Duck Duck Gooze - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by MrFootstones:
4.5/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a deep golden orange with a small head that recedes to a thin ring around the glass. This particular bottle, just driven from it's home in Seattle to the Bay Area, is hazy, the last one was beautifully clear.
Smells amazing. Super ripe and tangy peaches and
Nectarines are dominant. Perhaps a hint of raspberries as well. Not particularly complex, but just so damn delicious. Fresh fruit all the way.
Intense sourness hits the tongue first, and burns all the way down. Mmm. Soft vanilla and oak linger long after the first sip. Definite acetic twang, bringing out the nectarine flavor. This is definitely a Lost Abbey sour.
Leaves your mouth feeling like you just ate a big ol peach, coated from the sweet tangy fruit character. Nice dense carbonation, ad soft oaky tannins barely there as you enjoy.
I have had this 5 or so times now, and have loved it every time. Not the most complex stuff, no real depth of funk, but, again, the fresh fruit character they manage to evoke in beers like this, Isabelle, and Cable Car is always impressive.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2011 20:01:05 | More by MrFootstones
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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
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