Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium


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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Iki is japanese for life and let you enjoy it. iki beer is a nice, fresh and thirst quenching beer. Brewed with Japanese green tea (Sencha) and Yuzu citrus fruit. The special brew method keeps the healthy aspects of this beer maintained.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13214) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2008
Bottle. It pours a hazy orange body with a lively carbonation and a decent white head. Quite weak on the nose, with citrus being the dominant, and it has company of pale malt or wheat, and some vague notes of spices. Medium body, very effervescent and slightly citric, with flavors of lemon, spice-notes, malt and sugar. It sort of feels dry, but it’s actually quite sweetish. Some bitterness too, especially in the very end. I could wish for more pronounced aromas and flavors, and less carbonation. It’s far from a bad beer, but I dont’ think I’m gonna by more bottles. It seems to be more a beer made for marketing than for real enjoyment. (081025)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2008
[bottle at EBF 2008] Nice malty aroma with some nice lemon notes. Anemic, cloudy yellow with a white ring. Very lemony flavour, almost like Sprite plus hops. Gentle, sweet malt developing into coriander. Thin, but clean, not complex, low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Maria (10130) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2008
EBF2008. It’s hazy, golden and the head is creamy. The aroma has notes of honey, citrus and malt. The flavour has sweetness, notes of malt, honey, citrus and it’s sort of OK, just way too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsniclas (5561) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
Bottled at Haket. Hazy pale golden; greenish haziness. Some tea in both aroma and flavour. Pretty dry cereal and some citrus.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Straling (295) - Hoensbroek, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2008
Bottle 33cl. Can really taste the tea in this. Isn’t bad but I’ve had better. Epix.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2008
33 cl bottle, bought at Vaaland, Bryne. Abv is 4,3%. A bit hazy golden yellow color, big, creamy and lasting head. Aroma is spicy and citric. Flavor is thin with some spices and sweetness. Well...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
Bottle @ EBF, 2008, Carlsberg.
Pours pale greenish yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citric, lots of ginger. A bit watery palate. Flavour is okay, pretty dry, nice spiciness, okay yeast and ginger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2008
Where the heck do these guys get off ripping off the Mikkeler Black bottle and logo? Mikeller should sue them!
Bottle (EBF2008)
Slightly wheaty fresh aroma. Refreshing, but odd fruity spicy taste. Lovely simple grainy finish. Watery in places. OK in summer for some, I’m sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2008
(33 cl bottle at Haket, Göteborg)
BB 120209
Labelled 4.3% ABV
On September 12, 2008
Cloudy, yellowish green color, small white head. Sweet, malty, sugary green tea, citrus scent. A bit sweet, caramel taste; almond paste aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel, low bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle from Centra, Oslo. Well, I really don’t know about this one. Soft wheat beer mixed with green tea and some spices thrown in for good measure. The Japanese answer to Radler? It tastes OK, but I don’t think it works as a beer.

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