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Prairie Path Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

Prairie Path AlePrairie Path Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

282 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%


Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 05-16-2002)
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Reviews by nsmartell:
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nsmartell

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. From the 12oz bottle to a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear dark yellow color with a thin white head that lasts for some time.

Smell: Malts, grassy and citrus hops and lemon.

Taste: Just as the smell suggests, but the lemon flavor is more pronounced here than in the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied and smooth with good carbonation.
Drinkability: Very drinkable brew. Perhaps too drinkable (or I was really thirsty. Not sure which.) This beer was gone before I knew it. Definitely a thirst quencher, more than a sipping beer. Wouldn't seek out again, but wouldn't turn one down.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 03:57:22 | More by nsmartell
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I had procured this bottle at our local, up-and-coming premier bottle shop, The Friendly Greek some time back, but I set it aside in favor of other beers in the backlog. Now, thanks to the ongoing series of snow days, I am confined to quarters and am winnowing through my backlog in an orderly fashion. It is currently Two Brothers in the barrel, to be followed b collaborations and so here goes nothing.

From the bottle: "Crafted to Remove Gluten': "Belgian malts balanced by Saaz and Golding hops produce a unique, savory ale, light in color, but not in flavor"; "Product fermented from grains containing gluten and crafted to remove gluten. The gluten content of this product cannot be verified, and this product may contain gluten."; "Two Brothers is a craft brewery on the outskirts of Chicago that specializes in rare and seldom-brewed beer styles. The two of us - Jason and Jim Ebel - strive to produce the very best beers available anywhere."; "We hope that you enjoy them as much as we do!"

I was concerned that the beer was two months past its "Best By" date and so I employed a very gentle pour which resulted in just a skim of wisps in lieu of head. No problem as I then used the servers' trick and agitated it into producing a finger of foamy, eggshell-white head with good retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow (SRM = 4 -5) with NE-quality clarity and my old friends, Mammon, Croesus and Midas returned for a taste. I leaned in for a sniff and was rewarded with an odor like honey-lemon tea! No joke, the Saaz hops interacted really well with the Belgian malt to create a very mellow smell. I have been fighting a bad head cold of late and this seememed like just what the doctor ordered. My first draught was very tea-like, slightly thin on the tongue in terms of mouthfeel, but very much like drinking honey-lemon tea. I would have probably identified it as a Czech Pils or another type of lager, had they not identified it on the label as an ale. Finish was semi-dry and mellow to the point that I was driven to have a bit of a lie-down. Oh my.

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Prairie Path Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.