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Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,157 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,157
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 35
Gots: 85 | 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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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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 CesarLopes
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

CesarLopes, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of EvanWilliams
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

EvanWilliams, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of mmcnaughton
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

mmcnaughton, Apr 15, 2012
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
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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
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

nheinzie57, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

brbrocc, Jan 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

larryarms847, Nov 26, 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
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

throwback, Nov 14, 2011
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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
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4/5  rDev +5%

MordorMongo, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5%

ant880, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of JamnesCameron
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

JamnesCameron, Jun 19, 2009
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3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

donniecuffs, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

HumphreyLee, Sep 10, 2012
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
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Skidz, Jun 29, 2004
Photo of GeezLynn
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

GeezLynn, Aug 24, 2011
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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

beermanbrian, Jun 07, 2008
Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,157 ratings.