DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cl bottle. For so many, this will be our only beer from a Moslem country; although Turkey has in fact a very secular government. Passed up the chance to try it in Russia two years ago, and now it’s here in the States. Bit of a skunk when I first open it. Pours a pretty decent gold lager color, fizzy with a disappearing head. I actally taste some bitterness first off, not a lot, but enough to be surprising. I do get some adjunct to it, but it has lots of prickly effervescence to keep it from being too sweet. Bits of spice here and there give this more complexity than most world-wide exports. It stands out somewhat in a style dominated by blandness. Of course if it’s being exported from just one source, you need to play the odds to snare an unspoilt pack.
Freaky_tiki (794) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I could & probably should pour this crap down the drain but I’ve decided to Hate Drink it instead. Read the reviews & knew it was going to be an awful mess & so I put it in the freezer but it doesn’t help. Aroma is soggy cardboard & lost dreams. Tastes like sweet corn water from a can sprayed on the arm pits of an exploited day labourer & conditioned in an old work boot. The finish tastes like a crushed asprin stirred into an ounce of water. There’s no real hops or hope with this, all extract & syrup & life denying industrial brewing techniques. If Monsanto opened a brewery, this would be their beer. And of course my local liqour store in toronto wastes shelf space for it, proving that diversity often needs some more diversity. Yuck.
Huhzubendah (3074) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks Darrell. Sunday Dinr.
Golden transparent body with a thick, white head. Aromas of grain, adjuncts. Uneventful and bland. Light bodied and meh.
tbonde (196) - DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
50 cl can@home in Lager glass@approx 6 degrees C. Pours clear yellow with sufficient white head. Very faint aroma of straw, cardboard and just a hint of hops. Sweet malty taste, watery mouthfeel - don’t think the rice does it any good on that parameter. Hops only becomes tastable in the slightly bitter aftertaste. There is something out of balance in this otherwise standard industrial pilsner - swetness, maltiness and hoppiness does not add up to a pleasant beer.
arcraw (21) - - AUG 21, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This beer deserves a scale from 0-5, not 1-5.
The experience is something that I’m working out with my therapist!
It has left me scarred for life!
dnicolaescu (1322) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 19, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
BOTTLE 50 CL by Efes Moldova. Clear deep golden, off-white creamy head. Mineral aroma, sulphite, sweat and some sweet malts. The taste is light sweet, dusty grains, lagerish acidity and grass. The body is quite smooth. Drinkable.
Werckmeister (981) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 17, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
500ml bottle in Turkey. Bottled 16.01.2015, BB 16.01.2016. light yellow clear color, obvious carbonation, small white head. smells light flowery, malty sweetness, tobacco. light body, soft carbonation, light watery mouthfeel. tastes malty sweet, bread, light tobacco, light peppery. finishes watery and with light tobacco notes. not too interesting, quite watery.
GuideDogSaint (841) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 16, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
50cl bottle at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom (JDW). Pours clear golden yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of malt and cardboard. Sweet finish. Not great but has something to it.
Franksv6 (578) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden colloured beer with a good white head.
Taste is malty, some hops.
Taste is chemical bitter afthertaste.
Jankes (104) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Złota barwa, średniopęcherzykowa piana dosć szybko zanika. Aromat słodowy z nutami kukurydzy i słabo wyczuwalnym karmelem. W smaku bardzo nijakie. Wysycenie średnie, na finiszu śladowa goryczka.
MrGrigg182 (72) - Tambov, RUSSIA - AUG 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Russian Efes (bottle 0.5)
nor bad beer. лучше многих в своем ценовом сегмент&