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Duck Duck Gooze - The Lost Abbey

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100
world-class

1,113 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,113
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 2,490
Gots: 241 | FT: 17
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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Kreko7

California

3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

08-19-2013 17:28:37 | More by Kreko7
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LaHabraBeerClub

California

3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

06-20-2014 23:31:10 | More by LaHabraBeerClub
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smithj2154

California

3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

09-22-2013 05:53:22 | More by smithj2154
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tarheels86

California

3.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL b1. Pours a cloudy bright yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is sweat, balsamic vinegar, horse blanket. Taste is white sushi vinegar, salt water, funk, some light citrus. Fairly disappointed with this- and compared to Temptation or Beatification....it’s very average. 2/6/2010 8/4/7/4/15=3.8

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 19:06:16 | More by tarheels86
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Psyko

California

3.85/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Duck Duck Gooze
3oz pour in a plastic shot cup
Served at Lost Abbey DDG release

A: Light straw color. Nice 1/4" head with some lacing. No alcohol legs on the crappy plastic cup.

S: A slight barnyard aroma present.

T: Not super sour. some tartness up front with citrus fruit and barnyard flavors mid palate.

M: Starts tart then goes to a nice soft creamy mouthfeel that finishes crisp from the effervescence.

O: This beer is an exercise in balance and a great example of the style. The mouthfeel plays well with the flavor that plays well with the crisp finish. It was a great beer to have when standing around with a few hundred other whale hunters in a 90 degree plus warehouse sweating. As far as other sour beers out there this one is mild. Is this beer worth the Whale status? No. But is a really good beer none the less. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2013 19:35:27 | More by Psyko
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KrautAficionado

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Foggy straw-colored pour with minimal white head. Nose is vinegary and acetic, but with a very noticeable maltiness, backed up by some wonderful cheesy funk. Flavor is quite nicely consistent with the nose. Like the nose, there is a light bready sweetness that I was not expecting. Adequate carbonation pulls everything off the palate for a great finish. Wonderful brew, but not quite ’top 5’ sour material. Certainly try it if you can.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 07:41:37 | More by KrautAficionado
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bulletrain76

California

3.9/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle at the RBSG grand tasting, thanks to Tomme via alohaC who just walked up and poured it into my glass. What service! Hazy blond color with a white head. Funky, horsey and sour aroma with a tart orange juice element. A nice level of sour in the flavor. Not as sour as the better Belgian Gueuzes, but with a similar character of funk and lemon. Pretty good stab at a gueuze, but I couldn't help thinking that I would rather go out and buy the real thing for less money.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2009 03:00:14 | More by bulletrain76
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Phelps

Arizona

3.95/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter poured from a bottled shared by the great tlay10. Tyler, you are the man.

Looks: like molten gold. So hazy my fingers on the other side of the glass are mere fuzzy shadows. The pour results in no head; just the lightest mention of off-white fizz along the sides.

Smells: wooden. Sweeter than most sours that cross my path. Aromas of pronounce oak, alcohol, grapefruit and honey play about my nose, along with floral lilac and a unique earthy, cave musk quality.

Tastes: Flavors of lemon juice, tart grapefruit, apricot followed by a blast of green oak. As the nose suggested, this beer tends toward the sweeter side of sours. A hard-to-place earthy yeast flavor akin to truffles emerges as the beer warms. The sourness is crisp and doesn't linger about much after the swallow, though a candy sweetness reminding of burnt sugar definitely does.

Feels: lightly fizzy, with a medium-light body. A slight alcohol warmth travels down the throat.

Drinks: thanks to an epic beer tasting lineup, I was able to enjoy Duck Duck Gooze directly after Isabelle Proximus. In comparing the two, I'd call this the more "incomplete" beer. It had a more unique flavor bill, but seemed slightly less well-mingled. Another year or two in the cellar may have improved it a bit.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2010 22:26:59 | More by Phelps
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brdc

Wisconsin

3.95/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large corked bottle poured into a Duvel glass.

Even in the Duvel glass, designed to produce head, the white head that tops the hazy straw colored beer is minimal, has no retention, and virtually no lacing. I cannot avoid imagining this is going to be another flat journey.
Aroma is an improvement over appearance, with a citric tartness, major damp funkiness, a variety of fruits, a significant acidity, a hint of oak. Very nice.
The body and flavor are quite nice and reassuring, as I was again really concerned about quality control here. It is not flat; there is a soft carbonation that actually matches the flavor nicely. Tart, fruity, musty. Citric notes abound, with minimal sweetness. Acidity rounds out the flavor, with a slight woodiness.
Significantly better than I expected, but short of great. Worthwhile, but if you consider the price, not that much.
On the spectrum of Lost Abbey adventures, where most have been either great, or more frequently, a disaster, this manages to be somewhere in the middle.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 01:17:05 | More by brdc
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claaark13

Indiana

4/5  rDev -13.2%

08-11-2012 02:37:27 | More by claaark13
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Devi0us

California

4/5  rDev -13.2%

09-09-2013 04:57:38 | More by Devi0us
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xdtfx

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

05-18-2014 19:55:03 | More by xdtfx
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WeisGuy

New York

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-22-2012 16:03:07 | More by WeisGuy
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cjs61679

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -13.2%

09-16-2013 14:55:30 | More by cjs61679
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fehrminator

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -13.2%

03-02-2013 23:07:16 | More by fehrminator
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digita7693

Germany

4/5  rDev -13.2%

03-25-2013 01:06:38 | More by digita7693
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -13.2%

10-23-2013 04:26:29 | More by rbrefbeerman
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

4/5  rDev -13.2%

11-15-2011 04:14:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

12-15-2013 04:31:06 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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dctriman

Virginia

4/5  rDev -13.2%

03-21-2014 13:20:39 | More by dctriman
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Beerlistman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

01-01-2012 19:39:32 | More by Beerlistman
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -13.2%

10-19-2013 06:30:11 | More by phishphorce
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FullObs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -13.2%

11-15-2013 00:21:16 | More by FullObs
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -13.2%

12-29-2013 22:17:00 | More by klipper
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EdwardFortyHands

Iowa

4/5  rDev -13.2%

07-03-2013 15:32:02 | More by EdwardFortyHands
Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey
100 out of 100 based on 1,113 ratings.