Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 502   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9007) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12765) - 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.

   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+

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6318) - 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmonroe10 (243) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark brown, nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is reminiscent of bourbon coupled with fruits. Flavor is yeasty with alcohol- Taste has a bite to it, almost like scotch? Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Interesting and unique.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2008
Dark brown pour with a medium light tan head,good carbonation.Aroma caramel malt liccorice,nut.Flavour crisp,caramel,nut and toffee,malt is good,balance of flavours is good.Finish a bit chalky like,but good flavours,nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
note666 (1246) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2008
300 ml bottle. brown red colour. creme head. sweet chocolat herbal tatste with alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2011 low carbonation. no head. sticky, goopy, syrupy plum-flavored pancake syrup. grassy, herbal, perfumed (plum, lavender) esters. chewy, flat caramel malt and candy sugar. that’s about all of it.

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