boxofrane (1878) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from iki. Very excited for what seems to be a microbrew style in a country dominated by big mass produced beer. Pours clear copper with a medium sized white head, very nice retention, some carbonation. A nice looking beer. Not a ton of aroma but some bready characteristics, a little bt of a grassiness, and some definite hop presence. The taste is lightly bitter with a very drinkable bready quality. There may be some rye tones to this with a slight oat. I’m calling this guy Good+
ectuohy27 (520) - ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lower points for disappointment than anything else ("gourmet unfiltered" beer, at a premium--for LIthuania--price?, and it turns out to be an especially hoppy, not terribly unfiltered PL? More hop notes and sharp malt than in the normal PLs, but by no means worth the upgrade
kevnic2008 (7096) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A simple brew with some nice qualities. I enjoyed the hop and bread characteristics. It had an odd, but pleasurable bitter. Good!
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow, white head. Aroma of bready malt, some yeast. Flavour is sweet malt, some cereal.
FatPhil (8595) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 22, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2009 500ml bottle (Iki, Vilnius)
Hazy pale gold, tiny head. Slightly more grainy and bready than your average Eurolager, a touch of honey or caramel too. Pleasantly carbonated, lively and crisp palate. Not a huge flavour by any means, but a fairly pleasant one. Mostly malt-focussed, bready, and a touch of honey and coconut, but pleasant hoppiness too, leaving a bit of a tingle in the finish. The flavour of the finish is back to breadiness again. Quality product, but very few lagers do much for me. IKI should be congratulated for all of their range of own-brand brews.
Mamyte (18) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - FEB 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A hazy golden amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma light malty, honey, fresh bread and candys. Fresh flavour with notes of honey, bread, lemon and hay. Very pleasant fresh-bread aftertaste. Unfiltered. This beer is made for a market chane IKI as one of 3 GURMAN beers.