Prohibition Ale | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

BA SCORE
86
very good
968 Ratings
Prohibition AleProhibition Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States
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Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Prohibition Ale is the first beer we bootlegged back in 1997. Anything but traditional and now a GABF winning brew (2013–American Amber/Red Category), Prohibition pours a deep reddish amber hue, with a fluffy tan head that leaves a beautiful lacing on the glass. A lush, complex aroma teases the senses with juicy grapefruit, citrus, pine, spice and candied caramel malts. Mouth-feel is creamy, with a silky, medium body and modest carbonation.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
968
Reviews:
345
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
220
For Trade:
1
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Photo of tbeer40
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap served in a stemmed glass at Wishbeer, Bangkok.

It comes with hazy amber ruddy hue and thick silky tan head as a gorgeous showcase. The head just slowly dissipates to a long-lasting bubble sheet atop and leaves sticky yet refined lacing patch and spot all around.

It has a nice mixture of hop and malt in the aroma. Malt is the backbone providing its caramel, sweet candy, toasted bread, dough, and sugar while hop yielding its juicy orange, grapefruit, pine, floral, and spice.

The taste is actually harmoniously balance with hop to make it crisp and juicy with notes of citrus, lime, pine, spice, and some bitter kick. Malt at the same time provides its richness of caramel, sweet candy, sugar, toasted bread, and biscuit to balance and it is done well.

The body is medium with creamy smooth mouthfeel from its good crispness and some lively carbonation. The feeling is well-rounded with a pleasantly dry finish.

Good hoppy amber with rich malt bill and lots of hop to make it much deep and tasty.

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Photo of The_Beergery
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle, it appears hazy and unfiltered, with a deep amber coppery tone topped of with a very thin head of white froth, which dissipates quickly, leaving thin lacing, but reappears on swirling. Aroma is strongly caramel malt, together with hoppy notes of resin, florals and some fruit. Taste starts off lightly sweet, with notes of caramel, resin, florals and some fruit, then earthy undertones of bread, biscuit and dough, before finishing with bitter, though fairly abrupt. Carbonation feels quite lively, a bit too much for my taste, but strangely enough, it is paired with a rather thin and watery feel, especially towards the end.

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Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgregory
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanGeo
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwbetts
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stcules
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy, dark amber, beige foam, ok.
Malt, caramel, citrus notes, and a strong piney effect.
Quite bitter taste, pine again, citrus fruit, citron.
Average body, long, resinous aftertaste, well balanced by malt and caramel.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; if held to a light, medium brown with mahogany highlights; 1 finger khaki head that receded to a thin collar; OK lacing;

S: black coffee, tobacco, and sweet malt;

T: black coffee and tobacco from start to finish; sort of a weak black coffee; moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: I had a decidedly different experience than many others; my glass was clean and the lines were clean;

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Photo of DreDay
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Giangio
4.26/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vidisad
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Elicoleman
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Medium brown with a reddish tinge, filtered without visible carbonation, topped with a finger of beige head. Great sea foam lacing.

Smells of toasted malts, caramel, a hint of firey hops.

Malty, caramel toasted notes, overall like a well done piece of toast. Fresh and malty and toasted. Slight citrusy hops, little bitterness, but mostly biscuity toast.

Medium, chewy body, moderate, foamy carbonation.

Really enjoying the style, and bready, chewy quality of this brew. Got on wish beer, drank in Chiang mai, Oct 28th, 2016.

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Photo of shortkut
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andpit
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nobledust
3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WiserBud
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.52/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 0_0
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Like the speakeasys in the streets of New York during the 20's this beer holds a shady underground complex network of flavours to booze you up. Or something like that, hit guys I am a few deep.
L - Reddish Brown
S - hops, fruits, piney
T + F - fruity, malt, light body
O - I'd drink this illegally if it was during the prohibition.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of moneytree
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

S: 熱帶水果帶些焦糖及麥香
T: 葡萄柚及啤酒花味

覺得有點像淡一點的IPA

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Photo of Jodio
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Prohibition Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
3.84 out of 5 based on 968 ratings.
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