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Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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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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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

The copper-amber colored brew is capped with a nice cream cap of foam which left plenty of lacing down the glass. The aroma is a mixture of caramel mixed with the essence of sweet fruit. Some trailing spice opens the senses. Creamy malt flavors, biscuit mostly, pervade the palate experience. Muted hops at the end contribute some dried herbal flavors. This is a decent stab at the style, but I would like to see a bit more earthiness.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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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  rDev +5%

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of beerluvr
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a slight off white head, settling over hazy light amber liquid. Sweet malty/yeasty nose. Taste is crisp with lots of biscuity toasty maltiness up front. Clean bitterness from the hops follows. Very fine carbonation with smooth mouthfeel...malt wins out in the end, leading to a pleasantly sweet finish. An authentic take on the style.

Thanks cretemixer!

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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!

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of AmitC
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass on tap at Biaggi's in Kildeer, IL

This beer is known as Fortunato at all of the Biaggi locations.

This beer is served a cloudy reddish orange with an off white foam on the surface. The smell is perhaps a sour oak that compliments the hop and malt characters. The taste is a mirror of the smell with the addition of some oranges and a grassy or almost onion like taste. This beer is slightly bitter on the palate, but that doesn't really hinder the drinkability of the beer. It is a solid beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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