Beer: Domaine DuPage
Brewery: Two Brothers Brewing Company
Style: Bière de Garde
Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Wine glass
Drinking Establishment: Chez Wood
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: Cloudy ruby body with a sad excuse for a head.
Smell: Overwhelmingly sweet malt scent. It kind of smells like inhaling a loaf of crusty bread.
Flavor: It tastes like drinking caramel water. It’s quite sweet, but slightly balanced with a trace of herbal hops.
Feel: Thin with low carbonation.
Concluding Remark: This is not a Saison, but rather Bière de Garde, France’s farmhouse ale. As anticipated by the style, it’s much maltier, sweeter, and quite frankly not as spectacular as what’s found in farmhouses throughout Belgium. It has a rather uninteresting generic sweetness, but I will have to try additional Bière de Gardes in order to determine whether it’s the style that’s boring, or the Domaine DuPage. Two Brothers Brewery is out of Chicago, not the northern French countryside after all.