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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

1,252 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,252
Reviews: 488
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 37
Gots: 124 | 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:
Beer added by: zerk on 05-15-2002

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Photo of NODAK
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer has a definite sweet caramel aroma with a biscuit, toasty component to it. Like a rich amber really.

This is quite a rich, malty beer. Definitely get the caramel notes in there as well as some toffee. Some fruity sweetness also peeks through. The notes of biscuit are present but somewhat subdued compared to expectations. Finishes with barely anything in the way of hops, just a twinge, but is still fairly clean. Pretty tasty stuff actually.

I'm not sure what separates this style from an amber ale but it seemed to have a lot in common. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Photo of danthehopslamman
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of beerluvr
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a slight off white head, settling over hazy light amber liquid. Sweet malty/yeasty nose. Taste is crisp with lots of biscuity toasty maltiness up front. Clean bitterness from the hops follows. Very fine carbonation with smooth mouthfeel...malt wins out in the end, leading to a pleasantly sweet finish. An authentic take on the style.

Thanks cretemixer!

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Bockerdoppel91
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Kevin_Young
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Vdubb86
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass on tap at Biaggi's in Kildeer, IL

This beer is known as Fortunato at all of the Biaggi locations.

This beer is served a cloudy reddish orange with an off white foam on the surface. The smell is perhaps a sour oak that compliments the hop and malt characters. The taste is a mirror of the smell with the addition of some oranges and a grassy or almost onion like taste. This beer is slightly bitter on the palate, but that doesn't really hinder the drinkability of the beer. It is a solid beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of dsauter
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of csmartin6
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev +5%

Pours a rusty amber red with an off-white single finger head of foam.

Nutty, caramel, grains, and slightly grassy.

Wonderful balance of sweetness and bitter, nuts, caramel, roasted malts, and hay.

Medium-heavy bodied, medium carbonation, sweet, slightly funky.

Overall, my first offering from Two Brothers and I was definitely not let down!

Photo of CSO
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of jondeelee
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells of thick malts, bringing a brown sugar syrup aroma to the forefront, with hints of toasted grains just underneath. Most of these grain smells hint towards light toasted, but I seemed to detect just a hint of chocolate malt. A slight, fresh rosewater quality rounds out the nose.

On the tongue, the beer sports a sweet fullness, with apricot and butter flavors intermingling with brown sugars and caramels. A nice bitter hoppy background fuzz provides the perfect complement, tempering the sugars with just a touch of sour grapefruit, and a hint of rosewater. The sugars last well into the mouthful, peeling off near the end to expose a toasted grain base. The aftertaste carries all of the primary flavors, and lasts for quite some time, wavering between sweet and hoppy bitter.

Overall, while it may be true that this beer doesn't adequately represent the flavors present in a French-style Country Ale, it is still a well-flavored and nicely balanced brew, and worth a taste.

Photo of stewart124
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark copper color with some suspension/haze. Decent lacing along the glass.

Dark toasted caramel in the nose with some apple esters.

Yeast twang with a nice malty note. Loads of caramel and biscuity notes with a slight earthy character. Some vanilla and dark melanoidans. Very easy to drink.

I really enjoy the malt character and the mouthfeel. Again, very easy to drink and a nice beer overall.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of srgj88
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of hopfacebrew
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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5/5  rDev +31.2%

Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,252 ratings.