TheBeerNinja (137) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a murky lager like golden with a crop of white head. Nose is faintly hoppy, with some sweet malts a little bland. Not much better in the flavor department. Some hop notes with a subtle citrusy thing goiní on. Comes up way short.
davidCC (130) - New York, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is like an IPA that is not too overpowering with the hops. I have never seen the Fleur-de-lis label I think this should be categorized just as restoration ale.
JustinFromAL (123) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I agree with the last rater, tastes more like an APA and I think some of the new bottles even have APA on the label. Pours gold with an orange tint. Fruity aroma, would like a a little more hops in this, but all in all a nice beer.
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light amber color. smallish head with minimal lacing. sharp carbonation. very little aroma.
Taste: light, hoppy, raspberries.
crisp and drinkable.
leninthedesert (116) - Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A bit thinner than I like a pale ale to be. Very light and refreshing, however. Not a lot of body, but crisp hop taste with some malt to speak of. No complexity in the palate - straighforward and simple. Finishes like it starts, thin, but decent flavor.
USCBeerMan (109) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
an average beer that is smooth on the palate with decent flavor and overall appeal.
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2008
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Hazy golden pour w/ slight head. Citrus aroma present. Sour finish. Was not a fan. Week offering from Abita.
n49921 (108) - USA - SEP 4, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Smell is a bit of cascade hops with a hint of malt. Slight white head and amber in color. Nice fruity/citrus hops flavor, with a bit of malt that turns a bit more bitter and dry. Medium body with good carbonation. Overall, nice. Not amazing, but a nice solid ale, esp if you like cascade hops.
RPKLove (105) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of citrus hops which is very pleasant. Has a nice white head which sits atop and amber, almost gold body. The taste is very crisp with just enough of a hop presence and bread-like malts, leading to a slightly dry finish.
mbeem (104) - New Hope, Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 Pours deep gold, small white head that dissipated very quickly. Light hoppy/ flowery and yeast aroma. Effervescent and very thin bodied. Alka Setzer taste with a hint of hop bitterness.
Not a very good beer especially when compared to the tasty Turbodog. Tastes like any other nameless, forgettable mass produced brew out there. My guess is that Abita did this on purpose in order to make it as widely acceptable as possible. Still, itís for a good cause..