Ekim Brewing Company Reviews




KeefOz
4
Ekim Hel-low
Draught at Covent garden, West End, Brisbane. Poured an opaque black with a slight brown edge tint (dark brown under strong light) with a thin frothy head that diminished quickly to a blotchy cap that laced poorly. Carbonation virtually nil. Aroma and taste both of sweet citrus and with alcohol well hidden. Light to medium body. Very smooth, crisp and clean with sweet citrus on a moderately long finish. Nice.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

TedE
3
Ekim Viking IPA
Schooner on tap at Beer Deluxe, Sydney. Looks fantastic, hazy golden beer with creamy white head. Many tiny bubbles. Aroma of citric fruit and grass cuttings. Very mild taste, quiet finish. A superior quaffer (at 6.2%!) with light touches of fruit and cashew. Very pleasant in the sun but pushes no boundaries.
Saturday, October 28, 2017

beer-yum
3.6
Ekim Hel-low
Restrained citrus pine aroma in a coke coloured pour. Hop forward balance with fruity malty body and finish. An excellent example of the style and all the more impressive coming from Australia.
Saturday, September 2, 2017

osbornj
4.4
Ekim Citralaxy IPA

Friday, September 1, 2017

mkel07
3.5
Ekim Citralaxy IPA
Date: 30 July 2017 Purchased From: Brisbane Brewing – West End Type: On tap Appearance: Reddish amber colour with a flat layer of white foam that sticks to the glass Aroma: Grapefruit, mandarin and caramel malt I the background Flavour: More citrus mixed with bready malt Palate: Smooth and clean in the mouth with a nutty finish Comments: This is the first new Ekim beer that I have seen in a while
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

ANZUShophunter
4
Ekim Hel

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

macca147
3.5
Ekim 'The Vinlander'
On tap at The Union Hotel, Newtown. Pours a jet black with a pale tan head. Aroma: roasted malt, pepper, capsicum, earthy vegetable notes. Taste: pepper, capsicum, cucumber, malts, bitter cocoa. Mildly bitter. Spicy and herbal flavour balance. Mild funkiness. Pleasant enough. Don’t particularly love this beer, but could imagine that it may be more preferable to others.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

PilsnerGuide66
5
Ekim After Battle Pale

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Pyobon
3.7
Ekim No Compassion IPA
(On Tap) Cloudy amber with nice white head. Pleasant subtle citrus aroma. Medium body with great bright carbonation. Lovely balance of hops, citrus and light malt. Not overly bitter. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, May 13, 2017

KeefOz
3.5
Ekim Mandatory IPA
Draught at Hoo Ha Bar, Southbank, Brisbane. Poured a slightly hazy light orange-amber with a one-finger foamy head that diminished quickly to a collar that laced very well. Carbonation very low, slow and coarse. Aroma subtly of sweet citrus. Taste of moderately strong sweet citrus; quite fruity; not a really strong IPA style bitterness. Light body. Crisp and refreshing with nice sweet citrus flavours on a short finish. Nice.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Scotchy
3.6
Ekim Loral IPA
Pale straw to golden coloured IPA. Mild, pleasant citrus and pine aroma. Was on tap w no description of the beer which is unfortunate. Very clean with a modest bitterness. Very drinkable.
Friday, March 10, 2017

Camons
3
Ekim Rollover Double IPA
Draught @ Bitter Phew, Sydney, Australia. Pours cloudy caramel brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, lifht nutty, grass, fruity hops. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, malt, caramel, fruit, strawberries, light alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, light sweet finish with some warming alcohol. Not how i like my IIPAs. 100317
Friday, March 10, 2017

ANZUShophunter
3.7
Ekim Grapefruit Viking IPA
On tap at Brewhouse Brisbane. Amber with frothy head that laced nicely with fruity citrus and earthy hop aroma. The grapefruit did not overwhelm the taste and there was a hint of rockmelon with a bit of spice amongst bitterness on the palate.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dervock
3.4
Ekim After Battle Pale
Tap - pours clear gold with a thin white head. Aroma is nettley hop and stone fruit. Taste is fruity hop with very little malt. Finish is mildly dry fruity.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

danjs5
3.4
Ekim After Battle Pale
On tap at Aether Brewing. Super sweet aroma and taste. This is deliciously fruity beer with a super fizzy sweet taste. Refreshing.
Monday, December 19, 2016

mkel07
4.2
Ekim Rollover Double IPA
241116. Ekim doesn’t brew as any beers as some other breweries but the beers that come from their brewery are always top shelf. This big brash double IPA fills the mouth with a resinous sticky mouthfeel and you are immediately taken aback by the abundance of hop flavours and aromas. Deep amber with a light tan head. I am sure there is malt in there somewhere but is is hidden amongst the hops. Had this on tap at Brewski.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

TedE
3.6
Ekim After Battle Pale
Taster on tap at Beer Deluxe Barangaroo. Cloudy amber beer with thin white head. The odd bubble here and there. Faint hoppy aroma. Flat mouthfeel, nutty and hoppy. Super easy drinking. Superb and moreish.
Saturday, November 19, 2016

KeefOz
3.4
Ekim Loral IPA
Draught at Hoo Ha Bar, Southbank, Brisbane. Poured a translucent golden amber with a one-finger beige coloured frothy head that retained extremely well and laced very well. Carbonation low and coarse. Aroma of sweet fruits, subtle pine and hints of citrus/grapefruit. Taste is slightly earthy, slight grapefruit (becomes more prominent as warms) and slight spices. Light body. Smooth and slightly dry with subtle citrus/grapefruit on the finish. Nice.
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Muggus69
3.4
Ekim Grapefruit Viking IPA
Draught @ Beer Deluxe, Melbourne Pale gold with creamy white head. Lifted hop aroma - (ruby) grapefruit, apricot & pine, more citrus with some biscuity malt. Mid-full body, restrained carbonation, smooth texture. Grapefruit apparent on body but not dominant - adds its own bitterness/tannin/tartness to proceedings, almost a bit watery compared to the aroma but the flavours work well with a touch of biscuity malt in the mix & a moderate bitterness. Daresay a bit of wasted potential here overall.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

mkel07
4.3
Ekim Big Double Brown
On tap at Brewski 250616. Another superb beer from Ekim. This is a big ballsy brown ale that looks solid in the glass with a dense brown colour and a thick head of foam that stays awhile. A brown ale on steroids with a lot of stoutish characteristics. The flavour is a touch funky, not sure why or what the funkiness is.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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 7, 2016

WingmanWillis
4
Ekim Grapefruit Viking IPA

Saturday, June 4, 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 5, 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 5, 2016

FLBH
4
Ekim After Battle Pale

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

WingmanWillis
4
Ekim After Battle Pale

Sunday, March 20, 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 1, 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

rob65n
4
Ekim After Battle Pale

Thursday, August 13, 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 6, 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

rob65n
4
Ekim [ragna]RÖK

Saturday, May 30, 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 5, 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 8, 2015

ANZUShophunter
3.1
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

rob65n
4
Ekim Viking IPA

Friday, February 20, 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