Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 497   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 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 (1235) - 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 (9055) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2008
Bottle @ home.
Clear medium brown color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, light alcohol, notes of licorice. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - smooth, carbonation is soft. (290408)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
Strange brew.. Aroma of prunes, banana and cloves. The flavour is fat with prunes and alcohol dominating. The aftertaste is quite spicy and the palate is rather light, considering the strenght. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefano (1951) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
Pours a kind of murky, muddy color with no head. Aroma is perfumed with malt and herbal. Taste is sweet and spicy-- earthy with a very slight hop finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2008
Hazy brown with large beige head. Sweet malty aroma with herbal notes. Sweet spicy flavor with malty and mint notes.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Habanero (3901) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2008
Bottle, pours deep amber and hazy with a nice beige but short lasting head. Malty and earthy nose. Sweet, caramel, malt flavour with spices. Medium bodied. Alcohol in the finish.

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