Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


on tap

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RATINGS: 549   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumpelmies (290) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 1, 2017
Bottle. Red with a shade of brown. Small short-lived head. Aroma of red fruits, barley and herbs. Taste is red fruits (cherries, plums?), caramell, malts, herbs, spices, alcohol, liquorice, clove and maybe even Port. Aftertaste is sticky sweet, alcoholic and tastes like cough syrup. Strong carbonation, reminds me of Coca Cola. First Gruit I ever had. Interesting brew, feels like a mix between a dark Bock, a Barleywine and a pack of throat lozenges. Its certainly good but Im not sure I will ever it buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kampfar (225) - Osnabrck, GERMANY - MAR 31, 2017
From 0.3 L bottle; pours muddy, dark brown coloured with a light brown head. Heavy malty aroma, herbal, dried fruit, a bit like some kind of fruit bread, also slightly alcoholic. Medium sweet initial taste, much sweeter in the middle. Very herbal, also in the middle. Nearly no malty taste, much less than expected. Leading to a short finish. Medium body with soft carbonation and slightly dry mouthfeel. Its OK, interesting to taste but dont need it more often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (4177) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 26, 2017
Bottle from Colonial Spirits. Hazy deep brown color with a decent sized tightly bubbled tan head that slowly recedes. Lightly herbal on the nose with plenty of brown sugary maltiness to counter. Light pine in the flavor with a bit of bitterness and sweet bready caramel and brown sugar maltiness to counter. Light earthy spicy notes round this out nicely. Im not usually a fan of gruit but this one I kind of liked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - MAR 9, 2017
33cl bottle. Almost clear reddish brown with a small tan head. Poor retention. Caramel, herbs, spices and fruits. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1792) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Aroma is dark fruit, figs, raisins, caramel, maybe a sorghum or molasses, ginger, permanent marker. Appearance is brown amber, hazy, light tan head, lots of floaties. Taste is ginger, molasses, brown sugar, dark fruit, figs, spices, interesting. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, ginger molasses dark fruit aftertaste. Overall, this is a strange one, and not one for drinking quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alusdievs (72) - LATVIA - FEB 22, 2017
From bottle. Sweet aroma with apple juice notes. Brownish/redish color, cloudy. A bit sour taste with herbal/anis notes. Full body. Flat carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (3406) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle, big bubbly head, cloudy very deep orange color, aroma of cola, shrubs and ginger, flavor of caramel, plums, mint, some cola and melon, light to medium bitterness, lively carbonation. Very good and interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (2006) - ISRAEL - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle. Murky amber with a yellow head. Aroma of caramel, honey, overipe fruits, banana, herbs. Sweet, malty, strong gruit, herbal and spicy flavors, caramel, fruits, black pepper, finish is mildly bitter and a bit dry. Medium bodied, well carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (3100) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2017
From tap @ Boulevard Caf, sample size. Hazy dark brown color with dense off white to light beige head. Aromas: spices and herbs, notably ginger and gale/bogmyrtle. Retronasal thers also some fruit and sweetness. Flavor is moderate sweet, light sweet drop (licorice). Medium bodied. Quite tasy, but I do miss the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1980) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2017
11.2 ounce bottle, best before 26 NOV 2017 stamped on the back label. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a hazy reddish/brown color with about an inch and a half tan head that stuck around for a bit. Theres a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like stone fruit, sweet spices, herbs and earthiness. It tastes like stone and dark fruit, caramel, herbs, earthiness, sweet spices, licorice and molasses. Mouthfeel/body is medium, its slick and easy to drink with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, glad I tried this one! $3.99 a bottle.

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