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Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Domaine DuPage French Style Country AleDomaine DuPage French Style Country Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,090 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,090
Reviews: 474
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 32
Gots: 55 | FT: 1
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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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

05-10-2013 01:23:29 | More by jrfehon33
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pirmannt1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

12-15-2011 01:11:56 | More by pirmannt1
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maxpower

Missouri

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep clear amber color, nice fluffy head that clings to the, malty caramel-candy like aroma,sweet malty caramel and toffee flavors, nice bitter finish. Great beer, one of my favorites from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2002 07:40:43 | More by maxpower
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Messy rustic orange that glows like a Jamaican sunset when held up to my front window. The murkiness clears quickly and reveals loads of yeasties suspended like miniscule insects in amber. The head is small since I had to give the beer a gentle pour to keep some of the funkier stuff from entering the glass. The ecru head is creamyfirm and is leaving a good bit of lace in shredded sheets.

Malty, bready aroma with traces of fruit and spice. It's a fairly subtle nose, but a good one. The flavor is unlike anything that I've experienced before, but then this is my first biere de garde. After much drinking and head scratching, I'll go with toasted whole-wheat bread covered in a thin layer of orange marmalade and caramel and sprinkled with allspice. That doesn't quite capture it, but I can't come any closer than that.

Despite the fact that I'm having trouble putting the flavor into words, the way that I feel about it can be expressed in one word: delicious. The glass is nearly empty and I'm wondering where the beer has gone. Lightly sweet and citrusy, the finish reminds me of a hoppy pale ale. The medium body enhances drinkability even though the flavor profile gives this beer all the drinkability that it needs.

I have no idea if this is what a biere de garde is supposed to taste like or whether this is a good representation of the style. All I know is that Domaine DuPage is a wonderful beer that does just about everything right. The sad part is that this bottle is all I have and I can't remember where I bought it. Well worth your hard-earned money.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2004 17:22:06 | More by BuckeyeNation
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DoctorEvil65

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5%

07-17-2014 01:32:55 | More by DoctorEvil65
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

05-12-2012 22:38:44 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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dnjmed

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Redish amber color. I got a nice head on this one but it doesn't stick around long.

Bready malt almost like a pie dough. caramel.

Toffee malts with some caramel at the end.

This beer is smooth. I'd say less than medium bodied.

It's not something I would get too excited about in the future but I can appreciate its quality and can understand why someone else might love it.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2009 18:47:24 | More by dnjmed
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jucifer1818

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

05-04-2014 01:38:57 | More by jucifer1818
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zchops

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

04-28-2012 05:41:41 | More by zchops
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5%

10-06-2013 02:41:44 | More by BeerForMuscle
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sourgrass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

08-28-2012 15:21:29 | More by sourgrass
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5%

04-16-2013 02:27:53 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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wvsabbath

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type Bottle

Appearance - Carmal burnt orange, 1/2 creamy head with some nice foamy lacing.

Smell - Lemon, grass, earthy, a sour, wine like aroma also. Some faint hops and sugars round this out.

Taste - Sour, bready and bitter first sip. Caramel and lemon are a large flavor. Hops are bitter and add a citric flavor and feel. Added sugars along with some grapes come in at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Bitter, mild sourness. Tounge gets alot of fruits, some sugars and hops. Palate gets remaining sour flavors along with some caramel and citric notes. Finish is bitter and dry.

Overall - Decent, nothing to strong or overpowering about this beer. The farmhouse flavors are mild and smooth yet, theres enough bitter and sourness in it. Its worth a drink, and the price is really nice too.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 02:07:08 | More by wvsabbath
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jrpapajcik

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

03-30-2012 03:51:19 | More by jrpapajcik
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brauseboof

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5%

12-10-2012 23:45:35 | More by brauseboof
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KyleFredricks


4/5  rDev +5%

09-09-2012 01:52:21 | More by KyleFredricks
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AmitC

New York

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trying some new beer styles. This one is my first Biere-De-Garde.

Amber color inside the glass. Hazy appearance. Heard that it is often unfiltered, so not uncommon. Less than a finger thick head of off-white color, that persists for some time but then recedes. Very good and sticky lacing. Some bubbles.

Aroma: Very prominent malts and some sweetness in the nose. Caramel, some toasty aroma. A little of yeast aroma came at first but then disappeared very quickly. Not the best and strongest of aroma since i am consuming near the best by date. Some very very subdued noble hops.

Taste: Sweet, malty, toasty and caramel like. some very mild fruitiness. May be some balancing hops that prevent it from being overly sweet. Semi-dry finish.

Mouth feel: Medium bodied feel. Moderate carbonation. No astringency whatsoever.

Style Rate: 4
Personal Rate: 3.5

Nothing really wrong with this beer but nothing going on as well. Style wise - very mellow and semi sweet type of style. I can drink it, but won't seek this style out.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 02:16:52 | More by AmitC
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gir02021

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

12-26-2012 03:42:48 | More by gir02021
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sbricker

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

11-14-2011 15:48:43 | More by sbricker
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

02-21-2012 04:56:24 | More by imperialking
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mynie

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours like a nice American Amber Ale, rich rusty amber with a nice and retentive yellow-white head.

Smells like very chewy caramel and chocolate malts. The best kind of bread, incredibly yeasty and sweet.

Tastes very much like it smells. Loads of sweet, pleasant yeast, chocolate and caramel malt, and a nice sour sweet finish. No hop character of which to speak, but the malt's complex enough to carry the beer.

Saison? Hardly. This just tastes like a really malty amber ale. It's pretty good, yeah, and it is certainly easy drinking, but this is hardly what I think of when I think "saison"--there's no spiciness or complex hop character. Still well worth while, though.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2005 06:05:49 | More by mynie
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magnusdave

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

08-25-2013 18:29:56 | More by magnusdave
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Billolick

New York

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ouncer, with best by dating of 7/19/08 on the rear label. Pours a warm, orangy shade of amber, slightly cloudy, lightly toasted whole wheat bread head, that leaves just a bit of scattered lacing. Spiced up nose, with hints of spearmint, pepper, and more toasty notes. Flavorful brew, more toasty/wheat flavors, fruit, smoke, and sweet malts. Well worth a try, especially for appreciators of this French/Belgian style.

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2008 01:55:34 | More by Billolick
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Brenden

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was on tap in Hyde Park. Notes are from two days ago.

The off-white head of this copper-colored brew retains fairly well and leaves thin lines of lacing in the glass.
There's a toasted malt with a nice sweetness on the nose with some tart apple and a gentle spice. Hops aroma is very, very light.
There's a little less sweetness in the flavor, though it does contribute to the flavor pretty favorably. The back is all malts with toasted breads and grains with spices and tart green apple.
This one's got a nicely rounded-out crisp and smooth mouthfeel. The body is medium.
This one's a pretty nice brew and was helpful in easing me into an unfamiliar style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2009 16:51:52 | More by Brenden
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tastybeer

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears an ultra clear brown red color with a short lived whtie head. The ring remains along with some patchy white spots. Sweet toasted caramel malt aroma, a little noble hops, mild fruits/ mostly light green grapes, and mildly spiced. Not really a saison from what I've had...this fits the biere de garde style description very well. Nice taste. Bready, malty, toasted, and more fruity esters weaving thoughout. Mild alcohol in a good way is apparent at random moments. Has a nice grape-like dryness to it and a semi sharp carbonation.

Good all around....easy on the senses but not lacking in complexity.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2006 23:44:06 | More by tastybeer
Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,090 ratings.