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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mike_77 (4927) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2008
Dark red brown colour with thin lacy head. Spicy aroma. The gagel/gale gives a clean almost menthol scent. Flavour initially dominated by the slightly sour, herby feel. A little maltiness is also present. High alcohol content means the beer ends with a warming feeling.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2008
Darker brown coloured beer with rather little carbonation and a small off-white head. Some yeast particles. Sweet banana fruity aroma with some malty touches. Full palate. Finish is bitter, herby malty with a light alcoholic touch. Medium one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Wim (3506) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2008
red brown coloured body with a sparkling of white head a spicy herby aroma a herby grainy spicy tast with a grainy little alchoholic finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4574) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2008
Bottle. Lightish black beer with a fruity lightly spiced and spritzy aroma. The flavour is warming, spiced, and bitter fruity. Overall a nice gently spiced drink.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (8685) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
This dark brown ale poured with a thin off-white head with a light herbal aroma. It has a very interesting flavor due to the use of gruit (assorted herbs) rather than hops. It is a sweet and malty beer, but the flavor is somewhat flat with some distinctive herbal notes including anise. This is a tasty brew that is worth trying, if only for its uniqueness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2008
A light brown ale with a nice lacing off white head. In aroma, nice cinnamon hearts, and vinous notes. In mouth, complex black licorice and aniseed, burned caramel, and warming alcohol. Rich bodied ale. Very nice. On tap at Arendnest, Nov. 2006.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2008
Pours burgundy/brown, and copletely opaque. Aromas of malt and som spices. It tastes sweet, with some molasses and prunes. Very good. B+

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6079) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle from a gift pack. Purple/brown colour, thin head. Aroma of herbs, alcohol, spices. Reminds me of cough syrup, just like the flavours. Herbal, medicinal, spicy, chocolate, malts, slight bitterness. Very complex, rich in taste and definitely something different. Very good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
From LIC, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 010808. Brown with brownish head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavor of spices and malt. Medium bitterness

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rallison (116) - USA - JUL 29, 2008
Bottle at least 2 years old, possibly up to 5 years old. Pours an amber red with a 1/2 finger white head that diminishes and leaves no lacing. Smells very much of herbs - medicinal, to an extent - with some vinegar and spiciness (likely from the herbs as well). Quite interesting. The vinegar notes either preclude a very interesting beer, or possibly an over-the-hill, horrible bottle. Let’s find out.. Tons of herbs in here. I can’t quite pinpoint them, but some of them most definitely lean toward medicinal. Somewhat spicy, but not over the top. Hints of red wine, dried fruits and caramel. Finishes with herbal spice. Nicely carbonated with a fair richness. Recommended. I can definitely see this being a beer with quite a history. I’d be curious to know how close this comes to the original versions. Unique - I like that.


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