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
Very Good
1,539 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: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by zerk on 05-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,529
Reviews:
535
Ratings:
1,539
pDev:
12.07%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
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Ratings: 1,539 |  Reviews: 535
Photo of AD17
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeutroMan
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with printed "best by" date poured into a tulip glass.

Clear orange/brownish color. Pours an unimpressive head that doesn't last very long and leaves little lacing.

Toasted malt smell, with some faint caramel and honey aromas as well. Also picking up some raspberries and something citrus-y.

Despite the candy-like aroma, taste was still sweeter than I expected. Caramel and toasted malt elements are still present. Mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is sticky and syrupy and not all that pleasant. It only gets worse as the beer warms up.

Despite that, however, this beer is still somewhat drinkable and I suspect it works much better on a hot summer day.

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Photo of crewfan1952
3.61/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morimech
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark copper with a nearly nonexistant head. What did develope quickly disappeared. Some spotty lacing left on the glass. It has a nice toasted malt aroma with caramel hints. The taste is likewise malty. Some fruitiness is present but there is mostly a earthy, musty flavor. Seems a bit thin and carbonation seems just a step up from being flat. I really wanted to score this beer higher but looking at the individual scores, it doesn't do any of them well. It has a good flavor and low ABV that helps drinkability but I don't think there is a need to seek this beer out in the future.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - It is reddish orange with amber highlights. It yielded one inch of tan head.

S - I get some light fruit aromas, apple and pear. I also get some barnyard aromas.

T - Light fruits are up front. I get some peach. I get a wild yeast flavor as well.

M - Medium with a lot of carbonation.

O - It's a decent beer. There is nothing remarkable about it, but it is worth a try.

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Photo of BB1313
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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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Photo of Lukebell15
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerguy101
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Medium orange color. Small head. Aroma is malty, slightly sweet and applish. Medium bodied. Malty with a carmely start. Applish and a little nutty. Touch of hop spiciness. Light and refreshing. Nicely balanced. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round, Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jgiordano88
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidBread219
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: deep copper color, less than 1 inch head. ok lacing.

S: subtle earthy, sweet malts, deep ripe fruit.

T: sweet malt, ripped raisins/dates, bready.

Mouthfeel: medium body, nice carbonation balance. sweet bread.

Drinkability: good session beer, excellent for your friends that really are just getting into craft beer.

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Photo of ThaBobfather
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice light amber color with about an inch of medium/thin whitish head.
Smell is caramel with some malt and and a little spice.
Taste is pretty sweet with some malt and like bread quality to the spice.
Finish is wet but with a complex spiced/malt after-taste.
Drinks great, the body is a little thicker than I'd expect, but it's smooth.

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Photo of whynot44
3.62/5  rDev -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.

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

pours a hazy amber/orange color with a nice 1 finger head,sticky clingy lacing on side of glass..smell is fruit and yeast with some currant fruit some funk/slight sour..taste was the same its fruits apples pears some slight prune/plum notes with a sourbread malt finish not alot of hops..mouth feel was creamy with fruit and spice well carbonated very tasty highly drinkable..2brithers from IL makes some nice brews ..recommended

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

A- Clear, bright toasty red/orange/yellow color. Thin white cap of foam, not a lot of retention and some small lacing.

S- Toasty, bready, caramel malts galore. Some faint notes of sweet fruits are noted.

T- Caramel malts again. Its sweet and malty. It breaks into a medicinal noble hop presence and finishes somewhat medicinal and astringent.

M- Lightish body with prickly carbonation.

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Photo of vw72
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

clear dark amber,no head but many tiny bubbles

sweet notes, caramel an d either banana or melon, on a gamble I would say melon.

a bit elegant, reminded me of champagne with a touch of Chambord. Malty

medium, clean finish champagne like carbonation without the gassy feel of bubbles.for me, no bitterness.

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Photo of jp32
3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber in color. Smells sweet and slightly malty. Looks and smells similar to a marzen.

Caramel malt dominates the flavor with some earthy and tea-like notes lingering. Actually, the more I get into it, the more it seems like a total caramel malt beer. Mild bread, but mainly this reminds me of a marzen.

Good body, strong carbonation, overall a good beer. I'm just not sure it's that true to style here.

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Photo of briguy93
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Living in Connecticut, my access to Two Brothers Brewery isn't as ubiquitous as I'd like it to be, but when I heard a buddy from Illinois was coming up to visit his old neighborhood, I implored him to snag some of that delightful Chicago craft beer. My pal delivered, with a make your own six pack of beers from the likes of Metropolitan Brewing Company, Two Brothers Brewery, and Revolution Brewery. Kicking the six pack off with Two Brothers Brewery's Domaine DuPage. Let's light this one on fire.

Appearance - Adore this color; shockingly red, with maroon and brownish hues, and a gorgeous lacing around my nonic glass. She's a looker.

Smell - Smell is also great, with a sly mildness and inclusion of aromatic and caramel hops that provide a noseful. This beer has aesthetic down to a tee.

Taste - Starts off with a darker caramel flavor and then quickly changes gears and descends into a creamier and moderately bitter offering that still manages to hold its flavor without being too sharp and biting to enjoy. This also helps because the beer isn't that carbonated.

Mouthfeel - A comfortable feeling, given the identifiable bitterness. Thoroughly pleasant like the flavor itself.

My first Two Brothers offering is a huge winner in my book. From top to bottom this is a delicious, appetizing beer; think I may have just found a new style (French-Style Country Ale, respectively) I thoroughly enjoy.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

a strange brew here, to dial up a classic rock reference this morning. French style country ale, was I naïve to think this was going to be a saison? it pours a surprising maple amber color, with only a little cloudiness, and a very short lived white head. it doesn't look or smell like any saison ive seen, instead emitting aromas of coppery toasted barley and an acidic wine like ester that must come from the yeast. the flavor isn't so abstract, its pretty much an amber ale on the malt front, sweeter, a tad dry, and caramel or toffee teasing. the yeast makes this interesting, but it doesn't totally work, green apple tartness, and a funny complexity that seems an accident, like the odd mix of smells in well used dishwater, rather than a meticulously honed fine ale. still, the final product doesn't taste bad at all, its just a style of beer I wasn't expecting, and I am not sure what it is, it seems quite far from the traditional biere de gardes of the world. it needed more carbonation, and the sweetness was an out of place last note. I did enjoy this beer in retrospect, but it was confusing and challenging to me at the same time. I will look for more from two brothers.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of almychristopher
3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this beer pours a hazy orangish copper with a thin white head that recedes to a ring of lace. the nose presents a lot of esters reminding me of apples and raisins, there's also a lot of malt in the nose. I think it's a nice aroma, but I'm not sure that it fits with the style guidelines. the taste follows with a lot of sweet maltiness and fruit at the front and a rather dry finish, the hops aren't very evident in this beer. the mouthfeel is a nice medium body with ample carbonation. a very drinkable and tasty beer.

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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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Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,539 ratings
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