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

1,230 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,230
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 37
Gots: 110 | 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:
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(Beer added by: zerk on 05-15-2002)
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Photo of linnymtu
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this from GDBEERMAN as an extra in our trade, thanks Rob!

A - The beer, serve by 6/20/2011, was poured to a pilsner glass. The beer pours a clear copper/amber color. A thin half finger head, white in color, settles to a film that lasts throughout. Nice lacing.

S - Not much in terms of aroma: a hint of roasted malt and a detectable sweetness.

T - Similar to the nose the flavors were subtle. There is a nice toasted and roasty malt flavor that lasts throughout. A mild bitterness. The middle brings out a sweetness from the honey and malt. Finishes dry.

M - Light bodied with decent carbonation.

O - A very drinkable beer. It was a surprise and a treat. I could easily put a bunch of these down on a nice summer day!

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 03-18-2011 17:25:50

Photo of jondeelee
4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells of thick malts, bringing a brown sugar syrup aroma to the forefront, with hints of toasted grains just underneath. Most of these grain smells hint towards light toasted, but I seemed to detect just a hint of chocolate malt. A slight, fresh rosewater quality rounds out the nose.

On the tongue, the beer sports a sweet fullness, with apricot and butter flavors intermingling with brown sugars and caramels. A nice bitter hoppy background fuzz provides the perfect complement, tempering the sugars with just a touch of sour grapefruit, and a hint of rosewater. The sugars last well into the mouthful, peeling off near the end to expose a toasted grain base. The aftertaste carries all of the primary flavors, and lasts for quite some time, wavering between sweet and hoppy bitter.

Overall, while it may be true that this beer doesn't adequately represent the flavors present in a French-style Country Ale, it is still a well-flavored and nicely balanced brew, and worth a taste.

Photo of jrfehon33
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of srgj88
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Kevin_Young
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of beersdmf17
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of stewart124
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark copper color with some suspension/haze. Decent lacing along the glass.

Dark toasted caramel in the nose with some apple esters.

Yeast twang with a nice malty note. Loads of caramel and biscuity notes with a slight earthy character. Some vanilla and dark melanoidans. Very easy to drink.

I really enjoy the malt character and the mouthfeel. Again, very easy to drink and a nice beer overall.

Photo of ajs4bd
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of ruckus232
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev +5%

Pours a rusty amber red with an off-white single finger head of foam.

Nutty, caramel, grains, and slightly grassy.

Wonderful balance of sweetness and bitter, nuts, caramel, roasted malts, and hay.

Medium-heavy bodied, medium carbonation, sweet, slightly funky.

Overall, my first offering from Two Brothers and I was definitely not let down!

Photo of KC9LDB
5/5  rDev +31.2%

Photo of beveragecaptain
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Two Brother French Style Country Ale pours out a slightly cloudy copper color with an inch of head. The aroma is spot on for the Biere de Garde style. Sweet malt, honey, herbs, and a little tangy. Strongly herbal flavor with orange, coriander, and other spices. A little bit of a sweet honey flavor. I would like if it were a little more sweet and malty and a little less sour. Medium mouthfeel. Good beer, and especially impressive that this is an American version.

Photo of whynot44
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Medium bodied, slightly hazy orange amber color with a small creamy head that doesn't stay around.

Aroma is lightly toasted malts, toffee, caramel and a bit of herbal hops.

The taste is along the same lines, starting with a mildly nutty sweet caramel, then a bit of fresh biscuits and fruit - pears? - and a semidry finish with just a hint of hops bitterness and alcohol warmth.

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

A: Pours a deep cherry wood red and topped with a half an inch of tightly packed sandy white foam which is held up by a few strings of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom of the glass. Head fades into a ring and leaves little lacing.

S: Sweet and toasted, lightly caramel malitness backed by ripe red apples and a husky graininess. Fresh and refreshing for a Labor Day evening.

T/MF: Toasty and sweet, a blend of rich toasted malt and grain with a slight red apple juicy sweetness. Grain wins out in the long run and finishes rather husky, with traces of noble hop fruitiness. Body is rather smooth and dead set on medium bodied. Finish isn't too drawn out but does linger nicely on the tongue to remind you of what just happened.

D: A good and easy drinker, one of the better offerings from Two Brothers and a good represntation of the style.

Photo of little_star
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of SCZ
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of walleye
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from the bottle. poured a amber with a off white head that left a small amount of lacing. aroma sweet, malt, hops with a nice touch of caramel, fruity. flavor I was excepting something close to Jully Pumpkin but this beer is no where close to JPs beer that said I enjoyed this beer very easy to drink nice and smooth. got caramel, hops, and malts, sweet. good beer

Photo of brbrocc
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of EvanWilliams
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of wdarcy77
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Agold
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer is copper with a short white head. Interspersed among a nice fine layer of foam are a handful of bigger bubbles. There is a bit of spotty lacing as well, but minimal retention. Aroma is biscuity, mildly roast, and a bit nutty. Flavor is similar, with a mild earthy hop note and a nice mildly fruity yeast character. Sort of verging on a saison-ish character but a bit cleaner. Definitely goes well with the nutty, biscuit from the malt. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent, very nice and refreshing. Medium light bodied, but the carbonation makes it much more drinkable.

Photo of Kaveman
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.