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Duck Duck Gooze - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 1,094
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 2,463
Gots: 241 | 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:
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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4.75/5  rDev +3%

03-08-2014 00:16:34 | More by Lare453
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

4/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed on 11/29/2009. Bottle thanks to Smokepot (thanks Joe!). Rating #1500!! Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a small white head. Aroma is quite sour-- some barnyard, some sour candies. Flavor of much of the same -- lots of tart candies and mild barnyard. Sour but not acidic. Very pleasant and easy to drink for a sour ale. Excellent!

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2009 04:53:48 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden straw color with active white prickly and sprity head, minimal lacing. Scent is musty and sour, finally mellowing into a slight citrus and biscut note, mild vanilla and oak. First sip is tart, funky and acidic but soon rushed into a very fruity blend... mango, apprico, lemon, pineapple... lots of stuff going on there. Slight biscuty sweetness and hints of the vanilla and oak also present. Medium bodied, active carbonation, dry. A pleasure to sip and could see this improving over a long length of time.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2010 13:46:14 | More by rfgetz
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4.4/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well this is a significant personal review for me. After a long time of not appreciating "sour" beers is was Duck Duck Gooze that caused my epiphany. I fell in love immediately. Later I was able to secure a bottle from Avalon68.. A great trading partner. Thanks!
It's time to enjoy that bottle and post my review.

Pours into my snifter with a small white head that faded almost immediately to a ring of foam around the glass. The beer is a bright brass color with perfect clarity. Some slowly rising bubbles can be seen.

Aroma is certainly tart with green apple and green grape notes.

Taste is as wonderful as I remember. White wine, tart green grapes, peaches, oak and behind the tartness a bready tone. Later I detected some light lemon as well. While there is certainly a vinegar like tartness the character and complexity make this a special beer.

Delicate mouth feel with the slightest carbonation. Sparkles brightly on the tongue.

Wonderful drinkability and a great bottle to savor for quite a while...

Great beer. Sadly, I'll probably never taste it again...

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2010 21:38:30 | More by Reagan1984
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-20-2011 21:26:49 | More by jophish17
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North Carolina

4.74/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750 ml 2013 bottle into a snifter.

pours a cloudy dark yellow with an inch thick head. smell is acidic and lemony .. vinegary. the taste is absolutely perfect. the sourness is not too strong and not too light. perfect flavor. I'd never guess red wine barrels but its so smooth. literally perfect gueuze.. medium carbonation and medium bodied.

overall my new favorite gueze

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 19:54:47 | More by Axnjxn
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3%

06-01-2014 18:24:10 | More by ColForbinBC
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-14-2011 22:44:49 | More by UncleJimbo
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2.85/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a transparent golden color, bubbles floating to the top, thin limited white head. The nose has a fair bit of sourness and acidity, light leathery brett, an earthy funk, touch of tangerine and tangy peach. The earthy funk is there with some barrel presence, hints of vanilla, the peach is sour, extremely high acidity and burns the throat. The feel is full bodied and heavy, grainy on the throat, dry, under carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2011 19:55:36 | More by cpetrone84
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +3%

12-30-2013 02:50:39 | More by KevinGordon
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

12-03-2013 04:50:08 | More by eawolff99
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4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

01-13-2014 13:56:42 | More by tectactoe
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

05-18-2014 21:32:06 | More by atrocity
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4.3/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Terry for breaking this one out at the Bullfrog Pub Club Holiday Party 2010.

A-Lightly hazed, brilliant golden yellow with a thin white that held on strong throughout and left fine flecks of lace behind.

S-Musty lemon zest, Granny Smith apple and a strong presence of apple cider vinegar. Becomes more musty as it warms.

T-Amazing similarity to a Sweet-tart candy on the palate. Sweetness up front with a moderating and inviting lemon zest and vinegar tartness in the finish.

M-Light bodied, sharp and crisp with a very nice drying finish. Long lingering lemon zest flavour and astringency is quite pleasing.

