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!

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (2972) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3184) - 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 (365) - 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 (2835) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (5089) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2016
At joepen Amsterdam, Pours clearish brown with white head. Smell and flavor are Belgian malt, spice, wood, port and plum wine. Finish has tons of complexity and layers. Tasty gruit but wouldn’t want a full glass of this. Small size was perfect

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3413) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2016
750 ml. bottle from Chuck via the Rare Beer Club, poured to snifters showing a cloudy, copper color, with a presentable layer of off white head foam, and spots & ribbons of lacing. The nose was pure holiday spiced & herbal cake. Medium bodied, with decent effervescence, the taste was similar to the aroma, added a touch of treacle & sweetness, some alcohol warmth, but waned in comparative expression. Still a tasty treat to share.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALIBALI (220) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - APR 20, 2016
Alles sehr sanft und dezent. Daher kommt das Bier auch nicht so recht in Schwung. Im JOPEN Probierlokal zu Amsterdam vernascht (25cl/4,75).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (4096) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. Murky brownish orange color. Lots of sediment. Tan head. Sweet caramel aroma. Brown sugar. Sweet malty flavor. Light cherries. Easy finish. Very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 12, 2016
Легкие и незатей& травы. Обожаю травы и традише&

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1737) - Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2016
appearance: cloudy medium dark brown, short tan head quickly fading; no lacing. aroma: caramel, toffee, star anise, brown sugar, herb garden, root beer, vanilla. taste: tastes like a beery root/birch beer blended with cola, vanilla, and toffee. finish: herbal sweetness lasts, along with a bit of caramel and toffee. notes: No hops to this at all, which is of course fine. Tasty and unique. Palate is pretty full. Felt like I was drinking some medicine sold out of the back of a covered wagon in 1800s Wyoming. And I enjoyed the experience. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyhallmanti (180) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
15cl glass at Bierfestival Groningen. bottle was from 2000. bartender poured me the bottom of the bottle which was flat and filled the glass up with a unopened bottle. therefore hte beer had a lot of sediment floating around. has a hazy dark brown colour with no head. aroma of raisins, malts, yeasty, slight dark dried fruits. taste was medium sweet, medium bitter with a slight wine-like sourness. notes of raisins, plums, (red) wine, caramel, malts. watery texture, medium bodied with flat carbonation.

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