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
1,531 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:
#13,381
Reviews:
534
Ratings:
1,531
pDev:
12.07%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
264
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,531 |  Reviews: 534
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BeardedBoffin
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The copper-amber colored brew is capped with a nice cream cap of foam which left plenty of lacing down the glass. The aroma is a mixture of caramel mixed with the essence of sweet fruit. Some trailing spice opens the senses. Creamy malt flavors, biscuit mostly, pervade the palate experience. Muted hops at the end contribute some dried herbal flavors. This is a decent stab at the style, but I would like to see a bit more earthiness.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.
24 IBU, 5.9% ABV, Best by date of 4/8/12 on label.

A - Pouring a clear ruby-copper color, Domaine DuPage has a stunning brilliance but a not-so-stunning head. Low and cream-colored, it's got moderate retention for it's small stature and little bits of lacing clinging to the glass.

S - Very lightly acidic and sour, this beer is mild on the aroma with very earthy malts of a small touch of caramel and toffee. Sweet, lingering fruit esters arise and remind of plum and dry fig newton. Reminiscent of Quad yeast, actually.

T - Deliciously malty sweet but balanced with both light toffee and caramel and a strong dark fruit ester to it. A bit of plum and cherry with a light apricot dance around as it cleans out with a mild hop presence on the finish. Very faintly sour and dry bitterness comes across as it finishes with a light oak wood flavor.

M - Strong carbonation prickles the tongue and bites at the throat on the way down. This medium-bodied, perhaps slightly funky, French-style ale is well balanced and finishes dry and faintly bitter.

O - Malt strong but well balanced, hops really only provide bittering balance that lasts through the finish. Complexity hides deep within this oak-laced beer giving it supreme drinkability, something to savor and sip, exploring it's depth.

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Photo of oxfordmini
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of gypsydeath
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a single bottle as part of a mixed six from a Chicago grocer. My first Two Brothers. Bottle stamped with a "by 7/6/12".

A: Pours well carbonated head. Leaves thorough lacing that clings to the glass fairly well. Color is a clear deep rusty-copper, amber.

S: Right off the bat is a strong toasted malt scent, followed by hint of sweet fruit and musty barnyard. Sweet smell is composed of brown rock candy, molasses, and dried apricot and peach.

T: Tastes of both piney hops and toasted malt. I would describe it as almost waves of malt and hops, cycling between the two as it lingers in your mouth. Getting flavors of yeast, coffee, molasses, malt, nice bright hops, and bits of dark, bitter chocolate. It finishes with a clean hops flavor that ultimately ends with a nice malty after-taste.

M: Well carbonated, but not overly so. Goes down easy and coats the mouth well.

D: Without being overly malty, or having a high ABV, I could definitely drink about three of these. But likely no more due to it's subtle sweetness.

I find the Domaine Dupage to be true to its style and quite tasty.

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Photo of travMI13
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An extra in a trade. Thought I would give this farmhouse ale/biere de garde a go on a nice, spring night on the patio. Thanks robbiemoy13!

2012 vintage. Best before 5/10/2012. 12 oz. bottle poured into a Delirium Tremens tulip.

A: Pours a deep amber color with a finger of fluffy white head. Decent head retention and significant lacing.

S: Musty and yeasty with hints of apricot and maybe some pear. It smells more musty than anything, and it seems pretty true to the style.

T: Musty and yeasty with just a touch of the pear. Very well-balanced. The finish is crisp and clean with the hops, but a nice malty sweetness lingers a little bit. This is actually hitting the spot and would serve as a nice table beer.

M: Moderately carbonated. I would normally want a little more carbonation with this style. However, the sweet malts are really picking up the slack there. The finish is crisp and clean, and it is quite pleasant.

O: I have never had anything from Two Brothers before, so I didn't quite know what to expect. This beer is a nice surprise. If this was a bomber, it would be a great table beer for a family dinner. As it stands, it's a nice example of a farmhouse ale that doesn't try to do too much, yet is well-executed. I would have this again, and I would be open to trying other beers from Two Brothers

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Photo of JackieTH
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear coppery bronze with a nice cap of light tan foam that faded without leaving much lace. Smell is biscuits and light caramel, and a tad earthy. Taste is toasted biscuits, lightly sweet and nutty, caramels. Finishes clean and dry. Mouthfeel is medium with ample carbonation. Tasty brew.

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

Poured into a tulip.

3.5 A: Fairly clear orange amber color. One finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is a hair below average and a small ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Flowery and grassy with toasty malts and a touch of caramel.

3.5 T: Again toasty malts, ample graininess, and caramel to complement. Flowery, grassy, and earthy otherwise.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. I'd prefer this to be a bit spritzier than it is though.

3.5 D: Tasty beer. I'm a big fan of the style, I wish I could find more of them.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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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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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of vic21234
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle labeled with a best by date of 5/1/12.

A- Pours a dark amber color with a finger's worth of off-white head. Little to no lacing along the sides of the glass.

S- An overall sweet, almost fruity smell. Not much going on otherwise.

T- Up front is a sweet and caramel-like malt presence. Finishes off with subtle hop presence.

M- Light, extremely drinkable, dry finish.

Domaine Dupage was one of my first Two Brothers beers. A great beer from one of my local brewers, Domaine Dupage is a standby for me around here, as many restaurants in the area have begun serving it lately.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 1,531 ratings
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