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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2892) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Poured a pale golden color, but with a very nice head. Looked like a pale ale. Smelled like a pale ale, decent balance of malt and hops, the latter somewhat assertive (particularly for a blonde ale). The flavor was pleasant, smooth, and very drinkable for a light style beer. Some caramel malts noticeable, but there was a light toasted flavor underneath that made this thing fly. American hops presence is clear. After eating some barbecued pork, however, this thing picked up a somewhat annoying floral flavor: lavendar? Also, became somewhat watered down. For a blonde ale, not bad, but Iím wondering if they didnít target a pale ale and screw up... Mouthfeel was thin, and would have gotten killed if an APA, but for a blonde ale, whatever... Finished somewhat dry. Not a bad beer for a blonde ale, but if an American Pale Ale... BOOOOO!!!! Iíll be somewhat lenient, since this is for a good cause.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2006
Bottle... Clear, light golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Sublte nose; almost nondescript. The flavor is perfectly balanced, but uninspiring. I can only pick up some tanginess up front, followed closely by a laid-back bitterness. Fairly thin on the palate. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and adequate carbonation. Medium length, almost tart, then dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Pours golden w/ a shallow, spritzy froth. Aroma is slight w/ malt and spice. Light to medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. Flavors are bright, crisp, clean, and slightly fruity with a slight hop character. Finish is wet w/ a perfect bttering. Overall: I like it. Well ballanced, complex, delicious.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzzler67 (1502) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Slightly hazed, lightly laced golden appearance with a thin white head. Cereal influenced malty aroma, with a mild vegative edge. Medium bodied mouthfeel, relatively smooth, decently carbonated. Taste was modestly bitter, but the hops were struggling to assert themselves.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 1, 2006
murky orange body with a fluffy white head.as the head sat it left a nice lacing on the glass.light oranges in the body and aroma.not to bad but nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2006
12oz. bottle. Hazy tarnished gold color with a small creamy white head. Sweet, somewhat doughy malt, with tinges of lemony hops. Honey, caramel, tinges of citric and floral hops in the flavor. Residual watery caramel and hints of perfumey hop component. Mouthfeel is light, somewhat dry.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubbleflubber (1826) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2006
Pours copper in the glass with little head and tiny lace. I really canít pick up any aromas here, maybe some spice and marshmallow as the beer warms. Nutty flavor, slight citrus with a mild bitterness, and a smooth mouthfeel. Slightly bitter back. Extremely bland, and forgettable. It is easy to drink, but very forgettable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear dark golden color with bubbly white head. Malty caramel aroma with a light flowery hop nose. Medium bodied, slightly sweet. Flavor is similar to aroma; a touch of caramel maltiness and light orange citrusy hops.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5100) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 17, 2006
Medium gold colored body witha white head. The aroma is grape juice with some light Jonathon apples. There is not much else to smell. The taste is slightly bitter with bread crust and some apple core. There is also a hitn of ornages. A decent golden ale. Easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 15, 2006
Sampled from bottle. This ale pours clear golden brown with a creamy, off-white head. Aroma is robust with toasted malts and honey. Flavor is refreshingly bitter and finishes suprisingly crisp & clean. Toast & floral hops are most notable. Medium-bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Quite drinkable. Drink some today for the cause!


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