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French Press - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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French PressFrench Press

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BA SCORE
84
good

10 Reviews
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Reviews: 10
Hads: 55
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mjc3151 on 07-15-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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On tap at Naperville Ale Fest - 3 oz served in the festival branded pint glass. As a big fan of the original Domaine DuPage as well as coffee flavored/infused beers, I might be biased. Perhaps it's the style (as opposed to a porter or stout) but the beer really doesn't hold as much of the coffee flavor as typical coffee-advertised beers usually do. Meaning, it's not overpowering or a caricature of coffee flavors - it's nicely balanced and the Domaine DuPage still comes through plenty. Great beer and would absolutely try it again. (535 characters)

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The French Press is a neat beer that blends Dumaine Dupage with Coffee. The beer poured a caramel clear with little to no head and did not lace. The scent carried slight coffee and some maltiness. The taste had a very nice balance of caramel malt and some espresso. The mouthfeel is medium in body with subtle carbonation. Overall the beer was quite nice and easily sessionable. (378 characters)

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Obtained a 22oz. bomber from Binny's in Naperville, IL.

It is exactly like what the bottle says : a coffee-infused Domaine DuPage. It smells like coffee beans, but the coffee smell is not too overpowering. I taste coffee, but again it is not overpowering. A very good job balancing the coffee with the Domaine DuPage, of which the latter's taste is still very evident in this beer. A solid offering by Two Brothers. (418 characters)

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Attractive saturated copper color, clarity is bright, a thin layer of soufflé foam on the surface, and a minimal collar around the edges of the glass. Retention is average, the skim breaks after the first couple sips.

Aroma is yeasty and grainy, a little hard pressed to pick up any coffee. >_>

Mild specialty malt grainy sweetness, yeast notes, light coffee lending bitterness in the aftertaste. First sips were a touch metallic, but that seemed to dissipate later on. The yeast and the coffee seem to be at odds. Light to medium bodied with a touch too much carbonation. Not really sure what they were aiming for, i've had solid amber coffee beers before, and this one just is neither here nor there. (712 characters)

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Appearance-
Not too different from a standard Domaine Dupage really.

Smell-
Here is where the maltiness of the principle beer combines wonderfully with the coffee notes. Almost like a heavily tampered with coffee. Ironically, I like my coffee plain black.

Taste-
The coffee notes are demure compared to most coffee stouts, but for this style of ale it makes sense. Stouts are paired with coffees most for a reason, an ale like this would be overpowered if there were more coffee. That being said, it has a sweet malt caramel taste followed by a pepperish coffee taste.

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French Press from Two Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.