Ekim Brewing Company Reviews




mkel07
3.7
Ekim No Compassion IPA
020616. Another of the GABS 2016 beers that has hit the taps around Brisbane in the last few weeks. I tried this beer at Archive Beer Boutique and found it to be quite good. Ekim are not renowned for brewing a lot of different beers but I have found that the beers that I have had from them are usually full of flavour and pack a punch and this one was no different. Initially the beer feels a touch thin in the mouth but it livens up somewhat as you drink it. Tropical fruit including peach, apricot and melon can be found in the aroma and there is this plus some passionfruit and pineapple in the flavour. In the glass the beer is solid looking with a thick head of foam that sits there and as you drink the beer the foam winds its way around the glass to leave a nice trail of lacing.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016

mcberko
3.6
Ekim Grapefruit Viking IPA
On tap at Beer Deluxe, pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of astringent grapefruit that dominated in the citric hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with prominent citric grapefruity hops dominating. Dry biscuity malt backbone. Very well-done.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

mcberko
3.6
Ekim After Battle Pale
On tap at Beer Deluxe, pours a cloudy peachy orangey yellow with a small white head. Aroma and flavour are pretty robust for a pale, with tropical fruits, citrus, and biscuity malt. Quite fruity, citric and nicely astringent in the hop department. Very good.
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Oakes
3.5
Ekim Viking IPA
Hazy amber. Aroma is piney and a touch floral. Has a mellow IPA character, soft, lightly fruity, with just a touch of bitterness.
Sunday, November 29, 2015

Oakes
4
Ekim Hel
Dark brown. Thin head. Aroma is chocolate mint, citrus. Body is full and there’s a lot of chocolate taste with rich bitterness and a shot of hoppy minty stuff. Good brew, big and balanced for this style.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Oakes
3.8
Ekim After Battle Pale
Hazy light tan, with a fluffy head. Aroma is orangey and a touch floral. Balanced, nice grapefruit, pommelo, sweet malts, good balance.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

gnoff
3
Ekim ’The Vinlander’
Draught from the hand pump as part of a paddle, at Dove & Olive in Sydney on October 15, 2015.
Cloudy dark brown to black color, tan head with lacing. Bitter, citrus, hoppy taste. Roasted aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Light acidic, roasted scent.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Davros
3.4
Ekim Slammer
Pours gold with a small head. Nose shows coconut-like agave sweetness, some green apple and a dill/custard sorachi ace-like note. Falvours focus on the dill/lemon of the sorachi, little else shows through.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Smokey_P
4.8
Ekim Hel
Beautiful beer. No hint of the 9.2%. Huge aromas of pine and citrus. Velvet mouthfeel with roasty & toffee or burned caramel characters to back the fruit load of the hops. Resin, so much sweet resin. Love this beer. A personal favourite. Be careful, it goes down well, especially as it warms.
Monday, October 12, 2015

motelpogo
4
Ekim After Battle Pale
on tap at the hop factory in newcastle. clear golden with a persistent large-bubbled head; aroma of kiwifruit and passionfruit; medium bitterness with some limestone and chalk balancing crisp biscuity malt; classy stuff
Thursday, October 01, 2015

Davros
3.1
Ekim After Battle Pale
Pours hazy gold with a small head. Nose shows maris otter-like malt, grainy notes, peanuts and sunflower seeds. Interesting.... Similar flavours: peanuts, sunflower seed, soft grassy hops and some vegetal notes.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

StevieT
4.1
Ekim Berserker Amber IPA
On tap at Beer Incider. Big floral aroma, nice tropical fruit punch, not too much resin.
Friday, September 18, 2015

Wim
3.3
Ekim After Battle Pale
On holiday hazy golden blond pale amber coloured body with a white head and a spicy hop yeast aroma a spicy yeast hop fruity dry bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish
Saturday, August 15, 2015

hank37
3.8
Ekim Berserker Amber IPA
Amber as amber gets. Nose is dank resin with huge weed characteristics, peppery toffee and pine. Candy sweet with a pleasant bitterness to balance said sweetness.
Monday, July 06, 2015

Muggus69
3.6
Ekim [ragna]RÖK
Draught @ GABS Melbourne 2015 Pale gold beer. Grapefruit, pine, grassy hop & caramel biscuity malts on nose. Full, somewhat rich body, resiny texture. Buckets of citrus rind, grass & tropical fruit hops on body. Warming finish, big bitterness. OK IIPA, very intense.
Monday, June 15, 2015

Davros
3.7
Ekim Hel
Pours black with a quickly fading head. Nose shows coffee, roasted malt, pine, resinous hops, fruity confectionery. Nice. similar flavours: coffee, piny hops, roasted malt, soft sweet malt.
Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Stew41
3.3
Ekim Slammer
Quite herbal and old world pilsner-like. Old fashioned but classy. Can’t see any tequile. But, as a lean green PA this is good.
Friday, April 17, 2015

vanvenlo
3.2
Ekim Berserker Amber IPA
(16-Apr-2015)Fruit farmhouse slight sour malt aroma.Brown,low head&suds lace.Sour fruit malt,funk flavour.Sour steel finish&fruit malt aftertaste.
Thursday, April 16, 2015

