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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

1,095 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,095
Reviews: 474
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 32
Gots: 58 | 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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BigCheese

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-30-2014 19:28:42 | More by BigCheese
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 23:59:42 | More by JohnnyChicago
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

4.9/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured this French Country Ale into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle. This is the first time I have tried this style. The beer poured a clear, slightly amber straw color. It produced a nice white head and had average lacing. The aroma of the beer was sweet, smelled of fresh baked bread and had a hint of spice that I can't put my finger on. The aroma was wonderful. One of the best smelling beers that I have ever had. The taste was malty, a little bready, slightly dry and had notes of raisins and pear. There was some bitterness from hops that melded with the other flavors. Very complex beer. Awesome, I will be looking for this again. In fact a road trip might be in order.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2011 18:47:11 | More by GossageBrewery
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twelvsies

Maine

3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a saison? I guess brewers can do whatever they want to a style, and I'm all for experimentation, but this beer doesn't fit into any category really, and it's certainly not a saison. A bit of an identity crisis here. Pours a dark, stained-wood amber, kind of nice actually, but with no head at all. If I had to place a style label on this one, I'd lump it in as an ESB or English Ales in general. Full of toffee, carmel, and buttery notes, with a fairly quiet hop profile. Decently malty, but lost. Once again, definitely not a saison in my book. Chewy mouthfeel, kind of slick. Well, it does have a few redeeming qualities, but it's nothing more than a mild amber with a saison label on it. Who knows though, you might like it. Two Brothers do a great job in general, this one just needs a little work I'd say.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2006 19:07:19 | More by twelvsies
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

04-13-2013 04:30:12 | More by Dapperticus
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gmendez1122

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

04-10-2014 19:34:25 | More by gmendez1122
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jucifer1818

Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

05-04-2014 01:38:57 | More by jucifer1818
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-14-2014 14:56:25 | More by DavidHume
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MCain04

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

02-12-2013 18:17:00 | More by MCain04
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supercolter

Wisconsin

3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a decent beer in a style that I am still getting acquainted to. Appearance is some what bland, no head and a bit of lacing on the sides. Smell is decent, sweet like sugar with a bit of maltiness and spice. Taste is quite similar, but the balance isn't quite there, something is just a bit off. Mouthfeel is creamy and ok to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2008 23:48:50 | More by supercolter
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JLapadura

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

05-21-2013 00:27:10 | More by JLapadura
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elec

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

09-06-2013 02:59:02 | More by elec
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confer

Pennsylvania

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

A- Dark copper, no head at all, looked like a glass of wine.

S- Mostly I smell alcohol with a trace of sweet fruit. When first opened it smells like cream soda.

T- I didn't know what to expect as I never had a French Style Country Ale. There wasn't very much fruit flavor on a dull alcohol taste.

M- Dry and totally without carbonation.

D- Not for me. Other ales that came in the variety case were all much better.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2009 01:14:52 | More by confer
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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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paulthebeerguru

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in to a snifter. Color is a nice clear, burnt orange color with a small light tan head. Small retention rate with fair amount of lacing. Nice fall fruit aroma, pears and apples mostly. Very earthy hop notes. Good flavors, very earthy note. Some fall fruits and some nice earthy tones from the hops. Very classic flavors for a biere de garde. Mouthfeel is nice and crisp. The hops really keep this one together. Medium bodied, and the 5.6% ABV makes this a very nice and drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2009 03:29:12 | More by paulthebeerguru
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GDBEERMAN

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into pint glass.

A: Pours a haze reddish copper. foamy head with slight retention. Good lacing.

S: A bit weak on the aroma, but a subtle hint of orange.

T: Creamy start, which shows hints of coffee and peach. Also hints of wine. Slight spice on the finish.

M: Maybe the best part about this beer is the ultra cream of the mouthfeel. A light beer that has the cream style of an oatmeal stout.

D: The smoothness of this beer shows to be an easy drinker, but the creamy style of the beer does make it a bit heavier on the way down.

Notes: This is a great beer for people who like wine. I had shared a bottle of this with my mom, who drinks mostly wine, and had never ventured into the vast craft beer style world. . . and after this one she was interested in trying other styles, and we did.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2010 04:53:40 | More by GDBEERMAN
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C2H5

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-15-2013 01:01:53 | More by C2H5
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ChicagoShakeAndBake26

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-29-2013 05:06:50 | More by ChicagoShakeAndBake26
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JxExM

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-27-2012 22:12:16 | More by JxExM
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steveh

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For my 250th -- another local I've sampled, but never reviewed.

Best by 10/18/1 on the label. Hmm. Hope that means 11.

A -- Hazy orange-amber with a dense, light tan head that settles slowly, leaving good lacing and holding as a creamy cap for the duration of the drink.

S -- Bready, yeasty character with spicy, vaguely citric, hops toward the end. There is a candy caramel character to the nose with warming, along with the vaguely musty character.

T -- Bready character up front with some caramel and sourish Brett characters in the middle and lightly spicy and bitter hops in the finish. Aftertaste is a blend of breadiness and spicy hops.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft and smooth with a light-medium body.

O -- This beer is a nice departure from the different Ales and Lagers available. Very complex in character, yet not so much happening that it's distracting. The light sour character could be a bit surprising to craft beer novices, but the malt backbone balances the flavors well.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2011 21:07:36 | More by steveh
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-27-2013 01:07:56 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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linnymtu

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-23-2013 02:45:19 | More by linnymtu
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

07-07-2014 02:30:47 | More by ffshore545
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-25-2012 19:13:44 | More by steamboatbrewer
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emwild12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

08-09-2013 09:33:19 | More by emwild12
Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,095 ratings.