|"Tipopils®" · Self-consciousness|
|It so effectively quenches your thirst that after the first glass
you wouldn't need to drink another. The desire to experience again the gratification
tied to the first sip irremediably leads you to drink another, and yet another.
The euphoric effect of the first glasses lasts even with the others, and
you never risk finding yourself suddenly "drunk" with all of the
consequences. I drink it because I don't want to get drunk: I want to savor
as many sips as possible of a beverage I adore. Sometimes it accidentally
becomes an automatic gesture that I repeat for no particular reason. That's
the other side of the coin. You can drink this type of beer in staggering
quantities, even without realizing it (WARNING!). It requires more sensibleness
than other beers. That's why, besides placing it on the 5th level, I've
decided to give it this nickname: Self-consciousness
PS: Tipopils® boasts a very special record: the greatest number of mispronunciations of its name.
Here's a sample:
Tipopils® is a light beer produced by way of infusion, with approximately 5.2% alcohol by volume (15.8 Plato degrees). It has a rather dry, hoppy flavor. After a rather long primary fermentation, it undergoes a short maturation phase of about 2 weeks.
Water, with a total hardness of approximately 30 French degrees;
Hops: four types are used. A very bitter Hallertauer Magnum is used for the first addition, then a Hallertauer Perle of average aromaticity and bitterness is used for the second addition. Hallertauer Hersbrücker and Hallertauer Saaz (rich in essential oils), which are used for the third and last addition, have the important task of releasing the finer aromas of the hops to the wort. More Saaz hops are added before maturation and when the liquid has cooled, which releases a subtle grassy aroma of hops;
Pilsener malt and a hint of caramel malt (for color) from Germany and France;
Saccharomyces carlsbergensis brewer's yeast from the
laboratories of the Brewery University of Baviera (Weihenstephan).
From the tasting sessions held at Birrificio Italiano®
in June 1998, during the seminars entitled "Una passione, una cultura,
una technologia: la birra! [Passion, culture, technology: Beer!"].