Duck Duck Gooze
The Lost Abbey

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The Lost Abbey
California, United States
Ranked #1
Ranked #42
4.62 | pDev: 6.93%
Nov 26, 2022
Jul 13, 2009
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Notes: In Belgian brewing there are fantastic wild ales brewed with naturally occurring yeast. These beers develop over time and are ready on their own terms. Duck Duck Gooze is our homage to these effervescent and wonderfully complex sparkling beers.

A blend of young and old barrel aged beers, this has been one of our most sought after beers year after year since it’s original release in 2009.

Alas, it is released in very small quantities only once every three years, so it’s extremely difficult to come by beyond the day we release it. It does, however, turn up on our Tasting Room’s Vintage List from time to time, so don’t despair.
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2019 vintage

Appearance: Pours a cloudy apricot with a one finger head that leaves some streaky lacing as it reduces to a film

Smell: Tart lemon, green apple, white wine grape and oak, layered with some barnyard funk

Taste: Tart lemon forward with white wine grape and green apple rounding out the lactic parade; oak and barnyard funk, through the middle, with a sour yogurt finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation; puckery

Overall: Long time want and glad to finally get a chance to taste this; lives up to its billing
Nov 26, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.55/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
At long last! It was always scandalous to me that the top rated gueuze on this site was from outside belgium, and while I still feel this is not the best gueuze I have ever had, I can now see why it is in that echelon of the style. Cloudy yellow pour, finger of sudsy white foam, good mix of spotted and splotchy lacing. Lemon, sliced tart apple, lacto, barnyard funk, white grape, flowers, hay and earthy oak in the potent nose. Taste is just as potent, but not as complex as the sour notes lead more than the barnyard funk, oak backs the sour fruits well, slight earth, yogurt funk, and decent hay round out. A more sunny disposition for the style, leans sour more than funky but both present in spades, but the body is light and nuanced despite the potency. I would love to age a bottle of this as I think it would age really nicely!
Nov 10, 2022
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
2022 Vintage. Side-by-side with Mother of All Gooze Anniversary Blend.

Hazy golden yellow coloration. Gusher on the pop, frothy white carb.

Nose is sweet, tart, funky. Notes of underripe peach, lemon zest, and bright, musty funk.

Palate tart and full of stone fruit flavors. Medium acid and a touch of minerality. You can tell the youth on this, whereas on MOAG you really can tell the age on the blend.
Oct 10, 2022
Rated: 4.71 by QuakeAttack from California

Oct 09, 2022
Rated: 4.67 by LumpkinBrews from Colorado

Aug 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Received from @dimidiata. Pours a bright golden color with a small amount of short-lived white head that receded to a thin ring. Fully translucent, almost clear. Aroma has tons of funk, well complemented by complex wine and barrel noted. along with lemon & dandelion. Overall a wonderful smelling beer.

Taste picks up right where the nose left off. I get apricots, wine barrel, apple vinegar, lemon, hay and general barnyard funk. Acidity is spot on. Tart, but it doesn't beat you over the head, allowing all the other wonderful flavors their time in the spotlight. Light bodied, bright, crisp and clean.

Overall, an absolutely wonderful beer.
Jul 23, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Jun 30, 2022
Rated: 4.59 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Jun 04, 2022
Rated: 4.66 by Resistance88 from California

May 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
2022 vintage

Review 1100!! I figured I’d bust out a special bottle for the occasion, and what’s better than the highest rated Gueuze on BA? Well, Gueuze-inspired I should say, based on recent thread. Whatever the fuck we wanna call it, I’m beyond excited to try this so let’s get into it

After a long and annoying struggle with the double cork breaking inside the bottle, it pours a cloudy orange gold with 2 fingers of creamy white head that fades to a thin cap and leaves decent lacing

Wow, this is super bright in the nose, just an absolute. punch of funk. I'm picking up on aromas of lemon juice, sharp oak, old leather, wet hay, vinegar, apple skin, dried apricot, tart white wine (surprising given the red wine barrel aging), and general floral notes. Really all over the place but fantastic

While it's not as incredible in taste, it is still very damn good, just less sharp than you'd expect based on the aroma. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting wet hay, lemon zest, jammy apricot, white wine vinegar, pear, white pepper, dry oak, and light leather. The swallow brings notes of bright white wine, stone, lemon yogurt, orange juice, apple skin, straw, and light honey

