Brewed by Anadolu Efes
Style: Pilsener
Istanbul, Turkey


on tap

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RATINGS: 1000   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrnkMcDermott (2844) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2006
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Piw (130) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2015
500ml bottle. Clear and pale yellow. Medium head. Medium sweetness, mild aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Florya (392) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Clear pale yellow, small to medium white head. Aroma: floral, mild honey, . Palate: thin body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
martin00sr (964) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2015
Clear golden, frothy white head. Malty aroma, slightly hoppy. Sweet, malty and slightly hoppy flavour. Boring.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
JefVerstraete (1656) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2015
Can from Exotic World, Leuven. Pale yellow, little bit foam. Sweet malty with medium bitter finish. Again a very boring mass produced lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
edsspoon (571) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle - pale golden with a nice fluffy white head which sticks around a while. Aroma of honey, flowers and some lager malts. Taste of honey, metal and blood with hints of roasted malt. Medium body, low carbonation. Quite foul.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Skrzypidlak (26) - Białystok, POLAND - JAN 5, 2015
Bottle. Light yellow color, medium carbonation, big white head. Aroma is acceptable but not the taste, which is metallic with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tsekouratos (383) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 4, 2015
On tap at Port Shield Pub, Istanbul Turkey. Piss yellow color with a big white head. Aromas of grains and skank. Taste is malts, spoiled caramel and iron, like licking coins. Light body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (812) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Smells like a malty Pilsner, taste is a lot like cardboard unfortunately, the most I’ve ever tasted, beyond that though it is a very smooth beer, very light,

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
lusikka (6603) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2014
330 ml bottle. Enjoyed at Munich, Germany. Pours a clear golden colour. Aroma of sweet grainy mess and wet cardboard. Flavour of wet papery maltiness, sugary sweetness, mild bitterness and grass. Light bodied. At this temperature with the heavy snowfall and all this really makes you serious. This was my ’easiest’ country in the Most Difficult Countries to Tick list. Next up: Ukraine.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rjplumer (498) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Crisp malt spice aroma though not very strong. Straw golden colored body. Head faded quick. Sweet but odd malt caramel straw like taste.

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