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Duck Duck Gooze - The Lost Abbey

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1,172 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,172
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 7.58%
Wants: 2,596
Gots: 244 | FT: 16
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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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

GonzoHomebrewer, Jul 27, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

gator79, Jul 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

kylehay2004, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

Lovely85, Jul 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

nickfl, Jul 13, 2013
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4.79/5  rDev +3.7%

I was warned this beer had fallen off a bit. I can assure you it was the shocker of the night. For the people that have had it already, it was unanimous that this was the best bottle of DDG they have ever had. For me the amazing balance of sour/funk/lemon zest was amazing. Ain't over the hill yet son.

atxdelivery, Jul 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Benjiehorn, Jul 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

UTvolFAN16, Jul 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.4%

pwoody11, Jul 07, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Reviewing the 2009 vintage of the infamous Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey out of San Marcos, California. Shout out to Jonathan Feldman for bringing this bottle!

Score: 100

2009 vintage bottle served in an hard plastic wine chalice and enjoyed on 05/18/13 side-by-side with a bottle of 2012 Cable Car as part of our Chicago Craft Beer Week whales tasting. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Similar color to, but a little lighter and more "bright" than, the Cable Car (orangey-golden in color). Only a thin ring of head around glass off the pour. Surprisingly good lacing and retention (Cable Car absolutely lacked both). 5/5

Smell: Tart apples, pear, hint of mango. Super sour nose. 5

Taste: Incredibly tart peach, apple, mango, lemon and some vinegar. Lacto too, but not in a funky way. A light amount of pine as well. 5/5

Mouthfeel: A little more body than Cable Car (which was light-medium bodied) with a perfect level of carbonation as well. More tart than Cable Car too, with a tongue tingling zestiness that was like drinking liquid warhead candy. Just as dry as Cable Car on the finish. 5/5

Overall: Even better than Cable Car. This is one I wish I had a case (or ten) of. I love how "clean" and sour this was, without being heavy on the funk. This is one of the best beers I have had the opportunity to sample. Prost!

Cost: $40 for a 750 ml bottle.

jegross2, Jul 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

mattafett, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -13.4%

EdwardFortyHands, Jul 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

HopsintheSack, Jul 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -24.2%

JOrtt, Jul 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

roodie, Jun 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Mbrown44, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

leschkie, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

IPAyForHops, Jun 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

olibeer22, Jun 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

jaylib, Jun 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

mdillon86, Jun 20, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev -9.5%

750 mL bottle poured into a wine glass.

Appearance - Hazy orange. Small white head with a thin collar.

Smell - Orangey citrus acid aroma. A hint of vinegar creeping up in the back.

Taste - Bright citrusy sour. Orange sourness. Vinegar is less intense, but still faint in the back. Very intense sour finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Very sour.

Overall - Extremely sour and it probably covers up any complexity. Thankfully the flavors it has are quite good.

Alieniloquium, Jun 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

HoppyLuckyGoGo, Jun 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

campfirebrew, Jun 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

Jspriest, Jun 04, 2013
Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey
100 out of 100 based on 1,172 ratings.