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

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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
laiti (7873) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 31.05.2011
Aroma is stale and somewhat ashy with some grainy malt. Flavour is ashy and stale with the haystack aroma familiar to green tea. Also some grainy malt. Just like the label says, very refreshing at the recommended temperature (4-6°C). But nothing much.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (5238) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle 33cl, a cloudy yellow beer with huge head. Nose is slightly lemony. Aroma is slightly malty and wheat like, agrumes notes, light body, not agressive, just a refreshing beer for the summer with lemon notes. Green tea notes are low and present only on aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5426) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle from the Asien-Supermarkt down the street, by 30/05/12. Sweet floral nose with a surprisingly nice malt base; citrus and some spice, prickles a little bit like ginger, but there’s something else sparkling (musty tea leaves? no idea). Very pale yellow-golden with a lacing and rocky white head of the Duvel variety. Taste is very dry and has a nice attempt at bread in the finish. Light body is smooth and definitely has the smouldering low-burn tannic feel of tea, with only light bitterness. Even an extremely light touch of smoke in the back, unless my wires are crossed. Lemongrass. Thin but mildly warming (think extremely diluted ginger water; there’s no alcohol here). Scanning the reviews below, I’m a little confused, as there’s no trace of wheat for me, and all the comparisons to a weak wheat beer just seem way off base. Well, it’s a fresh bottle, and it’s not great, but it is mildly interesting (they’re getting the tea in there in a subtler and more repeatable way than, say, Left Hand did with their TNT) with potential to accompany food well, and I’d be glad to mosey up to another.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2011
The dominant taste is that of sweetness, which follows all the way into the finish, it is very fruity. There’s very little bitterness. Aroma is also sweet, of fruits (apples) and honey. The colour is hazy yellow and the head is white. (Bottle)

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikkopen (1007) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 29, 2011
330 ml bottle. Hazy yellow colour, thick white head. Aroma of wheaty malt and citrus fruits. The flavour is wheaty-malty, with notes of citrus fruits and some unpleasant vegetable elements.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (6441) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2012 Bottle from Smart club! Hazyy yellow colour with a white head. Citric and light fruity aroma. A moderate sweet flavour with citric and fruity notes. perfect with Sushi :-)

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mile (3714) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle. Golden, cloudy, average and fully diminishing head. Light to moderate, malty - wheaty and lightly sweetish aroma, light citrus and yeast with light vegetable hoppyness. Body is medium, malty - wheaty and lightly sweetish flavor with light citrus, some yeast with vegetables. Finish is short to average, malty - wheaty and lightly sweetish, light citrus and some vegetables with yeast. More (green) vegetables than green tea.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (4258) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle at home. Clear light golden with a white head. Aroma light to moderate malty (caramel, notes of citrus), light hoppy. Flavor light to moderate sweet, light bitter. Light to medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palme (3637) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2011
0.33l bottle. Iki pours a light clouded orange body with a massive and fluffy white head. Aroma is low with notes of bitter hops, citrus and some peach. Light-bodied and average carbonation on this one. Flavors are not bad at all. Mild malty with some nice sweet and fruity notes. Honey and herbs. I have always thought that this was just another Asian pale-lager, but this is actually a drinkable beer. Ends with a lasting herbal aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle pictured. the beer smells like green tea, with a bit of yeast in there. the taste was unique it had a bitterness to it mixed with malty and green tea taste. it was enjoyable


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