Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2010
Aroma had some whiskey and berries, very strong in general. I found that lots of hops and malts had been used to make this beer. Color is brown and taste strong, that will last long time. This is truly a special beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6185) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2010
Bottle: Small light brown lacing. Dark amber color. Smell a lot of spices, some light liquorice, wheat, wood, hops. Very nice smell. Taste is very soft, lots of spices (pepper, clove), hints of dark sugar, hint of hops (light bitter), gruit. Slight bitter and spicy aftertaste. perfectly balanced with taste and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13228) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2010
Bottled, 330ml at Biercafe Doerak, Delft. Red amber to ruby with white head. A certain amount of complexity going on with this, initially quite a sharp herbiness, carnonation and slightly tinny then it smooths out with a darker maltiness and some roasty flavours. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5400) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Bottle. Reddish amber pour, off-white head. Dark malts, sweetness, raisin, berries, and liquorice. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martinaros (16) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2010
Nice beer with a dark brown/Amber color. Strong creamy taste with a little bitterness after. One of my favorites of the Jopen beers

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14079) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle from Perry’s in Livermore. BBE 03/05/09 (It was in the cold box). Pours a clear dark garnet with a slight foamy beige head. Interesting aromas like berries and herbs. Medium body with mild carbonation. It’s sweetish, and a bit medicinal - must be the herbs. Berries kind of float somewhere. Goes astringent towards the finish. Something like chocolate pops out. Interesting stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2010
Bottle, tfs Vaiz! Deep ruby red pour, small tanned head. Aroma of fruits, old beer, hops, spices and herbs. Flavour is quite sweet with fruits and spices. Subtle side note of liquorice. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4258) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy ruby red color with a thick creamy off white head, leaving quite some lacing. Aroma is very spicy, with clove and juniper. Flavor is sweet spicy with a nice spicy and slightly bitter finish. Creamy texture and above average carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2010
Bottle. Hazy dark amber colour with great head. Aroma of raisin and alcohol. Flavour is alcoholic with licorice and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jsawyer (297) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2010
From the Bierkoning. Poured a ruddy cola colored body with an apparently similar density to cola as well. The aroma was an enticing hodgepodge of spices was actually well balanced by sweet maltiness that had a doughy edge reminiscent of some trappist beers I’ve had. The flavor was pleasant and mellow. The overall effect of the herbs, the carbonation, and the not slight alcohol content produced a very cola like stimuli upon the palate. The flavor had subtle hints of licorice, raisin, bubblegum, candied ginger, fresh dough, and caramel malt. The alcohol also complemented the flavor in that it wasn’t boozy or dominant over any of the other flavors. Quite nice.

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