Review: Two Brothers Artisan Brewing Domaine Dupage French Country Ale | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Two Brothers Artisan Brewing Domaine Dupage French Country Ale
97 out of 100
Two Brothers Artisan Brewing Domaine Dupage French Country Ale

Style: Brett & Mixed Fermentation Saisons

ABV: 5.9

97/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Two Brothers Artisan Brewing Domaine Dupage French Country Ale

What the brewers say

“Inspired by the brothers’ time living in France, this food-friendly ale is deep amber in color, with a toasty and sweet caramel start. It finishes with just enough hops to clean off the palate. Bon Appétit!”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “A rich bread-crust malt aroma hits initially with some pleasant yeast esters of pear, plum, dark raisin, and overripe apple. An almost chocolate-like sweetness develops as it warms.”

Flavor: “Moderate nutty malt, a touch of plum, raisin, light date, with some light sherry oxidation. Finishes dry despite the massive malt aroma with a hint of toasty caramel. The depth and richness of the malt are hard to overstate and range from light biscuit to medium caramel to rich toast. Moderate sweetness is enhanced by the wonderful, yet restrained yeast esters.”

Overall: “This is a good, dry, easy-drinking ale for the warmer months. Very expressive and refined malt-forward beer. Dark fruit—dried fig or date—adds a savory note. An excellent example of the style that layers a seemingly endless malt complexity with a wonderful yeast profile.”

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