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Abita Fleur-de-Lis Restoration Ale



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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale is made with English Pale, Lager, Crystal and Cara Pils malted barley. We liberally hopped and dry hopped our Ale with American Cascade and Centennial hops and fermented it with California Ale yeast. The result is a brilliant gold ale with a rich body, mild bitterness and a snappy fresh citrus hop flavor and aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
altonbrownd (4590) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle from Cork 57. Body is dark straw with medium head. Nose is hoppy, citrus and some soap. Smells inviting. Taste is also of hops, and butter and malts. Quite nice. Soapy and slick texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5052) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2015
12 oz bottle at Louisiana Kitchen. Surprised I’d never rated. Hazy orange color. Light, malty aroma. Some fruitiness as well. Clean and very drinkable. Not overly sweet with a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation. Clean enough to go nice with the spice of the food.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (7854) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2015
a fruity slightly sweet blonde ale with a prickly mouthfeel. slightly lacking as a lot of Abita beers do, but not bad...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinfull (1193) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Light haziness , copper color. Thin , weak head. Aroma of tropical fruits , malt and hint of butterscotch. Slightly sweet taste with decent hoppy background. It finishes abruptly, almost without aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (2086) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours slightly hazy golden. Nose is tangerin, citrus, grassy hops, caramel. Taste is citrus, grassy hoppy bitterness, biscuity malts. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (18513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle at Borefts 2015 after tasting... Amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet toffee fruit... Caramel toffee nose.. Soft t

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1447) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2015
Light, summery session ale with more character than most in this category. Murky gold topped by a head that was as thick as it was persistent. Nice fruity aroma - mango, OJ, pineapple. Good body. Moderate bitterness - above average for this style so long as you don’t expect a hop bomb. Good solid malt foundation here. Bright, tangy hops. Overall, great balance. I liked this more than I expected to after a few ho-hum Abitas. (355ml bottle from Carrington Cellars, Katoomba)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kajser27 (629) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 11, 2015
Hazy, amber colored, moderate white creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, candy-fruity, orange and tropical fruit, hard candy. Taste is medium- sweet caramel malt, hard fruity candy, oranges. Low bitterness. Light bodied, thin, moderate carbonation. Meh, I guess it took a beating on route from the brewery to Croatia... (Pivoteka, Zagreb, CRO)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Poorly-defined sugary cereals dominate this underhopped Pale Ale, yielding a rather boring pint.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the cloudy beige.
-Drinkability could be higher; this is sweetish for the style.
-In a blind tasting, I would not have billed this as a Pale Ale. The hops are that shy...
-There is little flavor nuance to speak of in here.

On tap at Acme Oyster Bar, New Orleans.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (1654) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 7, 2015
Cask. Hazy dark orange with small foamy white head, grassy hops aroma, low carbonation, slightly sweet hoppy taste, thin body, abrupt finish. Quite smooth but a bit weak.

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