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


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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
morri (257) - - NOV 30, 2012
330ml bottle. Definitely something else. Long lasting white head. Golden, hazy body. Took two sips and gave the rest to my girlfriend.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danlo (1738) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2015
330ml bottle from Wagamama, Harrogate. Served chilled. Hazy yellow amber colour, shortlived white foam head and aroma of malt, grain, citrusy, green tea, ginger. Taste is malt, grain, biscuit, notes of ginger, yuzu citrus and green tea, with light bitterness. Thin mouthfeel, light bodied, medium to high carbonation, tangy grainy finish. OK

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
TorbenJensen (1278) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2015
In many ways it resembles a Witbier with its hazy and very bright golden color. Foaming is mellow, coarse, white and reasonably persistent. Has pleasant aroma of slightly sour fruit (which is deemed to be Yuzu). Yuzu is also called the Japanese lemon and is a natural cross between a lemon and a mandarin. I do not know the fruit, but it may well be the one I can smell when now the mention of the brewery says it has been used. The brewery also indicates that green tea is used to give Iki Beer its plump body. In the taste, I find no full body, so the green tea help only to a medium body and a watery aftertaste without hop bitterness. It is a very good thirst quencher, but nothing more. Is what I would call a fashion-beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
varanid99 (730) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2015
Pale yellow, cloudy with thin white head. Lemony, a little malt but fairly neutral aroma. Taste is malt, slightly sour but pretty sedate. Nothing too special but going down easily

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (3545) - BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2015
Yuzu and green tea flavoured organic beer from Japan. Creamy, stable, egg-white, dense head over a cloudy peach blonde beer. Aroma is a bit lightstruck but this fades away quickly, after which impressions of corn, orange peel (which I suppose represents the yuzu), indeed some green tea, grape, peach, soap and grass appear. Fruity, crisp onset, soft carbo, hints of peach, orange and some bubblegum, cornish slickness, resiny green tea effect but more in terms of mouthfeel than in terms of actual taste, soft bready malt sweetishness, light body, finishing with a very light, earthy bitterness and lingering, almost sugary sweetness, but fortunately not cloying; the green tea appears retronasally. Not my taste, more of a gimmick than a serious beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KennethArd (323) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2015
Clear golden with low white head. Citrus aromas. Slightly bitter taste. Light body, thin texture & lively carbonation. Refreshing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
novair (139) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
Pours cloudy yellow without any head. Smell of grass, some citrus and tastes like a weak pilsner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Florya (998) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : hazy dark yellow, small white head. Aroma : herbs, spice, floral, citrus. Palate : light body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricksta_p (2243) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 Bottle at home. Aroma of citrus, grainy malt, boiled vegetables, herbal notes, hint of tea. Flavour is moderate sweet. I expected to dislike this, but I did not. This has some nice soft herbal notes. While I won’t seek it out, I wouldn’t mind drinking another one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Holmen2 (1990) - NORWAY - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle on board Fridtjofen 01.08.15. Hazy pake yellow. Foamy and persistent white head. Aroma of banana, coriander and some citrus. Taste of boiled vegetables, lemon and lime marmelade and green tea. High carbonation. A bit waterish

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gangstergafje (337) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
The beer pours the roughest white foam I have ever seen. The beer is very pale. The color is yellow with a greenish glow. The beer doesn’t really look like beer. The smell is almost absent. There is an extremely little malt aroma, in a far away distance. There is a little sweet fruity aroma, which is nice. The taste is also quite weak. The taste is nice, but to weak. The taste is sweet and fruity, nice. There is a kind of hoppy bitter/sour-complex. It is a nice beer, unique, but the aroma’s and tastes could have been a little bit more distinctive.

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