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Prairie Path Ale - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Prairie Path AlePrairie Path Ale

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Ratings: 317
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 15 | 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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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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Poured from a 12 fluid ounce bottle into a pint glass. Freshness date of 04/21/2014.

Appearance: Carbonation rushes towards the top of the glass and forms a modest sized white head. A clear golden body sits underneath. The head collapses rather fast and leaves a trace of lace.

Smell: Bready grains. Sweet fruit. Minor notes of spiced hops.

Taste: Good hit of grains up front. Sweet citric notes from the hops start to break through the malts. Herbal hops develop through the finish. The hops are somewhat unique but this is really just a straightforward blonde ale.

Mouthfeel: Light-Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Clean and crisp… goes down nicely.

Overall: Nothing extraordinary happening in this brew but it certainly would make a perfect companion on a warm and sunny afternoon.

Chiefy770, Feb 11, 2014
Prairie Path Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.