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Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,125 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,125
Reviews: 475
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 33
Gots: 72 | 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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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

02-03-2013 03:27:23 | More by ant880
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JamnesCameron

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Enjoyed a draft of Domaine DuPage at a Kane County Cougars, minor league baseball game on a hot humid night.

No head to speak of, probably due to plastic cup and questionable beer lines, although no off flavors were noted.

Appearance was clear, amber, with no haze.

Mild aromas of sweet malt and apples.

Taste of sweet malt, apples, and mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel wasn't thin, not heavy, good for a sessionable beer.

One of the joys of Cougars games is the Two Brothers taps right behind my seats.

06-19-2009 12:18:47 | More by JamnesCameron
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

3.28/5  rDev -13.9%

Poured golden copper into a snifter, with very little off-white head and no lacing. The smell was a little subdued for what I've grown accustomed to with this style; subtle earthiness, leather, and some spices (coriander?) and maltiness. The taste was a watered-down version of the smell, with even less coriander than before. The mouthfeel was a little on the thin side too. This beer needs a little work.

12-08-2009 05:11:46 | More by donniecuffs
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HumphreyLee

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-10-2012 05:24:35 | More by HumphreyLee
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured into grand tulip; darker orange/amber with a medium fizzy white head that dissipates in a few moments, leaving some scattered lacing. Smells of toasted malt, with slight bitterness and some leafy notes. Taste is nutty toasted malt with a wet, clean feel to it. Reminds me of a wee heavy, but less boozy. Slight twinge of crisp hops finishes off, leaving some sticky remnants of the toasted malt behind. My first of the style, and it seems tasty.

08-07-2013 00:54:03 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Skidz

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Pours out light golden brown and sits amber-orange in the glass with a thin head that goes to the sides with no skim.

Smell is caramely with honey present as well. Light aromatic hops, Saaz, and a mild yeastiness. Brown sugar and powdered chocolate back it up.

Sweet caramel flavors packed with malts and a nice herbal/floral hoppiness. Great bitter finish that leaves you mouth with some mild fruits.

Crisp and clean in the mouth, great carbonation. Awesome sweets and yeastiness, great beer all-around.

06-29-2004 04:01:45 | More by Skidz
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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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ferrari29

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +1%

Beer poured from a bottle into a Conical shaped pint glass

A - Beer pours with a deep amber, slightly reddish colored body; well-carbonated; off-white, creme colored head forms; frothy and about one finger in size; held well; streaky lacing

S - Light caramel malt character, with a touch of spice; bit airy; nutty brown ale nose

T - Very sweet caramel and brown sugar taste upfront; dark fruit flavors, like figs, raisin and dates; malt flavor washes out pretty quickly and finishes with a hop and grass flavor; nutty with a touch of rye and grains

M - Kind of a thin body; effervescent; sweet lingering caramel taste; not much hop bitterness to this one

D - Good taste and easy to enjoy; light flavor profile characteristics make this beer enjoyable any time of the year; I will admit that this is definitely a hard beer to make out

12-04-2011 07:10:12 | More by ferrari29
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nheinzie57

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-02-2012 17:06:19 | More by nheinzie57
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deebo

Minnesota

3.2/5  rDev -16%

Bottle with best before date of 9/1/11

A-Dense tan head that continues to skim the surface for half a glass, hangs on to the sides as well. Color is amber/reddish with lots of yeast floating around

S-Yeasty, balanced hop and sweet, toasted malt aroma

T-Malty upfront that quickly ends with a bite of alcohol and astringent hops to cleanse the palette

M-Heavy and creamier than I expected. Pleasant.

D-After finishing 1-the end note of hops and alcohol bite limit the drinkability a bit for me.

04-09-2011 01:16:30 | More by deebo
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -6%

Best by 8/23/11 Reviewed 5/11

Appearance is very nice - a cloudy dark amber with a generous frothy white head. Aroma is a rustic combination of grass and mustyness with some caramel malt showing through. Flavor is bready sweet roll and red apple. Finishes with a soft bitterness. Mouthfeel is delicate with light, fine carbonation.

