BREWER: Gebruat, Istanbul, Turkey
STYLE: Beer / Lager
VESSEL: 50cl brown bottle
DATE OF POST: 5th September 2021
Although I don’t love the packaging of Efes, I feel the bottle deserves a mention. The creatives have gone out of their way to make a barrel shaped bottle, and while the gimmick doesn’t work on the label design, the bottle itself is well thought through.
Beyond the container, Efes is a little underwhelming. It would be unfair to describe it as poor. But it’s definitely unremarkable. The mouthfeel is fine but the taste has a long pulling aftertaste which isn’t particularly pleasant.
There are no high points with this one. It’s fairly flat throughout. While it’s not going to win any awards, Efes might well quench your thirst on a hot day. Don’t expect too much else from this as it doesn’t have anything else to offer.
Sammy’s Rating: 48%
When I picked this beer up for me and ol’ Sammy boy to test I pretty much did so because of the bottle. It’s cool, well I thought it was…
See, for 6 days I had it out on display to really draw a conclusion on the packaging as a whole. Slowly I grew to hate it. It is flipping awful and does not make the beer desirable in any way shape or form. Though I admire the effort at least.
The brew itself is ok though. I mean, it is just a classic 5% Med lager. A touch tinny in the aftertaste but just straight down the line not good but not bad stuff really.
Onto the next eh…
Jymi’s Rating: 49%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 48.5%
MOB review next weekend: WOLF OF THE WOODS by TWICKENHAM BREWERY
Sammy & Jymi – Musing on Booze since 2017