Again it is another brew from one of our very own local breweries. Two Brothers Brewing Company is just a hop skip & a jump from the TGBOAT headquarters in the western burbs of Chicago. Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending Two Brothers "For The Love Of Hops" event for the release of Hop Juice, their amazing double IPA. So as I went to the fridge to figure out what beer to choose next and came across a brew that has been in there a while and is one of Two Brother’s staple craft beers. I hesitated to try this brew when I first got it, as Wes crowed about how great it was, because it was a French Country Ale and I have to admit, I’m not a fan of the French. That being said, Two Brothers Domaine DuPage French Country Ale is poured and ready.
Two Brothers Brewing Company classifies this craft brew as a French Country Ale and their website describes Domaine DuPage as, "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 Appetit!"
Domain DuPage pours a deep amber color with minimal floating sediment (as website & bottle state) with a small ½” khaki color head and has a strong malty aroma with hints of caramel & spices and is 5.9% ABV.
While I agree with Wes that this is an amazingly good beer, I don’t necessarily think it ranks up there with one of the best I have ever had. Two Brothers really has their brews on lock. Aside from their Prairie Path Golden Ale, every single beer I’ve had has been one of the better brews within that style. Domaine DuPage is no exception, this is a great beer. It starts with a caramel malt sweetness and finishes with the slightest hop bite in the end. Este es una cerveza buena maldita…this is one damn good beer. Thank God you don’t have to travel to France to get it or speak French to enjoy it. Aclamaciones!
Consumed: New Belgium Globe Glass
Verdict: Buy A Case