Saturday, November 6, 2010
Brewery Review: Two Brothers - Warrenville, IL
Golden Ale - Warmer feel to this one, but with a different yeast taste than the other ales they serve. Slightly metallic with a plain, characteristically indistinct bitterness.
The Bitter End - One of their best ales. The pinnacle of amber. Floral and Fruity bitterness at the nose. The balance within this beer for a pale ale is outstanding. Malt character holds a perfect foundation for the complexity of the alpha acids.
Domaine Dupage - Rubied amber with a stronger head. A mellow candied toffee aroma to start. Taste is phenolic and carameled with dark fruit. Hints of bourbon.
Cane & Ebel - Dark brown with a red hue. A sweet aroma of apples/champagne to complement a subtle vanilla touch from the hops. Bitterness is quite tamed by the malt profile.
Oak Aged Domaine - Strong caramel notes meld into a rich malted character. To complement there is a vanilla and nutty backbone underlying the sweetness.