A Note on This Beer
Only a handful of breweries in the US have tackled the Koyt since its inclusion in the Brewers Association style-guide last year.
Iron Horse’s Limited Release Koytus reinvents this rarely attempted style. A new take on tradition, Koytus layers West Coast hops with an oat body steeped in history. Calling to the heart of adventurous drinkers, Koytus is a satisfying “conjugation” of hops and oats.
The Koyt is an oat-heavy, traditional beer with an exceptionally smooth mouthfeel and subtle hop flavor. It was the Dutch drink of choice in the 1500s--battles were fought over Koyt’s popularity and only one traditional recipe survives today. Recently unearthed from city archives by Haarlem Beer Society this oat-heavy tradition in Iron Horse’s capable hands takes on a deeper hop character and even more flavor.
Oats provide Koytus with both flavor and texture, like the hull of steel cut oats. Imparting a distinct tartness initially, oats combine with the fruit-forward Bravo, Centennial and Delta hops and a hint of bitter West Coast Energy to create robust palate. Like only Iron Horse can deliver. With a smooth mouthfeel, Koytus finishes with a cream soda aftertaste and a butterscotch aroma.
Koyts have yet to be discovered by many beer drinkers--outside of Holland. It is truly a style with no ready comparison. Tap into this style to see if Koyt will soon be on every taplist.
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