Naven (1001) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 31, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark amber color. Aroma is pure fresh hops. Flavor is a superb balance of amber malts and fresh hops. This is an easy drinking, well balanced amber ale. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2006
This beer is mostly malty with a spicy hop finish. The nose suggests a slight oxidation that overall is not that noticeable on the beers palate. This beer makes for a nice intro beer for those who are not keen to good beer. rhino44 (22) - Afton, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2006
Citrusy/hoppy aroma. Very strong hop flavor. finishes smooth with a mild malty/hop aftertaste. jake65 (4033) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle: Rich copper color pour with a thick head and very good lacing. Aroma is citrus hops, taste is certainly hops a plenty. There is a big hop taste of citrus, floral, and pine, combined with a subtle sweetness. Lots of grapefruit sweet and bitters. Not like any other amber ale... jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2006
"Boldy hopped amber ale" seems accurate — so much so that this amber ale is similar to an American Pale Ale. Grapefruit and pine hop aroma along with floral hops and caramel. The sweet malts are quickly overtaken by the hops. Flavor of grapefruit and light caramel. Medium body. Slighty sticky. Medium finish. Good, but not the "perfect balance’ that’s advertised.
muteant (9) - USA - NOV 20, 2006 does not count
Serviceable but disappointing. Paid too much for it. Its particulars duly faded from the memory - never a good sign. Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2006
A boldly hopped amber, well, it was amber, good white head. Nose was hops and malts. The taste was roates with hop finish, slight dry bittering end. Good. garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2006
An excellent amber ale - hoppy, balanced malt, and a wonderful "pure" beer taste. Just an excellent brew! thebaldwizard (1365) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Prohibition pours a nice strong amber color with hints or dark orange. The aroma is of pine and caramel malt. Good balanced tastes with plenty of malt behind the a pretty hopped up amber ale. xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Speakeasy Prohibition Ale
12 oz bottle
Recent bottling, medium pour in an English pint glass.
Poured orange red with a small beige frothy mostly diminishing head with traces of lacing.
Smelt of strong caramel with light citrus.
Taste was upfront moderate sweet caramel with light roasted and nutty highlights and light grassy bitter hops followed by a moderate citrusy hop kick on a light dry bready malt with a long bitter finish. Mouthfeel was medium bodied, oily, lively carbonated wit hlight astringency.
Overall, an amber that flows nicely from rich caramel maltiness to bold citrusy hopiness. Finish is way too balanced towards hops though.