Kinz (3506) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
sloth (2622) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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?
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
kramer (5357) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ElGaucho (2291) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean light foral nose with toaches of soap and leafy hops. Golden/amber body with a meduim/thin head that turns into a white fringe. Light mouthfeel with touches of hops, carmel and flowers. Finishes clean with a little carmel.
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was the first Golden/Blond ale that we have tried in our beer club, and it wasn’t that different than other Pale Ales. IT had a nice dark golden color with some mild hops. Hey with a $1 going towards New Orleans, I will support them as often as I can find it here in Memphis.