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Rating: 2.4

Another new one from Turkey now and one that follows on from the recently reviewed Efes Dark as a bottle I was given as a gift from someone returning from Turkey recently. Both beers are brewed by the Anadolu Efes brewed based in Istanbul, although unlike Efes Dark this one isn’t a beer that I’ve tried before. I did manage to get hold of a bottle of the brewery’s Bomonti Filtresiz last year by the same method and by change I now have an oppurtunity to try their standard version and see if it is any different. I was slightly confused initially as to which version I would be trying this time around given that both beers have the same abv. and the bottles are failry similar as well but as it turns out, this is a different beer to the one from last year at least.

Appearance (2/5): A very clear looking, light golden colour that is topped with a two centimetre tall, bubbly white head that recedes fairly quickly to leave a tiny amount of lacing around the circumference of the beer but nothing covering the surface at all.
Aroma (4/10): Fairly light on the nose with some corn, straw and a touch of grassy hops coming though. Some sweetness makes an appearance but it’s quite bland overall with not all that much going on other than some bitterness towards the end.
Taste (5/10): Sweet with some corn and various hops, mainly grassy ones though and some Saaz featuring. The beer was light tasting, following on as expected from the nose and a few grains come through from the middle on.
Palate (3/5): Light bodied with moderate carbonation and some grain on the palate. The beer is easy enough to drink and it’s inoffensiveness is probably one of it’s best part. There is some light fizz on the tongue around the middle as well but for the most part the beer is quite bland.

Overall (10/20): My memory is a little hazy but this one doesn’t seem all that different from Bomonti Filtresiz to me, it’s basically the same type of beer with both coming across as typical, mass-produced pale lagers although this one doesn’t seem quite as good as it’s predecessor if I’m honest. Light and easy to drink are the positives but it’s just run-of-the-mill tasting and a little grainy with nothing to set it a apart for the big name, poor lagers that are much more readily available; give this one a miss folks.

Brewed In: Istanbul, Turkey
Brewery: Anadolu Efes
Type: Pale Lager
Abv: 4.8%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Turkey
Price: Gift

  1. November 19, 2014 at 15:22

    Thanks for actually having the ABV % on here! Helpful review. I have one of these in the fridge of the place I’m renting and I wondered if it would be worthwhile. 🙂

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