Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

Domaine DuPage French Style Country AleDomaine DuPage French Style Country Ale
BA SCORE
3.81/5
1,530 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
Ranking:
#13,319
Reviews:
534
Ratings:
1,530
pDev:
12.07%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
264
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,530 |  Reviews: 534
Photo of Aaron_Kerkvliet
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DCon
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought a 12 fl oz. bottle from Paddy O' Fegan's in Chicago, IL for $5. Poured from the bright orange colored bottle w/ a farm pathway enclosed in a circle on the front into a 12oz Brasserie D'Achoufee Tulip Glass. Has then BEST BY 11/29/11 on the side.

Aroma- Has a light caramel aroma and tons of malt/sweetness. Very light hop aroma (if any) but the entire aroma is based around this sweet aroma.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that stays for almost the entire time! Has a dark amber colored body with a hazy background. Leaves thick lacing afterwards!

Flavor- Very sweet, tons of caramel in the taste here again. Has very light hops in the taste but noticeable. A light-medium hop bitterness finishes this one off them.

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, High Carbonation, Smooth, and very easy attributes all around. Doesn't leave much on the palate since it is very sweet and malt dominant.

Overall Impression- A fantastic Biere de Garde! I actually haven't had this style in a while, so it was nice to remember how much I like this style. My second brew from Two Brothers and am a HUGE fan of theirs! Go for this if you can find it.

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Photo of mschrei
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of JTomczak
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Brave stuff from a worthwhile brewery. This is an accomplished Saison that could be labeled as Fantome Hiver’s baby brother. It brings an mild sourness to the caramel dough nutty complexity that forms the backbone of this hazelnut amber brew. Buttery and musty with hints of grass and hay. Parties in the mouth. Medium bodied with nice light carbonation. No head. Excellent session Saison…but aren’t they all?

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Photo of number1bum
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from my buddy BeerTruth. Thanks man.

Pours a rich orange color, somewhat hazy with tons of bubbles rising to the top. About two fingers of off-white head on top recede to a pretty nice lace and it leaves some messy stick, too.

Smells very floral and fruity, with some bready and spicy aromas too.

Taste has a nice underlying bready, grainy flavor with a touch of malt sweetness. Some fruit flavor, slightly tart, with a little bit of herbal bitterness too. Quite dry through the finish. Nice medium body with a crisp mouthfeel and a pleasant, dry finish.

It's a beautiful spring day and this was very refreshing. I'd have it again.

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Photo of AltBock
3.18/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It was on-tap @ the Brew Kettle on April 27th, 2007. On the Brew Kettle's beer menu, they said that Domaine DuPage was a Saison (not correct) with 22 IBUs with an ABV percentage of 6.0%. It came to me to at the right temperature in a standard nondescript American pint glass.

It poured a dark reddish amber with a thin layer of white foam that quickly dissipated away into a few foamy white rings along the edge of the beer and a few white streaks of lace around the glass. It didn't have much of an aroma to it. All there was, was a light aroma of a few juicy fruits coated in brown sugar. That's all I got. When it warmed up, still nothing else emerged from the background of the smell. It had a light and mild taste of toasted malts, some juicy fruits, tame toasted citrus hops, and then finished off with a small dab of sweet caramel. There weren't many tastes in the taste department, but what was there made for a better than average taste. I would have to say the mouthfeel is on the light side with a soft aftertaste of toasted malts and a few juicy fruits. I wouldn't mind trying it again, but if I don't, I wouldn't be hart broken if I missed it. It was an OK beer.

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Photo of Kyrojack
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BeerBelcher
3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is a deep, rich red. The beer is exceptionally bright and clear. There is an abundance of head, and it sticks around for awhile.

Odor is sweet and bready. Taste is light and sweet, and at least at first, has a buttery quality to it. Not a lot of hop character (the beer is 24 IBU's by design), but the hops do seem to intensify slightly as the beer warms.

Bought at Breeze-Thru Liquor in Milwaukee.

