Thursday, March 31, 2011
Speakeasy Prohibition Ale
I picked up a bottle of Speakeasy Prohibition Ale from Brass Rail in Campbelltown, PA. The beer pours a a dark red/amber color with a foamy white head that laces to the glass. The aroma consists of fresh pine and lemon hops on top of a sweet caramel and toffee base. The taste is big and hoppy right on the front end of the beer with lots of pine and lemon before it sweetens up with caramel and toffee. The sweet malts come through on the finish. There was a slight disappointment in the after taste as I thought it was a little watered down, but this did not ruin the entire beer. the alcohol content is 6.1% ABV. Overall, the Prohibition ale was a very enjoyable beer that was balanced well between bitter and sweet. The only disappointment comes in the after taste, but this is a forgiving area, as I replaced my disappointment with another sip of sugary/bitter goodness.