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Duck Duck Gooze - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 1,363
Reviews: 254
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 7.34%
Wants: 2,912
Gots: 272 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: illidurit on 07-13-2009

In Belgian brewing there are fantastic wild ales brewed with naturally occurring yeast. These beers develop over time and are ready on their own terms. Duck Duck Gooze is our homage to these effervescent and wonderfully complex sparkling beers.

A blend of young and old barrel aged beers, this has been one of our most sought after beers year after year since it’s original release in 2009.

Alas, it is released in very small quantities only once every three years, so it’s extremely difficult to come by beyond the day we release it. It does, however, turn up on our Tasting Room’s Vintage List from time to time, so don’t despair.
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Ratings: 1,363 | Reviews: 254 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of blockdude
4.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Funky goodness, and the bottle version is certainly funkier than on tap.

Photo of linnymtu
4.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kylo76
4.96/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cubs943
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great beer!

Photo of Rion
4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 31Sam13
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wild is an understatement...this is a safari in a bottle...HYPE Doesn't do it justice...

Photo of Calibrews
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of adnauseam007
4.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Aroma - Prominent notes of acetic/citric acid as well as some cherry, tropcial fruits, and Brett funkiness.

Appearance - Yellow/orange in color with a thin layer of white bubbles.

Flavor - Well balanced tartness with some funky barnyard yeast flavor. Some additional fruity ester flavors of melon and mango. Well balanced tart and fruity fllavors. Low malt presence of a buttery cracker.

Mouthfeel - Low bodied with a good deal of effervescence. Not overwhelmingly tart or astringent but well balanced.

Overall - The strength of this beer is in its balance and its ability to change from tart lambic to estery Belgian to dry saison with a simple swirl of the glass. Not showy or flashy, just simply well made.

Photo of Scout11
4.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of krl2112
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jaydoc
4.44/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SierraFlight
4.69/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of champ103
3.22/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a slightly hazed golden/yellow color. A minimal white head forms, and not much lace either.
S: Not much in the nose. Light apple skin, with a bit of tartness. A metallic, even tinny aroma. Not much of a yeast character, not much funk, oak, or much of anything else. Disappointing in the nose.
T: Light white grape flavors with apple skins. Cider like, with a bit of tartness and vinegar flavors. Again, no real funky yeast character. Really not much of anything but light tartness.
M/D: A light to medium body. Certainly not flat, but I wish this was much more crisp. The light tartness is enjoyable, and makes this fairly simple and easy to drink. Though I feel like this needs something more...probably a more distinct yeast character.

One dimensional, and just a little boring. After several try's over the years, I was hoping this would click, but it never has. I have never gotten much yeast or substantial tartness out of this. Don't know why my experience is that much different than most others. Though I think there are much better Wild Ale available, and ones that are so much easier to get as well.

Photo of thebeerbeast
4.57/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RamboII
4.67/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Fauvay
4.83/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PuckIt
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this was absolutely unreal. Best balance and mouthfeel i've ever had.

Photo of siege06nd
4.69/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MykelJH
4.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbockstruck30
4.86/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of SixPack6
4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gunch52
4.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of thereal_adam
4.48/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey
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