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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Prohibition Ale is a boldly hopped amber ale that strikes a perfect balance between caramel maltiness and its aggressive hopping.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5312) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2004
Amber color and small off white head. Sweet hoppy aroma. Bold hop and sweet malt taste. Nicely hopped.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2004
Most beer made during prohibition was disgusting by the standards of modern beer gourmands. Quality ingredients were hard to come by in that dark age of brewing. So it is that I am puzzled by the 'prohibition' moniker on this outstanding brew. I've never thought of 'amber' as a legitimate style. More of a default name for a beer that isn't anything else in particular and has a medium color. I like this amber. The malt presence is alarmingly refreshing and punctuated by strong, well-balanced aromas of cascades hops (and perhaps Amarillo or something spicy like that hiding in the background). Incredible mouthfeel and lingering round maltiness. My wife picked a bottle of this up at a beer shop for only $1.30 At those prices, this is one heck of a great beer for the money. I dare say that it holds it's own against any number of beers priced at $9 per 6 pack and up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7832) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
Pours amber with good head and lacing. Aromas of hops, malt, caramel, brown sugar, and citrus. Tastes very hoppy, but with a good malt presence. FInishes smooth, malty, hoppy and crisp. A very nice amber ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2004
Nice brew! Significantly more hoppy than your normal amber ale; kind of a mix of an amber and IPA. Pours a deep clear beautiful amber with an off-white head. Taste is great; there's significant floral hops, grapefruit, pine and citrus flavors. Mouthfeel is full, round and glorious. Highly recommended if you like ballsy hoppy amber ales.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Clear amber body with a quickly dissipating medium tan head. Aroma is sweet, strong grapefruit, floral, caramel. Taste is medium sweet grapefruit, supplemented by light caramel and floral notes. Medium body. More aggressive than "amber ale" suggests, which in this case is a good thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2004
Deep reddish amber. Aroma is caramel and citrus. Flavour is well malted with strong grapefruit of cascade hops. One of the best ambers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2004
on tap. pure copper color, thin white head and lacing. moderate hop flavor. not much else. yes on the pine nose. light alcohol taste. not how I like an amber, but a good hoppy one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2004
I immediately noticed the pungent pine aroma of this beer- much like that of Bells Two-Hearted Ale- with a bit of biscuit in the background. The body is rather clear copper with a thin light tan head. Flavor begins with the pine assault but biscuity, cerealy, caramely malts lend character to the brew. Leaves a bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2004
Nice bottles on these beers. The Prohibition is a nice amber/red with floaties. Nose--grapefruit definitely. Quite hoppy for an Amber, like Bells. Almost tastes like an IPA. Nice mellow flavor, bitter aftertaste, leaving the mouth tasting of grapefruit rind. (My friends compare this mostly to Bells Two Hearted Ale.)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2004
Really hoppy! Caramel and flowery, not your average amber. Awesome bottle too.


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