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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

320 Ratings
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Ratings: 320
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 13.14%
Wants: 6
Gots: 17 | 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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3/5  rDev -14.3%

thufflife, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

markmcconv, Feb 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

pirmannt1, Dec 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

barnzy78, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of Zorro
3.01/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.

Clear golden colored ale with a small white colored head.Smells a little of aspirin, other than that this isn't really aromatic.

Tastes of soda cracker malt and medium hop bitterness. Citrus hop taste on the tongue. Fairly standard flavor for a pale ale.

Mouthfeel is decent.

Overall just a "Middle Of The Road Ale." Nothing particularly memorable about it.

Zorro, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of RedHaze
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes:

Pours a pale blonde with a one finger head that fads quickly to a soapy cap, leaving behind a tattered bit of lacing.

Smell; very subdued aroma, with a little sweetness, and maybe a little bit of apricots. There's really not a lot going on here, probably one of the most bring beers I've smelled ina long tim. At least it doesn't smell bad.

Taste; as with the aroma, there's really not that much going on here. There's a mild fruitiness, but it's a bit hard to nail it down, with a little sweetness to go along. I do get a little bit of some spices as this warms, but as with the fruit their hard to pick out, and the finish is a bit on the metallic side. I hate to call a beer boring, as I do like a nice subtle beer, but this one fits the bill if ever one did.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and pretty smooth, and the drinkability is pretty decent, as there's nothing to really make this one hard to put down flavor wise, other than the lack there of.

RedHaze, Jun 22, 2007
Photo of paulthebeerguru
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: snifter. pours a slightly opaque bright orange color, with a pure white head on top. low retention rate and decent ring-like lacing.

S: not an outstanding aroma at all for a Belgian Pale. Some sweet breakfast corn malts, no hop balance in the nose. hint of honey.

T: flavor is much better. some nice sweet malts, still getting some corn notes. some noble hops balancing them out. good flavor but nothing outstanding. slight metallic tones.

M: smooth and crisp. good carbonation level, with a medium-body.

D: its a very drinkable brew, but a little weak on the flavor for me.

paulthebeerguru, Sep 04, 2008
Photo of semihobo
3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottle best by 4/2/09.

Crystal clear and light gold in color. Small head fades to an adequate blanket of foam coverage.

Muted smell of crackers, pale malt, and spice.

The taste is dry, very clean, an interplay between a sizable presence of peppery, euro hops and a biscuity / nutty malts. Some astringency. Average.

Mouthfeel matches the dry taste, lightweight but with peppery carbonation.

A drier take on the style, I would like this a little more it if it were a little sweeter. I'm going to keep trying Two Brothers, so far no knockouts though...

semihobo, Mar 02, 2009
Photo of pmatz2
3.1/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a 20 oz. Pint glass with an aggressive pour. Little head to speak of. What head there was disappeared quickly. A dark golden color. Slightly sweet , slightly spicy but not overpowering aroma. Bits of hop/citrus and some biscuit smell from the malts.

Body wasn't very complex, might be a good beer to wean your friends off of the macro brews. There was not a lot of hop bite at all with this beer. Stayed on the sweet side

Very easy to drink went down smooth. I probably wouldn't go out of my way for this but it was drinkable

Easy drinking & smooth. Not one I would go out of way to get, but I certainly would not pass one up. Overall middle of the road.

pmatz2, Dec 04, 2005
Photo of tar
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy/hazy light golden color with very little head. Not a very strong smell, but what is present is of fruit and flowers. The label says its "light in color, but not in flavor", I thought, however, that the taste was rather mild. There is a hint of fruit/sweetness and a weak aftertaste. An alright beer, it looks pretty good, but is not very impressive in smell, taste or feel.

tar, May 20, 2003
Photo of AudioGilz
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's gold, and a bit hazy. The head is ample, but doesn't last very long. The malts are in the aroma with a slight bready smell. A bit of hops in the aroma too, but nothing special. A solid swigger here....easy to drink, pleasantly mild on the palate, perfect carbonation level. Bready malts make up most of the mild flavor, and hops finish it off, once again...mildly. This beer doesn't quite tickle my fancy, but it's worth a try.

AudioGilz, Mar 10, 2004
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.13/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Brothers' choice of category fooled me for a while, and I was looking forward to a "golden ale" in the way of a Duvel, and only later realized they are using the latest American nomenclature for kolsch.
Small head, lovely gold color. Aroma: buttery, spicy, grassy, herbal, very dry. To quote them:"Belgian malts balanced by Saaz and Golding hops produce a unique and savory ale, light in color, but not in flavor." A far cry from a Belgian, actually. Texture is thin, finish comes and goes. They're very earnest, and have excellent package design, these brothers, but they don't live up to their own hype. A satisfactory lawnmower beer, but not much more.

feloniousmonk, Jan 16, 2003
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3.18/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a slightly hazy, yellow-golden color with a thin cap of creamy looking head. The smell is sweet, slightly fruity, a little grainy and spicy. The taste reveals some of the same sweetness, pretty well bitter but not hoppy. There might be a bit of skunk to this bottle, although it's expo is 10/21/08. The mouthfeel is light in body with a creamy carbonation and a very dry finish. Overall, this beer is decent, probably better than your average BMC beer but nothing spectacular. I would not make a point to seek this one out again.

gmfessen, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of homebrew311
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from growler into SA perfect pint.

A: clear golden, foamy white head, not much lacing

S: some faint sweet malts on the front, a slight zest of Belgian character which is not at all pronounced, a small bit of hops on the end. Pretty mild on the nose, not a lot of character

T: toast and bread on the front, some spice from the hops on the finish, pretty one dimensional but refreshing and easy drinking

MF: light body, high carbonation

D: this beer is drinkable but boring, reminds me more of a pale lager than a Belgian pale. Overall it is palatable, just very lacking in character

homebrew311, Jan 31, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Prairie Path Ale from Two Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 320 ratings.