I usually try to do this with similar beers but it was 31 degrees outside, and my kitchen was full of stouts and porters so I just resorted to some left overs from last weekends BBQ which were hiding in the back of the fridge. I'll say from the start I'm a big Brewdog fan, they push boundaries and try new things, sometimes they work, sometimes they're just as disaster, but at least they are willing to try. Other than the brewery, and the fact I wouldn't have chosen to buy these beers myself if I saw them advertised the only other thing they have in common is a nice fairly steady 4.7% alcohol content. So which is top dog? Well Jet Black Heart is but that's a different story...
Brewdog Duopolis Beer Review
Well I've already said Brewdog like to try new things, and while it's not the only milkshake IPA on the market these days it's still a fairly rare breed. This came in a piddly 330 can which is usually disappointing but when you're drinking in real heat sometimes it's nice to have something that goes down quickly.
This is a very hazy beer, almost looking like an unfiltered lager which has had some peach dye dropped in it. As a dark beer lover I wasn't really looking forward to this beer but it has a surprisingly full feel to it, it really is a little like drinking a milkshake. The flavour is pretty fruity, with a very pleasant sweet finish. Usually with these milkshake beers the danger is you forget that you're drinking something alcoholic, but this one maintains enough of an essentially beer taste to ensure you remember what you're doing. It's really quite a nice pleasant drink, it's not a Brewdog taste sensation, but it's genuinely quite nice, and I think you could drink a fair few before getting bored. It's a nice 8/10 beer that I'd happily drink again.
Brewdog Lost Lager Beer Review.
Some might say that there's nothing like a nice cold lager on a warm summers day, and I'm not completely against that in principle. On the other hand though if I'm drinking a cold lager on a warm summers day I want it to be either super cheap, and just about drinkable, or really nice. Lost Lager isn't very cheap...
Again I've gone for the 330 can, just to keep the comparison fair, and I'm glad I did. I really wouldn't want to drink much more of this. The head is fairly minimal, the colour is a fairly standard light gold lager, and it has the natural taste of disappointment. It's a pretty dull pilsner with none of the usual Brewdog flair. A can of this stuff is about 6 times the price of a 500 can or Carlsberg and the only real difference in the taste is that the Lost lager has a much worse aftertaste. What I would say in its defence is that it's one of the crispest lagers I've ever had, I'm just not sure that's a good enough reason to drink it. For me the Lost Lager can stay lost. 2/10.