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Duck Duck Gooze - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,230 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,230
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 2,645
Gots: 250 | 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 +2.8%

mbixler, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

t0rin0, Dec 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

seldomsthirsty, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

MaudeLebowski, Dec 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

emdawg, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of joel66
4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle generously shared by Grumpyoldtroll, at our pre thanksgiving tasting...Thanks Mike!

I have been wanting to try this one for a while!

Poured a hazy apricot like color with minimal head. The nose on this one was amazingly tart, slight funk mixed with lemon juice.

Taste follows suit on the tartness. hint of lemon rhind mixed with sour berries. This was surprisingly dry on the palate. Smooth from sip to finish. Overall this is an amazing geuze

joel66, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of Romulux
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Romulux, Nov 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

surlytheduff, Nov 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

funkyaudio, Nov 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

funkel81, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

BitterPachyderm, Oct 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

BierGartenok, Oct 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

shufon, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of Luk13
4.38/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by hoppypocket. Glowing orange-yellow with a small ring of foam. Aroma is oaky, tropical fruits such as oranges and pinneaples. Honey and cheese adds a welcomed layered of complexty. Taste has lots of acetic acid, citrus and musty bread. Medium carbonation and deliciously dry. A very good hybrid between a gueuze and a saison.

Luk13, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of pepsican
3.75/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

ight, murky amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is heavily oaked with lemons and funk. Flavor is lemons, oak, orange citrus, a touch of nail polish remover. Finishes very clean for the style, minimal funk. Minimal carbonation kind of brings this one down a tad.

pepsican, Oct 19, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

deltatauhobbit, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes. Huge thanks to Jay for opening this one up.

A: Pours a clear, extremely golden color with no head or lacing at all.

S: Nice tartness, very fragrant peach, apricot, and a little bit of lemon. There is a very nice sourness mixed with some light funk and acid, but the fruit is quite nice.

T: Fantastic, lots of lemon and peach with a great mixture of tart/funk/earthy flavors. There is some citrus fruit and a little stone fruit. Very sharp acidity on the back end. Faint oak comes through as well.

M: Medium bodied, extremely smooth with a great level of carbonation.

O: Lives up to its reputation. Great fruit flavor with the level of sourness/acidity that I love in this style. Thanks again Jay!

mdaschaf, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of standardcherry
4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle shared with a friend, poured into 2 snifters.

A: Murky yellow/orange color with almost no head.
S: First thing I noticed is how sour it smells. Tons of oak and lemon. A bit of peach and funkiness.
T: Very sour! Some funk and lots of citrusy sourness. Less funky than 3F and Cantillon gueuzes. A bit sweet with peaches/lemons and some oak flavors. Clean, minimal funk finish.
M: Sour but not overpowering. Finishes dry, which leaves you just wanting more! Very light and super drinkable.
O: Amazing beer, worthy of its praise. Reminded me a lot of Beatification.

standardcherry, Sep 28, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a Cantillon tulip. Enjoyed during a truly ridiculous sour/Lambic tasting. Enormous thanks go out to Jon for sharing this huge long-time want of mine.

A: Hazy pale orange body under a finger of fine white froth. The head settles into a persistent ring, and leaves spotty lace. Nice.

S: Sour, piquant and fruity. Lemon and cantaloupe. Tons of acidity. Excellent.

T: Lemon-lime tartness up front, followed by melon, grapefruit, and harsh, pure sourness - mostly lactic, a faint hint of acetic. Really tasty, but a bit one-sided in favor of fruity sourness. Not as much funk as I'd like.

M: Fairly light-bodied with nice, lively, fine carbonation.

O: This is undoubtedly a terrific American take on the style, but it really suffered in comparison to some of the Belgians on display during the tasting (e.g. all four Armand'4s, A&T blend, Crianza Helena, 50ºN4ºE, '98 LP Gueuze, etc, etc, etc). I really enjoyed the melon character and intense sourness, but complexity was sorely lacking compared to the Old World funk bombs. If you like sours, don't hesitate to seek this out - but don't feel you have to empty out your cellar in order to land it, either.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Sep 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

schneid, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of dcloeren
4.78/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Brandon East for sharing this bottle!!

Poured a hazy almost pineapple yellow with a tad bit of bright white head. The aroma is a funk explosion of tart apples, sour grapes and great citrus notes coming together beaitiful! The taste follows the nose and attacks the back corners of my mouth with extreme yet smooth tartness.

Medium to light in body with a semi drying tart finish. The finish leaves you begging for more! Overall, this beer was everybit worth the hype. So pumped I got to have it!

dcloeren, Sep 09, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -18.2%
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

tarheels86, Sep 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.4%

rmaste6282, Aug 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

JAHMUR, Aug 27, 2012
Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey
100 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.