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Prairie Path Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
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296 Ratings
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Ratings: 296
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.43%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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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SamIam


4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

06-05-2012 00:48:55 | More by SamIam
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mishtif

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

01-18-2013 14:54:04 | More by mishtif
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Chrixsus

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

04-05-2012 14:58:51 | More by Chrixsus
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nynick


4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

07-19-2012 02:58:02 | More by nynick
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KVota

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

07-28-2013 21:27:38 | More by KVota
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cilldalua

New York

4.38/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this at Boston Blackies in Chicago.

Appearance and smell suggested that this might be thin and light but that just set up the taste which was full with a lot of honey and the mouthfeel which was again full but very smooth. All in all a very enjoyable beer and one you could go back to again and again.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2009 20:24:51 | More by cilldalua
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larryarms847

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

12-09-2012 18:11:25 | More by larryarms847
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3agle87

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

10-12-2012 03:34:17 | More by 3agle87
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livin4jc

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Obtained from: Sam's Wine, Downers Grove
Sampled on: August 25, 2004

Aroma: Very faint. Has slight hop and lemon aroma.

Appearance: Clear. Very clear. Gold color. Absolutly no head - just a slight ring around the edge of the glass.

Taste: I liked the taste of this beer. I could taste the hops and a slight lemon citrus flavor. It does have an aftertaste, but one that I find quite refreshing. There is not a lot of flavor, however this beer has subtle hints of the Saaz hops, citrus, and spice flavoring. Would be great with heavy food.

Mouthfeel: It was smooth and creamy in my mouth. A little toward watery, but for this style of beer, I won't complain. They make up for it in the taste category.

Drinkability: For a cookout I'd say 5. It is good for the summer when you want something refreshing. For winter, I'd want a little fuller body - something to keep me warm. I'd buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2004 00:35:26 | More by livin4jc
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badmotorgrunge

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

03-26-2014 01:48:30 | More by badmotorgrunge
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sdkuhn

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium gold color, nice white foam head.
Smells malty, toasty, warm.

Taste: Nearly perfect. Awesome balance of maltiness and hoppiness.

Medium body and very drinkable.

This is my 2nd favorite Beligian Pale Ale - only Troubadour is better for me, and this is much less expensive and locally brewed.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2011 04:11:49 | More by sdkuhn
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dmfrench

Indiana

4.18/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfect, sour macro.
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A: Clear, light, golden body with a fleeting one finger off white head.

S: Simple yet inviting mix of sweet and slightly sour bready malt, light peach, and dusty, euro hops.

T: Tasty... sourdough malt and potent dusty and herbal hops... like a perfect Budweiser.

M: Fine grained, well carbonated, thick enough, nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 00:55:27 | More by dmfrench
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 20:42:13 | More by woodychandler
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marcobrau

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A decent, light-bodied golden ale with a mellow spicy hop character that seems to come from noble hops like Saaz. Pours clear and blond with a firm head that settles to slight ring of bubbles. No lace. Somewhat like a Kolsch but a touch darker in color and with a more toasted character. Just enough bitterness and crisp, toasted malt character to get this one from getting boring. Very clean and almost lager-like. Get this one fresh and it's a delicious session beer. Not sure this has the esters to be considered a Belgian ale; more of blonde, but that's quite alright.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2009 04:52:58 | More by marcobrau
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champ103

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a bright, vibrant, and clear golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Some spotty lace is left behind as well.
S: Saaz Hops for sure. Spicy, earthy, grassy, and floral. Light yeast aromas. A nice lemony aroma. Some honey sweetness and bready malts.
T: Pretty much follows the nose. Lots of Saaz hops with a nice peppery spice. Earthy yeast. Grassy and floral. Herbal tea. A honey like sweetness and finishes with a dry cracker and bread like flavor. Everything is very clean.
M/D: A medium body that is very effervescent. Dry, crisp, and clean. So easy to drink. All day with this one.

Another top notch beer from Two Brothers as far as I am concerned. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 22:55:40 | More by champ103
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - I love the very classy lable on this bottle! Two brothers always has great designs on thier brews. Clear golden ale with a thin cap of white fizz and some nice sticky lace.

S - Clean and crisp aroma with a bit of citrus (orange and lemon) zest. LIghtly hoppy, citric, and sugared. A very delicate aroma.

