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Dutch-Style Kuit, Kuyt or Koyt

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Category: Ale

Style Description

This is the description of how the Dutch-Style Kuit, Kuyt or Koyt style of beer should taste, feel and look. However, there may be perfectly fine beers in this style that fall outside of these ranges and descriptions. This information is just to show the most commonly accepted ranges for the Dutch-Style Kuit, Kuyt or Koyt beer style.

This style of beer was popular in the Netherlands from 1400-1550

  • Color: Gold to copper
  • Body: Low to medium
  • Malt Flavors & Aromas: The aroma is grainy or grainy-bready. The distinctive character of this beer is derived from the use of at least 45 percent oat malt, at least 20 percent wheat malt with pale malt making up the remainder of the grain bill.
  • Hop Flavors & Aromas: Very low to low from noble hops or other traditional European varieties
  • IBUs/Bitterness: Medium-low to medium
  • Fermentation Characteristics: Esters may be present at low levels. Diacetyl is usually absent in these beers but may be present at very low levels. Acidity and sweet corn-like DMS should not be present.

Brewing Properties of Dutch-Style Kuit, Kuyt or Koyt

These are the functional brewing properties of Dutch-Style Kuit, Kuyt or Koyt beers, as descided by the Brewers Association. These guidelines reflect, as accurately as possible, the historical significance, authenticity or a common profile in the current commercial beer market.

The alcohol by volume is shows the amount of alcohol this style of beer should have.
4.7 - 7.9%
The International Bittering Units (IBU) scale is used to approximately quantify the actual (not perceived) bitterness of beer.
25 - 35 IBUs
SRM is a scale for measuring the color intensity of a beer. Low SRM grains impart a pale straw color while higher values mean it will add a darker color to the wort. Learn more »
5 - 12.5 SRM
(10 - 25 EBC)
Original Gravity
Original Gravity (OG) is a measure of the sugar content in the wort before alcoholic fermentation has started to produce the beer.
1.050 - 1.080
Final Gravity
The Final Gravity (FG) is how much sugar is left over in the beer when fermentation is complete.
1.006 - 1.015

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Based on Brewers Association 2020 Beer Style Guidelines with changes. Used with permission of Brewers Association.