When The Light Gose Out
Siren Craft Brew

When The Light Gose OutWhen The Light Gose Out
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Leipzig Gose
3.84 | pDev: 9.64%
Siren Craft Brew
England, United Kingdom
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
When The Light Gose OutWhen The Light Gose Out
Notes: Collaboration with Stillwater Artisanal
Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 85 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ThaJokerWild:
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4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With the need to reward beer drinkers with complexity and surprise, it seems that all is exhausted ...until black goes happens!

As the collaborative taste of Siren and Stillwater brewers first treats the eye to dark brown, just off of black colorations, and carrying zesty carbonation and a light ink consistency- its scent is mostly of citrus and acidity rather than that of faint toast, roast and earth.

Its brilliant taste opens with strong lime, lemon and white zinfindale-type acidity; carrying only the toast and delicate roast of dark grain underneath. The fatty middle palate invites the element of volcanic salts to enliven that palate with a burst of savory flavor and a hint of pepper, smoke and chocolate. With the finish looming, a tangy and refreshing sensation overtakes the senses and invites as sense of satisfaction.

Even with the salty, minerally and iron-side taste, the ale still carries a medium-light character throughout and then concludes with the roasty dryness to accent the acidity, tame alcohol and fleeting malt character. With a quick aftertaste of lime and burnt toast, the mouth welcomes the next drink immediately after the first is done. This, my friend, is the epitome of refreshment!

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3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Biscuity brown head sets on top of a doctor pepper brown body. Nose is funky and slightly soapy. Clean crisp sourness rolls over the tongue. A bit of dark fruit and and vanilla play wonderfully on the palate. This is a sensationally drinkable beer. Very refreshing for the title "black".

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up When the Light Gose Out a few days ago. I was intrigued by the idea of a black gose, and I thought the label was cool.
The beer was a very dark brown, near black, color with a small tan head. here was a healthy amount of carbonation.
An aroma of roasted malt. Salty and a bit metallic.
I thought there was a salty taste upfront, with some other minerals. There was a hint of grapefruit.
Medium-bodied, a little sour.
Definitely not your typical gose, but very nice.

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Photo of BeerTruck
3.29/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Slatetank
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up at Barley Mow in West Reading -poured chilled in a tumbler shared with tenderbranson69.

The color is black with medium tan head and very fine bead retention is decent yet it is not lasting but apropos of this style. The smell has a slight roasted aroma with subtle sour odor and mild funk with an almost stone-fruit type smell. The feel is tangy with medium carbonation and light roast with subtle spice and very dry but not quite chalky.

The flavor is very good with moderate tangy not extremely sour with slight yeast tanginess a sort of sweet-tart mixed with cocoa from the malt with light salt taste in the back and subtle fruit component with black cherry-like flavor and light nutty almost like pistachio with the gentle roast and salt combo -a low residual sour taste lingers with slight funk in the mostly clean finish. Overall I loved this -a different take on the Gose style a very successful collaboration that achieves what the brewer(s) set out to achieve. I like how the dark malt compliments but is not too intense that dark cocoa quality with slight tangy cherry sour fruitiness is enjoyable.

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Photo of kniles38
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KAF
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drew74
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown body with a thin beige collar. Aromas of malt, light funk, earthy, a touch of salt. Solid beer. The salty, spicy, gose character is a bit lost / overshadowed. Light to thin in body with low carbonation. Alright.

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Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a cylinder glass. Had a black color and a thick consistency. There was a big, creamy, long-lasting head. Not much lacing, though.

S: A nice aroma of malt, wheat, floral notes, and a salty quality.

T: Tasted of wheat, the typical gose saltiness, dark fruit, chocolate, and the aforementioned floral notes. Certainly not your average gose flavor, with the dark fruit and chocolate adding an interesting twist to the proceedings.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer probably won't appeal to gose purists, but it is an interesting, well made experiment.

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Photo of chinchill
3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looks like a black IPA with a large tan head. Yeasty sour smell. Interesting lightly tart, flavor. Near medium body with high, fizzy carbonation.
Mild flavor strength for style.

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Photo of Kelp
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liquorpig
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cbutova
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared last night by Steve P. Thanks. Full review to laptop at time.

A- Pint glass pour with a black body from the bottle. Pretty much deep black body with a small cap peaking at under one finger. Puffy head recedes quickly to a wide belt and lacing is rarely given but what's there is spotty.

S- Straight sours. Lemon juice comes to mind and big time as my cheeks are already sore without taking a sip yet. Has some acetic hints; funky with some Oud Bruin or Flemish feel.

T- From the nose I would have expected it to be much more tart and sour; only hints with light tartness. Mostly like a citrus filled Gose for me with only hints of roast and saltiness coming out at this juncture. Flavor is actually somewhat clean, no idea why the nose is outright entirely different. Nuttiness and chocolate comes out with time.

MF- Fairly creamy texture even though the body is right around light-medium. Silky moderate carbonation level. Lightly tart finish.

Interesting idea and I actually like how the roast malts are not the focal point of the brew. Gose base is clean and flavorful with just hints of the toasty roasty grains.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an Euler stange. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with very little light transmission and a fine one finger light brown head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt and strong minerals, slightly more metallic than salty; hints of tartness and a floral note. Flavor is tart dark wheat, lightly salty with a mineral note, hints of lemon citrus. Finishes tart and dryly vinous with residual toasted wheat. Light to medium bodied with active carbonation. Tastes as presented, a gose style but with dark toasted malt. I was hoping that the darker malts would modify the usual gose tartness, but they sit well together. Not my style, but seems very close to style, but with the addition of toasted malt. Interesting and refreshing.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

When The Light Gose Out from Siren Craft Brew
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 85 ratings