Muggus69
3.4
Ekim After Battle Pale
Bottled on 25/2/15 Pale amber body, bit of haze, small white foam. Hops drive the nose; tropical fruits, papaya/paw paw in particular, some citrus, some grass, some piney/woody spice, some biscuity malt in there too. Full bodied, bit of chewiness, medium carbonation. Malt comes through well on the body - biscuity, lightly toasted nuts & pale caramels - hops translate well also - more of that ripe paw paw thing going on, orange, & lime, grass & pine. Moderately high bitterness, lingering hop spice. Solid APA, has a certain homebrewed charm to it, which works well.
Monday, April 13, 2015

vanvenlo
3.5
Ekim Viking IPA
TruBru ontap(8-Mar-2015)Big herbal sweet light berry aroma.Amber,white head&sheet lace.Spicy light biscuit flavour.Bitter herbal light berry finish&spice veg aftertaste.
Sunday, March 08, 2015

ANZUShophunter
3
Ekim Berserker Amber IPA
On tap at Tomahawk Bar, Brisbane. More malty and less hoppy than I expected leaning more toward amber than IPA. An enjoyable beer, but should be noted that I had this after a 2IPA and should revisit with clean palate.
Friday, February 27, 2015

ANZUShophunter
3.6
Ekim After Battle Pale
On tap at Hop Factory, Newcastle. A nice crisp Aussie pale ale with citrus punch from the late dry hopping. Wish this beer made it North more often.
Friday, February 27, 2015

ShaneJ
3.4
Ekim After Battle Pale
Bottle from Slowbeer (June 2014). Pale amber/gold, white head, passionfruit, citrus, toast, pine bitterness, sweetish finish, light body, easy drinking. Nice.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ShaneJ
4
Ekim Hel
Bottle from Slowbeer (June 2014). Oily black, creamy tan head, roasted malt, ash, pine hops, toffee, stonefruit, coffee grounds, sweet malt dominated by resiney pine bitterness, full body, thick texture. Sneaks up on you, but very nice.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

mkel07
4.2
Ekim Hel
On tap at Tomahawk Bar 170115. Deep black colour and looked a lot bigger bodied in the glass than it felt in the mouth. Good combination of maltiness and happiness with hops winning the battle in the mouth.
Monday, January 19, 2015

vinhol
3.5
Ekim Viking IPA
Growler from Tru Bru big hoppy aroma amber with white head taste is resin citrus hops
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

vinhol
3.5
Ekim Dark Viking Ale
growler from Tru Bru big hoppy aroma amber in colour white head taste us resin citrus
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Sevenlee
3.6
Ekim Berserker Amber IPA
Pours an amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, citrus, pine and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a hoppy finish. Nice.
Friday, December 19, 2014

Lunkie
3.2
Ekim Slammer
Herbal spice hop malt aroma. Murky Amber colour fair head and lacing. Malt farm yard herbal sour flavour. Fizzy palate.
Sunday, December 14, 2014

vanvenlo
3
Ekim Slammer
Slowbeer ontap(14-Dec-2014)Sweet berry farm aroma.Cloudy amber,low head&suds lace.Farm light sour berry flavour.Herbal berry sulphur finish&spice herbal berry aftertaste.
Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sevenlee
3.4
Ekim After Battle Pale
Pours a clear orange with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, toast and hops. Taste is lightly sweet leading to a hop finish. Not bad.
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Malrider69
3.7
Ekim Viking IPA
Pours an orange/amber colour with a pleasant aroma. Nicely hopped and I notice that it is claimed to be an English/American hybrid - a good combination and very ’easy-drinking’. This is a good combination of malt and hops. I would definitely recommend this brew
Tuesday, December 02, 2014

gam
2.4
Ekim Slammer
Deep gold pour large off white head medium carbonation aromas herb spice clove mild tequila woody note the flavours dry clove like herbal tequila strange a sour waxy taste I have tasted wax candles eat anything when I was a kid the finish not a real good taste at all nearly threw it away poor on the palate
Monday, October 27, 2014

sm89walt
3.4
Ekim Viking IPA
Keg. Poured a hazy golden amber with a small but lasting, lacing white head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, nectarine and apricot following through onto the palate coupled with a biscuity malt character. Medium body, medium carbonation and a protracting, good intensity bitterness in the finish. Big, bitter but mostly balanced.
Monday, October 13, 2014

KeefOz
3.3
Ekim Viking IPA
Draught at Embassy Hotel, Brisbane. Poured a clear golden amber with a one-finger white foamy head that retained OK and laced poorly. Carbonation low and fine. Aroma of hops, pine, resin, passionfruit and citrus/grapefruit. Taste with hints of sweet caramel but mostly of a nice grapefruit/citrus bitterness. Light body, mouthfeel a bit thin. Crisp, lightish with a nice tangy grapefruit/citrus bitterness on the finish. Very nice.
Sunday, October 12, 2014

vinhol
3.5
Ekim Berserker Amber IPA
Growler from Tru Bru hoppy citrus aroma deep amber in colour with off white head taste is hoppy with malty backbone for an IPA it needs more hops
Friday, October 03, 2014

