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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

1,149 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,149
Reviews: 476
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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4/5  rDev +5%

BrianSherry, May 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

spycow, May 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Phillyz, Apr 30, 2013
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.

NODAK, Apr 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

sketchyhoodie, Apr 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

coffygrinder, Apr 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

whatname, Apr 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

sludgegnome, Apr 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

msturek, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

klinger, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of mjc3151
4.29/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - very clear, solid brown color, slight head

S - kinda smells like it's been aged in oak barrels, a bit roasted also

T - malty taste but not too over the top, perfect blend of hops and malts

M - slight carbonation, smooth

O - How many French country ales have you had? There is nothing quite like it. You must try this.

mjc3151, Apr 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

srgj88, Apr 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

GACoakley, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of mvanaskie13
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a new belgium chalice, color is amber, copper edges, head was huge, settled to 1" then dissipated to about a ring with some nice lacing, color is off white.

Smell is caramel, light toast and biscuit, crisp hop notes, some grass, light spice.

Taste is spot on for a biere de garde, great malt sweetness, not overly so, crisp bitterness, intermixed wheat or biscuit flavors; somehow crisp and smooth at the same time. Spice is light and in the background

Mouthfeel is again very good, nice crisp flavors but tasty caramel/wheat malt sweetness to balance; great lingering flavor.

Overall, a very tasty, easy drinking brew; great malt/hop/carbonation balance, quenching and tasty brew.

mvanaskie13, Apr 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Dapperticus, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Hugonaut13, Apr 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

GiantMidget, Apr 07, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into tulip

A: beautiful amber, copper color, very clear, one finger off-white head, not much retention or lacing though

S: caramel maltiness initially, giving way to saisonesque barnyard earthiness

T: caramel, some toastiness, finishes with spice hoppiness

M: crisp with semi-dry finish, moderate carbonation

O: have only had a few of this style, but definitely the best I have had so far; would definitely be a go-to if I lived in Chicago area

pryopen, Apr 06, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in Chimay goblet.

Appearance: 1 finger of head, beautiful deep amber/copper color, decent lacing

Smell: Noticeable malt sweetness, maybe a little bit of toastiness

Taste: Alcohol warmth but not overpowering, a little peppery, well-balanced sweetness and hop bite.

Mouthfeel - Pretty light and smooth on the tongue. A little sharpness from the carbonation.

Overall: Pretty tasty and enjoyable. I'm not very familiar with the style, but I'll definitely try more french country/bier de garde to get a better sense. Also, one of the prettiest amber/copper colors I've seen in a beer.

BigParty31, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Jamison85, Mar 27, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

bsuedekum, Mar 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

rjcoy06, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Davihaw, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

FreshHawk, Mar 24, 2013
Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,149 ratings.