Duck Duck Gooze - The Lost Abbey

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world-class

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Ratings: 1,314
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 7.34%
Wants: 2,764
Gots: 264 | FT: 17
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: illidurit on 07-13-2009)
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Photo of rand
4.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From 750 mL bottle to tulip glass

Straw-yellow in color, clear and effervescent. The nose is distinct notes of citric acid and vinegar with a touch of honey sweetness lingering. The flavors are sharply sour at the front, with unraveling notes of citrus and unripe fruit, perhaps apple. Bubbly and light on the palate, especially for the ABV. Notes of pepper toward a short, citrusy finish.

A refreshing, compelling ale, but not as well-rounded as the first release, and not as good as the hype or the price would lead you to think. There are plenty of other sour brews with more depth and complexity. This probably could use a year or two in the cellar as well.

Photo of HopFace
4.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShanePB
4.22/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On our two year anniversary (well technically two days after, I was sick), my girlfriend and I cracked this open with dinner. Poured into two snifter glasses.

A: A very pretty hazy, golden-orange body with a very small and supple white head. The dissipation was rather rapid though a thin ring stuck around throughout the entirety of evening.

S: Loads of barnyard hay are up-front, giving it a very earthy and grassy funk to it. Lemons, apricot and sweet malt vinegar notes come through mid-way. The end scent is a distinct extremely tart/sour candy aroma - pretty overpowering, nice.

T: The tartness of the beer sends your palate into immediate shock, whoa, I wasn't expecting that much! Really, a very sour beer immediately calmed only by some citrusy zest: orange and lemon, again. The finish is a puckering white grapefruit tartness - this beer screams sour through and through. Wow. Kind of sickeningly sour after a while...

M: Light, effervescent to a "t" and extremely crisp.

Well, it was wonderful to finally be able to sample this iconic beer from The Lost Abbey. I tried going into this blinded but after reading some of the other reviews, my experience seemed to differ - smarties candy? No way. Not enough sweetness or fruitiness, which I expected a lot of. This beer is definitely one to try, worth a World Class rating? Ehhh...

Photo of grub
4.22/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sampled on tap at BBF oct 17/09.

pours hazy golden yellow with a small fine white head. the head drops fast and leaves spotty lace.

aroma is good. lemon. malt and cider vinegar. horse blanket and leather. pronounced funk, more lemony and sour than acidic. white bread and cracker.

taste is great. lemon. cider and malt vinegar. light alcohol. bit of horse blanket and leather. low bitterness level. moderate acidity. bit of vanilla and oak, but it is largely hidden by the funk.

mouthfeel is good. light body with a nice dry finish. medium-high carbonation level.

drinkability is good. pretty well balanced. a touch more acidity than i prefer, but a nice depth to the funk.

Photo of srandycarter
4.22/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark straw, somewhat murky. Nice near white head, some persistent cling lace. Head reduces fast to ring.

S - Barny, funky, sour. Malt core underneath. My kid says sour skittles.

T - Sour crisp, lemony. Hits the back of the tongue on the sides. Still some malt core remains centered.

M - Light to medium bodied, plenty of carb, good coating. Finish is not overly balanced - still pretty twangy at the end.

D - My kid would love it, but he loves sour green apple bubble gum. Ok, so do I....

Photo of fiver29
4.22/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Eric. Thanks E! Pours light amber color with white head. Aroma is tart, lemon, grass, hay, barnyard, funky, and just smells real acidic. Lively mouthfeel. Flavor follows the nose and has hints of lemon, grass, funk, and is real nice. Finishes real tart and acidic. Great beer.

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Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey
100 out of 100 based on 1,314 ratings.