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!

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2990) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tayeth (528) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2016
Geruch leicht medizinisch, ein bisschen wie Campari. Zudem Sirup und Lakritz. Geschmack dann wie Lakritzschnecken und ein bisschen Schokolade. Kräftig, aber ausgerissen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gueuze (789) - - JUL 15, 2016
Tiefbraun, trüb. Aroma süßlich alkoholisch mit Fruchtnoten. Im Geschmack leicht krätuerig, aber alkoholisch wärmend.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3563) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of herbs, honey and spice. Taste is fruit, herbs and sweet honey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgentgesdo (692) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Pours translucent brown with a moderate medium brown head. Nose is cherries, some sourness, a little mustiness. Very sweet, flavor is cherries, candied berries, heavy malt. No bitterness at all. Mild alcohol body. Oddly watery mouthfeel, with a little chalkiness. Overall I like it quite a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
josanguapo (982) - SPAIN - JUL 9, 2016
From cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. After dinner. Profile of a good Dubbel with hops replaced with odd (for me) yet pleasant mix of herbs that integrates very well. 6 months after BB date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BierNederland (14) - - JUN 23, 2016
Absolute topper. Donkere kleur, stevig schuim. Anijs, drop, karamel en nog veel meer. Ideaal bier om bij diner te gebruiken.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeniorZozo (1092) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 7, 2016
Draft @ Barborteur Beerdays #1.. Dark copper to brown cloudy color, huge white head. Caramel, honey, spice and herbs in aroma. Taste is little yeasty, solid malty, honeyish with dried fruit. Creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MartyW (103) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2016
Draft. Amber/brown with an off-white head. Herbs, alcohol, fruits, malt, soy, salt. Notable taste of alcohol and yeast. Aroma and flavour go well hand in hand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EugeneStraver (161) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2016
20160605 Home; 30 cl bottle; BB 20171208 (brewed in the Netherlands): An amber coloured beer with a cloudiness of particles. A strong smell of caramel, dark malt and particularly herbs with bitterness. Taste is herbs which give the beer a dry taste and also bitterness. It is a sweet beer with caramel. In the aftertaste bitterness (dry) and a sticky sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (897) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Draught @ 24 uurs van Maastricht. Clear light brown colour, beige head. Really spicy and herbal, liquorice, sweet malts. Medium body and low carbonation.

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