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RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14029) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear dark red-brown color with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is malts, hops, resin. Taste malts, hops, resin, hint of caramel, sticky hops, nice bitterness. Decent body and carbonation. Nice one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
Bottle @ blazing benzai. Amber to brown colour with a small to medium sized off-white head. Smells malts, hops, resin, sweet. Tastes hoppy, malts, resin, sweet. Nice beer. Medium to full body, soft carbo.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2233) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 26, 2015
Draught. Reddish copper color with large foamy beige head, piney hops aroma, low carbonation, sweetish taste with caramel and some hops, medium bitter finish. Very smooth and drinkable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (3522) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma of malt, biscuit, caramel, fruits, pine resin, nuts, hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a medium bitter hoppy finish. Body is medium. Enjoyable nicely hopped Amber Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2497) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2015
Donker oranje amber bier met een goede gebroken witte schuim kraag. Ruikt fruitig, zoet, mout. Als een american strong ale zonder de strong. Smaakt fruitig, zoet, kruidig, drop.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Juiceman (6) - California, USA - SEP 22, 2015 does not count
Aroma is probably the best part of this beer. By no means is this a bad beer, it's delicious even more so considering how high the IBU's are. Lots of head during the pour, but disappears quickly while drinking. Flavor is good, very mild hop bite, although this is something I could definitely drink over the course of an evening.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (3387) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2015
12oz bottle, Geers. Defies its amber ale purpose in the most delicious West Coast hopforward way imaginable, substituting the subtle charms of caramel-slathered toast, or malt textures for a lean helping of spruce, pine and orange zest, going into lingering near-vegetal overdrive: more Red IPA than amber ale to me, especially at +6%. Tasty, smoothly floating on thin pillows of fine malt -, but hard to plan into a tasting as the style it sets out to be.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6396) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2015
355ml bottle. Clear, dark copper colour with ruby red glimmer and average, thick, fluffy, fairly lasting and lacing, beige head. Zesty, fruity, hoppy aroma, notes of orange, orange zest, underlying hints of red berries, caramel malty background, a touch of sweet cherry. Taste is bitter hoppy, slightly fruity, hints of cherry and orange zest, slightly sweet, caramel malty background with very cautious hints of rose water perfumed marzipan; minimally watery interludes.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike_77 (5399) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Deep red brown colour. Strong aroma and flavour of caramel malts and green, resinous hops. Quite a smooth rich feel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2015
One of the Prohibition era-themed ales from this Californian craft brewer. Light greyish beige, irregular, moussy, creamily lacing head over a clear, stunningly beautiful red robe with calm sparkling; the colour is deep bright red like a young red wine. Lovely aroma of grapefruit flesh, blood orange, cedar needles, brown bread, dried berries, dried thyme, walnut, toast, pomegranate, strawberry, cloves, ’speculoos’, elderberries - a clean and ’warm’ maltiness paired well with a dank American hops bouquet. Restrainedly sweet ’dried fruits’ onset, clean and crisp, with a salty and a sourish edge to it for balance; hop bitterness already manifests itself subtly at this stage. Minerally, smooth, malty body, very toasted, nutty with soft caramelly sweetishness underneath; finish brings a wave of powerful hops, very aromatic, citrussy, piney, peppery, floral and at the same time deeply bittering, stopping the malt juiciness at once and drying mouth and throat while at the same time refraining from becoming overly abrasive. Beers like this did not exist in pre-Prohibition times, but I like the association with this gloomy period in American beer history, and I like the sober labels this brewery uses to express it. As for style: isn’t this a red IPA rather than an amber ale? It has a lot more hoppiness than the average American amber ale, and it is truly, deeply, profoundly red in colour... Anyway, whatever it is, this is a delightful craft beer I could drink every day. Cheers to Speakeasy!


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