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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 367   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rob_D_UK (667) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a dark, chestnut colour with a big frothy white head. Smell is a sweet malt with a bit of spice. Taste is balanced, lovely.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rgf001 (108) - München, GERMANY - FEB 15, 2014
Sweet sour smell. Hazy Brown with medium head. Simple caramel flavor. Finished sweet.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThirstyBird (1455) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 9, 2014
Thanks to Evgeny for sharing! Pours a dark brown with orange highlights and a tan head. The smell is The taste is spice, cinnamon, bread, yeast. The taste is sweet fruit, caramel, cinnamon ending spicy and dry. The body is medium and the carbonation is tight and above average in level.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fdomig (344) - München, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2014
330ml bottle. Aroma is malty, light cherry, light bubble gum. Appearance is very dark brown with a nice brown-ish head. Taste is sour, light sweet. A strong alcoholic influence. Light dryness. Soft carbonation. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (493) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2014
Hazy reddish brown, small head. Lots of spices, malts, grain, sourdough, light fruitiness. Medium sweet with light tart notes. Medium bodied, slightly thin feel. Interesting stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricksta_p (874) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
Murky brown with a big tan head. Aroma of dark malts, candy sugar, dark fruits, herbal. Flavour is herbal sweetness, cough drops, light alcohol. A bit too sweet for me, but this is a nice and interesting brew regardless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABT_S54 (119) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
33cl in a Trappist glass. Pours medium brown with a thin white head. Very much in the style of a dubbel - despite it being traditional to the area. All flavours (fruit, toffee) are subtle and very well balanced with nothing overpowering. A very good session beer but nothing that special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2014
Medium beige head. Hazy deep dark red, barely translucent, body with lots of visible particles. Fruity licorice and herbs aroma with cinnamon and cardamom notes. Dry-sweet toffee and vanilla fudge taste with roasty fruity notes. Full-bodied. Sharpish, slightly hot mouthfeel. Dryish licorice and lavender aftertaste with roasty herbal buttery notes. Interesting and unusual. Nice and highly drinkable, too. (0.33l bottle, from a cheese shop in Amsterdam.)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (238) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis. The beer has a brown color and a nice cream colored head, CO2 is good. The aroma has hints of pepper, cloves, biscuits and some coffee. The taste is full sweet with tones of almonds and caramel. The roasted malts are well balanced with the light fruitiness of some dark fruits. The finish is spicy and a little bitter. A nice Ale from my country. One of the best brands Netherlands has to offer.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2007 bottle, 750 ml with caged cork. Ready with a big Duvel glass in case of a gusher… but nope, not a problem this time. Pours reddish brown, fizzy like a soda, thin head. Smell is, um, like a rubber inner tube in the glass! Definitely, this got corked like a red wine. But a light herbal quality in the bottle. Wha hoppen? Okay, I can get past the nose and sip some of the beer, which is not as herbal as, well, other traditional ales, in fact, milder than some other old beers I’ve kept too long. So beyond the spoiled nose I find a slightly fruity ale, not too spicy and herbal, with a slight bit of tart marred by too much horseblanket. It’s a sign. I need to clear out my cellar!


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