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RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Prohibition Ale is a boldly hopped amber ale that strikes a perfect balance between caramel maltiness and its aggressive hopping.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ratman197 (13248) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2005
Bottle poured a clear amber with an off white head. Aromas of sweet malt, carmel and a hint of citrus. Palate was a little on the thin side. Flavors of malt, and carmel with a mildly bitter finish. This is hardly what I would call boldly hopped!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13225) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2010
Bottled, pasteurised, 355ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Red amber with white head. Good, smooth and fruity beer with quite a sweetish hoppy flavour. The body has a slightly thick caramel note, but with a soft, berry fruitiness, decent tongue coating, then a fruity light hop, not with the aggressiveness expected. Very pleasant.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13208) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2004
Clear amber body with a quickly dissipating medium tan head. Aroma is sweet, strong grapefruit, floral, caramel. Taste is medium sweet grapefruit, supplemented by light caramel and floral notes. Medium body. More aggressive than "amber ale" suggests, which in this case is a good thing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12877) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2005
Goldena le with a small white head. Flagrant hops and citrus on the nose. Rich malt base with a very elegant hops and grapefruits and pears. Fruitiness is excellent. Good balance. Tap. CNY Brewfest Feb. 5 2005.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber body with a small white head. Aroma od caramel and citrus. Bitter finish. Hoppy, sweet malt flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12675) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle - Pine notes and a caramel backbone. Clear amber with a bubbly brown head. Lots of toffee with a resinous hoppy bitterness. Finish is very dry and bitter. The finish is what prevents this beer from being awesome.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2006
12 oz bottle-pours a foamy to rocky tan head with cloudy copper color. Aroma is sweet malt. Taste is caramel malt then medium hops. Dry and OK carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12100) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours clear tawny with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, apple esters, herbal and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt, medium earthy hops and bitterness, apple esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11767) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a hazy copperish orange colorwith a thin creamy head. Decent head retention and lacing. Hoppy aroma with toffee and a fruity finish. Taste is bitter leafy citrus hops with notes of toffee, nuts, nougat, apple and peach. Medium bodied. Interesting and good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 10, 2012
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Nice clear red color with amber hues and a small off-white head. Aroma of piney hops with floral notes, fruity hints and some caramelly malt. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel and a moderately bitter finish with some hops. Medium-bodied.


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