Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


on tap

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RATINGS: 530   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1531) - ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
30 mL bottle from BOE poured into a Hoegaarden glass. Dark brown with a little fizz and generous head (although a bit cornetto like, but that could be the glass). Smells unusual, sweet and herby. Particularly sweet, tastes like it smells. Tates a little bit garlicy, but thats probably my knowledge of herbs letting me down. Weird but kind of pleasant. Covers the alcohol content very well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7498) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle, courtesy Beer 2000.Pours deep amber with a tan head.Aroma of caramel, ginger, malt, fruitiness, some phenol notes and alcohol.Flavor is sweet and malty with some licorice, yeast and red berries.Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2204) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2011
750 ml bottle a red brown colored beer with a white head aroma sweet malts spicy dry fruits and hops flavor sweet malts caramel dry fruits spicy herbs and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (18349) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 20, 2011
Stark kruterartiger und ebenfalls hefiger Antrunk, der schon sehr stark erscheint, kurz darauf aber bermig nachlsst und einen fast laffen Grundton hinterlsst. Dennoch bleibt die Kruternote, nur durch einen wssrigen Ton ergnzt, bestehen. Dennoch etwas zu intensiv in die Kruterrichtung gehend. Ein ziemlich eigene sbIer, das bei geringerer Intensitt besserwre. 12/9/9/10/10/9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (11981) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2011
bottle from Voldby Kbmandsgaard, clear brown, smooth yellow head. malty dark caramelly spicy aroma. flavor is dark caramelly, malty, bitter spicy, herbal+spicy+darkcaramelly+nutty bitterness. (probably herbs)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2011
On tap at Jopenkerk, Haarlem on 4 April 2011. Darkish red / brown colour. Described by the server as made without hops but subsequent research suggests that may not be entirely correct. However, Koyt is a Dutch equivalent of gruit and various herbs and spices are quite dominant here. Language differences made an explanation of the herbs used difficult but I believe Bog Myrtle (aka Sweet Gale) is in the mix. I picked up notes of coriander too. Some medicinal cough syrup accents in the flavour too. Quite sweet but not too sticky. Overall, interesting and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (7977) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours ruby brown with a medium light tan head. The aroma is quite spicy with notes of nutmeg, chestnut, caramel, chocolate caramel and spicy yeast. The flavour is nutmeg, light ginger, light anise and caramel. Good spicy herbal brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingCecil (2083) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Fra flaske, dufter af lakrids og krydderier, nsten sort med hvidt skum, smager dejligt af lakrids og krydderier og muskat nd! sd eftersmag....... en ok T ale...;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mindlesspaul (13) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2011
Bottle from the Mitra. Surprisingly good, because I never had a Gruit beer. Very tasty. Somewhat between a red and a brown beer. The aroma is very sweet, but not too sweet. The absence of hop is clear, because it lacks the bitterness. But is really was a very nice suprise and I will certainly explore the world of gruit beers more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3591) - Mostery, NORWAY - APR 3, 2011
Hazy orange with a creamy light brown film. Good lacing. Spices, candy, vanilla and spicy Belgian yeast aroma. Sweet, alcoholic and bitter flavors with spicy notes. Medium to full body. Lively carbonation. Dry finish.

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