Davros
3.4
Ekim Berserker Amber IPA
Pours dark copper with a creamy off-white head. Nose shows hefty toffee and caramel along with some soft earthy and resinous hops. Very sweet-smelling. Not exactly what you’d expect for an IPA. Flavours are just as malt-focussed. Some soft booze alongside piny, resinous hops followed by a metallic finish. Insanely malty for an IPA.
Thursday, October 02, 2014

hawthorne00
2.9
Ekim Slammer
Bottle. Clear gold with a white head. Aroma of lemon, lime, melon, dill (!), tequila - odd but it works OK. Sweet hay with lime and herbs. Finish of the beer is more dry than bitter but the tequila and some wood take over. All hangs together pretty well and the Sorachi Ace meshes with the tequila better than the method of putting tequila in post fermentation would lead you to expect. But I didn’t really like it all that much.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

gam
3.8
Ekim Berserker Amber IPA
Beige frothy head dark rich amber pour strong carbonation aromas floral citrus pine caramel tropical fruits the flavours caramel medium bitter pine grapefruit pineapple floral touch lemon apricot good tucker this crisp the finish best tastes choice of good hops sweet malt pine bitter finish very pleasing to the palate
Sunday, September 07, 2014

gam
3.5
Ekim After Battle Pale
Misty amber pour small head medium carbonation aromas passionfruit citrus biscuit caramel the flavours passionfruit grapefruit mild to medium bitter some lime a resin touch very tasty on palate the finish like the tastes good hops lasting sweetness and bitter lovely taste on palate
Friday, September 05, 2014

Westkyoto77
3.4
Ekim After Battle Pale
On tap at Embassy, Brisbane. Tawny mid-gold, medium head. Nose of passionfruit, citrus hops. Quite relaxed and soft body. Fruity and delicious without being too in-your-face. Clean finishing. Quite good.
Monday, August 11, 2014

Jado
2.9
Ekim Slammer
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange-amber with a fluffy white head and fine carbonation. Aromas of lime, dank hops and flowers. The taste is weird, with a floral, almost perfume-like, note dominating. Some overripe orange and peaches creep through and there’s a little spice and alcohol at the back end. I can see the tequila inspiration but not sure this works.
Sunday, August 03, 2014

hawthorne00
3.4
Ekim Berserker Amber IPA
Bottle. Clear darkish amber with a nearly white head. Aroma of mango, passionfruit, kumquat, pine, mint, caramel. Sweet with caramel and toasted malt. Fruit flavours are there but a bit obscured. Herbal pine bitter finish. Pretty good but not really my sort of thing.
Friday, July 25, 2014

mkel07
3.5
Ekim Berserker Amber IPA
On tap at Scratch Bar 160714. Dark amber colour with a blend of malt and hops in the aroma. Given that this beer is 7.2% it is quite easy to drink and goes down rather well.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

mkel07
3.1
Ekim Slammer
On tap at Scratch Bar 160714. Poured a vibrant golden orange colour with a thin even layer of white foam. The flavour was a bit unusual and the beer had a full mouthfeel and a big alcohol aftertaste, probably from the tequila.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

mkel07
3.7
Ekim ’The Vinlander’
On tap at Tomahawk Bar 280614. Porter with a difference, a hint of fruitiness. Perfect beer for coolish winter day.
Saturday, June 28, 2014

gam
4.1
Ekim Hel
Small tan head dark pour medium carbonation aromas pine passionfruit stone fruit honey the flavours caramel medium strong bitter toffee resin lovely pine apricot passionfruit crisp and balanced black ale tastes outdo a strong alcohol volume the finish classy ale love the hops pine and bitter rich toffee linger good tasting BIPA
Sunday, June 22, 2014

hawthorne00
3.2
Ekim Viking IPA
Bottle. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is assertively piney, with grapefruit, nectarine, toast. A bit over the top with the pine, really. Sweet carmale and biscuit, load of pine, rather less grapefruit. A bit weedy at the fairly bitter end.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

hawthorne00
3.5
Ekim After Battle Pale
Bottle, handwritten date is appreciated - 3 weeks old and half of that was a my place. Clear pale amber with a white head. Aroma of kumquats, lime, mango, grass, a little caramel, pine. Light bodied, getting towards watery. OTOH, it’s very soft in the mouth. Carbonation is gentle. Bright fruity flavours - citrus and supporting tropical - a little pine in a bitter finish that creeps up a bit. Agreeable low-key beer that hits the spot pretty well.
Thursday, June 05, 2014

maneliquor
3.9
Ekim Slammer
Tap at GABS. Pours orange with a small white head. Nose is surprisingly very tequila forward with heavy citric zest and punchy lime. Damn! Taste is heavy citric zest with sweet citric fruits and heaps of lime while the tequila really shines through. Pretty bloody intriguing stuff
Wednesday, May 28, 2014