Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2005
Beer is from the Netherlands (Recipe from Haarlem, where Jopen is like THE number one brewer), but they currently use the facilities of the van Steenberge brewery. Interesting brew, quite unique taste which is extremely spicy, it’s not very sweet, but fairly bitter, but it’s not hopbitterness. It’s like caramel without the sugar, which is virtually impossible but for me the best way to describe this strange, interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Darker brown, tan head, some haze. Sourish cidery aroma, lots of apple and some pear. Mild spice appears in the flavor. No bitterness because there aren’t any hops. Quite interesting and really not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2005
Super cidery nose. Lots of caramel. Apple/caramel flavor. Kind of like a candied apple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
humulus (339) - Salem, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Flavored with mushrooms. No really, I can taste them. Certainly a wild flavor and though I am spatially and temporally foreign to the style, I am pleased at the progress beers have made over the centuries. That being said, The aroma is very nut and honey cheerios with an earthy musk. Honey and roses come through in the flavor with sweetness, chammomile and herbs (corriander?). Appearence is brown and cloudy with some floaties. Very interesting. Gotta respect the ancestors. I’m a little peaved that they write up a deal about the last recipe of traditional brews and how great and traditional this beer is, then lightly elude to the fact that they changed the recipe to be darker and more flavorful. Thats just shady.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8331) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Thanks to beer handy for this. Pours turbid caramel colored with a minimal white head. Aroma of cherries, malt, hops, spice, figs. Tastes malty, fruity, with some cherries, brown sugar, and toffee/caramel hints at the finish. As it warmed, more figs and plums came out. Very complex. Brouwerij Van Steenburge continues to knock my socks off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 19, 2005
Bottle... Murky, brown ale with no head to speak of. Aroma of white raisins, caramel, vanilla, fruitcake and clove. Sweet flavor with notes of caramel, spice, brown sugar, plum and cherry. Medium-bodied and oily with pillow-soft carbonation. Lengthy, spicy, sweet finish. A pleasure to drink. One has to be in the mood for "sweet" to enjoy this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Bottle pours burnt caramel, large fizzy sand colored head, cloudy, murky, slightly chunky, with spotty lacing.   Musty/Earthy nose, with minor fig/date.   Semi-sweet fig/date, bready and yeasty, with the aformentioned must/earth flavor.   Comes across as somewhat of a Dubbel, which I like.   S’alright body, mouthfeel seems average.   Finishes smooth, soft, lingering fig/date and malts.   Yeah, I’m down with it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 8, 2004
Muted amber brown with off white head. Musty nose w/malt and unidentified spices. Med weight with sweetness throughout and a lingering finish. Flavors of sweet fruit, spice, light juniper, carmel, chocolate, molasses, wood and a overall herbal quality. Tasty brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8232) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 9, 2004
Fully hazy, dark brown beer with red shine; slim dirty-brown head. Lactic nose, yoghurt, sweet chocolate, cardemom, vanilla, toffee. Short bitterish taste, woody, here some herbs come forward, difficult to say which; definitely something phenolic. Lactic is still here, and raisins in the flavour. full-bodied, milk-slick, carbonation seems boosted by the yoghurt-like taste. Very nice beer. Where is this brewed? If Chris Wisse is doing it, he’s seriously bettered his stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Dark Red Coloring with White Ring. Cherry... Barley, Cherry Flavor with Something Funky Going On... Odd Mix of Ingredients... Dry at the End.. Bitter Vege/Herb Mix.. But Good Overall!

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