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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrnkMcDermott (2799) - 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 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
tnkw01 (1113) - 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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (69) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 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

   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 (308) - 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 (83) - 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 (572) - 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 (85) - - 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 (545) - 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 (875) - 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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