Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale | Two Brothers Brewing Company

very good
1,526 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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Added by zerk on 05-15-2002

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Ratings: 1,526 |  Reviews: 534
Photo of Rilesmiles
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of antoines15
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: yellowish orange with a finger of an off white head that leaves a little bit of a lacing behind

Smell: citrus, mostly lemon. Farmhouse yeast. Lots of grassiness and wheatiness.

Taste: lemon bread. Lots of grass and farmhouse yeast. The taste is overly grassy and comes off fairly sweet

Mouthfeel: super sticky and sweet. Pretty light

Overall: a bit too unbalanced for me. First drink was bad but it got a bit better as it went on.

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass. The liquid is a dark copper of orange and ruby hues. This beer had a great look. The head is 1 finger with small bubbles that fades and leaves a little lace. Nice

The Smell is Caremel Malt, very malty with a very interesting flowery note.

The taste follows, Lots of big time carmel malt, I love this. The flowery note reappears and then the beer finishes with a sweet soft malt. Very nice.

The mouthfeel is great. I really am pleased, If this style is Französisch they got is in 1919. The liquid is so smooth and creamy slightly thick but the carbonation a perfect complement as it breaks up the big coating malt. Very nice.

Drinkability is good I really enjoy this brew & would buy it myself. Shbobdb, Ich danke Ihnen vielmals, This brew was delicious. Prosit und Zum Wohl! MK

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of PopnLoads
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of mikereaser
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - pours a murky orangish brown with a fine layer of bubbles on the surface

S - i'm picking up aromas of oranges & raspberries along with bready grain

T - sweet malt, grain and hints of honey and lemon

M/D - kind of bland tasting, not as flavorful as I was hoping for. I probably won't pick up another

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.2/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy amber body with a quickly thining tan head. Very little lacing deposited on the glass. The nose is fruity and light. The taste seems coarse and yeasty, a little grassy; not all that pleasant to my palate. Lots of caramel malt sense as the beer warms to room temperature. This beer has a medium body and slightly astringent feel. Strong aftertaste is not particularly pleasant.

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Photo of linnymtu
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of thebouch01
5/5  rDev +32.3%

Photo of csustar001
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of leinie13
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hockeyfighter19
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of TexIndy
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Best by date of 9/24/10 on the back label. It was a hazy amber color with floating bits and plenty of carb streams. It had a good sized white head that settled into a collar and some wisps. Good sliding lace but none sticking.

The aroma was good with toasted and caramel malts along with darker fruits and slightly spicy yeast. Good aroma for the style. The taste was also good with a sweet base balanced with the yeast spice and toasted malt. Mouthfeel was medium with lots of carbonation and good aftertaste.

Overall, it's a good biere de garde that I recommend if you like the style. Not available here in TX so shipped back from my Indy trip. Rotation - I enjoyed it but really didn't make me yearn for another so good with one unless I could easily get another or try it on-tap. [N;O]

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Photo of AmitC
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Trying some new beer styles. This one is my first Biere-De-Garde.

Amber color inside the glass. Hazy appearance. Heard that it is often unfiltered, so not uncommon. Less than a finger thick head of off-white color, that persists for some time but then recedes. Very good and sticky lacing. Some bubbles.

Aroma: Very prominent malts and some sweetness in the nose. Caramel, some toasty aroma. A little of yeast aroma came at first but then disappeared very quickly. Not the best and strongest of aroma since i am consuming near the best by date. Some very very subdued noble hops.

Taste: Sweet, malty, toasty and caramel like. some very mild fruitiness. May be some balancing hops that prevent it from being overly sweet. Semi-dry finish.

Mouth feel: Medium bodied feel. Moderate carbonation. No astringency whatsoever.

Style Rate: 4
Personal Rate: 3.5

Nothing really wrong with this beer but nothing going on as well. Style wise - very mellow and semi sweet type of style. I can drink it, but won't seek this style out.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Westsidethreat
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Diffused saffron color with some haze to it. Head is very minimal and quite fizzy leaving a small ring around the side of the glass.

S: White grapes, red apples, floral hops, cheap chocolate and vinous wood.

T: Begins sort of plastic like and rounded. Little bid of old lemon juice, pollen and faint caramel come next with faint hints of chocolate. Muted barnyard flavors mosey on in with minor hay and some fresh cut grass. Finishes with nips of honey, touch more of lemon juice and stale bread.

M: Medium body, bit hard.

D: Decent beer. Nothing crazy special but drinkable.

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Photo of Ssippisam
3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of pknyc
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of rcjennings
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Blakaeris
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours brilliant orange-amber in color. Generous carbonation, but only a slight head that leaves no lacing.

Aroma is mild. Sweet toasted malt, along with a nice bit of citrus. Flowery notes and vague spices.

Taste is bready, toasted caramel malt. Subdued earthy hop bitterness. Quite nutty, woody, with tart apple, pear, and grape fruit esters. Finish is musty, holds minor yeasty spice and lingering toasted malt and apple.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, soft. Initially sweet and slightly syrupy, then it turns dry and tart.

Subtle and interesting. This is a style that I haven't had the opportunity to encounter very often. This beer is very flavorful and balanced resulting in a great drinkability as a session brew.

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Domaine DuPage French Style Country Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 1,526 ratings.
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