Brewed by Anadolu Efes
Style: Pale Lager
Istanbul, Turkey


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RATINGS: 906   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.11   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 (2748) - 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 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Braastad (325) - FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Very clear and very pale. Aroma has corn, sugar. Flavor is really bland. Not bad as such but nothing else either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (1970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 6, 2014
0,33l can @ a Turkish Airlines flight. Pours clear golden with a high head. Aroma is grassy malts. Flavor is grassy malts with some hops. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
croccroc (6) - TURKEY - APR 6, 2014 does not count
This is a classic and tradition in Turkey. You must consider these two importance of Efes. Good smell at fırst, great blonde colour and strong aroma which comes from Anatolian territory. The best one is 33cl can.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
MattiasA (621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
Backlog. Tried it bottled. Just your standard mass-produced lager. Nothing to get excited about.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HampshirePhil (111) - Portsmouth/London, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
50 cl can - very pale yellow appearance with a frothy white head. Heavy carbonation. Very weak taste hardly believable that it’s 5%.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Senka (348) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2014
From the archives: One of the most interesting and smooth beers from Turkey. Popular in Russia also. Became worse over the last 5 years,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Erzengel (1923) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2014
33cl can. BB: 14/08/14
Golden in the glass with a white head. The beer has a crisp and grainy nose. The beginning is slightly grainy, much more aroma than expected. Malt, grain and a very subtle bitterness till the end. The aftertaste is long, malty-grainy, smooth and highly drinkable.
Much better than expected! --> 10/12/10/10

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
danlo (903) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
500ml bottle from B&M Stockton. Yellow-gold colour, frothy white foam head and sickly aroma with malt, cereal, grain, hay. Taste is similar, with malt, grain, hay and very slight bitterness. Watery, light bodied, medium carbonation, bland finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
vickey9 (412) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2014
A typical Mediterrian beer you can dring on the beach to protect you against thist. But do not expect more than this! C@H

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
StoutHead (483) - DENMARK - MAR 11, 2014
Can. Pours a pale clear yellow color with a huge white head. Faint aroma of hops. Taste is of malt and sugar. Bitter and crisp aftertaste. Overall very sweet. Boring and average.

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