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Prairie Path Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Prairie Path AlePrairie Path Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

296 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Ratings: 296 | Reviews: 125 | Display Reviews Only:
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-12-2011 02:09:35 | More by jenray
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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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barnzy78

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.3%

12-04-2011 22:36:45 | More by barnzy78
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scootercrabb

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-29-2011 18:19:21 | More by scootercrabb
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stbo101

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-26-2011 00:00:13 | More by stbo101
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

11-23-2011 04:34:27 | More by jmdrpi
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mbiang

Indiana

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-22-2011 02:36:32 | More by mbiang
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KC9LDB

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-21-2011 22:45:01 | More by KC9LDB
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TrentW

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-15-2011 21:33:13 | More by TrentW
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KingBiscuit

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-15-2011 01:49:34 | More by KingBiscuit
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DocDownUnder

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-14-2011 23:07:31 | More by DocDownUnder
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-14-2011 18:20:17 | More by Jspriest
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savagepanda

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.3%

11-14-2011 16:10:52 | More by savagepanda
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Trying the Prairie Path Ale from Two Brothers out of Warrenville, IL. The appearance is clear golden color with very thin white (almost non-exisitent) head that appears to be trying to lace. The smell has very subtle citrus (lemonny) notes....not much else. The taste is a little bitter due to the citrus twang...not much grain or malt....I am guessing rye is used to give the beer a dryness and ability to clear the pallet except for the lemon sourness that hangs on. Mouthfeel is ok, I think the bitterness/tartness from the lingering pallet grasp of the citrus make this beer a bit dodgy. Overall it is ok....whoever added this beer to the BA has classified it wrong...this is a Golden Ale....not a Belgium Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2011 00:18:14 | More by WoodBrew
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Piccadilly in Champaign, IL.

Poured into a St. Bernadus chalice at slightly below room temperature.

Pours a large, 1.5cm head of small bubbles that's fairly pure white in color. This decreases over time to leave a thin membrane of bubbles across the top along with some extensive lacing. Despite decanting carefully, beer is an opaque golden-orange color with what must be some active carbonation to support the continued foam. I don't think a BPA gets better looking than this.

Aroma is faintly tart, of green apples and slight lemon zest. This mingles with some malt sweetness, hop bitterness, and generic sweet fruit scents. Not particularly strong in this category: subdued, but pleasant.

Taste opens with malt sweetness, transitions to a mix with hop bitterness. Fairly standard. Towards the end, there is some nice, bright fruit flavors brought in by hoppiness and yeast metabolites (esters, anyone?). Aftertaste is grain-like, lightly bitter. Overall, very pleasant and drinkable. Would've enjoyed some of the complex fruit aromas to play out in the taste.

This is a fairly light-bodied beer, with carbonation that's adequate, but perhaps overly aggressive for the body's weight. Finish is semi-dry, and pleasing. Still, this so overly carbonated that it foams up in the mouth.

This is, overall, a very enjoyable, drinkable take on the Belgian Pale Ale style. The aroma and taste are to be recommended, though neither are particularly strong. Another Two Brothers beer I will keep my eye out for.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2011 05:26:00 | More by falloutsnow
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.55/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden, with decent off-white head. Lace is detailed and very impressive!

Nose is grainy and lagery. Not bad.

Taste is toasty, with a wee bit of citrus and hops. A pleasant and drinkable golden ale here, without much flash or over-the-top attitude. Not outstanding, but solid.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 01:24:33 | More by secondtooth
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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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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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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A : golden yellow, trace head, very little lacing.

S: sweet citrus, earthy grain, mild spice

T: sweet citrus front, earthy grain middle, hint of spicy dry bitter finish

M: med/light body, dry feel

O: Two Brothers is solid and so is this beer. Nice session beer, but nothing amazing here. Perhaps good newbie brew.

SOLID, BUT NO NEED TO SEEK OUT!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2011 17:17:35 | More by BeerLover99
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The pour was decent, a deep amber color coming through right out of the bottle. Nice clarity in this one as well. Some carbonation bubbling up to the surface throughout did little to enforce the white head which faded very fast.

Nice aroma here with a mix of decent fruit aromas and bready grains. Nice touches of some earthy grains as well and a touch of herbal hops. This carried over well into the flavor were a medium bodied ale led the way. Smooth, though it could have used a little bit more carbonation. Started with a nice rush of sweet malts, light tones of grapes and pears and a small dose of bread like flavors coming through rather nicely. Intresting mix here as the flavor tended to get sweeter as you went on and it tasted a whole lot stronger then it actually was. Still very drinkable and quite enjoyable with dinner.

Overall a very solid beer that I would have no issues with trying out again anyday. About as solid as they come!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2011 00:13:00 | More by mikesgroove
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Figured I needed a beer whilst moseying down memory lane, and this one was the first to jump outta the fridge. It pours a clear golden straw topped by a finger of white foam. The nose comprises lemon zest, light black pepper, a pinch of what seems like nutmeg, and a decidedly light bit o' caramel. The taste follows pretty closely, though the pepper comes through a bit more, and some lemongrass joins the party as well. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice brew, nothing overtly special, but I could easily see downing several of these if given the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2011 22:34:38 | More by TMoney2591
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Brunite

Illinois

3.38/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A : Poured into a pint glass. A golden body with a thin white head with decent retention. No lacing.

S: The aroma holds a lemony, straw smell with just a hint of spice.

T: Taste is like the smell. Some tartness....mild spicy...dry grains....a very dry biscuit on the finish.

M: Light body. Crisp.

O: Decent if not memorable. Average beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2011 20:30:22 | More by Brunite
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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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KickInTheChalice

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: In the glass, Prairie Pat is a golden amber color, mostly transparent with a bit of haze and several floating pieces of floating particulate matter. A 1 cm creamy white head is not very impressive. The head fades rather quickly and leaves a light ring of lace.

Smell: There is not that much going on here. The nose has faint notes of sweet malts, noble hops, and a bit of honey, but that is pretty much it.

Taste: The flavor is delicate, but it improves on what I was expecting from the aroma. Light bready malt provides the backbone to support Saaz and Sterling hops, which impart a floral, spicy, and herbal quality, and giving it just a bit of fruity depth. There is a bit of honey at the finish, giving it a pleasant sweetness. This is more light and simple than strong and powerful, but it's not bad.

Mouthfeel: Can Two Brothers trademark this mouthfeel? Bubbly yet smooth and creamy, with enough carbonation to keep each sip very clean. Light to medium bodied.

Drinkability: Although not the time of year for it now, I could see myself having a few of these on a hot summer day out at a BBQ. There is just a little more going on here than 312, the light ale I normally find at such gatherings. Delicate, but not one of the more enjoyable beers I have had from Two Brothers.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2011 18:44:19 | More by KickInTheChalice
Prairie Path Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 296 ratings.