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Prohibition Ale - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Prohibition AleProhibition Ale

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very good

747 Ratings

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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 27
Gots: 60 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

WorldOfBeerCraft, Sep 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

pandatron, Sep 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dmorgan310, Sep 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Nage37, Sep 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

expansive, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Murrhey
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Finger width cream-colored head. Nice creamy lacing. Deep auburn color with minimal clarity. Fine looking ale.

S- Caramel malt body, floral hops. Simple but well balanced.

T- Caramel malts and subtle but floral hops. Again, well balanced. Flavorful, bit of a kick, and just all-around above average.

M- Thick, creamy and filling.

O- Quite a well-developed and complete beer. I'm very pleased with it.

Murrhey, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev 0%

On tap at Tony’s Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy tan head that fades to nothing. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus zest, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a malty finish. There is a medium herbal hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Kanine, Aug 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ryancl, Aug 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

ryko, Aug 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

demgoth, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of atr2605
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%

A-pours a deep copper/amber color with an off white foamy head that has good retention and leaves a nice lace around the glass
S-citrus, little bready, hint of caramel
T-hoppy citrus flavor up front followed by a bit of a piney an bread like flavor, and finishes with subtle caramel in the background
M-medium bodied
O-Interesting brew, a little different than many others that i have had in the style. Definitely enjoyed it and will be looking to pick up some others brews from these guys

atr2605, Aug 06, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

prisdefer, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%

Appearance - Pours a deep ruby amber with a thick off-white 2 finger head. Great retention. Resulting lace is thick and sticky.

Smell - Bread and caramel malts, and sitting beneath this, a slight citrus hop.

Taste - Starts with a nice balance of bready malt, with notes of light caramel popping trough, and met by a mellow citrus hop. About midtaste, a subtle, slightly roasted malt comes into play, then finishes slightly citric and with a faint metallic twang.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a nice bubbly carbonation, resulting in a near velvety smooth texture. Goes down with ease and grace.

Overall - Wow! This is one hell of a red. Nice complexity that intermingles near flawlessly to create a delicious, entirely drinkable brew. My hats off to Speakeasy on this one.

TheSixthRing, Aug 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Brubaker, Aug 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

WDJersey, Aug 02, 2012
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3.38/5  rDev -12.2%

Had this one on tap, deep red color with notable clarity and light tan head. Not too impressed with the smell, but it tastes pretty good. Nice fruity flavor along with some hops that give it a pretty pungent punch. However, I found it to feel a little watery compared to how I think it should have felt. Perhaps an issue with the tap? I hope so. Maybe I'll give it a shot next time I see it.

TheRealBigC, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

rolltide8425, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

dking1525, Jul 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jjohnston87, Jul 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

dominic4beer, Jul 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

DrunkinYogi, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ambruns1979, Jul 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

swimnadd, Jul 14, 2012
Prohibition Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
87 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.