Beer Tasting: BrewDog AldIPA and BergkΓΆnig's Thorpedo

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How are you? I hope you don't watch the mass media bombarding us non-stop with nonsense. The world will collapse tomorrow. There are truckers protesting on a border, here in the East they are preparing for war, the crypto will collapse, Hive will disappear and everything will go to hell!

Yes, and what else?
Maybe in the next century, when everything is tokenized... it's lucky it's #beersaturday and I can isolate myself from all this madness and focus on beer!

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I got two new beers today too, even from one local shop, didn't have to go far :)

As usual, the one with less alcohol first.

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BrewDog AldIPA

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Brewed by BrewDog brewery, Ellon, Scotland. Can, 0.33 l, alcohol 4.7% ABV. It's Session IPA, lower in alcohol than classic IPA but still hoppy dominant.
What do master brewers say? Nothing much, except that:

What started out as a joke with Aldi UK has evolved into a collaboration of epic proportions.

It looked to me like they were brewing beer for Aldi because there is a very similar sign on the can. Well, here they sell this beer in a market chain Hofer, Aldi and Hofer are said to be related, or brothers. One has stores in northern Europe, the other in southern Europe :) 😁
Well, I'm more interested in the word "epic" ...

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The beer is clear, light yellow in color and the head is average.
As soon as I poured a glass I smelled the freshness of the hops. The bitterness of the hops is pronounced, with citrus and grapefruit aromas that linger in the aftertaste for some time.

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A very fresh and drinkable beer, I must admit. A real surprise from an ordinary local shop. The price is still quite reasonable (1.76€) compared to local craft beers.
Being affordable, it will reign in the home fridge for a while, I think. The only minus is the small can. :)

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After a good beer, it's the turn of the meme.

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BergkΓΆnig's Thorpedo Newave Pale Ale

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Brewed by Tektonik brewery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, for the Hofer chain.
Bottle, 0.33 l, alcohol 4.8% ABV. Unfiltered and pasteurized beer, Citra, and ElDorado hops.
Newave Pale Ale style, although I don't know exactly what that means, I haven't seen it anywhere, but I assume it's an American Pale Ale, which unlike British Pale Ale has more hop bitterness and less malt, and less alcohol.

What do the brewers say? Nothing :)
The beer is new, I saw it in the shop a couple of days ago, I guess they haven't upgraded the websites yet :)

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The beer is cloudy yellow in color, the head is average and creamy. I smell a discreet aroma of hops, not pronounced. It goes down the throat smoothly, the bitterness of the hops is dominant and the citrus aroma is also present.
The malt is discreet, it is felt, but in the background.
Slightly spicy in the aftertaste, the bitterness lingers for a while.

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This beer is also fresh and very good. But it has one drawback, the same as the previous one. Too small bottle :)

All in all, I am more than satisfied with both. I won't say that the sun has risen on the local shops, but both brewers have nothing to be ashamed of.

Well, if I had to judge, the winner would be BrewDog by a shade, but really just a shade.

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And what am I listening to as I write this? A new name from my last #newtunes post. British new wave jazz saxophonist, a real surprise, exceptional!

Chelsea Carmichael - The Healer

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More stories about beers?

This year: Steam Brew Session IPA and Reservoir Dogs Single Blonde, BrauSchneider Helles and Pelicon Veliki IPA, Amundsen Everyday Hero & Kona Pinneapple Pilsner, Reset Snowblind and St.Austell Proper Black, Perlenzauber Dry Hopped and Budvar Reserve, Hirter Kellermeister & Rheder Husaren Gold, Tuő Gose Sour Cherries Beer and Rieder MÀrzen, but you can go back a little further in history! 😎 😁

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