Prohibition Ale | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

BA SCORE
86
very good
966 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:
966
Reviews:
344
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
12.24%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
220
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 966 |  Reviews: 344
Photo of Bieniek30
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Metzer52
2.63/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
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 -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jgiordano88
3.27/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wrjte51
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobbyhands
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerforLunch
3.69/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Earlyedison
4.23/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of safaricook
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivan84
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jjd315
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StonewallSipper
3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Enjoyed in Vegas.

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Photo of Marco_Gtz
2.68/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap in a pint glass. Pours a dark and deep amber with ruby red undertones.....2 finger frothy head with lacy residue on the glass. Light hints of citrus, with deep caramel almost burnt caramel malty notes.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
2.67/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Justindemino
3.36/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Capsfan90
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkazemi
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackieKu
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 fl. oz. bottle. Bottled on 05/18/2015. Poured into tulip.

A: Dark brown, darker than average of the style. Clear. Decent amount of foam and retention.
S: Intense hops aroma: tropical fruits and some grass/herbs.
T: Moderate malty sweetness. Moderate hoppy (of herbs). Quite balanced. Finish is dry.
M: Light bodied. Moderate carbonation.
O: Impressive amber ale.

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Photo of legalag11
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrewAskew
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a decent head and minimal lacing. Typical Amber color. Aroma is nutty, caramel, and cascade hops. Flavor is a good balance of malty sweetness and lip smacking hop bitterness--just enough to offset the malts. A tasty Amber.

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

Prohibition Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
3.84 out of 5 based on 966 ratings.
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