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Prohibition Ale - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Prohibition AleProhibition Ale

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very good

729 Ratings

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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 26
Gots: 49 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-27-2002)
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

12-08-2011 06:18:54 | More by marieow
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New York

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-26-2011 04:03:45 | More by Sparrowhawk
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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.

02-02-2008 01:25:00 | More by morayeel
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-17-2011 19:30:08 | More by davidbgoodman
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

04-15-2014 00:14:28 | More by Srecko
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-18-2011 19:31:56 | More by Brew33
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-15-2011 17:28:39 | More by TicoCali
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New Mexico

4.95/5  rDev +28.2%

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.

09-25-2008 18:04:00 | More by Randon
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4.88/5  rDev +26.4%

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.

12-24-2009 17:16:27 | More by fbs004
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New Jersey

4.85/5  rDev +25.6%

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!

08-13-2003 22:28:45 | More by gueuzegeek
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New York

4.83/5  rDev +25.1%

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.

10-29-2012 22:51:57 | More by jimilayne
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-29-2012 01:38:54 | More by disruptor32
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

11-04-2013 22:16:14 | More by Jeffari2160
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

06-14-2012 02:45:52 | More by jesus808
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New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

08-06-2012 05:59:21 | More by prisdefer
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-23-2013 19:51:02 | More by t_jones1
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

06-22-2014 04:15:53 | More by Patrick777
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South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

04-03-2014 20:39:53 | More by smweir
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

06-24-2014 04:35:32 | More by Steve_Gonz
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New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

05-29-2014 05:38:03 | More by Michael-Poppe
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4.7/5  rDev +21.8%

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.

05-19-2003 10:48:16 | More by Winter
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New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +19.9%

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.

10-14-2009 02:32:26 | More by yelterdow
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New York

4.6/5  rDev +19.2%

Enjoyed in a pint glass
A: pours a perfectly clear beautiful amber color with a two finger head that is creamy and light tan in color, leaves spotty and thin lacing
S: nice hoppiness and also a nice depth with slight woody notes
T: great taste, perfect for the style, smooth and slightly woody with caramel notes at the end
M: gentle carbonation, thin and smooth, leaves the mouth slightly dry
O: loved it and found it to be spot on for the style

02-07-2012 01:06:45 | More by BigPlay1824
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Newfoundland (Canada)

4.55/5  rDev +17.9%

Bottle served in tulip, no date on bottle. Approx a year old.

A - Dark toffee colour body, with generous amount of head, which unfortunately didn't stay long. Nice lacing

S - Toffee malt and hops, suprising due to age. Excited to see how this holds up

T - Perfect amount of carbonation, malt toffee, slight slight chocolate, nice hop presence, especially for the age. Nice, rounded balance of buttery caramel malt, and dimished resiny hops. Very pale ale-esque.

M - Perfect. Some weight, but easy to drink. Great beer to have a couple of.

I'm glad I waited a while to have this one. I brought 3 back from NYC a year ago, and it aged quite well. Much better than I had expected. Another sign of a quality brew. Thanks Speakeasy.

05-16-2012 23:21:18 | More by Beelzebeer
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4.53/5  rDev +17.4%

This brew is awesome. The bottle Is different, a more thug like art and feel. I've had in bottle and glass, prefer bottle as it given its natural fruit flavor. Smells great and unlike citrus ale's is given a lot more different fruit flavors. Beer is great I've had it on multiple occasions I rather have the ipa version though. Suggest everyone to try

06-04-2014 03:16:43 | More by DavidLosAngeles323
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