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:
#13,337
Reviews:
534
Ratings:
1,530
pDev:
12.07%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
264
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,530 |  Reviews: 534
Photo of Chaney
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My pal, Jeff brought this one back from the Midwest for me. Rock on!

Served in a Delirium Tremens shaped-glass.

A: Two finger, white head on top of a mildly cloudy, gold/red brew. Pretty good so far.

S: Sort of a sandy, brown sugary, hoppy, disposition overall. More sugar than anything.

T: Fairly smooth, a bit sugary (appropriate to style), and kinda bland. However, I guess the style itself is kinda bland. Malt/hop blend was about 50/50.

M: Sugary, but I've experience worse in this realm. Amazingly ridiculous lacing left on the glass.

O: I've had a few in this style in my day, and this is about in the middle.

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Photo of ChiPool
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated best by 12/29/12 (I think). Poured into tulip glass.

This is an exceptionally pretty beer. Pours a nice, cloudy amber color with an inch of cream colored head. Very nice lacing as well. On the nose, bready malts with a hint of cherries...cherry coffeecake. Down the hatch, more of the same malty/cherry notes. Light sour notes are detected as well. Mouthfeel is nice: balanced, medium.

I've had this plenty of times, and had some left over from a Halloween party. Good change of pace for my tastes.

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Photo of NickyPogs
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of augustgarage
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a small tumbler. Best by 12/1/2012.

ECE/SAE amber liquid, somewhat cloudy with a dusting of off-white foam up top. Delicate lacing, average retention.

Lovely winter fruit and phenolic yeast notes in the nose, clean with pear skin and pale malt notes coming forward as well.

Nice distinctive yeast "funk" in the palate entry with a distinctive complexity desirable from farmhouse ales. Mildly tart and moderately dry throughout, finishing clean with a floral/earthy bitterness. Hops and yeast both seem to extend their flavors as the ale warms in a lovely synergy.

Soft gentle mouth-feel, though it could use a bit more carbonation perhaps.

A tasty little "farmhouse" ale - with more malt than many saisons and more hops than some biere de gardes; well priced, though further bottle conditioning might improve the affair.

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Photo of jpbersa
3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance overall was what I thought was best, golden/amber color. The taste was awesome and exactly as they described it because you get the sweet taste in the beginning and then the hops kick in and finish the balance. There's not much of a head but there is really good lacing, carbonation is also on the lighter side.

This is a real good ale though and it was really good, good autumn beer.

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Photo of sysean
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of CounterVulture
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of rlee1390
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Translucent amber, some carbonation, two finger head

S-Wheat, caramel, not much else, mainly malty in the nose.

T-Sweet malt, very heavy on the malt, caramel and toffee. Apples, fruits some candied sugar.

M-Light with some carbonation.

O-A style I think is underrated a solid brew, not great. But gotta give props to people who brew Biere de Gardes.

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Photo of rangerred
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy reddish-brown with an off-white one finger head. Head retention is not very good but lacing is excellent.

Caramel immediately jumps out in the aroma along with a little biscuit and toast. I can also detect a little bit of yeast, molasses, and wood.

The flavor really seems to have quite a bit going on. Caramel and molasses are very prominent in the flavor. A bit of roast and biscuit linger in the background with a very assertive bitterness coming in almost immediately and lingering throughout. Oddly enough I can pick up some raspberry and bubblegum notes buried deeply underneath, presumably coming from the yeast. Mouthfeel is quite light but finishes a bit sticky.

Overall, an impressive beer in a style that is not seen too often in the US. There is a lot of depth to this beer and a whole lot going on. Definitely one to pick up if you get the chance.

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Photo of PopnLoads
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Mick-e-d
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Hoofbite84
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GeoCait
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of 3agle87
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ph0t0n
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of bconsidine
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of msubulldog25
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, labeled 'Best By 12/1/12'. A 'leftover' from a family gathering in Plainfield, IL (Labor Day weekend - thanks Cousin Roger for buying some craft beer!); poured 10/1/12 to a pint glass back home in Oregon. Label design has changed since the one pictured above.

A: Hazelnut/amber with a slight fuzzy haze. Pours with a healthy off-white head (maybe a fingers-worth) that holds way before gradually falling to a thin skim. Almost no visible carbonation, however; lace is a few freckles and ring fragments.

S: Spicy-sweet scent, pretty strong. Nutty, in a 'Grape Nuts' cereal kind of way. Grainy, a little woody/pulpy.

T: Intriguing 'apple' crispness, good spice and mild tartness. Finish is sturdy, earthy and dry... maybe slightly 'brassy'/metallic, but it's not an off-putting flavor at all.

M: Soft mouthfeel, a mushy and lightly-carbonated grainy sweetness initially. Finish is a little more substantive, a sharper spicing and earthy/woody bite. Overall, a good balance, despite a sugary start.

O: An 'OK' beer, a bit better than what I'd consider 'average'. The moniker 'French Style Country Ale' is more wordy than a 'Bière de Garde' needs to be... No matters, it's easy enough to drink. Enjoyed a couple of these at the cookout last month and was happy to have had another pre-dinner on a Monday at home.

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Photo of MattWolff
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.58/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 9.20.12.

A - Pours a light amber-brown with a foamy light tan head that lasts a while.

S - Spicy and oaky.

T - Lots of spice, wood, burnt spices and Belgian yeast.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body and a spicy finish.

O - Oaky and spicy, leaving a tingle on the tongue.

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Photo of Stef422
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of dmartin118
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of accarp
4/5  rDev +5%

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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