Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

very good
1,514 Ratings
Domaine DuPage French Style Country AleDomaine DuPage French Style Country Ale

Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/29/2014. Pours fairly cloudy copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toast, pear, apple, biscuit, floral, grass, pepper, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and compexity of malt, hop, and yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, floral, grass, pepper, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, pear, apple, floral, grass, and pepper on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; with a crisp malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a slightly creamy, smooth, and crisp mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Biere de Garde style! All around good balance and robustness of malt, hop, and yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I haven't had a whole lot from this particular brewery, so it's always good to branch out. Review is from notes taken on 4/28/2011 and poured from the bottle to a tulip.

Appearance: Pour is a ruddy coppery color with a slight ruby tinge -- looks kind of like a cider; stats with a 1 finger off-white head that fades quickly to a full, but thin cap with a thicker foamy ring around the surface; just a touch of haze and sediment floating about, but the body is mostly clear and it shows moderately strong carbonation bubbling up throughout; Only a few strands of lacing are left hanging behind as the drink swings low

Smell: Interesting, I would say I smell some overly ripe red apples, and some caramel notes; something just a bit musty to it, giving the initial impression of something with a little funk and tart to it, but it doesn't really come across that way. Like I said, interesting.

Taste: Much like I would expect from the smell, kind of a mulchy and mustly smell (I'm reminded of wet leaves on a lawn); blend of acidic and slightly overripe fruitiness; notes of caramel that linger into the aftertaste; I feel that for a beer that isn't overly assertive or robust, it has a lot going on and you really need to take your time to work thorough it effectively to get as much out of it as possible.

Mouthfeel: Body is near medium in weigh; bod comes across a little slick and oily, but the carbonation is still solid and lively despite the dead-esque feelings to the body; a thin and sticky coating is left on the roof of the mouth and it holds a citric bitter tinge to the dryness; sits a little warm in the belly from the acidity.

Overall: An interesting beer, nice for the warmer spring and summer as I believe the nice body fruity aspects would make a wonderfully tasty balanced beers;s Finish is a little off for me --comes across a little caustic in the back of the mouth.

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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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