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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: 103 | 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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Very smooth and flavorful with a significant malt presence, providing a richer and more complex flavor profile than some of the other American ambers I've tried. It does get a wee bit dry and bitter in the finish, but it's subtle enough merely to contribute a little bite to its otherwise soft and well-rounded character.

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