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Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,203 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,203
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 36
Gots: 97 | 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%

What a nice ale. Dark amber color, smooth clean flavor on the palate. Mild caramel flavor and nice lace on the edge of the glass.

jburris64, Nov 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

6 pack for a gift! Happy accident for me!

kidrogers, Nov 19, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Top Hops a few weeks back, not having a beer from Two Brothers in quite some time. I love this style, given how highly esteemed the Scythe and Sickle is in my book. While not as complex or as rich as that, this was a great example of the style with loads of flavor, a pleasing appearance, and an easy drinkability. The lack of spice and overpowering booze only made this easier to quaff while admiring how much this seemed like something imported and not from middle America!

Great pour to this, as it had a deep mahogany hue infused with plum, a moderately fluffy head, and thing rings of lacing that indicated the level of my beer after each sip. This wasn't completely clear either as it had a slight haziness to it and a few larger bits of sediment floating around, even though there wasn't anything left in the glass once I poured this out. Lots of apple, yeast, and dough in the nose followed by some earthy spice, lemon zest, and grass in the taste. Quite light for being so complex, this tasted very French from start to finish without being overly spicy and the carbonation meshed well with the range of flavors.

The alcohol was perfect here and that's not something that I say very often, but it complemented everything else so wonderfully. While not a Pumpkin beer, this had the feel one one in certain aspects without being overly spicy or heavy tot he taste. If there was a bit of champagne yeast in this, it wouldn't surprise me as this had a light feel to it from start to finish. This was wonderful stuff that put a smile on my face and proved to me that more U.S. brewers should give this style a go and while not as potent or full as something imported here, Two Brothers had a winner here that's sure to offend no one. Give it a go before the fall weather gives way to old man winter!

JerzDevl2000, Nov 17, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Sammy's Gourmet Burgers & Beers, served in a shaker pint (not chilled, only due to my asking for it that way).

A: Arrived in the glass a slightly cloudy deep amber, with a creamy, just off-white head. Said head left sheetlike lacing down the sides of the glass as I drank. Bubbles streamed continuously from the bottom of the beer.

S: Unfortunately, due to the location, I couldn't get much of the nose. What I was able to smell involved toast drizzled with honey as one sits amidst a freshly mown lawn.

T: Much like what I detected from the nose, actually. This reminded me of mowing grass around a beehive overflowing with honey, near a bed of fragrant flowers and an open window out of which wafts fresh baking bread. What hop presence is there does not cut into the sweetness overmuch, allowing it to star. As the beer warms, some subtle spiciness emerges, hints of coriander and cardamom.

M: Light in body and rather well carbonated, this drinks lively.

O: A rather enjoyable biere de garde, which manages to provide a decent array of hop flavors without steamrollering the malt.

UrbanCaveman, Nov 11, 2014
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Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,203 ratings.