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Dutch-Style Kuit (Kuyt, Koyt)

Dutch-Style Kuits (Kuyt, Koyt) are gold to copper colored ale. Chill haze and other haze is allowable. The overall aroma character of this beer is grain emphasized with a grainy-bready accent. Hop aroma is very low to low from noble hops or other traditional European varieties. The distinctive character comes from use of minimum 45% oat malt, minimum 20% wheat malt and the remainder pale malt. Hop flavor is similar to aroma very low to low from noble or other traditional European varieties. Hop bitterness is medium-low to medium in perceived intensity. Esters may be present at low levels. Very low levels of diacetyl are acceptable. Acidity and sweet corn-like DMS (dimethylsulfide) should not be perceived. This style of beer was popular in the Netherlands from 1400-1550. Body is low to medium.


  • Original Gravity (°Plato) 1.050 - 1.080 (19.3 - 12.4)
  • Apparent Extract/Final Gravity (°Plato) 1.006 - 1.015 (3.7 - 1.5)
  • Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 3.80% - 6.30% (7.90% - 4.70%)
  • Bitterness (IBU) (25 - 35)
  • Color SRM (EBC) 5 - 12.5 (10 - 25)