What is not to like about a beer after a good ride. To sit down with your mates and evaluate the ride. Who had good legs, who was suffering, who was as always hiding from the wind. All those things that makes us liking cycling. My preferred beer during this is Koerspret, which I have tested for you in this little post.
I received the following beers from Koerspret:
- Koerpret Blond
- Koerspret Tripel
- Koerspret Bokbier – Limited Edition
- Koerspret Session IPA – New
All four beers are different types and you can find the details in the table at the bottom of this taste test.
The first beer I am tasting is their Koerspret Blond, which is according their description a clear, top-fermented blond beer with a slight foam head that conveys its character: fresh, soft and supple. This would be the perfect beer after a hot summer ride when served well cold – refreshing and thirst-quenching.
Pouring it in the glass shows immediately the light color typical to blind beer. The foam is almost none existing which I like, personally not a foam kind of guy. The taste is smooth, fresh with a hint of bitterness. It is delicate but feels like a real beer and not one of those sport beers. I can see myself taking this beer instead of a Rädler type on a hot day, or even after a good indoor session on Zwift.
The second beer on the taste list is their Koerspret Tripel, which they describe as a robust and powerful top-fermented beer that creates a malt-sweet mouth experience with the typical fruity fresh Koerspret aftertaste. A slightly heavier beer perfect for the deep riding after thoughts or simply when you are the best of the bunch.
Pouring it in the glass give you immediately the idea of a stronger beer then the others. The color is richer and the taste is more delicate. The after taste is more sweet and this in combination with the higher alcohol percentage can be a very dangerous one. I personally would only have one of these after a good ride because otherwise I will be dancing on the tables afterwards.
Koerspret Bokbier – Limited Edition
The third beer to taste is their Koerspret Bokbier – Limited Edition, which is especially for all cyclists who also make miles in autumn, winter and early spring. This full-bodied bock beer with roasted malt and bitter chocolate notes also tastes perfect in combination with cheese, sausage and a cycling race on the tube according their description. A beer for the diehards under us that dare to ride all weather. It is limited because Bok bier is generally only created during those months that have the R in them.
Pouring it into the glass gives you immediately a sense of aroma. A dark bitter smell that is so typical to more darker beers. The foam is a rich one is direct visible and also have a brownish look. The taste of the beer is identical to the smell, dark bitter rich, really giving the that autumn kind of feeling. Sitting at the open fire place after a windy rainy day enjoying life!
Koerspret Session IPA – New
Last and not least their NEW Koerspret Session IPA, which is coming to their website pretty soon. The fresh IPA with a little bitterness and its beautiful color with the perfect head makes it the perfect thirst quencher after a long ride. So with this one you you always have an excuse to drink one (or two) after your ride.
Pouring it into the glass you see a nice white foam layer on top of the yellowish beer. The smell of this new IPA is really delicious. The taste is even more delicious, a really little bitterness after taste but not to intense. I am drinking it cooled from the fridge and it feels this is the perfect temperature. I really think this is a perfect summer beer.
|Beer name:||Koerspret Blond||Koerspret Tripel||Koerspret Bokbier||Koerspret Session IPA|
|Serving temp:||6°||8°||8° – 10°||8° – 10°|