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Prohibition Ale - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Prohibition AleProhibition Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

841 Ratings

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Ratings: 841
Reviews: 329
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 33
Gots: 104 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-27-2002

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Ratings: 841 | Reviews: 329
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5/5  rDev +29.9%

My personal all-time favorite beer.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is one of or not the best ale I have ever had on tap. There is so much you could say about this ale but im going to sum it all up in one word "AWSOME". If you never had this ale you dont know what you are missing. Go ahead and step on up to a big boy ale thats going to blow you away.

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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4.95/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This has to be one of my favorites. Great complexity in the flavor from start to finish. Pours with nice head, has a great smell to it. Nice combination of hops balanced with the caramel flavor. Very smooth on the tongue. Bought bottles at Bevmo in Tempe, brought to Albuquerque since can't find it around here. Amazingly, this beer goes down smooth and flavorful, and is the gift the keeps on giving as you are reminded of the great taste when you burp it back up. No kidding! Can only vouch for this when drank on an empty stomach.

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4.85/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The price of 12 bucks a 6 pack is perhaps the only drawback from this phenomenal beer. It has complex flavors, and is well hopped and malted to create a brew that is not too sweet or spiced like a trippel and not overwhelmingly hopped as to take away from the malt. A must try.

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4.83/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is considered by Speak Easy to be an amber Ale. For sure it has a nice amber color and great fragrant hops to be noted. I was fortunate enough to get this beer in a mixed case of Speak Easy's beers, because I had had Big Daddy IPA, and enjoyed it and wanted to see what else they created. Well, this one won me over, and I think it is even more full bodied and full flavored than Big Daddy. I got the case about two months ago, and still have one left in the fridge. I do not know what I am saving it for, but I do know it is not easy to find where I live. Any one who loves a nice hoppy beer should give this amber a try!

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4.81/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap frequently at the Black Horse Pub in Brooklyn.

One of the better beers you'll ever have, in my opinion.

Beautiful rustic red color with a perfect 2 finger head.

Citrusy and hoppy with tastes of caramel and malt. Tastes, well...red. So incredibly drinkable and it packs a punch.

Goes down incredibly smoothly. This is one beer I introduce to people who aren't necessarily "beer people" and it's a continual winner.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

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4.66/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a gorgeous deep reddish amber with a long-lasting light tan head. Mouthfeel is medium-to-thin in body with a pleasant creaminess to it. Aroma consists of piney citrus and malt. Prohibition ale starts off with that piney citrus punch which leads to the creamy caramel malt middle. Biscuity finish that has a mouth-puckering finale. The underlying caramel malt background plays second fiddle to the predominant hop bitterness experienced and enjoyed throughout. This beer really seems more like an IPA than a traditional amber. Regardless, it's superbly crafted.

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4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the far reaches of the West Coast comes this beer from Speakeasy, now available in New York on draft and in bottles. Sample from S.K.I. Beer Corp, the distributor for the area.

Served at between fridge and cellar temperature inn a SABL glass.

Appearance- Noting the light yeast sediment at the bottom of the bottle, I choose to swirl in its goodness to provide maximum taste and texture. It pours a fiery reddish amber, supporting a terrific two-finger topper that has amazing structure. After several minutes, the head is merengue as it pops and hisses away ever so slowly. There is plenty of lacing draping itself inside the glass... eye candy.

Smell- Juicy, sweet honeyed grapefruit with a focus on the malt backbone... it's so balanced I can't even believe it. More citrus than pine, the lush hop profile teases the senses. Absolutely phenomenal nose.

Taste- Firm, big flavors of luscious malts and bittering hops that envelope the whole tongue. There's a rich, caramel character that perfectly balances the finish, which offers a gooey, lasting bitterness. Astoundingly rich in flavor and balance.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Slick and easy, the modest carbonation gives way to a smooth finish down the throat. The tasting ends with a giant hop sneeze, the sign of a sure win. Delicious and thankfully now available in NY, this is very highly recommended.

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Prohibition Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
87 out of 100 based on 841 ratings.