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Tasting impressions #44 and #45: Bram X and Bog Standard – Cask

June 9, 2013

Deep in the forests of Tavastland Proper there is a hideaway Sauna, rumoured to have the best LÖYLY (steam and heat from the KIUAS (hot stones placed on top of Sauna stove)) of this backward country.

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By default, this would make it the best Sauna in, not only Finland, but also the world. It looks the business – dark, ancient and steamy:

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This is what would be called the business end, radiating the softest and the most oxygen-rich heat to prevent drowsiness:

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In the olden days Saunas would’ve been used to malt grains for beer. And for childbirth. But I digress. The mythical view straight out of Holdstock’s Mythago Wood:

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So, tasting and comparing two beers after a dehydrating bathing session. Bramling Cross from cask:

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Bog Standard from cask:

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A real testament to the consistency of Speidel Braumeister brewing system. Exactly two same beers except for hopping. Bramling Cross wins by a country mile with its citrusy grapefruity freshness, leaving dusty, woody and bog standard EKG and Fuggles far behind. Both beers in perfect condition, almost makes me a southern beer drinker and forget about sparklers.

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