Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 480   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 14/20
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2006
(Bottled) Clear, deep ruby red color with a medium, tanned and foamy, lacy head. Licorice-spicy, sweetish-malty, vinous aroma with hints of alcohol. Yeasty-malty, grainy and somewhat alcoholic flavor with dried fruit and a long, slightly astringent, dryish finish. Cough syrup really is the keyword here, I guess... Medium-bodied, slightly thin, slicky-sticky and quite low-carbonated palate. A very interesting brew, but not at all bad. Alcohol could be less evident in the aroma, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 23, 2006
In the bomber bottle from Gomers. Ruddy opaque brown in color with a very think dark beige head of not lasting retention. Aroma of a Christmas fruitcake. Thick body and very malty. Rich flavors of rum, plums, and bum. Actually, no bum. Medicinal in a big way. If cough syrups tasted more like this, there’d be an even bigger problem in Jr. High schools. Long raisin-like finish. Clean and smooth, no tartness. Flavor is very much like Danish Glögg. This is a Viking’s drink!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle from Knightly Spirits Orlando. <P> Pours a murky ruddy brown and holds a tan colored bubbly head. <P> Aroma is musty cellar, cork, alcohol and decaying earth and loam. <P> Musty fore followed by herbal, vegetal notes and some dry dark fruit. Some apple flavors in the middle ranges. Finish is again musty and ultimately very unsatisfying. Not my thing at all. It’s like liquid 300 year old book with a slice of apple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4038) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Redish amber color with an off white ring of bubbles for a head. Dark sugar sweetness in the nose with an almost hairspray alcohol note. Big fruit tastes with apple and apricot. Brown sugar and soft nugget sweetness with a light spice that grows in the finish. Interesting beer that is like liquid spice cake.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd (5098) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle at home. Rich, darkbrown color. The flavor is pretty off and I see that this bottle was supposed to be drunk 10 months ago - 22/12/05 - so will have to re-rate when I find it again. It’s very fruity, with apples. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2006
750, by the kind hand of BitBucket. Thanks! Dark amber brown, thick tan head. Enormous dust and cherry nose. Medium body, low carb. Some pears on the palate, with other sweet tree fruit notes. Fairly undifferentiated from attack to finish; no longer on the finish. A bit astringent. It’s undeniably cool to see historial recipes ressurected like this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2006
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a ring of foam. Aroma of fruit, oxidized apples. Full body, light carbonation. The taste is sweet/tart and sort of like mulled wine or hot spiced apple cider. Kinda tough to identify all the spices, you just know they’re there. An interesting detour on the beer road.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2006
Rust colour with high beige head. Malty and sweet aroma. Malty also in taste with some fruit but I really did not like the spices. Also had a metallic finish with lots of alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DaDornta (3) - USA - AUG 25, 2006 does not count
This beer came to me in a 750ml bottle. I reveled in the unfiltered-goodness of the non-hop additives. I belive there are "herbs and spices" in this beer that have a psychoactive effect (more than just the alchohol alone). This beer is expensive, so-so tastewise (compared to other cheaper beers) but has a mystique about it all it’s own. It dosen’t use hops for bitterness...and who knows WHAT they are actually using. It has a strong ABV as well, which only adds to the commonly heard phrase, "hey you want to help me finish this off....?" :) I love this beer, I just wish I could get it all the time at half the price!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2006
Deep ruby body with an off-white head. Nose of spice and herbs. Spice mainly on the taste, medium body, yeast then light burnt notes.

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