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Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands

bottled
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RATINGS: 537   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (4051) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (2664) - PORTUGAL - MAR 9, 2017
33cl bottle. Almost clear reddish brown with a small tan head. Poor retention. Caramel, herbs, spices and fruits. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ebone1988 (1710) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alusdievs (68) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (3357) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1860) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (2990) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1955) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (1612) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle. Cloudy deep copper with beige head. The aroma has notes of herbs, sage, rosemary, a bit lactic. The flavor has lots of herbs, sweetish with notes of sage and rosemary, very spicy, dulce de leche, a bit lactic. Medium-bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grumbo (2299) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn, historic rating. Pours a clear red/brown with a long lasting creamy beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, dark fruit, quite yeasty, with subtle light spice/herb. Fairly heavy sweetness, moderate bitterness. Medium body, slick texture.


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