D-Damn nice stuff. Not overly tart, as the initial sweetness balances this, but enough to make itself known. Overall this is very approachable, inviting and solid sour. One I am certainly glad to have had an opportunity to try,

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 01:57:10 | More by Deuane
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

04-16-2012 17:38:08 | More by deapokid
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750ml bottle (several times) into mini chalice.

A - Darker yellow, sorta mirky. Nice white fizzy head, good lacing for a AWA.

S - Sour/tart, but not overly so. Just perfect. Orange peels, sweet citrus, sour apples, funky.

T - Wow, this one is damn good! Sweet/sour citrus melded together perfectly. Green apples stick out for me up front on this one along with the sweetness of oranges on the back. This one is sour, but not so much. Rather, it's a perfect blend of both together combining into a wonderful AWA.

M - Fizzy, champagne-like carbonation. Light-medium in body. Really refreshing and such a clean/dry finish...awesome.

D - Such an easy wild ale to drink...I probably could have drink the entire bottle myself if not for the tasting I brought this bottle to. Can't wait to crack another open and review again.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 05:47:05 | More by Sean9689
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

10-19-2013 19:16:36 | More by strongaf
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

09-26-2013 01:21:39 | More by Holland
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4.55/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2009)

Thanks for this one, Jerz and ZX6Chris!

(Aged for 2 years)

Clear golden with lots of visible, active carbonation and a thin near-white head. Spots of lace are left down the glass.

A hugely aromatic sour consisting of bright, vibrant juicy lemons and a tart, biting, strong sour tartness. As the beer warms, more barnyard funk aromas present complementing the strong citrus (lemon) and sourness.

The flavor follows the aroma very similarly. The dominant flavor is of funky yeast and strong lemons, complemented by a high level of sourness throughout. Complete, and while aggressive, very drinkable.

Thin to medium bodied with high carbonation. Incredibly easy to drink. Light and airy.

An absolute joy. I wish I had this on unlimited supply at home (one can wish!).

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 18:03:56 | More by ehammond1
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

06-18-2012 07:12:19 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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4.38/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Night of the Funk

A-Pours an opaque peach juice hue. Thin layer of white foam.

S-Funky and musty. Oak and sour lemon juice. Light sweetness and a grassy component.

T-Starts off firmly tart. Lemon rind and wet woodiness. Grass and lingering, zesty sourness. Hints of malt sweetness. High acidity. Quite complex.

M-Has some body to it. Dry. Softer carbonation.

O/D-A huge treat to be able to try this beer. I was not blown away but it is clearly a great Wild Ale. This one is a bit over hyped. Still, not much else to complain about.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2013 17:19:29 | More by VelvetExtract
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4.33/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pastel yellow in color. Slightly cloudy. Forms a bubbly off-white head that slowly dissipates to a stable surface coating and a thick ring around the edge.

S: Pungent and funky. Rather tart green apples. Notes of cider vinegar.

T: Again, quite tart, but with a light sweetness to it, makes it quite drinkable. Lemon, lemon zest, green apple, cider vinegar. Finishes quick and clean.

M: Rather acidic, bright, crisp, and sour, but not crazy sour. This one punches you real good at first, but then backs off quickly.

O: A very good wild ale with a good degree of tartness, but not enough that it becomes undrinkable. Best way I can describe it is as a very "clean-tasting" sour.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 01:47:02 | More by Florida9
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4.38/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opened at TN whales tasting 3/16/2013. Thanks to myself for finally opening this.

Pours a hazy orange without much head.

This is hard to review for me because it's actually pretty one dimensional. Very sour/acidic, bright dry apple/grape, delicious but not super complex. Very dry and acidic going down.

Excellent for what it is but not as good as a top Belgian gueuze and not as good as Izzy or some of the other best CA sours.


Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 14:11:48 | More by AlexFields
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4/5  rDev -13.2%

03-24-2013 03:07:53 | More by kscaldef
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4.22/5  rDev -8.5%
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....

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2009 04:12:06 | More by srandycarter
Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey
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