I’d consider this a nice beer to pair with food, but not something that stands out by itself.

08-24-2011 04:26:32 | More by GeezLynn
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -2.9%

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.

06-07-2008 00:53:02 | More by beermanbrian
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Clear copper body with an off-white head, moderate retention, with mostly clear lacing. Aroma includes a fresh hop blast, slight caramel malts and maybe a saison-like yeastiness. Taste includes a caramel sweetness, some candi sugar, slight hop bitterness and again, a saison-like yeast taste. Overall, a tasty beer, not sure how close to style it is, but not bad at all.

01-14-2013 06:37:11 | More by KickbacksSteve
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-30-2013 19:58:22 | More by hellhammermario
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Golden2wenty1

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev +7.6%

Picked up a single at Woodman's West here in Madison.

Pour: a clear amber-orange under a finger or two of khaki head with nice retention.

Nose: buttloads of butterscotch, caramel-toffee, woody oak and yeasty funk

Taste: sweet caramel/toffee/butterscotch malts, light fruity body, tobacco/woody esters in the follow-through, dry finish.

Feel: smooth and silky, tickling carbonation

Drinkability/Overall: a surprising amount of caramel developments for a biere de garde. Complex, well-made, interesting, smooth-tasting beer. I'm game.

11-04-2006 22:16:23 | More by Golden2wenty1
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scootercrabb

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

11-29-2011 18:17:21 | More by scootercrabb
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EricCioe

Montana

3.85/5  rDev +1%

This pours impenetrable, murky orange with a two finger tightly packed white head with good retention and decent lace. The nose was weak, probably partially due to the restaurant serving it in a frosted mug. I had to wait for it to warm to get much out of it at all. When it came out, there was a little bit of spice and yeast, or perhaps spicy yeast, sitting atop a malt bill that had me convinced there was wheat. In the mouth the spiciness did a really nice job sitting atop a big but not sweet malty body. Where this beer really excels for me is the feel, with a medium body and nice carbonation keeping this around for a nice, long finish. It's refreshing rather than heavy but it stays interesting, a pretty rare combination for me.

Overall, I liked this beer a great deal. I had no idea what to expect in terms of style and I ended up liking it. I wish the nose had been a bit more potent but other than that, Two Brothers has a nice little gem on their hands here.

05-08-2011 00:52:48 | More by EricCioe
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cardinals22

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-11-2014 15:37:08 | More by cardinals22
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

11-15-2011 19:05:33 | More by Pellinore1
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brbrocc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-03-2013 01:17:11 | More by brbrocc
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Greggy

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%

A- Pours a 1 finger head that quickly recedes into a thin cap. The body is amber in color with no sediment.

S- Fruitiness of melon but also some other dark fruits like fig and date. There is also a touch of earthiness.

T- Starts out with a quick notes of sweet apple, some breadiness, then moves into a slight dry hopiness with residual feel of apple.

M- Very low carb works nice.

D- This is an interesting beer. It wasn't terribly complex, and it's just a touch sweet for sessioning. I would probably drink again though.

10-20-2008 01:47:20 | More by Greggy
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

11-26-2012 01:59:30 | More by larryarms847
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Bill235

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

04-24-2014 14:45:24 | More by Bill235
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

01-30-2012 04:22:11 | More by weaselchew
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -25.7%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Amber with a weak, white head.

S: Grainy and pretty rough. There is clear phenols and unrefined aromas that are unpleasant.

T: That gritty grain and old hop flavour is prevalent. Tastes like spoiling fruits and stale bread. Alcohol is clearly present throughout.

D: Booziness is far too strong for the ABV and the whole experience is unbalanced and just nasty...sorry. I know the style should show some booze, but this isn't a pleasant booze flavour...its just alcohol.

Overall: I like 2Bros; I really do. But this beer is just no good. Most of their regulars/seasonal are appropriate and faithful representations of their respective styles, but Domaine Dupage is just poor. It is unbalanced, harsh, and tough to finish. Grab a C&E or Resistance if you want to see 2Bros at their finest. This is them at their weakest.

07-13-2011 23:59:42 | More by JohnnyChicago
Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,125 ratings.