Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Brewed by Proef for Jopen (www.jopen.nl). Until 2006 brewed by Van Steenberge. Koyt is a dark beer with 8,5% alcohol and a warming herbal taste. The reddish-brown Koyt is the strong version of the old gruit beer. Note: this is not a kuit/kuyt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6519) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Clear bright reddy amber coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Thanks to Daniel for this one. Aroma is big jammy fruits, Tangy caramel, tangy apple, Spicy herb. Flavour is nutty, light caramel, toffee apple, caramel. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, jammy fruits. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Daniel. Pours clear amber with a creamy white head. Some herbs in the nose, jammy fruits, ripe citrus, faint cinnamon. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with rich bread, wintery berries, bread, apricot. Medium bodied with lively, massaging carbonation. Sugary finish, lots of bread, spices and herbs, cherry, berries. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (8135) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
Tap at Jopenkerk. Spicy gruit nose, caramel, chocolate, some orange. Cloudy orange-brown, pretty low tan head, fine. Rich and malty, chocolate and caramel, Belgian yeast, spicy. Interesting, sweet, licorice, creamy and heavy. Bit too sweet with nothing really to cut it. Interesting, but 100 ml is enough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (763) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 25, 2015
the aroma of caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, toffee, candy and spicy grasses... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of milk chocolate, marzipan, licorice and some other spices... sweet, spicy and dry aftertaste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (6056) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2015
Dark nice opaque brown color with a fine tan head, Toffee, chocolate, fruity and herbal aroma. Quite nice and inviting. Medium + body and a fine carbonation. Mellow nice balanced sweetness. Some candy, herbal, toffee, chocolate and fruity flavor. Really nice and tasty brew!
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oermens (44) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2015
herbs ,alcohol, cough drop, raisin, brown, minimal head, a beer version of gluwine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Huuug (4) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2015 does not count
Interesting beer: nothing like anything a tasted before, and a needed to read some ratings before i was able to describe this beer. A taste of red wine & cola & plums & chocolate & rye & cinnamon. A bit like liquors of jagermeister or Becherovka, but as a pleasant beer with the soft, creamy carbonization/texture of other Jopen beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (639) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 24, 2015
Deep ruby, cloudy, lots of mini floaters, creamy medium strong beige head. Aroma is moderate strong candy, caramel malty and loads of spices. Taste is moderate to strong sweet caramel, candy - brown sugar - licorice, loads of spices, a mix of flavors, some cereal, some herbal hoppiness, low bitterness. Medium+ bodied, light carbonation. Didn’t feel any booze. Quite interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3863) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle at Craft Bier Fest Linz: Dark amber color, yellowish/brownish creamy head. Aroma is sweetish with notes of sweets, toffee, chocolate, herbs(?). Flavor is sweetish with not bitter herbal notes, notes of sweets, some roastiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdb84 (396) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2015
Cola color with small head which dissipates quickly. A: red fruits, rye, faint hint of cherries, oily sensation. Resembles red wine. T: very distinct fruity malty taste with a distinct salty development, salmiakki. Basile notes. Medium body, bit oily. Aftertaste is salmiakki as well.

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