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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2006
mmmm...beer. with the name, has expected floral aroma, decent taste, and money from sales goes to a great cause

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear amber with an off-white head. Lovely hoppy, floral aroma. Medium body with some caramel malt but otherwise dominated by floral accents. Dry, hoppy finish. A straightforward and nice brew that really comes closer to an APA than to a Golden Ale. 270306

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2006
Gold body with a very light, non-existant white head. Aroma is typical of a Golden Ale, malts, honey, light corn (almost mead like). Flowery body, light hops... fair, but not great taste. Bland ending, again fair but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ughsmash (7327) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Bottled, BB 4/3/06. Poured a clear, dim amber with a tall cap of frothy white head. Nose had notes of citrus and flowery hops, wheat, and bready pils malts. Flavor was a unpleasantly-constructed tapestry of grainy wheat, corn, sour lemon rind, bread, and tacky caramel sweetness... not bad elements in and of themselves, but did not work well here. Lighter-bodied. Palate was all over the place with sour notes, wheaty tartness, soap, and bitterness... again did not flow. Great cause, though.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8497) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kinz (3467) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sloth (2607) - 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?

   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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