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RATINGS: 758   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4163) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1406) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
Aroma is dark caramel and vanilla. Taste is roasted malts and a light creaminess. Very well balanced with soft bittering hops balaced well. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
astanford (36) - California, USA - AUG 30, 2015
caramel, bread, roasty, spruce, herbs, leaves, smoke, brown, hazy, white foam, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3428) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 27, 2015
This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber color with a nice looking foamy white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Spotty lacing glossed the sides of the glass. Semi-rings of the lacing is clingy. The smell started off with an ample amount of sweet caramel riding into the sweet sticky citrusy hops. The taste takes the previously mentioned flavors and melds together nicely. There’s a nice sweet caramel to orange aftertaste leading into the sweet semi-wet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation is fairly light. Tangy to sweet orange caramel stickiness rides my tongue nicely. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Amber/Red ale. I’d have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcartamdg (2868) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Pours an amber brown with a thick offwhite head. Aroma of caramel malt and English hops. Taste is very malty with a bitter finish. Not very exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1641) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Sweet malty character with fresh fruity hops. Flavor of roast, caramel, nuts and fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (14784) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2015
Klare dunkel orangebraune Farbe, mittelgroße beige Schaumkrone. Der Geruch ist kräftig hopfig, harzig, Citrusfrüchte. Der Geschmack ist sehr hopfig, bitter, harzig, karamellig, reife Früchte.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markextrae (3199) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle at home. Poured a light copper Brown colour with a slight tanned head. Nose has caramel, toffee, almonds and nuts, malts, and earthy. Not my kind of beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Carlos87 (27) - - JUL 30, 2015
Pours a beautiful amber color with a dark, creamy head. A bold malty biscuit nose that opens with a smooth malty taste with a hearty aftertaste. Great brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2040) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2015
On tap at Kalahana. Clear copper with some red highlights. Big pine and danky resin aromas on the nose. Taste is more balanced with some caramel sweetness coming through but the leans toward the hoppy side. Very well done amber. Nice bitter finish that lingers. Really solid.

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