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Jopen Koyt - Jopen Bier BV Haarlem

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BA SCORE
89
very good

51 Reviews
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Reviews: 51
Hads: 85
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 11.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jopen Bier BV Haarlem visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-12-2002

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4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a gruit, brewed without hops. It relies on herbs and spices to balance the sweetness of the malt. Cloudy. Brownish in color with a very fine and creamy 1/4" tan head that holds very, very well and leaves some good lace. The body is medium with a very fine effervescence that makes it quite soft in the mouth. The aroma is fairly full with dark fruit, cherries, tartness, a lightly peppery spiciness, soft caramel maltiness, and some herbal qualities that I can't readily define. The herbs do give a drying quality and the beer is well rounded. Some fruity & herbal maltiness lingers in the finish, but it's not sticky as the tartness balances it. The alcohol is well hidden, only emerging toward the end of the serving. A very unique, interesting, and rewarding beer. Quite enjoyable. Much more balanced and mellow than I'd expected. Absolutely worth trying. (866 characters)

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Jopen Koyt from Jopen Bier BV Haarlem
89 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.