Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 420   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 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 (2937) - 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 (11420) - 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 (11086) - 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 (5338) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2006
Slightly cloudy dark amber pour with floaties with a ring of white lace. Strong aroma and flavor of cork with some sweetness, it feels like I’m eating the damn cork. The body has a light to medium thickness with an astringent mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Poured dark ruby/brown into a massive Optimator dimpled mug. Huge, dense, rocky, sand colored head. Nose of yeast, spices, fruit, and malt. Flavor is peppery yeast and fruity, herbal spices on top of some roasty caramel malt. Medium/light body is a bit watery, balanced carbonation. Roasty, herbal aftertaste. Interesting brew. Only drawback is the thin body.

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