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Prohibition Ale - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Prohibition AleProhibition Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

833 Ratings

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Ratings: 833
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 31
Gots: 98 | 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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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of TheRealBigC
3.36/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a beautiful clear amber/red pour with 2 fingers of foamy white head. smells of fruits, nuts, caramel, light grassy hops, cereal. tastes sweet, crisp, mildly bitter, and slightly fruity (figs).. very tasty for a red ale.. very crisp, light-medium body with some creamyness and modest carbonation.

overall it's a fantastic red ale. sweet, with a nice bitterness to it as well, and a hint of fruits and nuts.

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Prohibition Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
87 out of 100 based on 833 ratings.