Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 545   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2007 bottle, 750 ml with caged cork. Ready with a big Duvel glass in case of a gusher but nope, not a problem this time. Pours reddish brown, fizzy like a soda, thin head. Smell is, um, like a rubber inner tube in the glass! Definitely, this got corked like a red wine. But a light herbal quality in the bottle. Wha hoppen? Okay, I can get past the nose and sip some of the beer, which is not as herbal as, well, other traditional ales, in fact, milder than some other old beers Ive kept too long. So beyond the spoiled nose I find a slightly fruity ale, not too spicy and herbal, with a slight bit of tart marred by too much horseblanket. Its a sign. I need to clear out my cellar!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6104) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2017
Tap at Jopen. Creamy deep sweet malt tones. Deep sugary nuttiness. Not unlike a Dubbel, but with some added slick molasses, almost vanilla tones. Cool, classic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bijl (492) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2017
Bruin/ donker amberrood, donkergele schuimkraag, troebel en iets koolzuur. Aroma: Vol moutig, toffee, karamel, snoepzoet, kruidig, rozijnen, anijs. Smaak: Licht geroosterde zoete mouten, karamel, drop, anijs, cola, kruidig, bloemig, floraal. De kruidigheid blijft ook mooi lang hangen... spicy en iets warmte. Voor een bier zonder hop nog redelijk bitter. Medium body, zacht en romig mondgevoel, afdronk is kruidig, zoet en plakkerig.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (5581) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2017
Bottle from Drinkshop. Surprisingly balanced and easy drinking. Alcohol hidden well. Considerable caramelly malty base, along with the associated sweetness. Well balanced by the herbs, anise stands out for me, but overall balance is quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (14189) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2017
Tap. Poured hazy reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate herbs and sweet fruit aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet & herbal flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graziano85 (456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 9, 2017
Bottle. Hazy brown beer with red shine and small beige head, lasting a while but then disappearing. Aroma is soon malt, toffe, even kind of rosemary note. Taste starts bitter, some herbs, raisins. Oily texture, alcohol well hidden. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GvanGool (76) - NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2017
OK, Quite often I drink a bottle and have my opinion ready. With this Koyt beer I needed 2 bottles and still searching for my opinion. I generally like the beers from Jopen. I also like this one. It poirs without a big head. Colour is brown. The taste is... Wow caramel, malt, little hop. Unfortunately als bit alcohol, but marginal. Serve not to cold and takes time to enjoy! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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 (202) - 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 (4114) - 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.

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