Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,514 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by zerk on 05-15-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,514
Reviews:
530
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
253
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,514 |  Reviews: 530
Photo of enzocc
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had this on 2016-11-17 at the brewery on tap and again on 2017-05-12 at California Pizza Kitchen on tap.

A - clear mahogany with a 1/2 finger head and good lace

S - Very mild aroma. Caramel, toasted bread

T - Very tasty. Toasted bread, pear, caramel and balancing bitterness

M - Medium body and carbonation

O - Easy drinking and enjoyable. Not a Saison flavor. More like a spicy Vienna Lager.

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Photo of loon
4.54/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft. compliments brisket. No dry after taste enjoyable. Slight nutty, light bitter taste.

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Photo of AD17
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scottspencer
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sappyjoker
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris912
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stucat
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LukeGude
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle. (Not at Brothers, Will.) Decent reddish brew.

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Photo of Hopstout
3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HamdenHector
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: very slight haze; bronze in color; 1 finger off white head that receded quickly to a blotchy cap; OK lacing;

S: orange, lemon, bread;

T: bready up front, then a very nice muted orange; mild bitterness on the finish; finish is short;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: refreshing; easy drinking; doesn't really follow the style guidelines, but it's very enjoyable;

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Photo of Commandophile
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brass color with a one finger khaki colored head.
Aroma is very faint. Smells of peat moss, french oak, apple strudel, caramel and sultanas.
I'm not really getting much flavor... it tastes like water. Just a very mild but pleasant caramel malt taste with notes of wood and apples in the background.
I can see how this would pair nicely with food. The feel is very light and watery but where is the flavor?

Overall I'm disappointed, this is a pricey beer and I paid good money for it but I found it quite underwhelming. At least it has potential as a complement to food... but on it's own - as a beer - I'm not impressed.

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Photo of Bammer21
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BoilerUpNavy
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bab53
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jp32
3.63/5  rDev -4%
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 Nunya
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arillinoming
1.88/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of mpgrif2
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ferb
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first impression of this beer was that it tasted like a home brew. Not that I'm an expert, but it has a great malt taste with some yeasty qualities and a bit of sweetness with some earthy tones. It just seemed to me that this is what a talented brewer would brew in their kitchen for their own every day consumption. That was a couple of years ago, and I still enjoy revisiting it on occasion. It pleases many tastes and goes well with simple rustic foods.

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Photo of bwbetts
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,514 ratings.
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