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Duck Duck Gooze - The Lost Abbey

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1,192 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,192
Reviews: 242
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 7.58%
Wants: 2,618
Gots: 246 | FT: 19
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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Photo of Jeffo
3.68/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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!

Jeffo, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of rden4654
5/5  rDev +8.2%

I am not a big fan of this type of brew having said that this is a true gem and my 5.0 rating say's it all!!!

rden4654, Yesterday at 04:11 PM
Photo of homebrew311
4.29/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes. Pour is a yellowish orange with white head that retains nicely. Nose starts with acid and funk. Heavy notes of lemon zest, green apple, and funky notes of hay and farm. The taste is moderately tart with a nice layer of funky complexity. Notes of oak come in and play nicely with the funk qualities. Reminds me of an authentic Belgian gueuze. Mouthfeel is effervescent and light. Overall, a very tasty American take on a gueuze.

homebrew311, Monday at 09:21 PM
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Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey
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