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Duck Duck Gooze - The Lost Abbey

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1,110 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,110
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 7.81%
Wants: 2,481
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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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

11-14-2011 18:05:54 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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london1o1

New York

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-14-2011 17:35:23 | More by london1o1
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hwwty4

Missouri

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-14-2011 17:05:53 | More by hwwty4
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SourNotes

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-14-2011 16:32:39 | More by SourNotes
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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-14-2011 16:25:52 | More by JMRSN
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chcfan

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-14-2011 15:40:53 | More by chcfan
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BZero007

Virginia

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-14-2011 15:39:01 | More by BZero007
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-14-2011 14:56:37 | More by Rollzroyce21
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RBCORCORAN

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-14-2011 14:33:16 | More by RBCORCORAN
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hu5om

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-14-2011 14:32:27 | More by hu5om
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mikecharley

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -24.1%

11-14-2011 14:30:37 | More by mikecharley
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inflatablechair

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-14-2011 13:26:00 | More by inflatablechair
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jh1982

Nevada

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-14-2011 12:56:41 | More by jh1982
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-14-2011 09:17:28 | More by bsuedekum
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Bobbydigi

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

11-14-2011 07:55:38 | More by Bobbydigi
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BrianTheBrewer30

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +8.5%

11-14-2011 07:07:25 | More by BrianTheBrewer30
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Vacax for the bottleshare

Look: Pours a light yellow in color with little to no head on my pour

Smell: Very tart and funky lots of lemon zest

Taste: This beer to me taste like someone took lemon heads and pureed them and then added a bunch of water to it to make the beer a bit thinner. There is not much else going on here but ton of lemon and a bit of vinegar

Mouthfeel: Thin body and a ton of carbonation and extremely tart

Overall: I am extremely glad that I finally got to try this whale of a beer. Thank you again Jacob for the bottle share

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 01:21:15 | More by DarthKostrizer
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Special thanks to Chris for this out of his SECOND bottle he opened! Epic

A- golden body of rarity with little to no head

S-very funky and delicious. My mouth is watering writing this review

T- oh dear lord that is the stuff. Funky and rare. The stuff dreams are made of

M-light body and smooth. Soo good

O-wow. Redonkulous!

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2011 19:34:19 | More by brew3crew
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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a tulip. Thanks to bauermj for bringing this out to the whale tasting.

Appearance: My pour is a very hazy light golden straw color with a light off-white head that fades away to nothing.

Smell: The aroma is so sour it burns my nose a little bit. Pure sour, lemon zest, some grapefruit, and a bit of apricot.

Taste: The light malt is there but gets quickly overwhelmed by the lemon, lactic, and vinegar sourness. Very sour throughout, which I enjoy very much; that is really the focus of the beer. Lemon, a bit of white grape and green apple with some full grapefruit sourness to finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth but bitingly sour and tart. Medium bodied, crisp carbonation.

Overall: I really enjoy sours that really burn my nose and rip my taste buds out. This satisfies that criteria.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2011 02:09:59 | More by KickInTheChalice
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dmsohyea

California

4.72/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ah, Duck Duck, we finally meet thanks to Vacax. Thanks again, Jacob. 750 ml bottle served in a snifter.

Pours a light orange with good 1-2 finger pearly white head. A bit cloudy and yeasty.

Smells of a real gueuze, Jean Van Roy would be proud. Very funky, "horse blanket" if you'd like. Some good sweetness is under all of that funk. Lemon and orange peel.

Tastes just exceptional. Really love this. I have heard people say this tastes like "smarties" and I can see what they mean. It does have a slight candy taste, but it's hidden under very balanced lemon sourness. This beer is exactly how I like a wild ale, very sour with a bit of sweetness coming through on the back end. So tasty.

Mouthfeel is a pretty solid body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall, finally a beer I don't feel stupid for taking time to track down. This beer is amazing and I would drink it frequently if it wasn't so damn rare.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 17:49:19 | More by dmsohyea
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Treebs

Illinois

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

Review #200

Thanks to Bulldogp04 for sharing this guy in line at the CBS release. Served in a Deschutes snifter.

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with spritzy white head that dissipates to some swirls.

S: There is actually some considerable funk in there, nice tart lemon skins and some sour apples. A nice woody oak character as well.

T: The taste follows the nose. It's nice to see some funkiness in there, nice oaky flavors with a sharp tartness. Some sour lemon as well. Really great.

M: Light bodied with a nice dry finish. Little pucker in there.

O: Delicious. I'm surprised at how funky this has become. I didn't really expect that. Great flavor profiles. I don't know if I'll ever get the chance to try this again, but I can cross my fingers and hope.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 13:43:46 | More by Treebs
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Florida9

Illinois

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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iadler

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another bottle courtesy of spdyfire83 who generously brought this to the tasting. Thanks Bryan!
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A- Pours a translucent light gold with a small head that dissipates quickly.

S- Vinegar, lemon, peppery spice, barnyard funk with tons of hay

T- Wow, this is tart. Like biting into a Granny Smith apple, with lemon zest, peach, barnyard funk, vinegar and oak.

M- Medium carbonation and a lighter body. Has a very dry and tart finish.

O- Haven't had too many Wild Ales, but this was intense with the high level of tartness. I really enjoyed this, but am not sure if I could have more than 4-5oz's. This definitely got me interested in trying more Wilds.

Thanks again Bryan!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 21:59:54 | More by iadler
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ThreeWiseMen

California

4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Swimsum brought this over to our place as part of an epic tasting on Saturday. Thanks Brent! Following review based on notes taken at that time.

4oz. sample poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Body is very hazy and goldenrod in color. A fine white film sits on top and retains well. No lacing.

Smell: Slightly under-ripe banana, sweet cream, lemon meringue, and vanilla. Smooth and mellow; doesn't exhibit any sour or vinegary aromas. Odd, but certainly pleasant.

Taste: Sourness is bold, but not palate-wrecking, allowing subtler flavors to shine through quite well. Lemon meringue, banana cream, and citric acid all play large roles. Very balanced and enjoyable. Would give it a 4.75 if I could.

Mouthfeel: Moderately carbonated, medium-to-light in body, and surprisingly easy for a sour.

Overall: Balanced across the board, complex, and just fucking good. I can understand why this is such a highly sought after sour. Thanks again Brent!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 06:50:39 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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phichifiji00

California

4.88/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into Lost Abbey Tulip:

Appearance: Hazy golden orange. Slight white head that quickly fades.

Smell: Very Funky with notes of peaches and other sweet fruits.

Taste: Tart, fruity, very sour and funky.

Mouthfeel: very sour, makes the mouth pucker, well carbonated.

Overall: Simply amazing. Definitely in my top 3 favorite beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 04:29:52 | More by phichifiji00
Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey
100 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.