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RATINGS: 761   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Prohibition Ale is a boldly hopped amber ale that strikes a perfect balance between caramel maltiness and its aggressive hopping.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a clear brownish copper with a small light tan head. Aroma of pine and grapefruit up front, some caramel malts in back. Quite hoppy. Taste is again piney and grapefruity, caramel and a little bit of nuts come in to balance it out. Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Very nice amber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Beautiful pour, falling to a translucent amber orange with a heavy cobwebbed and grayish-tan dust concentration for the head. Aroma excels in its fulfillment of its "maltiness and boldly hopped" label promise. Caramel nougats, spruce needles and pine & toffee bark with a mild interjection by almond butter and sweet brown bread. Flavor gives a chalking toffee inference with a dry chai tea powder mix persona. Scratchy, nutty and dry cocoa flavored bubblegum. Archaic english toffee, Carnation instant breakfast and slightly sugared cedar basement paneling. Light-to-medium body with a supportive underbrush of carbonation. Though somewhat prepubescent, this one likely wont ripen one bit. Almond flavored bran flakes bring us full circle in the finish, joining a cast of sweetened shredded wheat and a crumbled toffee nougat characteristic for dry richness. Always hard for a beer to crawl out of the categorical amber hole it puts itself in. Nonetheless, thanks for the bottle, tpkenned!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2006
Pour is clear reddish amber with a big dense khaki head...smell is toasty and slightly hoppy...taste is slightly sweet with a faint hop finish...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5354) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2007 Good for an amber. Pours an amber/red color. Aroma of fruit, caramel and hops. Flavor of fruity citrus and caramel with a hoppy finish. Good, but nothing to special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Nice medium-amber color but the head was quite thin and dissipated quickly. Aroma is a nice combination of hops and caramel maltiness. Firm malt floor comes immediately to the fore, mostly caramel but with a hint of roastiness, which gives way way to a persistent and pleasant hop dryness that lingers through the tapered finish. The body is quite acceptable---moderate---and is again a nice balance of liveliness and substance. Overall, this is quite pleasant---not truly distinctive in any fashion, but certainly thoughtfully crafted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (3020) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
I like these Speakeasy bottles with the eyeballs at the top. This was a pretty good amber ale, reminded me somewhat of combination of Rogues American Amber and their Red. Poured deep amber / copper in color with a substantial initial head that subsided but laced well. The aroma was of strong hops and caramel, and the flavor followed suit. A strong showing of malt and hops in this one, but balanced. If noble hops were used, Id dig this, but Id just go for an Altbier in that case.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhwarfield (125) - USA - JUN 6, 2006
Bottle. Pours golden amber with very little white head. Nice hops aroma. Finishes a bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (2364) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2007 From the bottle.

Pours a lovely tawny red-brown with a nice head. The aroma is strong on floral piney hops (quite strong for the style -- which is very nice.) The flavor melts an ample helping of toasty malt with a strong bitter and floral hop flavor that leads into a long and very dry finish.

This is a lovely beer, and its enough to make me reconsider my biases against amber ales. Upon a second visit, Im equally as impressed. This one is a Mac-and-Jacks killer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4708) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2006
(Bottled) Clear, dark amber color with a small, tight head. Aromatic-nutty-hoppy aroma with some caramely malt. Bitter and quite hoppy, nutty and malty, slightly sour flavor with a bitter, but not very dry finish. Medium-bodied, slightly fizzy-carbonated palate. A nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 16, 2006
Bottle smuggled back from VA. Nice hops aroma at the beginning. Maltier than a pale ale but not malty enough for a full ale. Well balanced but a little thin. Green fruits in the taste and a bit of a sour finish.

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