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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

1,286 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 1,286
Reviews: 494
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 38
Gots: 146 | 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:
Beer added by: zerk on 05-15-2002

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Ratings: 1,286 | Reviews: 494
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3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Perfectly clear copper color. Not much of a head, thin 1/4 that drops to a film quickly. Very spotty lacing. Smell is malty with some mild fruity notes. The malt has a distint toast flavor on the tongue and there are some apple flavors in there too. Enough hops to balance out what could be a too sweet brew. Medium to heavy body. I like this one. It's not earth shattering but it's something a little different and it's well done.

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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a darker shade of amber with a small but thick off-white head. I can't get much of an aroma out of it, just some caramel maltiness. But the flavor is much better than the aroma suggests. Notes of sweet caramel malts and toffee come through wonderfully. It's medium bodied and crisp while being rather chewy sweet. Some hops are in the background through the malty finish. This is a brew definitely deserving of a try.

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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from GDBEERMAN as an extra in our trade, thanks Rob!

A - The beer, serve by 6/20/2011, was poured to a pilsner glass. The beer pours a clear copper/amber color. A thin half finger head, white in color, settles to a film that lasts throughout. Nice lacing.

S - Not much in terms of aroma: a hint of roasted malt and a detectable sweetness.

T - Similar to the nose the flavors were subtle. There is a nice toasted and roasty malt flavor that lasts throughout. A mild bitterness. The middle brings out a sweetness from the honey and malt. Finishes dry.

M - Light bodied with decent carbonation.

O - A very drinkable beer. It was a surprise and a treat. I could easily put a bunch of these down on a nice summer day!

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-18-2011 17:25:50

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Brown in color with good clarity. A fingernail of beige foam covers the majority of the top. Aroma is all amber malt. The flavor is primarily amber malt with notes of caramel. The mouth is lightly salty and dry.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Quite red with a thin but consistent tan head that keeps its retention for quite a while; carbonation is bubbly and pleasant

S: Apple cider and pears sit on top of an earthy graininess; there is a tartness that is refreshing as well

T: Not as tart as the aromas would indicate; still a touch of fruitiness--apple and pear in particular, but really the flavors are dominated by an earthy grain quality with subtle wet hay flavors

F: A tad thin but fairly decent mouth feel

D: This is an okay beer with moments of greatness but it ultimately falls a bit short because of the simplicity and lack of a certain funk that I am accustomed to in my Bier de Gardes

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This offering from Two Brothers pours a dark maroon that has some yeast floating around the body, leaving a tan lace that floats on the top of the beer. The aroma is plum, dates, figs, prune lots of "stone fruit" are present in this saison. There is a sweetness to the body (sugary prune juice). The taste is hoppy, starts off with watery plum fruit juice feel, it has a malty background that reminds me of grape juice. The finish is a suttle hop bitter aftertaste with a somewhat floural watery mouthfeel. Pretty decent overall, I love the different flavor for this saison.

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Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,286 ratings.