Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
85
very good
1,528 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:
1,528
Reviews:
534
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
12.17%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
263
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,528 |  Reviews: 534
Photo of eldoctorador
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Perfect caramel hints when you are thinking about just drinking on flavorful. Smooth drink that leaves you satisfied.

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Photo of Phoneguy
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of laketang
3.63/5  rDev -4%
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 Beginner2
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With 500 reviews before me (and my extensive review of this brewery's Roundhouse), I don't need to say a lot more. Since I drink this ale several times a year and like these guys, I offer advice instead.

Domaine DuPage is their cash cow, so they probably don't want to make changes.
But, maybe they should offer another brew in the same style with more yeast character and get a little closer to the style.

While Domaine Dupage still may be their food-friendly beer (and it was good with the range tonight of a spicy pasta sauce, brussels sprouts and salad), a yeastier ale tends to go with bread and baked foods. If Two Bros amps up the yeast, will that diversify their food-friendliness?

Domaine DuPage is on the list of "1001" beers and deserves to be there because it turned an obscure style into something American brewers should try to improve on.

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Photo of MurphDog14
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DarthVorador
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jcole524
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
4.19/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Milwaukee Cheeseburger Company, Franklin, WI:

Pours deep amber with a white head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of caramel with light toast and slight earthy notes.

The taste is of caramel and sweet biscuit. The firm malt is balanced by light toast and a tea-like earthy balance in the finish.

Very smooth fuller side of medium-bodied. It has a nice refreshing quality to it.

An enjoyable, malt-forward, but balanced, delicious and smooth, unique brew!

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Photo of therubicon
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Riik3
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Campvann
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of wedge6128
3.55/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I am really primarily a stout drinker, but for a lighter beer this is pretty fantastic.! A robust flavor with out being over powering, great with salad or Mexican food.

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Photo of PeterOSU
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Onenote81
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jccuevasr
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of schoolboy
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is always an interesting style beer. Two brothers does it well and does not disappoint.

Is a pretty light brown in the glass, nearly clear. There is nice lacing. The aromas is a nice crisp fresh beer smell with little in the east of his poking through.

The taste is a good malty balance with some yeast flavors. The after taste has a hint of hops. The whole f experience works. A very refreshing beverage. Great burp!

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Photo of craigbelly
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vande
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SaltofOH
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle, BB 3/16/16. Tulip style pokal.

Appearance: pours a clear deep amber red with 2 fingers of frothy khaki head that recedes quickly. Little visible carb. Great lacing.

Smell: toasted grain. Not a whole lot on the nose.

Taste: pretty sweet caramelly arrival; complex malt with a little sourness. Very nice bittering. Lingering touch of hop. Just a touch too sweet.

Mouthfeel: well carbonated, clean finish. Lighter side of mid bodied.

Overall: a stand-up amber lager (that's not a lager). Really malty, complex, and clean. Great pairing with food.

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Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,528 ratings.
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