Iki Beer | De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
De Proefbrouwerij (bvba Andelot)
Belgium
proefbrouwerij.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Absumaster on 05-05-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
19
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
13.79%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
For Trade:
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Photo of Allegue04
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Club del Gourmet of El Corte Ingles. In Teku glass. Watching Ultima Oportunidad 1x06. Reminds me a wit, with some spicyness, citrusy and a bit herbal, but all in a soft and pleasant way. Very refreshing

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Photo of BlackVeg
3.06/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Antyk
3.81/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopmeplease
3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marius
3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow with some OK head. Smells like grass, citrus and a bit like a wheat beer. The taste follows through, with bread, banana, some citrus and also some other spices that I can't identify. However, the taste is quite bland, and after 2-3 sips, you can't identify most flavours.

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Photo of AxlSkull
3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chronark
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.61/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DutchBeerDrinker
2.96/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Arriskuwonder
2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of GRUUMSH
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of -ronin-
4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of BJSmit
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Jose9e
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of Sirre
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Baileux
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of DaPan
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Filosoof
4.24/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This Japanese style wheatbeer with green tea and Japanese lemons is a pleasant surprise. The fact is that you can really taste the tea, that hops are completely missing...but also that it nevertheless feels like beer! Quite original.

L: super, lasting top with small bubbles;
S: not very appearant; neutral;
T: lovely round, citrus, nice sweetness without being....sweet! A bit tea and herbs.
M: very drinkable, light alcohol, round mouthfeel, good finish, even though there isn't any hoppy bitterishness;
O: very good brew, with great commercial possibilities.

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Photo of wl0307
3.74/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coming in a 330ml slim brown bottle, bottle-conditioned; BB 02/07/2014, served lightly chilled in a straight imperial pint glass. Notes: the info. printed on the bottle says it’s brewed with not only green tea, but also Yuzu, a type of Japanese citrus-fruit, although in my knowledge the pronunciation of this word comes from the Chinese name of the same fruit, Yo Zi (柚子). So I guess it refers to the same kind of big citrus fruit which the Chinese people traditionally eat around the Autumn season.

Appearance: pours a murky dark straw colour, coming with rather mild carbonation and a white foamy head fast dissipating to a thin sheet to last.
Smell: the nose upfront is estery malty with a hint at witbier’s wheat-yeast coriander-spiced mixture and yeasty acidity (which is gently funky as well), while a different whiff of citrus aroma exists in the background; given a good swirl, the green tea’s influence does render an aromatic, tea-mash-ish and mung bean paste like smell, which is not unusual for a Belgian-yeast-led pale ale in my experience. Very different, and very nice.
Taste: effervescent comes the foretaste, which is immediately spiced-yeasty (coriander seeds again), wheat-ish grainy, semi-slick and semi-“powdery”, and mildly savoury-sweet in terms of the supposed mixture of green tea, yeastiness and malts; Yuzu’s elements are relatively harder to trace on the palate, apart from a faint touch of citric aroma and very light fruitiness, probably as a result of good blending/integration with the beer base. The finish sees a bit more bitterness and a lightly chewy palate lingering, along with a mildly spiced texture and more wheat-malt-tea-ish aroma.
Mouthfeel & Overall: despite being semi-slick, it remains dry-ish at the end of each sip and always refreshing on the palate, the carbonation is initially lively but softens as it goes, against a medium-plus body due to the nice contribution from the green tea, I believe; all in all, this Yuzu beer shows, to me, a limited presence of Yuzu, and that is not necessarily a bad thing. If it could be improved in anyway, I would personally suggest utilising the Yuzu (Yo Zi) skin in addition to its juice (which is used in this brew, according to the info. printed on the bottle). For, the Yuzu skin is renowned for its soft tannins and elegant aroma, which I suspect could add a point or two more to this beer. Not bad!

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Photo of IPA35
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is the Yuzu (Japanese lemon) version.

I also have a ginger version. Both were given to me by a friend. I myself would never buy these beers.

Poured into a pint glass, this is a very pale beer with lots of yeast. It almost looks like pineapple juice. A small rocky head.

This beer basically is a sort of low ABV Belgian pale ale, or more like a witbier as it uses wheat, with green tea and yuzu lemon in it. Not unlike Hoegaarden.
It is also ecologic.

Smells not unlike a lager or witbier, pretty mild and a little grainy malts. This one has citrus qualities to it and quite alot of leafiness from the hops but probably the tea as well.
Quite fruity.

It actually does not smell all that horrible, no sugar added and no artificial aroma's.

Tastes quite good actually, much better than expected atleast.
A light, refreshing brew. I definitly get the wheat as it has that distinct doughy maltiness to it. The citrus is very mild, a little different that a citrus aroma coming from hops but still this is not unlike a beer with more citrussy hops. This is no citrus juice overkill at all!

Mouthfeel is medium, it feels more thick because of the wheat. Well carbonated.

Overall quite a refreshing beer. And thank God it is a beer and not the fruity alcopop I was afraid this would be.

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Photo of intoxabroad
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.35/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

33cl Bottle: brought back from Amsterdam by my wife as a present after a Hen Party weekend. The bottle had a best before date of 30/12/12: so well out of date when she bought it and when I opened it on 15/03/13.

Poured it into a Westmalle chalice at home: cloudy lemon/yellow body with a full, deep head of uneven foam, lacing and staying power from the said head.

Smell is mangos and yeasty.

Taste is a fruit tea sort of flavour (mangos, oranges and grapefruits): strange.

Funny beer really: glad she only brought me one home, don't know what to make of it. As a one off it's fine but I couldn't see me or any of my mates having a session on it.

Scored as objectively as I can.

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3.48 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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