The name Efes has been synonymous with beer in Turkey since their Pilsener hit the scene in 1969.
Made with malts produced in Efes’s own malteries, this brew presents a quintessential German-style Pilsner appearance in the glass: pure golden in color with nice clarity, capped by a bright white head of foam that drops some lace as it recedes. On the nose, expect a lightly sweet pils malt aroma, while the noble hops offer up a fairly grassy and somewhat floral character with just a touch of fruitiness tending toward lemon. As it opens on the palate, it’s all about the crackery pils malt, with its typical lightly sweet, papery, and grainy personality.
We found the mild residual sweetness quite pleasant, and balanced well by the
Hallertau hops which firm up and come in to dry out the finish.
One of the marketing in the Philippines share more what really the Efes Pilsener and what the different of this brand to the others.
Light in body, but very smooth and creamy on the palate, it closes crisp, per the style.