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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2006
a bit watery on the palate, the hops and bitterness do not seem to go well together. A tad spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Suttree (5685) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Slightly cloudy, with a big sloppy foamy head. Bready, peppery aroma. Decently malty body, with a vaguely white bread toast aroma. Finishes with a mellow hop bite. Thanks to Beer Hawk for the trade!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 1, 2006
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with goldtwins, thanks Larry!) Best if consumed before 05-Mar-06. Pale golden in color with a moderate haze, several streams of somewhat large carbonation bubbles rise with mild urgency toward the beer’s small, off-white crown. Though not all that aromatic, the unappealing nose is grainy and lightly hoppy. Much stronger contribution in the flavor from the grainy malts as this is the dominant, up-front flavor. Hardly any sweetness at all to this beer. A moderately flavorful hoppiness with a grassy and vegetal quality, and a mild bitterness set in midway through for a fairly balanced finish. That said, I’m not really enjoying the taste of this beer much at all. Light bodied but not watery, with fairly lively carbonation on the palate. Retention is fair, the head fading to a ring while leaving almost no lacing on the glass. Surely the city of New Orleans deserves a better tasting "restoration ale" than this. Nevertheless, hats off to Abita for the good intentions and generosity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Pours a light amber/gold with a thick off-white head that fades quickly. Surprisingly hoppy aroma and taste. Flavor is soft and malty with a hop overtone and pleasantly bitter aftertaste. Not a bad golden ale at all.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2005
12 oz. bottle 12/23/05 @ golden rail. Beer poured a bright yellow color with no head and smelled absolutley aweful. Kind of like really bad budweiser as if bud isnt bad enough already. Little bit of citrus. Just an all around bad news beer that I know I will never see the $4 from that ever again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Flaxen-amber body, thin off-white head. Fresh earthy, grassy hops aroma with a nice, lightly sweet biscuity malt backbone. The body is rather thin, but the grassy, earthy hops take precedence over the simple, toasty, bready malts. This does remind me of a California Common or a malty pilsener. Long, earthy, slightly bitter herbal finish. Kind of plain but refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2005
Bottle (Best if consumed by 04/07/06 on the six pack holder). Poured a golden color with a little off-white head that quickly disappeared. Each sniff throughout the drink brought a different aroma. First, grass, then citrus, then fresh baked bread, and then burnt hay. The flavor had honey and hints of citrus. Smooth and very drinkable with a sweet ending.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2005
The aroma is a myriad of hops, floral, herbal, and grass along with lemon and malt. The appearance is golden with a nice size head. The flavor is buttery, bread-like, grassy, and hoppy without being very bitter. The aftertaste is slightly peppery. It’s quite drinkable and you get to help a good cause too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5685) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Bottle. Pours gold with no head. Nose is sweet and grassy with light honey-ish notes, mild hops and light candied fruit. Taste is similarly honey-ish with sweet malts, grass, light lemon, buttered bread, light hops and dried fruits. Very light feel but very silky as well. Finishes more like an American wheat. Wheat notes, stronger lemon, slightly larger hop profile, less honey and sweet malts, and mild straw. Not bad!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle. Pours amber gold, ok yellow head. Aroma of citrus and lots of yeast. Not too pleasant smell. Flavor was heavy on the yeast, whole wheat, vague citrus. Finished clean enough, some bitterness. Not bad at all, just not great, but you should drink a pack anyway for charity.

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