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Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

1,179 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,179
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 35
Gots: 89 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerk on 05-15-2002)
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4/5  rDev +5%

jdhende, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A -- A copper amber brew that pours into a two finger eggshell head to leave a thin splotchy foam, leaving wispy, broken lacing.

S -- Aromas of caramel apple, spice and hints of dark fruit.

T -- Slightly sweet yet dry malt characteristics with hints of floral notes, somewhat bready, some raisin and prunes in the background.

M -- Smooth and creamy, medium bodied, with moderate carbonation.

D -- Very nice. As this is what I think is my first biere-de-garde, I will consider it a style to look for and will definitely revisit this after trying a few others. Solid brew.

CPeterson, Apr 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

Kaars, Jan 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

jschott75, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Rick0685, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

stbo101, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

Malone47, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Kevin_Young, Nov 19, 2013
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Bill235, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly murky dark amber/brown with a nice off-white head that lasts and lasts. Aromas are different, and very appealing. I smell caramel, nice malts, herbal/floral hops, spices, and a bit of fruit. The taste is very earthy, herbal, malty, and very heavy on the caramel. This is reminiscent of some French Biere De Garde style ales, but to me, this does not have the malt complexities, or spicy hop profile that most French ales of this nature have. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth and the drinkability is good. This is a very good beer from the Two Brothers, but i'm not so sure about this being labelled as a biere de garde.

francisweizen, Jun 23, 2004
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4/5  rDev +5%

EdFed, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

mrfrancis, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Zuidman, Dec 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

muddyh2oblues, Apr 14, 2012
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Tigerpaw75, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours brilliant orange-amber in color. Generous carbonation, but only a slight head that leaves no lacing.

Aroma is mild. Sweet toasted malt, along with a nice bit of citrus. Flowery notes and vague spices.

Taste is bready, toasted caramel malt. Subdued earthy hop bitterness. Quite nutty, woody, with tart apple, pear, and grape fruit esters. Finish is musty, holds minor yeasty spice and lingering toasted malt and apple.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft. Initially sweet and slightly syrupy, then it turns dry and tart.

Subtle and interesting. This is a style that I haven't had the opportunity to encounter very often. This beer is very flavorful and balanced resulting in a great drinkability as a session brew.

Blakaeris, Sep 27, 2009
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into an oversized tulip Duvel goblet, deep copper with a thin head, and some wispy swirls on top. Not much noticable carbonation.

S: Smell of caramel, toasted malts, hint of yeast and something floral.

T: Malty sweet flavor, mixed in with some hops. Finished malty, with a slight lingering citrus aftertaste.

M&D: Medium bodied, easy to drink, nicely balanced.

It was not what I expected, since I never experienced a "French Style Country Ale", brewed in Warrenville, IL. It reminded me very much of a Belgian-style brew. Definitely worth sampling.

thartman, Aug 27, 2008
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Creamstew, Jul 29, 2014
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outsider, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

gmendez1122, Apr 10, 2014
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BlissJunkie, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

scootercrabb, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5%

Jordy777, Jun 05, 2014
Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 1,179 ratings.