, Turkey


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RATINGS: 959   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, - SEP 17, 2008
<b>No 566</b>
<b>Rated: 16.09.2008</b>
<b>Bottle brown, 330 ml, 11 P</b>
<b>Appearance: </b>Pours pale yellow with some strange elements floating in the body texture, looks very wattery, carbonation of the body is low and saturation is moderate to weak, head is greyish white, rocky to fizzy, initially small to medium slowly decreasing to a minimal froth floating on the body surface, what is surprising is quite nice rim of lacing around the glass.
<b>Aroma: </b>Burned plastic, rubber, diacetyl, rice, rye, gentle touch of thin grains, cereal, notes of gentle lemon and some light strawy not of hop origin though very low, dusty and papery.
<b>Flavour: </b>Wattery front, slight saltyness and rust, alcoholic in a moderate way, slightly on the verge of being a Malt Liquor with its 5% abv. Clear Pale Lager, gentle touch of cereal grains, rice and barley. Finish duration is short.
<b>Palate: </b>Body is light, texture is wattery, carbonation on palate is gentle to moderate, finish feel is balanced between saltyness on the side of the tongue and additional sweetness on the front and tip of the tongue.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
tnkw01 (1117) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle. This beer is one of the skunkiest beers I have ever had. When you open it you would have sworn a skunk walked by. Taste does have a little grain and a slight sweet finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (74) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2014 330ml bottles, golden with a head that instantly disappears, mild malt grainy aroma, fruity bitterish taste with quite a sweet finish, not too much bite but does go down well. updated - ok but way too sweet

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bootlegger007 (44) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2014
Light aromas of herbs and honey, clear light golden appearance, quite a nice pilsener, very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rob_D_UK (782) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Pale golden, not much head. Some grassy hop aroma. Sweet and grainy. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Abrakarl (312) - SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2014
Turkeys no 1 industrial lager had on the airlines and in Istanbul airport. Hints of hops and plenty of bubbles.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
YantarCoast (88) - Moscow, RUSSIA - SEP 3, 2014
500ml can. Pours a very pale blond with a small white head and looks rather good in a pils glass. Bit of lacing. Aroma of grass, grain and dust. Taste is similar. On the can it says "Best Mediterranean beer in the world", which is a very loud statement. This is the beer you will probably drink when on holiday in Turkey. Efes Dark is better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SVD (577) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2014
33CL can, golden beer, small head, aroma and taste is a bit sweet, meh, its country 35 thats all i bought it for to be honest

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Cimbasso (91) - - SEP 1, 2014
Pale yellow with a white head. Over carbonated. Stubby 30cl bottle. Very little aroma and the taste is of sweetish, rather treacley malts with hints of cardboard and metal. Very lttle hop taste, just hints of a certain grassy quality. OK when you are drinking it in hot weather by a swimming pool in a hotel in Turkey. Other than that - don’t bother.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JaKeAFC (547) - ITALY - AUG 31, 2014
33cl green bottle. Very pale yellow. Short bubbly white head, carbonated. Grains cardboard and hints of honey. Carbonated, thin body, faint bitterness, dry finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ciaranc (881) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from Lidl. Crystal clear blonde, not much head. Very little aroma, some corn. Flavour is sweetcorn. Light and fizzy. No finish. Slightly skunked. Refreshing I guess, if overly sweet. I only bought this to colour Turkey in on my Ratebeer statistics, tastes exactly like I expected/

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