T - Sweet orange and lemon with some hoppy rind flavors. Nice crisp malts similar to a German pils IMO. A good dose of hops becomes more assertive as the beer warms, and citric and honey flavors remain pretty delicate and smooth.

M - Nice acidity and carbonation. Thin mouthfeel but very balanced and delicate. A very gentle brew.

D - Very drinkable indeed. What it lacks in strength and complexity, it makes up for in it's muted gentle flavor and aroma. Seems to be more of a pale ale than a belgian though, as it doesn't seem outrageous or assertive enough to be compared to the likes of Duvel and Orval.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2006 18:59:05 | More by pmcadamis
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice lacy white head on slightly hazed medium golden liquid. Nose is lightly fruity with a phenolic quality to it. The taste is smoothly carbonated mouthfeel with a nice crisp malt base and flowery bitter hoppiness. Goes down quickly. Finishes with a slightly tangy bitterness. Great Summer outdoor quencher.
Thanks to jackndan/BIF6!

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2004 00:31:27 | More by beerluvr
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matjack85

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this single, 12oz brown bottle as part of a build your own 6-pack at the Trader Joe's store in Glen Ellyn, IL. At just $1 a bottle it was too good a deal to pass up. Clearly marked best before date of 8/11/11 on the back label.

The beer poured a cloudy golden/yellow color, similar to pineapple juice. The 2-finger white head lasted a few minutes and left behind some decent lacing.

The smell was mostly fruity. Nice tropical smell with some lemon zest and sweet malt underneath.

Mild malt sweetness mixed with mild hop bitterness. Well balanced, very tasty, and easy to ddrink.

Light and crisp mouthfell without being overly carbonated.

While this is very good and I would recommend trying it, I was puzzeled a bit as to why it is listed as a Belgian pale ale as there wasn't much Belgian yeast flavor to it at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 05:21:41 | More by matjack85
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elginirishpunk

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12zo bottle. Very clear and copper color. Very light carbonation and head thins out rapidly. Suttle aroma of citric hops and light lemon. Taste lingers of only a moment and then discipates. Very light and crsip beer for engoying any time. One of the most suttle golden ales and a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 08:44:57 | More by elginirishpunk
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Beautiful golden look. Great soda carbonation as well, but nothing artificial looking. Very appetizing.

Smell: Honey and canteloupe or honeydew. Some vague peppery or lemon notes also. Good balance here.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Nice flavor profile. I initially get malty honey and melon, and taste a follow up of lemon and pepper hops. Great balance in the flavor here. Sweet and sour. Mouthfeel starts nice and full-bodied but loses some creaminess towards the end and waters down a bit.

Drinkability: Nice look, smell, and taste. A refreshing beer, especially with fish.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2011 01:11:32 | More by tjsdomer2
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Tone

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden, yellow color. One and one half inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of hops, sweet malt, lemon aroma, some yeast cleanliness, and some wheat. Fits the style of a Belgian Pale Ale. Mouth feel is smooth a crisp with a high carbonation level. Tastes of hops and lemon up front, a sweet malt background, and a hint of spice (all spice maybe). A smooth finish overall, and not a bad brew. The lighter palate of this beer makes it a great summer session brew. I must say that I'm rating this brew a bit higher than the average, and I'm not sure as to why there is such a low average rating. Probably the best lemon beer I've ever had!

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 03:32:15 | More by Tone
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kbnooshay

New York

4.03/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This poured a slightly hazy orange yellow color with no head. The carbonation was light to moderate. The aroma was sweet and malty. The hops greet you in a similar way as a pils would. There is some floral taste to it. Refreshing but almost dry. This is a very flavorful golden brew. There is the slightest hint of euro smell/taste to it. The mouthfeel is dry and slick. Overall this is very refreshing but complex. As the label states "looks simple but tastes complex". I suggest drinking this not too cold to bring out the flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2006 02:11:51 | More by kbnooshay
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birchholz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-11-2011 03:33:38 | More by birchholz
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leprakhan

California

4/5  rDev +14.3%

12-07-2011 08:10:28 | More by leprakhan
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Spamsammich

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-12-2012 16:32:43 | More by Spamsammich
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Prairie Path Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.