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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

307 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 14 | 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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Blavaq

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Light gold, nice head.

S: A bit bitter, grainy scent

T: Good flavor for the style. A bit bitter, definitely get grainy notes up front. I get a hint of a caramel after taste, though I'm not sure what this might be from, possibly from the grain.

M: Good mouth feel, nicely carbonated. Cool and refreshing.

O: A decent ale for this style. I would drink more than one in a sitting. I highly recommend this to folks who are used to drinking nothing but MGD/BUD. This beer will not blow you away. I think a great positive for this beer is it being gluten free, this makes it a great option for those allergic to gluten.

04-01-2012 20:31:03 | More by Blavaq
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KBomb

Minnesota

3.4/5  rDev -2.9%

Dull golden-amber color, faint and spotty lacing. Appearance isn't terribly inviting except for the sight of robust carbonation that will satisfy a thirsty mouth.

Aroma has a hint of that old-world yeast; ever so slightly fruity and medicinal. Subtly sweet and subtly toasty malt rounds out the smell.

Taste is mild, a little bit of grassy grains and floral hops give it some character, but its lacking any of those classic Belgian notes of fruit and yeast save for a little band-aid flavor.

Though the taste isn't all that impressive, it finishes very clean and coupled with its dry mouthfeel, high carbonation, and moderate weight--its fairly drinkable as a summer afternoon beer.

05-27-2010 20:23:29 | More by KBomb
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edchicma

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -2%

Pours a golden lemon with a nic epillow head and good lacing. Mainly malt...some hop notes....smells a bit "lagery". Smooth creamy malty on the front, hops kick in a mid-palate...metallic and bitter on the finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, but has an unplasant matallic finish. Because of teh metallic finish, drinkability suffers.

01-07-2007 23:47:12 | More by edchicma
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Yesac

Georgia

3.43/5  rDev -2%

Poured into a pint glass.. whoops. Got this one trade from jwinship83 - thanks.

A - How bout' that, its gold in color. Pours clear with rising bubbles. Large, very foamy head fades to a thin layer that stays throughout.

S - Sharp bitter sour malt dominance

T - bready character up front and overall, unique wheaty malt taste, just a hint of hop in the middle and finishes with a acidic aftertase

M - The heavy carbonation explodes onto the tongue (to much for my taste) as the bubbles seems to dance off the tongue , thin in body

D - eh, not really my style of brews. I'd only have one due to the aftertaste and smell alone.

For this style I'm going for the Orval Trappist Ale.

10-17-2008 00:42:15 | More by Yesac
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moulefrite

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -2%

All and all a pretty simple brew, yet fairly likeable and easy to drink. The beer pours a pale golden with orange hues. The head is minimal. The palate is refreshing and clean with ample balance between hop and malt. Not a bad pounder. I'd be interested to try this on tap on a hot sumer day here in Chicago-perhaps as I wait for the next band at a summer street fest.

07-19-2003 23:41:52 | More by moulefrite
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kinger

Ohio

3.43/5  rDev -2%

Rich golden color poured from the bottle, pencil thin head lasted the entire duration with good lacing. Good strong hop aroma is present here. The mouthfeel was slightly bitter which accented the hoppy aroma. Overall flavor is very good and rather complex. For a golden ale this one is bursting with flavor. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.

07-29-2008 20:19:34 | More by kinger
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chetripley

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -1.4%

True to the Belgian Pale Ale description, it is "light in color but not in taste". Poured from the bottle to a standard pint glass, fresh until next February.

A-Light golden looks like a pilsner and light, with a 1 finger head with little lacing on the glass.

S-Fruity and yeasty.

T-Instantly sharp tang, a little citrus then bitter end, with bitter aftertaste. Tastes a lot like a Czech pilsner(looks like one too).

M-D- Light and airy, easy to drink, hoppy finish may not please everyone.

Surprised by all that was happening, since the look is very simple.

Not my favorite offering from Two Brothers, nor my favorite style of beer, but worthy of a try yourself.

10-16-2009 03:53:23 | More by chetripley
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.46/5  rDev -1.1%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Clear, light gold but not as much head as hoped.

Smell: Hay, straw, quite floral.

Taste: Light bready malts with straw, grass and floral, herbal hops. Tastes fairly close to a Kolsch.

Feel: Doesn't have as strong of a mouthfeel as a standard Kolsch. It is light bodied, but not as dry or crisp as it should be.

