Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 487   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!

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4131) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle at Beerville, Belgrade. Cloudy brown, creamy foam. Sweet herbal aroma. Rich leather body, coffee smooth roast, some banana ester, but roast-alc bite at finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (940) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. Spicy and strong, almost like a liquor. Fruity, sweet, dark and dried fruit. A bit boozy, thick, heavy. Warming like a barley wine. Not sure I dig this combination, but it could just be me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (694) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2016

Medium aroma of malts, caramel, fruit, liquorice, spices, bread and roasted malts.

Turbid/opaque ruby/brown beer with a slight/medium beige head.

Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, fruit and liquorice; ends slightly dry with spices, bread and roasted malts.

This beer tastes similar to a dunkler bock. Could have been more intense and could have more depth. It is extremely drinkable and has a good thick palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nybol (1130) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
En balance mellem krydderier, rsitet malt og karamel smag. Specielt den krydret del af řllen er rigtig god

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lore (1942) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 7, 2016
hazy brown colour, huge, dense off-white head; aroma of floral honey, walnut, dried plum and cherry, and some liqueur; taste is the same; great ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1871) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2016
330ml bottle poured in Bierhuis de Klomp, Delft - Red ruby body, little in the way of head. Nose is very herb-forward, with subtle notes of fruit and dark chocolate. Liquorice also comes into the taste, a bit bitter, some sour raisin at the back end. Odd aftertaste, but very warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3626) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2016
bottle @ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Cloudy dark brown color, deep tan head that drops quickly to a light cover, no lace. Taste is chewy, syrupy malt with medium carbonation, followed by herbs and light bittering in a long warm finish. Surprisingly, the initial swallow tasted a lot like a somewhat flat Coke. It’s okay, but a little goes a long way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3217) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
33cl bottles shared by impuritylaw@Bier ohne Stil-TAsting, Bierhandlung 2016-4, merci. - A balanced wealth of herbal, roasted and caramel flavours that soon become hard to trace in the palate-coating mix. Liquid diluted Ricola coughdrops, diluted with precision and spiced like a sauce reduction. Warming, with good-natured intent. Will revisit side-by-side with Gentse Gruut Inferno.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bastarda (377) - Freiburg, GERMANY - APR 26, 2016
@bartlebier’s weird beer tasting Bierhandlung/Apr.16; the essence of a beautiful morning of a great day to come, begun with bowl of porridge with ripe bananas and cup of good strong coffee. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
weihenweizen (2893) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2016
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a glass. Translucent medium brown with medium beige head. Aroma is herbal, medium body, medium carbonation, and thick small-bubble lacing. Taste is herbs and dark malt.

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