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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

1,273 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,273
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 38
Gots: 142 | 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 312HopBomb
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear ruddy copper hue. Not much head but what's there holds on for a long time.

Aroma is strong malt with dark fruit. Fig, date and plums. Very nice almost like a great Belgian double without the funk.

Taste is more of the strong dark fruits and malt. Hops are far in the background but there are some earthy notes and a bubblegum yeasty character. The finish transitions to residual sweetness that is just perfect. There is a nice, full flavor packed in this one.

Mouthfeel has light carbonation that matches the profile of this brew. It has a medium mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

Overall this is a fantastic French Country ale. One of Two Brothers best regular offerings. It's a great change of pace from my usual go-to APA(Sidekick)/IPA's. Way to go guys!

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

tap

Pours a clear copper color with a sugar white lacing for a head.

Smells of biscuity malts with toffee and caramel sweetness.

Toasted biscuit malt flavor with toffee and nutty bitterness characteristics.

Medium body with a tingle of carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Highly drinkable with a great flavor, a very enjoyable brew well worth trying and something I will definitely look for again in the future.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of xmorgan
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had in a bottle at *Citizen in MLPS MN with Gravlax Benidict

A very nice pairing and a perfect Saturday Brunch

A:Clear Copper Liquid with white head and absolutely no lacing

S: slight straw aroma

T: Malty but not sweet, smooth and spicy on the back end with a pleasant bitter aftertaste, hops seam slight and on the backend

M: full body with a dryness that leaves a slight malty bitterness in the mouth

O:A well balanced ale that is a good pairing with any foods, pleasant and compliments foods but does not cave in as a simple beverage, it is distinct enough to add to the meal as a component and not simply hydration.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Isoruku
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Typical beer from Two Brothers, and by that I mean a brewery that mistakes quirkiness for quality.

Domaine DuPage's taste experience is a wild collision of incompatible flavors including heavy malt, honey, floral notes and caramel. In other words, there's a lot going on, but it doesn't all make sense. The clash of flavors in your mouth is noticeable, but not really something you want to repeat, in my opinion.

Based on tasting their other beers, there is no indication that Two Brothers is liable to change their philosophy, which seems to be "Make it Different." But "different" doesn't always mean "better."

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of BB1313
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 12/10/13. 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a transparent copper with a slight haze; small white head fades quickly and doesn't leave much lacing but there's nice retention. The aromas are full of caramel malts and some toast. There are raisins in the mix as well. The flavors match the nose, but seem more lively. Lots of caramel and butterscotch. Malts, grains, and breads. More raisin and it has subtle hints of dark fruits. Everything is calm and mild, but enjoyable. The mouthfeel is great. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied; active carbonation and it's smooth and fluffy. Easy drinking. This truly is a food friendly beer, like the label suggests.

This is a very safe and enjoyable beer. It has all of the characteristics that can be found in an amber ale. Solid brew right here.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,273 ratings.