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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

1,171 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,171
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 35
Gots: 87 | 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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Photo of Risser09
4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a cantillon taster - fridge - best by 7/10/09

Appearance: A copper colored beer that has orange highlights, apparent carbonation that flows to the surface, and a bubbly cream colored head that reaches 1.5" Good retention and lots of foamy lace stays behind.

Smell: Roasted, nutty barley malt. Pecan and cereal grains accompany some yeast earthiness. I can't smell any hop aroma.

Taste: Nutty forefront of almond and pecan. A distinct cereal grain flavor is smooth and not sweet at all. I guess there are some hop flavors, actually they take root in bitterness and not flavor.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth in both flavor and mouthfeel. This medium bodied beer shows a bitter finish and a fresh overall complexion.

Drinkability: Great. I like this beer alot. It is certainly a sessionable brew that has a multitude of strengths. Worth seeking out.

Risser09, Jun 10, 2009
Photo of jackndan
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Domaine DuPage (Du-pa-je) (Two Brothers Brewery). I really enjoyed this beer. Had a brownish color with a golden tint, absolutely clear in appearance. The head was thick, a little bit off-white, but did not leave a whole lot of lacing. The malty aroma introduces this very tasty beer. Bready malts, coupled with caramel and toffee. To my surprise, this beer had fairly little in the way of aftertaste, as a spritz of hops cleaned up nicely in the end. Buy if you find it, this has got to be one of my favorites from the du Deux Freses (thanks Cokes).

jackndan, Mar 08, 2003
Photo of cardinals22
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +31.2%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

MakeMineADoubleJack, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of kbnooshay
4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of the haul back from Chicago. Thanks going to my brother.

a: This poured clear and carbonated with an orange amber body and a small off-white head.

s: The aroma was grainy, sweet and of toasted caramel. This was slightly hoppy.

t: WOW! Sweet and malty. Very toasty aftertaste. The hop flavor is light but very nice. There is a nice doughey bread flavor also.

Mf/d: Slick and oily with a slight carbonation sting. I would only have a few of these because of the insane sweetness but this goes down so easy. Quite the treat. This is one incredibly balanced beer.

kbnooshay, Aug 07, 2006
Photo of deebo
3.2/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

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.

deebo, Apr 09, 2011
Photo of hotstuff
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The head was small, creamy, smooth, ivory with fine sized bubbles that fully dissipated. The body was uncarbonated, yeasty and cloudy with a light amber hue. The nose was malty with a light sweet, lightly bitter, caramel and fruity flavor. The palate was tingly, smooth, dry, and medium bodied.

hotstuff, Nov 01, 2003
Photo of denimdemon
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

denimdemon, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of CesarLopes
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

CesarLopes, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of brbrocc
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

brbrocc, Jan 03, 2013
Photo of EvanWilliams
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

EvanWilliams, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of SCZ
4/5  rDev +5%

SCZ, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of OneDropSoup
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a stemmed tulip: Dark amber with brassy highlights. Very nice color. Head's pretty thin, just a collar & dusting.

Smell is malt-forward, with sweet caramel & honey notes. Very good but not too complex, reminds me more of a Wee Heavy than a Biere de Garde.

Taste is sweet at first as well, but soon begins to curl around & gain a little complexity, with some orange zest & even a little woody flavor. Still pretty sweet, but with some depth. The finish is caramel with some freshness like greens or even mint, a kind of cool feel.

On the thin side, but with some traction from sugars. As I just mentioned, there's a coolness like mint or menthol in the aftertaste that I'm really enjoying.

Altogether pretty nice -- while not the most complex farmhouse ale, what was there was very enjoyable. If given the opportunity, I'd probably go for another one.

OneDropSoup, May 03, 2010
Photo of mmcnaughton
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mmcnaughton, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of larryarms847
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

larryarms847, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of scootercrabb
4/5  rDev +5%

scootercrabb, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark amber color with no head just a ring. No lacing.

Aroma is of just malt. Sort of brown sugar and honey. Not much.

Tastes like it smells. Nit very complex. A little bitterness. It's ok.

Mouthfeel is sort of viscous and not carbonated enough.

For sure not a beer you need to seek out. In fact there are probably others you have access to that are much better that I would drink over this. Not bad. Just bland.

PeprSprYoFace, Apr 02, 2010
Photo of nheinzie57
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

nheinzie57, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of throwback
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

throwback, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of AmitC
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

AmitC, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of gmfessen
3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a golden-copper color with a thin, soapy head. The smell is slightly sweet; a mix of toasty malt and earthy hops. The flavor is more subdued than I had expected, slightly sweet but well balanced. It has a gentle crystal flavor that is not at all cloying and finishes rather neutral. The mouthfeel is light with a viscous carbonation and a smooth finish. Overall, this is a very drinkable beer and one of the better ones I've had by TBBC.

gmfessen, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of ferrari29
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

ferrari29, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of MordorMongo
4/5  rDev +5%

MordorMongo, Jan 07, 2012
Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,171 ratings.