Duck Duck Gooze | The Lost Abbey

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: Gueuze

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by illidurit on 07-13-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,776
Reviews:
286
Avg:
4.54
pDev:
7.71%
 
 
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4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Night Shift teku glass. 2013 vintage. Huge thanks to Tomme for sending this to me, I'm beyond honored.

Pours a deep golden-orange with a frothy, roughly one-inch off-white head. Decent head retention, no lacing to speak of.

In the nose, a massive dose of wet, yogurty lactobacillus funk dominates the initial whiff, as well as notes of white grapes, oak, dry yeast, crabapple, and a subtle hit of vinegar. Not getting the red wine barrels so much--there's definitely a vinous quality, but it doesn't remind me of any red I've ever had.

The taste is where Duck Duck Gooze really flexes its muscles. Yogurty funk, vinous white grape, lemon juice, dry bready yeast, white oak, crabapple, and tart Granny Smith apples. Again, a small hit of vinegar towards the back. Most excellent.

On the tongue, fairly dry and medium-bodied. Sprightly carbonation enlivens the palate but falls a bit flat towards the back. A lingering coat of yogurty lactic sourness clings to the back of the throat.

On the whole, what truly impressed me about DDG was its ability to present a bevy of delicious flavor profiles that managed to be at once distinct unto themselves as well as graceful partners to the other notes present in the beer. A fantastic beer, and one that I'm incredibly grateful to have gotten to try.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Golden in color with slick lacing that slides down the side of the glass once swirled. Leaves a white crown around the top of the glass. Translucent, showing off thin streams of carbonation racing to the top.

S - A gorgeous citrus aroma with the likes of lemons, oranges and persimmons. Citrus galore! I'm getting a little bit of pineapple as well. It doesn't quite have the funk that the Classic Cantillon Gueuze offers (drinking side by side). The aroma is complex and concentrated where I could just sit here and smell it all day.

T - The taste is very similar to the aroma. Citrus with some funk. Very complex and very refreshing!

M - Wonderful acidic feel and mouth coating. Very sour presence on the back edges of your tongue.

O - This beer is awesome! I don't think that it's worth the fuss, but well worth seeking out and trying. Thanks again, Mike!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very tempting beer, nuff said!

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Duck Duck Gooze from The Lost Abbey
4.54 out of 5 based on 1,776 ratings.
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