Duck Duck Gooze - The Lost Abbey
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4.81/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
This beer is amazing. The appearance was golden and brite, slight orange, crisp with very little head only brief lacing that didnt linger at all. Carb bubbles were present throughout.
The smell was sweet & sour with a good funk, slight notes of tart apple and pear. I thought after smelling that this was going to disappoint honestly.
The taste though, wow. Tart apple, granny smith, bright farmyard funk, the taste lingered as well and was slight bile lemon and finished with sweet spice notes and some orange grapefruity effervescence. This taste for me was perfection. Even as I cherished the last couple sips that had warmed it was even more complex with some malt, bread, salt and dank balanced funk. So good, better on the cold side but I cherished it all through the pour...
The mouth was crisp and dry, the tart wets the cheeks afterwards and it lingered in a good way
I really was close to a 5 on this beer, its definitely in my top 5 and left me craving desperately for another
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 21:39:53 | More by GrumpyBeer
4.58/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Night Shift teku glass. 2013 vintage. Huge thanks to Tomme for sending this to me, I'm beyond honored.
Pours a deep golden-orange with a frothy, roughly one-inch off-white head. Decent head retention, no lacing to speak of.
In the nose, a massive dose of wet, yogurty lactobacillus funk dominates the initial whiff, as well as notes of white grapes, oak, dry yeast, crabapple, and a subtle hit of vinegar. Not getting the red wine barrels so much--there's definitely a vinous quality, but it doesn't remind me of any red I've ever had.
The taste is where Duck Duck Gooze really flexes its muscles. Yogurty funk, vinous white grape, lemon juice, dry bready yeast, white oak, crabapple, and tart Granny Smith apples. Again, a small hit of vinegar towards the back. Most excellent.
On the tongue, fairly dry and medium-bodied. Sprightly carbonation enlivens the palate but falls a bit flat towards the back. A lingering coat of yogurty lactic sourness clings to the back of the throat.
On the whole, what truly impressed me about DDG was its ability to present a bevy of delicious flavor profiles that managed to be at once distinct unto themselves as well as graceful partners to the other notes present in the beer. A fantastic beer, and one that I'm incredibly grateful to have gotten to try.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 02:05:34 | More by Ljudsignal
Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey
100 out of 100 based on 1,106 ratings.