Duck Duck Gooze - The Lost Abbey
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4.5/5 rDev -2.4%
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
11-07-2011 01:21:15 | More by DarthKostrizer
4.88/5 rDev +5.9%
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
11-05-2011 19:34:19 | More by brew3crew
4.8/5 rDev +4.1%
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.
10-31-2011 02:09:59 | More by KickInTheChalice
4.72/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
10-30-2011 17:49:19 | More by dmsohyea
4.47/5 rDev -3%
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.
10-30-2011 13:43:46 | More by Treebs
4.33/5 rDev -6.1%
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.
10-11-2011 01:47:02 | More by Florida9
4.28/5 rDev -7.2%
Another bottle courtesy of spdyfire83 who generously brought this to the tasting. Thanks Bryan!
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!
10-09-2011 21:59:54 | More by iadler
Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey
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