Overall: Pretty much a gluten-free Kolsch, which would be a really good thing if the mouthfeel was better.

03-02-2013 18:53:11 | More by bsp77
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metter98

New York

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a bit of lacing on the surface and a thin collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass that slowly faded away.
S: The smell has aromas of grainy malts along with some notes of earthy yeast and spicy hops.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of earthy yeast and grainy malts along with notes of floral and grassy hops. There is a light amount of bitterness, which particularly stands out in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit clean and crisp on the palate with a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and is a good representation of the style. It would probably make for a good summer beer or a pairing with a meal.

06-06-2012 00:50:03 | More by metter98
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%

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

A: Light orange/pale gold. Translucent. Small white head with ok retention and lacing.

S: Coarse grain, subtly fruity hop reminiscent of apricot.

T: Follows the smell, except the hop serves more of a bittering rather than sweetening role than in the nose. Soft wheat, a hint of sugary malt, wave of hop bitterness, ever-so-slight fruit notes from the hops and esters (unripened nectarine, tangy apricot), another breath of fresh grain and yeast in the finish.

M: Nice body for the style. Carbonation adds some creaminess to the palate.

O: A pretty good blonde ale. I think the hops could have been utilized a bit better in the flavor profile, which could have been a bit stronger in general, but still tasty and refreshing.

02-28-2012 00:17:56 | More by Etan
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WesWes

New York

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%

The beer pours a hazy gold color with a thin white head that fades to spotty lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice pale and Munich malt scent along with a light hop aroma. It seems quite malty; very nice. The taste is decent. It has a smokey malt flavor that boasts of pale, Munich, and rauch malts. The Belgian yeast doesn't seem to be present in the taste. It goes down smooth and finishes with a dry Goldings hop flavor. The mouthfeel is decent also. It is a medium bodied beer with less than adequate carbonation. This is a forgettable beer. The appearance suffers (no head retention). The taste is smokey for some reason and the CO2 is less than desirable. It's one and done for me.

08-06-2007 21:39:43 | More by WesWes
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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%

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!

04-25-2011 17:17:35 | More by BeerLover99
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -0.3%

This is a pretty boring unresponsive beer, as is the case with most blondes.
The golden color is nice, it's clear. The head is wimpy and fading. Carbs are almost nothing.
Aroma has a malty toasted bready smell.
Light tasting with loads of biscuits and toast. No hops.
Mouthfeel is medium in weight with an abrassive finish.
One and done.

05-25-2013 12:05:32 | More by micromaniac129
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

08-15-2014 22:36:30 | More by aszatk01
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-02-2014 22:52:20 | More by danthehopslamman
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12-24-2013 19:02:04 | More by DerekQXQX
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menacho1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-08-2013 01:08:34 | More by menacho1
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ShutOutTheSky


3.5/5  rDev 0%

01-17-2013 03:04:09 | More by ShutOutTheSky
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

04-07-2012 01:41:59 | More by dexterk1
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GeoCait

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev 0%

07-31-2013 16:20:19 | More by GeoCait
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george42

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

06-15-2013 20:39:50 | More by george42
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-10-2014 01:41:57 | More by hoppymcgee
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

12 oz. bottle, with best by date of 01/26/2014 printed on the back label. My bottle is a bit different than the one pictured and is named Two Brothers Prairie Path Golden Ale, named after the Illinois Prairie Path which runs close to my house. My first time trying this beer from these guys, expectations are moderately high.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a nice hazed golden orange colored body with some bubbles lazily floating topside. One finger of soapy white head. Looks good for what it is.

S - Smell is of wheat, grains, light corn, grass, honey, biscuit, and some faint lemon / lime zest creeping in the background. What's there is nice, but there just isn't enough of it.

T - Taste follows the nose: dry grass, grainy Belgian malt, honeyed biscuit, faint citric lemon zest, and some dirty herbal earthiness from the Saaz and Golding hops used here.

M - Feel is sticky, with light bitterness. Grassy and dry. Light-bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, a simple, yet approachable beer, with a moderate 5.10% abv. Easy drinking and all, but just not entirely too interesting. Glad to have tried it, but I probably wouldn't want it again.

Two Brothers Prairie Path Golden Ale ---3.5/5

11-22-2013 22:46:32 | More by mfnmbvp
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ninaturner

Florida

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-12-2014 01:44:02 | More by ninaturner
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Kubrickx

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev 0%

05-18-2014 14:32:41 | More by Kubrickx
Prairie Path Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.