Prohibition Ale | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

Prohibition AleProhibition Ale
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Prohibition AleProhibition Ale

Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States

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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant pint glass
From: World Market in Las Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $1.99
Purchased: Aug. 1, 2013
Consumed: Aug. 6, 2013
Misc.: Bottled on Feb. 21, 2013

Poured a mahogany color with about two fingers of bubbly khaki tan head. Sporadic spots of average lacing on the sides. Average retention on the top.

Lots of different smells right away. Hops seemed to rule the day with floral, rye, citrus and grass. Then got the malts, mainly caramel, roasty, toasted bread and faint cocoa. Got a little bit of iced tea, too. The hops seemed to be go away a bit after a few more sniffs.

Malts took over the hops in the taste. Grassy, rye, toasty bread, yeast, wheat, caramel, buttery and lemon.

Medium-to-light body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Longer finish.

Not quite as good as I hoped it would be. Was still decent though.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served on-tap at the brewery.

Good lacing. Clear auburn. The taste is unobjectionable, a kind of malty, nutty, lightly fruity thing. The smell is citrus but the hops are only evident in the scent not the taste.

It's a decent beer. But nothing special. I couldn't recommend it.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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2.72/5  rDev -29%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is going to be a great review...

I bought this bottle after hearing it was great. The Shop owner said it's one of his favorites from Speakeasy.

The bottle is claimed to be a hoppy ale. It wasn't hoppy at all, and quite watery. Tasted better from the bottle than in a glass, but yet I wasn't impressed. After a short message from Speakeasy on Instagram, I'm considering trying a second bottle when I see it again. Maybe then I can re-do my review and rate it higher.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Prohibition Ale from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 69.2% out of 100 with 972 ratings
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