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Sunday, March 07, 2010

Day 66 Drink: Bayrischer Bahnhof Leipziger Gose

Leipzig was once the second largest city in communist East Germany. For the beer lover, Leipzig has earned its place on the beer map for a style that nearly disappeared called Gose. Gose originated in the town of Goslar, but Leipzig was the city that became synonymous with the style.

Gose is a top-fermented wheat beer, that sometimes has oats, coriander and salt added. These beers are closer to Belgian wit than a typical German wheat brew, with a bit of a sour side. Bayrischer Bahnoff Brau is located in the old central train station in the city and is one of the breweries bringing the style back.

Bayrischer Bahnhof Leipziger Gose pours a lovely unfiltered bright gold with a long lasting creamy white head. This 4.5 percent alcohol by volume German beer has a slight fruit aroma that opens to a wonderful sharp flavor combination. Hints of dark skin fruit and some spices. Finishes with a solid dry note.

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