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Duck Duck Gooze - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 1,143
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 2,552
Gots: 243 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of young and old barrel aged beers. Wild ale aged in French oak wine barrels with no fruit added.

(Beer added by: illidurit on 07-13-2009)
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davod23

California

4.7/5  rDev +2%

I love this beer. Poured from the bottle into a Delirium Tremens tulip glass.

Poured a clear pale golden yellow. Odd - I've had this beer before, and it's always been very cloudy. This pour is very clear. Weird. No matter. A small white head emerges and quickly dissipates to a thin collar. Quite nice. (Note: Subsequent pours were cloudy in appearance, which I like a bit more for some reason).

The beer smells of lemons, vinegar, a dollop of honey, oak, and big blast of barnyard funk. Absolutely fantastic.

The taste largely follows the nose. A big sour blast of juicy lemon citrus, with a hint of orange and perhaps ruby red grapefruit zest mixed in. The oak is there, but very subtle. There's a touch of sweetness in the mid-palate, but that is enveloped quickly by a strong (though not overbearing) sour finish. Wonderful.

Mouthfeel is great. Active carbonation, light-bodied, with a sharp, dry finish. Just what I wanted tonight.

This beer, once opened, never lasts long. I can gulp this down with reckless abandon - but I don't. I enjoy the bottle over the course of an hour or more, taking my time, and trying my best to ignore the chug demon that sits on my left shoulder.

This is a fantastic beer, and IMHO the best sour that Lost Abbey has done. Caveat: I have not yet had Yellow Bus. In due time...

Highly recommended.

12-11-2009 01:35:13 | More by davod23
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.68/5  rDev -20.2%

Big thanks to the big man for bringing both vintages of this to Sloshfest 2013. Lots of fun man.

From a cork and caged 750ml into a mini snifter
Both the 2013 and 2009 were drunk side by side. Review is for the 2013 with notes comparing the 2009.

APPEARANCE: Pours a medium sized white heat with good retention. Clear gamboge in color with lower levels of carbonation evident. Ring remains with traces of lace leaving some lacing down the glass. The '09 was slightly darker in color with less head on it.

SMELL: Tart lemon citrus notes, green apples, light musty and moldy aromas with some acidity on the nose. The '09 was less intense, or more refined perhaps, softer, with less acidity.

TASTE: Follows the nose. Lemon, green apples again, tart lemon sourness and some acidity at the finish. Bolder aftertaste is acidic with sour lemon, apples and light mustiness. There is a lot of potential here, but the acidity is in the way a bit. Enter the '09. Less acidity, softer and more refined balance between tart lemon notes and some funk. Much preferred the older vintage.

PALATE: Lighter body with higher levels of carbonation. Creamy but a bit of an acidic burn at the swallow, finishing dry. Some tartness with acidity lingers on the palate. The '09 has less carbonation and less acidity in the finish. Softer and more refined overall.

OVERALL: This was a lot of fun. Putting the '13 and the '09 beside each other really showed the superiority of the older vintage. The newer '13 is still too young, as it's a bit harsh with too much acidity in the way of the flavors. The '09, however, has matured nicely and reminds me of some aged gueuze here in Belgium. A soft, integrated and refined sour that is was very much enjoyed all around. Not to offend the newer bottling, but most people at the tasting agreed the older vintage was superior; I certainly would have scored it a 4+. Thanks again for bringing this pair along. Lots of fun man!

01-21-2014 20:42:03 | More by Jeffo
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.28/5  rDev -7.2%

Appearance: Quite murky, rich golden yellow body with 2 fingers of white head that slowly dissipates to a thin but everlasting white lace. Appealing and appropriate appreance.

Aroma: Impressive. This contains just enough of the funky sourness that I am looking for to take it seriously but plenty else is going on too. A tart lemon rind acid hits the front of the nose and then gives way for musty basement aromas, mold, damp leather, and quintessential barnyard character. Tropical and citric fruit notes round everything out and the finish contains hints of gasoline.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied and relatively dry. An initial blast of sourness makes way for steady, tart acidity. Not quite as sour as I would like but close. Lactic qualities meld with oak tannins and lemon. A touch of green apple enters into play as does a hint of citrus. By and large this isn't an explosion of flavor but that isn't what I was looking for. This is a well crafted, sour beer that makes for pleasant, easy drinking. Very comparable to several of the more mellow and subdued Belgian originals. Well done. Drinkability is through the roof.

12-07-2009 21:09:10 | More by DaPeculierDane
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

01-13-2014 13:56:42 | More by tectactoe
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

02-14-2014 01:37:05 | More by brownbeer
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

03-07-2014 05:46:53 | More by Schlais
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SkiBum22

New York

4.75/5  rDev +3%

04-06-2014 12:03:00 | More by SkiBum22
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newk340

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +8.5%

02-04-2012 20:52:23 | More by newk340
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-24-2011 02:46:17 | More by orbitalr0x
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supa0525

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

10-15-2013 00:43:22 | More by supa0525
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joel66

New York

4.53/5  rDev -1.7%

Bottle generously shared by Grumpyoldtroll, at our pre thanksgiving tasting...Thanks Mike!

I have been wanting to try this one for a while!

Poured a hazy apricot like color with minimal head. The nose on this one was amazingly tart, slight funk mixed with lemon juice.

Taste follows suit on the tartness. hint of lemon rhind mixed with sour berries. This was surprisingly dry on the palate. Smooth from sip to finish. Overall this is an amazing geuze

12-01-2012 06:03:08 | More by joel66
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NWer

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +3%

05-14-2014 02:34:24 | More by NWer
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warnerry

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

10-20-2013 23:53:29 | More by warnerry
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Callmecoon

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

01-22-2014 01:08:12 | More by Callmecoon
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BillKuhnel

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-30-2014 14:44:23 | More by BillKuhnel
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +3%

09-28-2013 01:36:20 | More by Jason
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tjthresh

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev -11.1%

Sampled at the FoBAB 2009. The pour is a bright and clean golden color with a big billowing white head. Both the nose an flavor feature lots of cheesy and tart character and light oak character all throughout this . Yummy stuff that is certainly worth being sought after.

11-09-2009 10:57:15 | More by tjthresh
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Altenor

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

01-11-2014 07:38:07 | More by Altenor
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Prospero

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +3%

10-12-2013 19:13:09 | More by Prospero
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standardcherry

Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +4.8%

Bottle shared with a friend, poured into 2 snifters.

A: Murky yellow/orange color with almost no head.
S: First thing I noticed is how sour it smells. Tons of oak and lemon. A bit of peach and funkiness.
T: Very sour! Some funk and lots of citrusy sourness. Less funky than 3F and Cantillon gueuzes. A bit sweet with peaches/lemons and some oak flavors. Clean, minimal funk finish.
M: Sour but not overpowering. Finishes dry, which leaves you just wanting more! Very light and super drinkable.
O: Amazing beer, worthy of its praise. Reminded me a lot of Beatification.

09-28-2012 02:45:45 | More by standardcherry
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ionlion

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-03-2014 19:25:24 | More by ionlion
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MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.5%

07-09-2014 22:07:44 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

09-17-2013 01:20:42 | More by Janeinma
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themanwhois

California

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-19-2014 17:53:15 | More by themanwhois
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obiwan_k3n00bi

California

3.25/5  rDev -29.5%

02-19-2014 19:56:37 | More by obiwan_k3n00bi
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Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey
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