Brewed by Anadolu Efes
Style: Pilsener
Istanbul, Turkey


on tap

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RATINGS: 1227   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle. Pour was light golden with a light white head. Aroma was somewhat sweet with just a little spice from the hops. Flavor was very light with just a touch of bready sweetness and barely any hop character. Light, smooth, and ok, but not something to write home about.

z87 (891) - Frydek-Mistek, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 13, 2018
Prakticky tady přidávám tento komentář, jen aby tady něco bylo, protože zpětně dopisuji 900 piv z mého seznamu a asi bych se musel u toho zbláznit.

hefefan (20) - GERMANY - MAR 10, 2018
50cl from tap. Yellow with moderate head, head lasts for a bit. Pretty fizzy, aroma is malt and taste is sweet. Quite watery. Refreshing, mediocre beer.

deniz (3) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2018 does not count
"The number 1 beer in the Mediterranean", my ass! However, hands down, best commercial beer from Anatolia. Nothing quite fancy or shinning about it really; it is robust in flavor and kind in aftertaste. But once you are hooked up on this old fella, you are gonna have drunk calls that you WONT forget. Seviyorum seni balkön demiri tatlim <3

pavleek (64) - - FEB 21, 2018
A bit skunky aroma, medium carbonation. Bitter on the end. Average lager Beer.

GregMooreNH (499) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 11, 2018
Pours light golden with medium head. Aroma is slight caramel, grass and skunky. Taste starts with a hint of caramel before moving to a blah hoppy backbone. Finish is harsh. Not exactly my favorite beer.

kamilinho (449) - Toruń, POLAND - FEB 9, 2018
hay, cereal, pale, clear, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation,

ectuohy27 (1330) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2018
Drinkable, slightly hoppy PL with some chalky astringency to go with everything else one would expect. Less hoppy on the finish. (Note: this is the 5.0% abv Turkish-produced version; the 4.9% abv Efes Deutschland canned brew is substantively different) (11.2 oz bottle, TBS lounge)

radassace (460) - SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2018
Pours light straw with a small white head. Rushing volcano of carbonation. Nose is straw, grassy, lemon, bready with a slight macro adjunct aroma. Taste bready, lemon, rice, white pepper and a touch skunky. Refreshing enough on a hot day, but probably not one id buy again.

CanIHave4Beers (4284) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 30, 2018
I had like three of these at the Istanbul airport, even more on the plane.
Pours a pale golden color with a big billowy head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is mild, but clean... some noble hop aroma is present only the lightest bit of breakfast cereal malt.

The flavor is clean, mildly bitter and pleasantly accentuated with noble hops. The maltiness is a touch sweet but fresh this doesn't even start in at the breakfast cereal thing.
A beer that doesn't need to be exported, it tastes like garbage abroad, and albeit not an exciting beer it drinks just fine fresh in it's home.

BirBiraKacLira (4) - TURKEY - JAN 24, 2018 does not count
Pretty much the ubiquitous Turkish beer. For a country's flagship brew it is fena degil (not bad). That being said, it is not an award winning beer either. Aroma is meh, smells slightly less skunky than its American counterparts. Appearance is non-descript pilsner variety; taste is good enough for a hot day so long as the Efes stays cold. Efes has a variety of containers it comes in and there had been a difficulty in maintaining a consistency of flavor and quality throughout its product run. That being said the quality has been more consistent ever since the export quality efes has been rebranded under the efes-ozel series. The hangover on this guy is mostly felt in the bowels and not in the head, so at least its got that going for it.

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