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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.


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Folks. Just dont do it. Pours a clear golden color, small white head. Aroma of raw corn. Flavor is corn. BMC dressed up folks.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8023) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2006
Perfectly clear amber orange color, poured with a fine tall head in a pilsener flute. Slightly fruity and gummy wheat and grain nose. Lemon and soap scents primarily, but there’s some melon scents as well that are kind of nice. Moderately hoppy sweet fruit flavor, clean and crisp on the tongue, with some light grain and sugar flavor. Wet palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3286) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2011 Light copper, little head. Slightly smoky malt aroma. Flavor was a bit thin, very light caramel accented malts. Mildly bitter hop finish, again a hint of smoke, probably the result of using the Centennial hops for bittering. Faint hint of lemon on finish. Not bad, but not great. Nice to see the money going to a good cause at least. RERATE: 7/29/11 - this was the Restoration Ale packaging. Grrr, re-badge. Pale clear orange, decent head. Aroma lightly bready, touch of citrus. Flavor is bread, faint caramel. Lightly citric hops are barely present, touch lemony. Some bitterness lightly on the finish. Not bad, but not great either. Very, very slightly higher rating than the original 6,3,6,2,13.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2006
The beer after its disinterment from the stubby 12-ounce bottle sets in the glass a sparkling gold with a generous bright white creamy head, after its evaporation, the lace forms a tight skirt to surround the glass. Nose is crisp and clean, sweet malt noted, the start is somewhat sweet with a decent grain presence, top is light to middling in feel. Finish is determined in its acidity, the hops light but refreshing, a drinkable beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Small tan head thats short lived, leaving behind little to no lace. Hazy gold color. Nose of faint malts and citrus notes. Body is light with a prickly carbonation, watery. Light citrus flavors with some toasty malts sneaking around in there. Finish is fairly dry, quick, with a light fruitiness. What,ll i do with the other five?

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Thanks to R. Levy for bringing this bottle from New Orleans back to me in Pennsylvania. It had a nice flowery aroma but the taste had that crisp bitter yeasty flavor I associate with Abita beers. Its a few steps ahead of a macro but it seems light enough to fit the lager and not ale category. Its better than the other Abita beers I tried and hopefully greater things will come as New Orleans is restored. I would definately want this one on a hot summer day as its pretty refreshing.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Thanks argo0 for the bottle. Lightly hazed golden-amber with a quickly fading white head. Aroma is pretty subdued, orange peel hints of anise and fruit. The flavor is pretty bland, hints of honey and caramel, light bitterness. The mouthfeel is a mess, very watery and fizzy with an acidic finsih.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kramer (4943) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2006
12 oz bottle, via Eyedrinkale. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a quickly disappearing fizzy white head. Lightly buttery aroma, some light malt underneath with a grassy hop smell. More butter in the flavor as well. Beyond that, a little bitterness sneaks thru on the finish. Mouthfeel is a little sticky with lively fine bubbled carbonation. Overall, I just can’t get past the buttery flavor in this. Just donate a dollar directly to the hurricane relief effort if you want to help out New Orleans.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Lagerish, yeasty, doughy, euro aroma. Slightly hazy amber body with steady carbonation. Small, slightly off-white head and decent lace. Not bad at all. A light bitterness makes this brew better than the majority of Abita’s other brews. Somewhat dry, but pretty well balanced. I like it. Well done. Probably their best brew. Will be interesting to see if they keep it after the Katrina donation thing has run its course.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2006
The aroma wasn’t particularly strong, but it had some nice hoppy-ness. The color was a light copper, with a white head that didn’t last very long. The flavor was on the sweet side, with a much less bitter finish than I would have expected. The mouthfeel was light. A good, but not great beer.


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