On tap at Farmhouse Tap & Grill (Burlington, VT). Served in a small white wine glass.
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof, a brewpub in Leipzig, Germany, has been brewing this Gose since 2000. According to Ratebeer.com, Leipziger Gose is available in Austria, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the United States (California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, and Wisconsin). However, I can say that this is not a complete list, as I sampled it in Vermont.
I’m excited to see this, as it’s a rare find in the States. The only other example I’ve had was brewed by the Herkimer in Minneapolis.
The beer is a hazy golden color with a ring of white foam on top. It smells citrusy, with distinct lemon and a light sweet & sour aroma.
Lemon, lemon zest, and coriander in the mouth, erupting in an explosion of tongue-scrubbing bubbles. Salt in the back of the mouth, with a nice tang in the middle.
Light body, high carbonation. The bubbles are like pleasant pin-pricks as they burst on my tongue.
All in all, this was a refreshing beer; however, near the end of the glass the taste of the salt actually became a bit too much for me. I wonder what this would be like from the bottle.