Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   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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Plovmand (8624) - Grindsted, 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.

KingCecil (2088) - DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Fra flaske, dufter af lakrids og krydderier, næsten sort med hvidt skum, smager dejligt af lakrids og krydderier og muskat nød! sød eftersmag....... en ok T ale...;)

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.

abemorsten (3683) - Mosterøy, 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.

dutchbeerpages (2439) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2011
Nice traditional beer from Haarlem. Tastes somewhat like soft sugar candy (tumtum) with a slightly metallic taste. Tad too sweet but it’s great an oldstyle beer like this is still made.

Odland (139) - NORWAY - MAR 27, 2011
Bottle, kindly shared by abemorsten. Pours red/nutbrown with tan head. Smells sweet and spicy. Tastes of sweet fruits, sugars and belgian yeast.

Hermod (8361) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2011
[email protected]åsälstasting. Poured cola color with a white head. Aroma is spicy, cardemum and dough. Flavor similar, xmas spices and cake. Quite strange.

RexTalionis (3802) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2011
Bottle at Gråsälstasting. Poured dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is herbal hospital and spices. Flavour different herbs and some spices.

Plaas (92) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 This is one of my favorite beers. It is a rather unusual beer, since there are no hops in it: it is spiced with a "gruit", a medieval mixture of herbs. Secret, of course, but there is a rumour that it contains gale. Jopen Koyt (Koyt or "Kuit" is the name of this unique Dutch style) is a very aromatic, bittersweet beer. Drinking it feels like eating cookies, but I like this more than cookies.

gunnar (9703) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2011
Bottle, kindly shared by abemorsten. Pours hazy brown with a small beige head. Aroma is malty, spicy and some herbs. Taste is spicy with a lot of nice tasting herbs, quite impressive.

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