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RATINGS: 739   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/31/13. 22 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a dark reddish-brown color. The head is a two finger heavy cream shade. Retention starts off quickly, then seems to slow down as the bubbles in the head get smaller. Attractive lacing, too. S: This has a LOT of caramel malt in it, with a slight candied tone thrown in there as well. But the more I whiff it, the more a grassy, lemony hop character comes through. Not bad. T: Initially, this opens up very caramel-forward. Underlying all the caramel are hints of chocolate, and it finishes with some light Centennial hopping. The flavors here balance out too well - they seem to cancel out the interesting qualities they could have otherwise brought to the table. In other words, a typical amber ale. M: There’s too much sweetness on the palate, and it’s too thickly textured. The lack of flavor and unctuous palate feel - combined with the slightly-too-strong carbonation - makes this one really difficult to drink. O: This is the first offering from Speakeasy I’ve had, and I’m not impressed. It’s the poor drinkability combined with the dreadfully boring nature that kills it for me. Others will like this, I don’t - like I said before, a typical amber ale. It does improve once it warms up, at least.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4142) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2016
Draught sample @ The Rover. Pours hazy Amber with a big brownish offwhite head that leaves lots of thick sticky lacing in the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and slightly fruity with bread, caramel, grapefruit juice, moist grass, pine needles, minerals and peppery lemon zest. Taste is sweet, bitter, slightly malty and tiny fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, round, astringent and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with bread, caramel, grapefruit juice, tangerines, moist grass, pine needles, sichuan pepper and lemon zest. Solid amber. Most likely better fresh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (7259) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2016
19/I/16 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: III/18/15 (2016-51) Thanks to Tim DB for picking this one up for me!

Clear deep red to ruby coloured beer, big creamy beige head, very stable, adhesive, nice lacing. Aroma: sweet, fruity, bubble gum, malty, caramel, dried fruits, milk chocolate. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very sweet start, fruity, malts, caramel, strawberry jam, some chocolate, red liquorish. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, hoppy, bit fruity, raisins, sweet, sugary, barley wine character (maybe because of the age), honey notes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kustie (592) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle. Brown color with quite thick tanned head. Aroma has malt and caramel. Taste is malty with quite long bitter and dry aftertaste. Flavors of roasted malt, grapefruit and caramel

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (514) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Aroma: caramel, floral, citrus, Appearance: clear amber with a beige head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Tasty

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (5131) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Pours mahogany into a shaker. Off white head with little retention recedes leaving slight lacing. Sour caramel aromas. Soft with sour caramel and mild licorice. Lasting sourdough finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (15821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2016
Draught at 3 Små Rum, Göteborg. Slightly hazy copper beer with a nice beige/yellowish head. Malty caramel aroma, citrus, biscuits, floral notes, some grass. Hoppy citrus flavor, grassy, caramel, biscuits notes. Decent beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bastarda (300) - Freiburg, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
shared with Konfuzzi, Dec./15. A complex, bold yet elegant Amber that is far from the dull pitfalls of the style. Nose of dark caramels, juicy orange and citrus hops and a hint of vanilla; in taste, the dark caramels have a wonderful and refreshing counterpart in the hoppy grapefruit, pine and bergamotte notes. Superdry, very clean finish, light bitterness. Wow!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Douberd (4003) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2016
(Speakeasy Prohibition Ale) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a shaker, ABV 6.1% Amber to light brown colour on the body, with a big light beige head on top, a bit thin, with low retention. Nice hoppy aroma, with citrus, light orange, biscuit, caramel. Taste also of caramel, a bit malty as expected but with nice notes of citrus, orange, biscuits, grass. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
biirusaikou (1928) - - JAN 4, 2016
Draught at Babel Bayside Kitchen. Quite caramel and malt forward with subdued piney hops, bitter finish. Fairly average stuff, likely oxidized I guess.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (1210) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2016
Tap @ Man in the Moon. Almost clear amber, thick white head, good lacing. Floral aroma, citrus zest, woody notes and caramel. Really smooth and rounded mouthfeel. Taste start hoppy with citrus, orange, grapefruit and floral bitterness, some roasted malt notes. Finish dry and crisp.


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