Prohibition Ale

Today’s beer is Prohibition Ale.

Courtesy of daily hopsBottle Size:N/A (Purchased it draft at a bar)

Cost: $3.50 (During happy hour)

Alcohol(ABV): 6.1%

Brief History (via wikipedia):

Speakeasy was founded in 1997 by Steve Bruce and Forest Gray.

Speakeasy brands its beers with humorous reference to 1930s prohibition-era mobsters and organized crime. Prohibition is one of the more popular local beers in San Francisco, available in approximately 200 bars and restaurants and 1,000 stores in the San Francisco Bay Area, although bottled beer is available regionally in California, eleven other states and British Columbia as well. Its beers are flavorful and high in alcohol, ranging from approximately 5% to 10% alcohol content by volume. Unlike many others, it does not operate on-site sales, restaurants, or other retail operations except tours by appointment on Fridays, as well as a Friday happy hour that is open to the public.

Now let’s get to the beer!

Style: Amber Ale

Appearance: Dark amber, off-white head, decent retention, minimal lacing

Scent/Smell: Floral, citrus/orange, sweet malt, and bread aromas

Taste: Above average amount of hops, a lot of  citrus and pine; got some sweet malts combined with bread like taste

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation with a light body, quite easy to drink. Typical of this style of beer.

Drink with (food): Beef, chicken, fish

Grade: B

This was a solid beer which I enjoyed and plan on drinking again. Not my favorite beer, but it’s definitely in the upper half of beers.

Next: Arrogant Bastard Ale


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