Saturday, July 8, 2017

Two Brothers Prarie Path Golden Ale

ChadPolenz (1810) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2017

BBD: 7/15/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 18A Blonde Ale

AROMA: Slight sherry/cider-like aroma present. Some fruity esters. Hops still impart spicy/earthy characteristics. Minor caramel malt sweetness. 7/12

APPEARANCE: Dark yellow maize; slightly cloudy body. Moderate white foam retains and laces well. 2/3

FLAVOR: Mildly sweet palette with caramel background notes. Slight lemon sherry taste from oxidation on the finish. Low spicy hop taste and low bitterness. Faint underlying twangy/earthy note. 13/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and carbonation. Smooth, but not refreshing. Slightly sweet aftertaste. Seems too light for 5.1% ABV. 3/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: Not bad considering age of bottle and gluten removal processing. Fresh serving is probably spot-on. 6/10