Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle at Louisiana Pizza Kitchen in New Orleans. A very drinkable, grassy, and slightly bitter ale to commemorate the restoration of one of America’s finest cities.
Eckato (147) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2007
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured beautiful golden amber hue....from bottle. Great white head and carbonation. Sweet wheat and citrus aroma. Very strong honey flavors. The notes do not last long and end abrubtly. This is a nice beer...thanks.
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - JUL 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 I’m not a fan of pale ales, so this is not my favorite Abita beer. I have had both the regular and unfiltered varieties. The unfiltered was from a beer festival, and, as always, I was intrigued by the complexity of the flavors. Because of the strong hops, Rob described the unfiltered beer as being "like eating a flower." This is much better than my typical response for other pale ales: "It’s like when you get bug spray in your mouth." The filtered is less hoppy and pretty good for a pale ale.
macguy (146) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Like sex in a canoe. It’s ale-light The nose is nice, the favor is citrus bitter but there is very little of it. Over all a thin, unremarkable beer.
1guywith_aboat (145) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has some malts, light hops, and some toffee detectable. Light amber pour, white head. Flavor is sweet kings Hawaiian rolls, peppery hops, fruit. Body is light, I like it. This is a good beer.
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 goin’ on. Comes up way short.
GreatDane1632 (131) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Catching up on some old ratings from Untappd -- First rated on 10 Oct 2013. Probably one of my favorite Abita "regular" brews.
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.