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Duck Duck Gooze - The Lost Abbey

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1,181 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,181
Reviews: 240
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 7.58%
Wants: 2,607
Gots: 243 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

zrab11, Apr 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

FalconA, Mar 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

coreyfmcdonald, Mar 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -8%

MordorMongo, Mar 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

Pete27lax, Mar 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

MikeyMikee, Mar 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

jkane101, Mar 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

ajs4bd, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

bullywee, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of orangesol
4.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Deuane for bringing this one to our gueuze tasting. Another long time want knocked off the list.

A - Pours honey yellow with a nice one finger tall white head leaving spotty streaks of lace down the glass. Goes a little dead in the glass after the first few minutes.

S - Smells of bright lemon zest, green apples, a bit of candied sweetness and some light vinegar toward the end. It gets a little funkier as it sits in the glass.

T - Starts off with a nice lemon twang up front quickly giving way to hints of granny smith apples, some candied sugar and a bit of earthy funk. The balance of tartness and sweetness is spot on. Finish is pretty tart, leaving the pallet dried for quite awhile after the finish.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Crisp, tart feel that leaves the pallet dry long after consumption. It has a really good balance of flavors throughout.

O - I really enjoyed this one. It had a ton of flavor but it was much easier to drink than some of the other wild's I have had. I would have loved to have tried this one fresh when it came out.

orangesol, Feb 15, 2012
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3.65/5  rDev -21%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Huge thanks to TurdFurgison for breaking this out at our recent tasting. This was my first experience with the beer, and while you said it hasn't improved with age, I still thought it was a tasty beer!

A - The first pours of this were a brilliant brassy color with great clarity. No real head though.

S - Buttery chardonnay is the best way I can describe the aroma. Bitter strawberry greens and a nice sourness make up the remainder of the aroma.

T - Much more lactic/sour than the aroma hinted at. The sourness was tasty indeed, though the beer was a bit one-dimensional, especially after some of the other beers we opened that night.

M - Low carbonation. Acidic.

O - As far as most American Wilds go this is far and away something well made. However, when pitted against the cream of the crop it (at least at this stage in its aging) falls very short of pure greatness. I really dug the clean sourness - unlike the harsh over-bacterialized sours so many breweries are rushing through production anymore.

Spider889, Feb 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

sincereNc, Feb 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 750 mL cork and cage.

Pours a deep golden orange with a small head that dissipates slowly to a thin ring around the glass, no lacing.

Smells amazing, initially taken aback by the intense sourness and tart peaches. My tongue was bracing for the tartness that was coming. The more I sniff it, the more fresh fruit, sweetness, honey and funk come through.

Intense sourness hits the tongue first puckering on the way down. This sourness is nicely complimented with a sweet honey, balanced with a little oak and soft tannins. Super tart, but great balance in fruit and earthiness.

Good carbonation, leave my mouth super dry from the tartness. A little creamy as it warms.

Overall, really great beer, probably the most sour beer I've had besides Hanssens . Not much funk, but it's great with the fresh peach flavor and honey. The taste is really delicious, the sour is balanced with sweetness, and complex with wood and depth of flavor.

islandboi8204, Feb 06, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

SoCalStout, Feb 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

claytong, Feb 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

newk340, Feb 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

BillHilly, Feb 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

beermeX2, Feb 02, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

alampear, Jan 31, 2012
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sstorck, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -13.4%

beast464, Jan 25, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

1056th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
750ml c/c

2009 Vintage

My white wale has been conquered! Finally!!!

Thanks toZX6Chris for sharing
Shared at MrHirschybars tasting

App- In the glass this shines as a bit of a clear vibrant yellow. It has a tinge of orange to it and a small ¼” head that fell quickly to only a bit of a pond layer on top. The cling was very minimal and didn’t really shine through.

Smell- I sat and smelled this for a bit before taking a sip to let it all soak in. It's very lemony. It has a little bit of stringy sugar with a balance of a little sour note without coming of as too vinegary. .

Taste- The taste is the money shot for this beer. It was lemony again like the nose but has an inherent softness behind it. Not over cloying sweet but had a good amount of earthiness and then comes out with sour and some funk. It was just balanced and almost perfect.

Mouth- Light-medium bodied and then paired with a medium-high carbonation levels make this one quite tart and bubbly and soft at points. A little dry and a little wet all at the same time.

Drink- Well the journey is complete. I have my white wale and I finally got to give my little girl the bottle. For those of you who know the story, you know how much this means to me. The moment, the beer, the people it was perfect. Thank you again Chris. I owe you big time.

FosterJM, Jan 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

GuruDel, Jan 23, 2012
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5/5  rDev +8.2%

BeerSociety, Jan 23, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to ZX6Chris for sharing this one at MrHirschybar's place!

2009 vintage.

Pours a clear golden yellow with an off-white head that settles to a thin film on the top of the beer. No lacing on this one. Smell is extremely sour and funky with lemon-like fruits and some earthy aromas. Taste is of extremely sour lemons and funky earthy flavors. A very acidic quality in the mouth with each sip. This beer has a crisp carbonation level with a prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is an extremely awesome wild ale with some amazing smells and flavors. I feel very lucky to have tried this one.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 22, 2012
Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey
100 out of 100 based on 1,181 ratings.