The Lost Abbey 2013 Duck Duck Gooze Review
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.
2013 Duck Duck Gooze 750ml bottle cork & caged poured into a 0.4l Bruery tulip & a Teku glass
Bright white, micro carbonation raising about 6 mm above a perfectly clear, clean, bright golden beer. Head dissipates quickly leaving a very thin layer on top with a complete ring around the glass.
You can smell the funk and tartness right away. Citrus aromas of lemon and tart of green apple. A slight swirl of the glass gives off aromas of grapefruit and mandarin orange.
Bright, tart, and sour with a noticeable acidity and light funk on the back end. Flavors of lemon, a tart mandarin orange, white grapes and green apple.
Light and thin, but not watery. Great carbonation. Dry finish that makes each following sip inviting.
This is a great sour. A nice balance of fruit to counter the tart sour citrus. Just enough sweetness so the acidity is not to overwhelming.