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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

1,132 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,132
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 33
Gots: 77 | 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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dnjmed

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

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.

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%

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.

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%

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.

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%

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.

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%

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.

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

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

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

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

05-08-2006 23:44:06 | More by tastybeer
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bluemoonswoon

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

A: Pours a deep cherry wood red and topped with a half an inch of tightly packed sandy white foam which is held up by a few strings of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom of the glass. Head fades into a ring and leaves little lacing.

S: Sweet and toasted, lightly caramel malitness backed by ripe red apples and a husky graininess. Fresh and refreshing for a Labor Day evening.

T/MF: Toasty and sweet, a blend of rich toasted malt and grain with a slight red apple juicy sweetness. Grain wins out in the long run and finishes rather husky, with traces of noble hop fruitiness. Body is rather smooth and dead set on medium bodied. Finish isn't too drawn out but does linger nicely on the tongue to remind you of what just happened.

D: A good and easy drinker, one of the better offerings from Two Brothers and a good represntation of the style.

09-02-2008 01:07:13 | More by bluemoonswoon
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BoitSansSoif

France

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

A-Pours a clear copper-amber w/thin but frothy off-white head. Light tracing.
S-Toasted bready malt, faint esters, light ripe red apple.
T-Very pleasant strong toasted malt with a hint of apple and a bite of spice that lasts from midpalate through the finish. Faint noble hops and light yeasty character also accompany the finish, and aftertaste is pleasant with the malt backbone hanging on but not overpowering.
M-Medium creamy body with lively tiny beads of carbonation. Very well-balanced with restrained sweetness.
D-Highly drinkable and pleasant. This beer is simple yet unique, and if I had a few more bottles I'd like to test it's sessionability.

12-31-2008 04:33:22 | More by BoitSansSoif
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nickynick

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

Domaine DuPage poured a dark amber color, with very little head. Smell was strong of sweet malty flavor. Taste was sweet, malty, hints of fruit. Faint hoppy citrus after taste. Mouthfeel was good, good carbonation. Drinkability was also nice. This was an interesting beer. I enjoyed it a good deal and I am interested in exploring more of this style.

09-11-2008 12:58:52 | More by nickynick
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DCon

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

Bought a 12 fl oz. bottle from Paddy O' Fegan's in Chicago, IL for $5. Poured from the bright orange colored bottle w/ a farm pathway enclosed in a circle on the front into a 12oz Brasserie D'Achoufee Tulip Glass. Has then BEST BY 11/29/11 on the side.

Aroma- Has a light caramel aroma and tons of malt/sweetness. Very light hop aroma (if any) but the entire aroma is based around this sweet aroma.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that stays for almost the entire time! Has a dark amber colored body with a hazy background. Leaves thick lacing afterwards!

Flavor- Very sweet, tons of caramel in the taste here again. Has very light hops in the taste but noticeable. A light-medium hop bitterness finishes this one off them.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, High Carbonation, Smooth, and very easy attributes all around. Doesn't leave much on the palate since it is very sweet and malt dominant.

Overall Impression- A fantastic Biere de Garde! I actually haven't had this style in a while, so it was nice to remember how much I like this style. My second brew from Two Brothers and am a HUGE fan of theirs! Go for this if you can find it.

11-04-2011 21:43:49 | More by DCon
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Redrover

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

I bought a 1/6 keg of this for the home kegerator. The beer pours a lovely dark burnished bronze. It is crystal clear with a nice off-white head and rings of lacing.

The beer has a delicate aroma of flowers, hop spiciness and fruit. Some malt pokes in as well .

The taste is very respectable. Not overly aggressive on the hopping, the beer is carried by fruit (apple & pear) flavors and more than a hint of fresh bread. Taste stays decent as the beer warms.

The mouthfeel is incredibly soft with great carbonation for this style. Drinkabity is good, but for me, I would like a bit more hop bite to make this an everyday beer.

This beer is good in bottles and better on tap. My favorite beer from this neat little brewery.

09-03-2004 21:37:12 | More by Redrover
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bearrunner44

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

Appearance: Bright amber. I poured the bottle pretty hard, but head didn't show up immediately. Not to worry; it's a late bloomer. Once the head develops, it has good retention and leaves plenty of lace as it fades.

Smell: Soft brown sugar and vague spikes of citrus sweetness, with an underlying bed of gently floral hop aroma.

Taste: Syrupy smooth malt sweetness. Caramel overtones, with (very) vague hints of grapefruit and spice. The malt profile is smooth, sweet and moderately bulky, but not assertive. The hop bitterness is low. I really like the way this beer uses hops; they definitely have character, contributing to the flavor from start to finish, but they never really emerge as a distinctly separate flavor. They compliment the malt nicely.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body. The carbonation is subdued, but not flat. Smooth.

Verdict: This isn't a beer that wows you with big flavor. The malt profile isn't especially complex, but it's smooth, sweet, and well-balanced. It went very nicely with a light Caesar salad.

03-28-2006 22:46:55 | More by bearrunner44
Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,132 ratings.