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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 (747) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Herbicles69 (48) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass purchased in Denver, CO. A nice hoppy Amber. I tend to prefer the honey sweet ambers over the hoppy ones but this ain't bad. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yiannnos (857) - , CYPRUS - AUG 13, 2014
On tap. Deep copper colour. Sweet caramel and malt aroma and flavour. A bit sweet

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - AUG 11, 2014
Bona cervesa, ťs bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (868) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Brown wih reddish hues and lasting rimming tan head; aroma is light with hints of fresh grain; Flava is rich malty hints of chocolate; feels light to medium with decent fizz; finishes dryish yet tangy malty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (391) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle pour. Pours a dark copper with a foamy head. Sweet caramel malt and a ton of hops on the aroma. Similar flavor, heavy with the caramel malt. Bitter hops, but a smooth transition to a nice sweet caramel finish. This one gets better as it goes. I enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1621) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2014
From tap at The Twisted Hop, Woolston. This beer was just everything you want in an amber ale, a style to which I am particularly partial. It was deep ruby amber with a thick white head with a faint greenish tinge. Aromas tended toward classic American hops with spruce, resin and green herbaceousness aplenty, and this was manifest in the flavour which also had a good twist of chlorophyll bitterness. A lengthy finish as youíd expect, and a strong hankering to have another. I was impressed how well this beer had travelled and wonder how much better it could possibly get from the source?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (684) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2014
Quite a robust amber ale that has a good whack of hops built in. A little on the sweet side but I can see why this rates so well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2615) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 05/30/14. Pours a medium, light beige, well retained head, with some lacing, over a clear light brown (SRM 20) body....nose is light pine, hints of resin,, hints of toffee/caramel, no esters.....taste is slightly sweet to start, with toffee/caramel tones, light cocoa, pine, resin light citrus, no esters, moderate bitter finish, balance to the hops......mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, no alcohol, slight astringency, moderate acid finish, light tingle from carbonation. This is a very hoppy Amber, nicely balanced, but would be off putting to the standard Amber drinker. It is another of the craft "style breaker" beers. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (783) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
On Tap. Pours dark amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, ripe fruit and caramel malt. Body is full and crisp. Caramel malt, citrusy hops and red berries nicely balanced on the pallet. Finish is long, dry, and bitter. Very tasty brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1435) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottled March 13, 2014.
Appearance: The body is a crystal clear gorgeous hue of garnet with a dense tan had.
Aroma: The aroma is a bit restrained but caramel and general malt sweetness is apparent with a hint of sweet orange and grassy hops. The aroma smells very nice and clean, itís a shame itís not stronger.
Taste: Mildly hoppy from the start with a tangerine hop flavor accompanied by an underlying caramel and nutty malt base. Very nicely balanced with a slight sweet leaning edge to it. The hop flavor becomes a touch candy orange like by the end.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Iím impressed with how well this is done. I like the balance through it and the flavor combinations. I would like to drink this a bit fresher, but itís still nice 3 months in!

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