Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 397   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.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2869) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2007 bottle, 750 ml with caged cork. Ready with a big Duvel glass in case of a gusher… but nope, not a problem this time. Pours reddish brown, fizzy like a soda, thin head. Smell is, um, like a rubber inner tube in the glass! Definitely, this got corked like a red wine. But a light herbal quality in the bottle. Wha hoppen? Okay, I can get past the nose and sip some of the beer, which is not as herbal as, well, other traditional ales, in fact, milder than some other old beers I’ve kept too long. So beyond the spoiled nose I find a slightly fruity ale, not too spicy and herbal, with a slight bit of tart marred by too much horseblanket. It’s a sign. I need to clear out my cellar!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (2860) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, bread and light spices. Flavor was sweet and malty with caramel, raisins, toffee, dark fruit, herbs and subtle spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZeppelinNL (29) - NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2015
Stronger than usual beer, but you don’t really taste that. A good, nice gruitberr without hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (6965) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
From tap at Taphouse, Copenhagen. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, caramel and floral notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (1240) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2015
Murky brown, creamy beige head. Aroma has malt, hints of dried fruit and booze. Caramely flavour, dark sugar, slightly spicy and herbal. Creamy mouthfeel and sweetish, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenOver (145) - SLOVENIA - MAR 17, 2015
Pours dark brown, with a quite specific sour smell. Little head, that quickly diminishes. Smell is mostly yeasty, not quite fresh-herbal. Taste is very pleasant, not quite what you would expect from the smell. Strong, sweet an full of body. Something special. I defintely recomend this beer specimen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (442) - GERMANY - MAR 13, 2015
Orangenes Bier. Sehr kräutrig, leicht frisch, fast wie ein Hustenbonbon. Am Gaumen süßlich, anständiger Malzkörper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
miggle (234) - Fürth, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
Interesting beer. Clear herbal smell and taste. Some sweetness with a bitter ending.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salwal (31) - - FEB 14, 2015
Herbal taste and licorice. Low carbonation and a huge amount of residual sugar. Unconventional but tasty...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3476) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 13, 2015
330ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Almost black. Medium size, brown head, stays. Sweet, burnt sugar, roast, malty aroma. Prunes, caramel, bready, malty taste. Nice full body. Alcohol is very well hidden. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gim (44) - POLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Malty sweet aroma, clear dark red, frothy decent beige head, leaves nice lacing. Medium sweet, bit metalic, lightly bitter aftertaste. Some herbal notes in taste and aftertaste. Medium bodied, _lively_ carbonation. Didn’t know what to expect of it "KOYT" told me exactly nothing. Quite nice.

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