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RATINGS: 775   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Prohibition Ale pours to a beautiful, slightly hazy amber color with a nice white head that fades, and a good carbonation. The nose on this beer is very vibrant with a big punch of citric hop aromas of lemon and grapefruit. The palate if firm, with lots of sweet caramel malty flavors, paired with some estery, plummy fruit notes. Prohibition Ale finishes with some more caramel and fruit up front, then ends with a long, dry, very zesty lemon and grapefruit rind bitterness that lingers on the tongue. This is an outstanding Amber Ale from a fantastic little San Francisco microbrewery. The hop character in this beer is quite aggressive, but I like the fact that it does indeed have enough malt heft, to make this a very well done amber ale. This beer is very food friendly and would work with a number of dishes, from steaks and chops, to salmon to sword fish. At 6.1% abv, it will sneak up on you if you decide to a few of these, so be careful as this beer is very, very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Without that standout toasted caramel maltiness this could very easily pass for an apa. Big on the hoppy scale, the malts are solid and stnadalone but is definitely more biased on the hops. Somewhat sweet and leads into a bitterness that keeps the mouthfeel quite lively and never gets boring. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2006
(bottle - 12 oz) Hazy amber pour with about a half inch of tan head. Aroma is floral and hoppy with some sweet malts as well. Very bitter taste with lots of hoppy and floral flavors. Slightly bitter and crisp finish and aftertaste. Medium-bodied and very harsh on the tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5297) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2006
Meidum orange colored body with a frothy slightly yellowish head. The aroma was grapefruit and a hint of soapy pine. These guys like their hops big and bold. There is also a toffee note. the taste is iced tea with a little bit of mild grapefruit. There is also some light grassy pine in the finish. A nicely done amber with some character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2006
The bottle poured a slightly hazy amber beverage with nice medium sized smooth head that was mostly lasting and left nice lacing on the glass. My first aromatic impression was of citrus hops. Upon close inspection I could just make out the caramel malt way in the background. Not that it is a bad thing, but this is NOT a "balanced" amber ale. It leans way to the hop side of the scale. It had a medium-to-slightly thin body with lively carbonation and a dry texture. The flavor started off slightly on the bitter side and pretty much stayed there throughout. The finish was dry, long, and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
This beer greets the nose with a nice sweet mild aroma of hops. This beer is a rustic brick colored solution, unfortunately only a sandbar of a head is produced. This beer is moderately thick and tingles the palate with a caramel hops taste. A nice hops taste is left lingering on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2005
on tap at "Fly Bar" in San Francisco, CA. tastes a bit like a brown ale or Brooklyn Ale. pours a light watered-down ruddy-brown. little to no head. little carbonation. smells of citrus and carmel. tastes of pine hops, caramel malts, clementine (orange). subtle bitterness/hops throughout that kicks at the finish. full mouth-feel. solid and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Pours a bright amber color. Aromas of caramel, malt, and citrus. Flavor has a nice balanced taste, some caramel/toffee, and a nice hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
West coast hops aroma and fine malt, deep amber, tiny cream head. Flavour is citrus hops, and great malt. Full bodied, really well balanced, great mouthfeel. Terrific! Thanks mds.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7278) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle. Pours a hazy bubbly amber with a small diminishing fizzy white head. Nicely balanced aroma and flavour of mild hops and caramel malt. Quite carbonated and the body’s a tad thin. Although I like many of Speakeasy’s beers more (I prefer their hoppier beers) this is still really good, especially for an Amber, and makes for a great session Ale.

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