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Brewed by Anadolu Efes
Style: Malt Liquor
Istanbul, Turkey

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.17   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Efes Xtra yüksek alkollü ve sert bira sevenlerin tercihidir. Hacmen % 7.5 alkol oranı ile etkili ve pratik, muhabbet içkisidir. Özel aromatik şerbetçiotu ile lezzetli, kısa sürede etkili, sert içimli, kaliteli bir lagerdir. 1993 yılından bu yana üretilen Efes Xtra, Monde Selection Yarışması’nda, bira kategorisinde 2002 yılında tadı ve kalitesi ile "altın madalya" kazanmıştır. Efes Xtra 50 cl. kutu ve 50 cl.’lik depozitosuz şişesiyle ekstra keyif ve ekstra lezzet sunmaktadır. Yüksek alkollü Efes Xtra’nın ideal içme soğukluğu 6-8 derecedir. Also known as "Efes eXtra Beer".


1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Marko (3904) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 15, 2007
0.5l can shared with and courtesy of ozujsko (thanks!)
Poured a big fluffy white head that went away at a medium to slow pace. Golden body. The nose is ok, some hopiness and malt. The taste is, in my opinion, foul. Quite sweet, weak caramel, weak chewy hopiness and a strong, unpleasant taste of alcohol. Sorta drinkable for this kinde of taste profile, but still crap.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
sloth (2466) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Can: Small white head, fair retention with no lace to speak of. Clear, light gold colored brew. Nose is lightly sweet malts with a hint of corn. Body is lightly medium, lightly coating on the palate. Sweet malt flavors, vegetal notes with a strange fruitiness. Finish is lightly sweet and quick, thank christ! Thanks to SDbruboy for netting me turkey. Thanks Cliff!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2007
Can
Blond color. Weak aroma. Very light malt taste, medium body, anyway it’s quite balanced. Booze.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (9064) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2007 Bottle... Clear yellow lager with a mid-sized, foamy, white head and small, creamy retention. Funky, beefy, mineral aroma. Sweet flavor of pale and biscuit malts... moderately sweet and only lightly bitter. Medium-bodied and almost creamy with subdued carbonation. Novocain-like, tongue numbing, bland finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (2212) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2007
Nice amber color with some head and lace. Mild malty, slightly bittler aroma. Flavor isn’t bad, bittersweet, big malt. Body is superb! Very fulll and luscious. Warming.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 14, 2007
Tastes like white wine wine, only worse. Not much of a smell. Bad, malty after taste. Would not recommend.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
MiP (13573) - Sĝnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
Can, 7.5%. Maizy aroma and flavour. A bit sweet and alcoholic.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2006
A haze of pulp is visible throught the green before I even crack the cap. *sigh*  Wonderful.  Pours mid-golden with light effervescence and topped with a thin white skin. Aroma isn’t terrible, hovering precariously on the balance between sweetish pale malt and grassy hop-skunk. Flavor picks up as the dominant malts carry smooth and sweet before passing the baton (in slow motion) to the mild, herbal bitterness of German hop varietals. Alcohol presence grows over time and becomes fairly obvious in aroma, flavor and typing ability.

In retrospect, it was kinda stupid of me to toast the arrival of my newest great-niece with a Turkish malt liquor, but I can be a doofus sometimes. (Welcome, Maggie!   <3 GU!)

<font size=-4>From <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/frankf Liquors, Frankfort, IL 60423</font>

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2006
Bottle. Poured amber color with an average frothy white head that was lasting with good lacing. Light grass hop and sweet malt aroma. Light body with a thin texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet malty flavor with a medium sweet and bitter finish of short duration. Worth trying.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2006
From a 500 ml. Efes embossed twist cap green bottle with a coded freshness date on the back label. Poured a clear dull copper hued golden with a foamy white head that settled into a thin sudsy lacing, minimal amount of sticking. Aromas of sweet lager malts with touches of toffee, herbal spicy hops and whiffs of alcohol, the alcohol actually smells like alcohol, not fusel or solvent like in a lot of euro strong lagers. Good carbonation and a crisp, alcohol laced, smooth light bodied mouthfeel. Better than I was expecting, not bad or overly bland tasting, sweet sugary malts mixed with a soft caramel toffee, a light herbal, spicy hoppiness, mild in it’s bitterness, the alcohol makes an appearance towards the middle and becomes warming in the palate, and a sweet malty finish with touches of a clear alcohol flavor, good drinkability for a euro strong lager. This was much better than what I was expecting, dangerously quaffable, I now have had the pilsener and this from this Turkish brewery, both were very drinkable, I am looking forward to trying more of their brews.


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