A light medium body pairs with moderate carbonation, resulting in a crisp and zesty beer. Finishes very dry with a balanced tartness

Super annoying cork aside, this is a fantastic treat of a beer! There's something special about this one doing a very convincing Belgian impersonation, in the most flattering way. I need to get more to cellar, cheers BA!
May 08, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Affinity from Missouri

Apr 30, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by Gkruszewski from New York

Mar 05, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 19, 2022
Rated: 4.58 by timmy2b from New York

Nov 28, 2021
Rated: 4.8 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Oct 29, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by jheimbigner from Washington

Jul 21, 2021
Rated: 4.47 by retry4z from California

Jul 03, 2021
Rated: 4.88 by joemochas from Florida

Mar 17, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by blackcloud from Alaska

Feb 26, 2021
Rated: 4.93 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 5 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Jan 21, 2021
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Reviewed by benzalman from California

4.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
the 2016 is on point right now. Very complex, sharp and interesting wine barrel aged sour. if you haven't had a chance it's very much worth seeking this beer out!
Jan 04, 2021
Rated: 5 by JAWS from New York

Jan 03, 2021
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Rated by Ckgibu from Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Was so hyped for this beer, and it is good...but left feeling disappointed overall
Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 4.71 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jan 01, 2021
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Reviewed by SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
2016 Vintage

750ml corked and caged bittle - poured into a Riesling/Zinfandel stem at 45°F.

Pours a slightly foggy translucent honey-golden, really verging on orange, like a West Coast IPA. A finger of coarse, sticky, sudsy off-white head forms, with fair retention, and settling to a decent collar, with weak, spotty lacing. Clings to the glass like whiskey. Really a beautiful beer.

Nose: This one travels. No shortage of funk here. Tons of damp hay and wine-soaked oak, with plenty of bright lemon juice and rind. There's ample leather book binding, dusty stone cellar, petrichor, magnolia blossom, and a really dense note of patchouli, with some sweet apricot and marmalade threadinf through. Some funky stable, sea shell minerality, and sweaty brett emerge, but the funk is balanced by plenty of bright fruitiness. Huge nod to Cantillon here.

Palate: Duck Duck Gooze emerges with an impressively balanced acidity. Like biting into a ripe stone fruit, there's a bright *POP* of tartness, but it immediately steps back, becoming more of a lemony tang. Lemon oil, orange juice, apricot, and crabapple lend bright fruity notes, with undertones of cabernet grape, cranberry, unripe plum, and coriander seed. The tartness begins to rapidly subside, showing quite a bit of grain - dusty, with hulls. An almost Gueuze level of funk presents itself in the form of wet hay, damp wood, old musty stable air, milkweed, and a touch of herbal flowery notes with just a whisper of sweaty funk. The tartness completely disappears, and the finish shows wheaty grain, grass, lemon essence, white oak, and just a touch of grapefruit oil that clings to the palate.

Mouthfeel/Body: Absolutely stunning. It's crisp, airy, and quenchingly dry with a shimmering minerality, but there's definitely some soft body which lends presence. The effervescence is truly perfect. Champagne. Zippy, airy, fluffy, and fizzy, but soft and supple. An oily feel lingers.

Overall: This is perhaps the most stunning American wild ale I've had in a long time, perhaps ever. I'm not sure if this is Method Traditionelle or not, but either way, this really is a masterpiece. A sweet grain presence, incredibly balanced acidity, ample funk contrasting against beautiful bright fruity notes, and it all comes together so seamlessly and flawlessly, this has truly transcended the style itself. Simply stunning.
Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by motoxrdr21 from Pennsylvania

Dec 29, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by corm44 from New York

Dec 10, 2020
Rated: 4.94 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 30, 2020
Rated: 4.53 by KevinL from Michigan

Nov 23, 2020
Rated: 4.63 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Nov 01, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Oct 11, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by Jimmeekrek from Wisconsin

Oct 04, 2020
Rated: 4.62 by Vivs85 from New York

Sep 12, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by ilikebeer03 from Texas

Aug 31, 2020
Rated: 4.74 by JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

Aug 19, 2020
Rated: 4.69 by ArtAttackEd from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2020
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Rated by Dadthew from New York

5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Had 2013 in June 2020. Amazing
Jul 02, 2020
Rated: 4.77 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Jun 26, 2020
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 12, 2020
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