Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DaDornta (3) - USA - AUG 25, 2006 does not count
This beer came to me in a 750ml bottle. I reveled in the unfiltered-goodness of the non-hop additives. I belive there are "herbs and spices" in this beer that have a psychoactive effect (more than just the alchohol alone). This beer is expensive, so-so tastewise (compared to other cheaper beers) but has a mystique about it all it’s own. It dosen’t use hops for bitterness...and who knows WHAT they are actually using. It has a strong ABV as well, which only adds to the commonly heard phrase, "hey you want to help me finish this off....?" :) I love this beer, I just wish I could get it all the time at half the price!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2006
Deep ruby body with an off-white head. Nose of spice and herbs. Spice mainly on the taste, medium body, yeast then light burnt notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2006
Opaque brown w/ reddish hue, light brown foam, & some sediment. Sweet, spicy, herbal, fruity aroma. Medium feel. Flavour is spicy and moderately complex. Warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2006
(Bottle 30 cl) Pours a pretty, clear red brown with a small, off-white head. Spicy, lightly herbal aroma. Rather flat carbonation. Medium-bodied, lightly tart with very spicy accents - mint and aniseed in particular. Very different and interesting. A "gruit beer". 300606

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2925) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Lot 18IC. Poured a cloudy, murky, sedimented brown-orange color with a small head. Lacing was ok, nothing special. Aroma was rather complex, strong alcohol, some oak, and whiskey or bourbon type flavors. Flavor was fairly light for the color and aroma: oak most notable, some light fruits (apples, light cherries) with some light tart/sour aspects (little vinegar, a touch of that Flemish Sour aspect). Spices were initially subtle: a good thing, as strong can be annoying. Mouthfeel a little thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11282) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle. Creamy off-white good fully lasting head. Brown colour. Moderat malty and hoppy aroma. Nice powerfull taste and average finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Poured a clear dark mahogony with a thin short lived tan head. Aroma is very strong and complex. Apricots and dark cherries meld with a herbal woodsiness. Flavor is almost as intriguing. A malty caramel backbone supports a substantial bitterness and herbal tea like flavor. Very unique and enjoyable. Try this if you want something different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (10882) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 30, 2006
750 ml bottle shared with robertburns poured a clear dark copper with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of fruit, yeast and spices. Palate was light bodied. Flavors of light fruit, spice and some woodiness with a dry bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 17, 2006
"Poured a cloudy brown color witha almost no head, lacing was sub par. Aroma was off, strong alcohol and just plain not pleasent. Flavor was oak and fruits tart. THin mouthfeel."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
This traditional ale pours a medium brown color from a 750ml bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is dried fruit, malt, herbs and sweet. A medium bodied ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Lots of spices permeate this beer. I am assuming things like sage, thyme and coriander. Fruity and sweet. Bright yeasts. Lively carbonation. Nice balance. A very pleasant tasting, if not slightly strange, beer: The mild bitterness comes from both the hops and the spices and it is hard to figure which is which. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

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