Prohibition Ale | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Prohibition AleProhibition Ale
BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
983 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
Ranking:
#13,763
Reviews:
347
Ratings:
983
pDev:
12.27%
Bros Score:
4.17
 
 
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38
Gots:
222
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 983 |  Reviews: 347
Photo of Rick778
3.05/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of detgfrsh
4.26/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

From an undated bottle. Pours a dark red color with two fingers of fluffy head. Smell is citrus, hops, and pine. Lots of carbonation, which gives a light mouthfeel. Taste is bitter with a mix of malt and hop flavors. Dry finish. This is a very good amber with a nice balance of malt and hops. Not for everyone, though, you have to like the bitterness and high carbonation.

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Photo of Roberto11232
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good amber color, a little darker than average showing some substance. 1/2" off white head. Aroma dropped some hops, but more toasty amber malts.

Taste amply combined a well hopped amber ale with the malt not getting overly heavy or woody. Solid bitterness to counteract. Minor citrus, average maltiness.

These get tough to by without bottled on dates. Solid 2nd tier amber ale.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheFightfan1
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moodenba
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

speakeasy prohibition from chilled growler tasted in an English 1/2 pint glass 3/4/16.

Slight haze in a pleasant amber beer. Aroma not very prominent (probably too cold). Pleasant light carbonation (due to a few days in the jug). Good balanced flavor with a nice hoppy aftertaste.

This reminds me of my old favorite (and retired, unfortunately) Blue Point ESB.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johlac66
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rubyesque brown with a thick frothy off-white head that lasted all the way down, leaving a curtain of lacing.
A little citrus, pine, spice and lightly candied bready caramel on the nose and palate.
Lower carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Nice dry bitter finish.
I haven't been one for hoppy reds but this style is starting to grow on me a little. Tasty.

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Photo of Momon
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CzuWee
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slongie
3.24/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
2.92/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of firkingroovin
2.43/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of ChipChaight
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bieniek30
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vonhinx
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Metzer52
2.63/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber color, almost brown, with beige head. Aroma is mostly caramel and malts but there is some earthy hop character too. More hops on the taste, mostly earthy and piney. Some caramel sweetness too but on the finish and aftertaste it gets quite bitter. Body is soft but has an abrasive carbonation. Overall it's a well made, classic style amber ale.

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Photo of DelicateDelirium
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgiordano88
3.27/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wrjte51
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobbyhands
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Prohibition Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 983 ratings