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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3.81/5
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1,567 Ratings
Domaine DuPage French Style Country AleDomaine DuPage French Style Country Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
twobrothersbrewing.com

Style: French Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by zerk on 05-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,900
Reviews:
543
Ratings:
1,567
pDev:
12.07%
 
 
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Ratings: 1,567 |  Reviews: 543
Photo of cheekyabbyeats
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dazka
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fear
2.69/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of marcobrau
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber with a modest amount of carbonation that forms a tight, white head then falls to a collar of bubbles. The nose is malt-accented but otherwise clean. Light caramel malt flavors lead to a biscuity character with a slight tawny character before a dryish finish. A tasty, malt-forward beer with excellent drinkability.

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Photo of sphmiel
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nailed the style

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Photo of smbslt
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep amber color with a fleeting light brown sugar colored head.
Some generic malt and bready aromas but weaker than the color would predict.
Forward sweetness tempered with some bitterness but lacking depth or complexity.
Feel is full despite the low carbonation level.
A solid beer that is a regular in the typical party line up and worth choosing over others.

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Photo of avalon07
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: Had this beer on-tap at Capital Ale House - Innsbrook, poured into a pint glass. Had an amber color and a mostly clear consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Not much lacing.

S: A kind of muted aroma of hops, a floral quality, malt, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a fair shot of malt (the dominant ingredient), a bit of the floral quality, a mild hops presence (mostly in the finish), and a hint of caramel. This is a pretty unimpressive flavor. It's a thin, watery brew, with none of the ingredients ever really standing out. Not a whole lot of character to it.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a thin, watery finish. Light-bodied.

O: Thought this beer might be interesting, since not many American brewers make biere de gardes. Pretty disappointing overall.

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Photo of Lucular
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The last Biere de Garde I had was BFM's Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien. This beer has zero similarity to that beer. I have no idea what a Biere de Garde is.

That said, this beer does not have much to recommend it. It's fairly sweet with little hop character; perhaps some muted floral notes. Caramel is the predominant flavor. Not much going on at all.

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Photo of Metalsnota
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenDragonPurse
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber with no head. Delicate vague nondescript odor and you could really say the same of the taste; the biggest impression this beer leaves you with is mellow. Almost no bitterness. A calm, satisfying, infinitely drinkable beer. You want to take it into the woods with a picnic basket full of cold chicken and ham sandwiches with cheese, mustard and pickles, and cherries for dessert.

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

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slight murky amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is flowery with some mild spice. The taste is similar to the nose.

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Photo of harrisjohnson
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My first Biere de Garde. Great copper color, an off white head and a little lacing. A little citrus, a little malt, a little caramel, and hint of hops and you've got yourself a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of ClintGoodman
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SFNC
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chitoryu12
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Amber with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Citrus, hops, and malt with a slight sour tinge.

Taste: A deep malt flavor, similar to a stout or porter with less roastiness. A small amount of bitterness at the back.

Mouthfeel: Very thick and no carbonation.

Overall: Not the usual for a biere de garde, but pleasant and easy to drink.

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Photo of Curt3
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of udfan07
4.64/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank this out of the bottle. Great taste: citrusy with a taste of caramel. No bitterness whatsoever and it has a great finish at the end. Definitely having this again.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grue_soda
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of semiotic
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Half-full
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,567 ratings