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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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   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: Thereís too much sweetness on the palate, and itís 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 Iíve had, and Iím not impressed. Itís the poor drinkability combined with the dreadfully boring nature that kills it for me. Others will like this, I donít - like I said before, a typical amber ale. It does improve once it warms up, at least.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2015
On tap in Palo Alto. Nice caramel body with medium head. Nose is malty, caramel and sweet. Taste also nice and malty. With crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8271) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2015
Draught at the Speakeasy, San Francisco, CA.
Clear amber colour with a small to mid-size light tan head. Sweet caramel malt, mild nuts and mild hops in the aroma. Sweet caramel malt, mild hops and mild bitterness in the flavour. Clean and nice amber ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (286) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2015
Great aroma of floral hops. Taste is very well balanced. Malty but the hops come through. Very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
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 bodyís a tad thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaKeAFC (665) - ITALY - APR 11, 2015
Pint at dinosaur bbq Harlem, NY. Red colot slightly hazed short white head quickly dissipating. Dusty roasted malts with woody tones and hints of caramel with heavy bittering hops. Taste is quitw bitter dusty dry finish average carbonation. Overall the feel is very raw crude, homemade. I guess they intended that way, undefined and wild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hansvf (267) - - APR 9, 2015
Tijdens het eten (dus al even geleden). Iets zoeter dan ik zin in had, verder prima.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1958) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
A good well balanced amber. Loads of caramel and toffee malts to balance the crisp, heavy citrus hops. Lightly grassy and floral with tons of zesty grapefruit and piney notes. Nice smooth malty flavour profile with a moderate bitterness on the end. Lingering but succinct hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1683) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Pours light brown some frothy head and lacing. Nose is fruity like peach. Flavours are stine fruit, cereal, some grapefruit. Taste light bitter light sweet. Med body lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smboselli (128) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Glad I had it when I visited northern Cali. A tasty brown ale that hit the spot after a long plane ride ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
adodo (126) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 16, 2015
Sweetish aroma. Clear brown. Lacing. Medium to heavy bitterness, lightly sweet and sour.

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