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Photo of Kubrickx
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of deebo
3.22/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle with best before date of 9/1/11

A-Dense tan head that continues to skim the surface for half a glass, hangs on to the sides as well. Color is amber/reddish with lots of yeast floating around

S-Yeasty, balanced hop and sweet, toasted malt aroma

T-Malty upfront that quickly ends with a bite of alcohol and astringent hops to cleanse the palette

M-Heavy and creamier than I expected. Pleasant.

D-After finishing 1-the end note of hops and alcohol bite limit the drinkability a bit for me.

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Photo of jjanega08
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= pours a nice deep amber color with a huge off white head. The head is an off white color and rises to about three fingers. Holds great retention and lacing.

S= The smell is somewhat muted. The head is really thick and meranigue like so it makes me think the odor might be hidden underneath. I do get a little hop spice as well as some pure caramel sweetness. Not much else.

T= The taste is wonderful. Bready and caramelly at the same time. It sort of reminds me of a heath bar. Tons of toffee and caramel in the taste. Not much in the hop category. Biscuity and yet there is still a small light sweetness. It really reminds me of a nice loaf of bread.

M= Good medium body and medium carbonation.

D= This is actually a really decent brew. Worth every penny I spent on it. Biere de Garde? Woulda never guessed since that style seems to be a crap shoot. Whatever you concider this it's good.

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Photo of ryanpj
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

12 oz. bottle tried 4 Nov 2011. Courtesy of R&S, thank you. Served in the (512) One snifter.

Large thick tan head. Well carbonated. Clear warm reddish brown in color. Aroma is light, roasty malts, sweet, earthy, a bit floral. Beer starts sweet and a bit boozy. Alcohol is readily apparent. Nutty maltiness, cinnamon and yeast. Medium body, alcohol presence seems a bit more than 5.9%. Moderate bitterness in the finish. Lingering sweet syrupy malts and warming alcohol.

The alcohol presence wasn't bad, just seemed like a lot more than 5.9%.

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Photo of ajm5108
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Rather straightforward malt beer that has some lager yeast notes sprinkled around but not much else. It is fairly non-descript and borderline adjunct, but it isn't offensive in any way.

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Photo of katan
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a dark amber color. Extremely clear, filtered. Like glass. Head formation is light, light white in color. Leaves behind a small film.

S - Lightly scented - just a bit of yeast spice and light malt notes. The wild yeast notes come through ever so slightly.

T - Starts off with just a bit of sweetness. Builds a pretty solid bitterness, which is combined with a very light amount of hopping. Some grassy hop bite. Finishes with an interested malt note, slightly roasted and toasted, caramel - seems like Vienna malt. Aftertaste is non-existent.

M - Moderate to strong body - a combination of a solid beer and a potent carbonation profile. Does leave behind a clinging sweetness.

D - Smooth to drink - goes down easy. ABV is manageable. Flavors are not overwhelming. Not filling.

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Photo of beagle75
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: Clear, medium amber color with one finger of cinnamon-tinted foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Gummy with complex carbohydrates--bread and cracker is redolent in the smell of this beer. Brown malt injects just a bit of roast that marries well with the heavy presence of aromatic malt.

T: Begins fairly sweet, with malt that is straightforward bready to start, but yielding some impressive and precocious umami after a few beats. Acidity is restrained into the middle where grains morph into some mellow fruit that reminds of pears, apples, and white grapes--all dried. The delicate roast from the smell emerges toward the finish, featuring mild to moderate bitterness and an equally understated transient tartness.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly creamy on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer's marketing is very era-appropriate--ten years ago, it would have been labeled an "amber" without another look, but now the label seeks to appeal to our burgeoning awareness of the table beers bearing some nebulous nationality. In all truth, any comparison to New Belgium's ubiquitous Fat Tire ale is appropriate, but the comparer must admit that this is re-tooled with an eye toward depth. The two beers are similar, and both are probably equally approachable and user-friendly. The difference is the real depth present here, with layers of roast and umami underneath the heavy biscuit that makes this so much more repeatable.

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Photo of vinny21bal
3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

Photo of prisdefer
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of firkingroovin
4.36/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,530 ratings
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