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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands

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RATINGS: 544   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
darkseduction (737) - Zweibrcken, GERMANY - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle 30cl. Pours a cloudy brown beer with off-white head. Fruity and floral taste, a sour-sweet experience, hides alcohol very well. Refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (5805) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2011
Brown body with tan head. Surprising aroma with ginger, cough drop, fig, lavender and tea. The herbs used instead (or accompanying) hops make and break this beer as it gives originality but Im not a fan. Definitely try this. Palate is good, nice mild carbonation. (33cl bottle)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MMR (752) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 21, 2011
Smells very fruity and has a somewhat spicy taste but most notably caramel. Its aftertaste shows more of an alcoholic flavor and its an overall very nice and surprising dark amberish beer. Havent really tasted anything like this.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5875) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle 30cl, a cloudy amber beer with huge head and good lacing. Nose is ginger like and spicy. Aroma is syrupy sweet, caramel malt but very fruity on pepper, ginger and licorice. Herbal notes are there and very pleasant, finish is on fresh hops. I really like this beer, a bit sweet anyway.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1564) - East Yorkshire, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (7570) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2240) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (19394) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (12030) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7533) - 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.


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