Brewed by Jopen
Style: Traditional Ale
Haarlem, Netherlands


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RATINGS: 557   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 (3099) - 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 I’ve 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. It’s a sign. I need to clear out my cellar!

Milter (942) - Nyborg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2017
God traditionel ale, med masser af fylde og sødme. Frisk ismagen, men for meget alkohold

dorain (293) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2017
Vom Fass im Stone Brewing Berlin 2016-11 getrunken. Schmeckt nach einen zu dünnen belgischen Dubbel mit Weihnachtsgewürzen. Zwar süffig aber leider zu dünn damit ich hier richtig ins Jubeln kommen kann. Ein guter Ansatz aber allermal!

RoJo28 (58) - - JUN 30, 2017
Like Mongolian throat singers covering Wonderwall, this beer is familiar yet fascinating ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2017
12 ounce bottle
A rather unusual release caught my eye while perusing the shelves during a recent trip to the store. Figuring the worst I had to lose was $3.99 I picked up a single. The resulting experience did just about cover though I won’t be hurrying to find many more.

Aroma / Appearance - A thick fizzy head takes time to settle into a maple colored core. Light melts away and morphs into waves of spices. If this had come out unlabeled you could almost have mistaken it for a Christmas ale. The full bodied whallops the senses until you finally break down and give it a sip.

Flavor / Palate - Chewy red licorice, spices, and walnut drive the focus of this earthy beer to the winter months. A well balanced profile melts the palate without being fatiguing. It doesn’t have the same memorable depth as some other beers with a similar profile but it will not be lost in the crowd.

k_gadeberg (54) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2017
caramel, nuts, cereal, herbs, woody, golden, brown, cloudy, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, long finish,

Eddie1976 (17) - - JUN 24, 2017
Unusual taste but grew on me as the bottle went down. 8.5% so maybe only a couple a session. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Rubin77 (2113) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 9, 2017
F: medium size, tan, quick gone. C: dark amber to brown. A: malty, honey, caramel, banana, dates, dried fruits, vinous. T: very malty, dried fruits, raisins, vinous, honey, dates, full body, low to medium carbonation, good, enjoyed, sample @ LIBF 2017 in Leuven.

schavuitje (266) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2017
een traditionele scotch ale de dutch way @1407;roodbruine body met een bitterkruiden aroma,smaken van vele mouten gerst,tarwe en haver;biscuit,zoetig en romig stevig in alcohol

ogivlado (7810) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 18, 2017
Bottled 330ml. -from Pivoteka Zagreb as Koyt Gruitbier. Darker amber coloured, medium sized tan head, dried fruits in the nose. Sweet malty, caramel, yeast, heavy spicy and notes of herbs with some dried fruits and light alcohol in the finish. Interesting but far from the best.

lebermilz (290) - GERMANY - MAY 14, 2017
Clear amber, white head. Malty, Ricola. Malty sweetness, caramel, herbal, fruity.

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